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I have a Defy DUF236 freezer made in South Africa which blew its controller a few times because of power dips. Freezer mechanic then converted it to a standard mechanical thermostat which didn't work. Back to normal electronic thermostat which I now bought, but now I see the 7-pin power plug is gone. Where can get a description of the pins and how they must be connected?

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It should work straight out with a step down transformer. That is of course if the mains supply in South Africa is 240 240 and the unit being American is 110.

This is of course not unless it was initially tried without a transformer or stepdown converter which would mean that the charger/adapter has been fried and therefore damaged.

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Yes change the defrost heating element it usually looks like a glass tube with a heating coil inside, you may also need a temp sensor. check out repair for parts and instructions Good luck

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Hello, Your freezer normally goes into a defrost cycle every 6-12 hours depending on manufacturers specifications. If the freezer is going out of its defrost cycle timeing sequence one of the first parts that would be checked would be the defrost timer which is shown on this diagram as part number 23 click this link usually though if you are feeling the sides of the cabinet and they are getting warm this is a sign that the compressor is not cooling in this second diagram I do see a fan motor but the schematic does not give the motors location. Usually the compressor does have a fan or a large condenser path that the refrigerant travels through in which it is cooled by either one of these two mentioned. I would first open the freezer door and listen if you can hear a fan running if not then that would most likely be the issue. The compressor has to be able to cool if it cannot then the lines that travel through the cabinet will start to heat up. If you have any further questions message me back Thanks Rick
p.s motor is shown in this diagram as part number 13 and at the most expensive appliance parts which is sears the motor sells for 45.85 the defrost timer sells for 27.00 if you are looking for a repair service which state or area do you currently reside I personally repair in both Rhode Island and Massachuesetts but if you are not in this area I can help you to locate an appliance repair company. Thanks I await your reply Rick

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