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Danby DAC7003 cycling

I have a danby dac7003 that seems to be cycling the compressor on and off. Originally I thought it was the thermostat switch that was malfunctioning and had bypassed it with a jumper, however the problem continues. It seems to kick the compressor on for about 10-15 min then it turns off and the fan runs for about the same amout of time. Is there another thermal protector that could be faulty here?

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  • mischmat Jul 09, 2010

    Looks like you're on the right path. I went outside and noticed that it was unusually hot. There must be an internal overload protector or thermal switch near the armature of the motor. Turns out there was a bunch of pine tree needles and such lodge in the rad portion of the rear of the unit from the inside. It was causing very little air to flow through. Wasn't noticable till I took it apart. Go figure a little bit of cleaning can go a long way. Blowing nice and cool now.

    Thanks!

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Could be a freeze protection (low pressure) switch, high pressure switch or the compressor could be cycling on internal overloads.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • The Grizz Jul 17, 2010

    You are welcome. Condensor and evaporator coils must be kept clean.

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