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Danby refrigerator freezes but will not cool

When you first plug in the unit it work fine after approx 15 min fan shut off.

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the best is to check the wires at the compressor start device to make sure it has 120v and if it does the compressor is bad and if it doesn't the replace the themostat.
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We bought Danby freezer yesterday,its plug in, the red and the gtreen lights are shining but didn't freez, no any cool inside the box, why please??


Considering you just purchased this unit, you should call the manufacture to get warranty service on it.

Oct 20, 2017 | Danby Freezers

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Danby DFF282WDB stopped cooling - light comes on - any troubleshooting we can do?


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You are locked into the defrost mode. This is when every 8-10 hours your unit will shut down for 20-30 minutes and your defrost heater comes on and defrost your freezer cooling (Evaporator) Coil. During this cycle everything shuts down except for the light.

Your controls are usually located on the top of your fresh food section. On the bottom of your controls, near the front, left hand side there is a round hole. This is where your defrost timer is located.

With a large flat head screw driver turn clockwise. You will hear a clicking sound. Turn slowly one click a time until your unit turns on. This unit will have to be replaced. Until it is replace manually turn it off every 10 hours for 20 minutes.


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Feb 23, 2015 | Danby DFF282WDB 10.0 cu. ft. Freestanding...

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What can I do? My Woods upright freezer model F17WCE has stopped freezing. It is still cold, but not cold enough freeze.


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

How do you know you fully defrosted the freezer? You have a defrost timer and heater to do that. Unplugging your unit for a few hours may not be enough.

You need to remove the lower back wall cover. There are several screws holding it on and the rubber molding around it easily pulls out.

Up plug your unit and remove the lower back cover.

1.) Frozen Drain - Your unit goes through a defrost cycle every 8-10 hours. During the time your freezer shuts down for 20-30 minutes except for your light. If you have a frozen drain, the condensate builds up behind the lower back wall until the cooling(evaporator) coils become plugged up and you do not get any air flow. You may even have a solid block of ice.
Repair: Using a hair dryer (DO NOT Use Metal Objects. You may damage the coils.) slowly defrost the coils. This will take 2-3 hours.

2.) Cooling (Evaporator) Fan Failure - Assume the coils are not iced up. Is your evaporator fan running?


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Check it out: With a multi-meter set to the lowest Ohms (Omega Symbol). Is the motor humming, Then it is bad and needs to get replaced.
Unplug the unit. Disconnect the motor. Put one meter lead in one connector socket and the other lead in the other motor sock. You should get a reading of "0" Ohms if the motor is good. Anything else the motor is bad and need to be replaced.

3.) Defrost Timer - Pull your unit out to access the lower back. With your unit plugged in, take a small flat head screw driver, insert it into the slot on the time. Turning clockwise one turn at a time, until the freezer shuts off. If you have turned one full cycle, then you have a bad timer.
Ok. The unit shut down except for the light. Observe the metal bar below your cooling coil. Is it hot? If not then you may have a bad defrost heater. Lets check it out - Unplug your unit. Once again with your multi-meter set on the lowest Ohms, disconnect each ends of the wire connectors. Be careful not to touch the fins on the cooling coil. They are razor sharp. The connector are hard to pull apart. Put one meter lead in one connector and the other meter lead into the other connector. If you do not get a Ohm reading between 50-250, then you have a bad defrost heater.
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This is a glass tube with a spring in it. If it is burner or the spring is broken then you have a bad defrost heater.

4.) Refrigerant Leak or Obstruction - With the unit plugged in. Lay the lover cover the cooling coils. Close the door and wait 30 minutes. Remove the cover. Do all of the coils have a nice frost pattern? Is there a block of ice in the upper right hand corner of the cooling coil. If so you either have a refrigerant leak or an obstruction. In this case the repair will cost you $450.00-$500.00.

5.) If all of the above is good, then you may have a Bi-mel problem. In the upper right hand corner of your cooling coil there is a thermostat. This controls the temperature and compressor start-up. This may explode in the back. Check to see if it is intacted.

5.) Bad thermostat - These can not be checked for failure. If you have check all of the above this may be your problem.
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Jan 27, 2015 | Woods Freezers

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My danby 3.6 chest frezzer has stoped working, it was freezing fine yesterday, now its not even keeping cold


Hello,

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food.

I hope this helps........

Good luck.

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I have a kenmore upright frost free freezer mod #253.26432100. A couple of months ago everything defrosted and the unit was not running at all. I unplugged it cleaned it and plugged it back in, it turned...


You have a problem with the ADC.

Frigidaire has also jumped into the market with an adaptive defrost board. The fresh food section light switch and light bulb must work. To initiate a defrost cycle, open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds. The compressor and fans should shut off and the defrost heater should come on. Open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds to remove the refrigerator from the defrost mode and back into a cooling mode.



This product comes equipped with an Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC). To activate manual defrost, press and hold the Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. A "d" in the freezer temperature window and "F" in the refrigerator temperature window will display when the heater is activated. To deactivate manual defrost, press and hold Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. "d" and "F" will be displayed until the defrost cycle is complete. (approx. 8 minutes)

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Frigidaire Freezer, model # FFU20FC6AW3. Unit is not cooling and the fan motor inside behind the access panel is not running. My Temperature Alarm sounds and will not shut off, unless I switch it to the...


if the evap fan is not turning try to turn it by hand a few times then start you freezer if it does not turn it needs to be replaced.make sure there is no ice build up on the evap coils.alos check the continuity of the defrost heater below the evap coils.once you het teh fan replace your unit should cool down to the proper temps.

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Have a small Kenmore freezer (31" high x 24" deep by 21" wide). It works fine as far as freezing, but it never cycles off. Just keeps on going and going, driving me crazy. I also continually hear a subdued...


the wooshing maybe the oil/freon migrating thru out the internal system...
The cycle depends on 2 things... t'stat operation and timer. The timer usually shuts off freezer every 6 or 8 hrs for 20 to 30 mins. But the t'stat (once it reaches desired temp. should shut off freezer every 15- 20 mins. for an average 10 -15. So 15 mins off min 15 mins on (that is if the doors is not open) you get my point something like that...
but the way you describe to me it sounds like the t'stat. set it at 1 if it dont shut off and you are absoultely sure you got zero degrees (use a temp. reader) then replace the t'stat

hope this was helpful
let me know if this didnt work then plan B

Mar 09, 2010 | Freezers

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Refrigerator works but freezer does not freeze.The compressor works and I've cleaned the entire works area of dust.


There is two kind of condenser: one called condenser with forced air flow and condenser with natural air flow!!!
Your freezer have the condenser with natural air flow. . One mistake which people do is that they don't really know how to install the refrigerator or freezers. What distance to the wall which they can respect. This distance is what we call the ventillation distance which allow the natural air or forced air to flow and cool down the compressor and the condenser.
That mean , remove immediately your freezer to 1 foot from the wall. unplug 15 mins and plug again it will work very good.
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