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Just open the chest freezer and the meat is defrosting still plug up the light is still on, do not here a sound

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Go buy some charcoal and call some friends.... Sorry. Transfer as much as possible to neighbors freezers. If that's not possible keep the freezer as full as possible. Solids hold their cold much better than air.

Could be many things. Remove the thermostat control and cross the wires. did it go on? Replace the thermostat.
Take a multi-testor and check for power at the motor/ compressor. If yes- the compressor motor is bad. Probably fatal for the unit. If not- why is there no power? Follow the supply wires back up line until you find power. replace the part that has failed.

Good luck

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Does a Danby 5 cu ft chest freezer have a drip pan? If not, how can I get rid of the rotten meat smell?


The drip pan on any freezer collects ice melts from the evaporator during the defrost cycle. Most of them are mounted on the compressor and use the compressor waste heat to evaporate the water.
If there is rotten meat smell in the drip pan it means there is also rotten meat smell in the evaporator coils and fins.
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