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No Fan Somebody junked this thing, I guess because the fan doesn't work. Does anybody have any experience with the fan? I figure it has to be the relay (but I hear a click), the capacitor, or the fan motor (fan rotates freely). Before I perform surgery, I'd like to clarify the diagnosis. Thanks.

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  • Mad Tinker Jul 18, 2008

    OK, I got the cover off (do they really need six different kinds of screws???) and spun the fan by hand. When I turned the unit on (with the fan still going), it worked fine. So I think it probably is the capacitor. It tests bad (small resistance, then infinite). Any recommendations on where to get a new one? It's a 8 μF, black box with four spade lugs and one mounting flange off the side. My two regular sources (Sears Parts and ApplianceParts) don't list it. Danby's web site isn't much help. In the meantime, I think I will use the Hi Tech approach (use a bigger hammer) and start it manually until I get a new capacitor. Thanks.

  • Andre99 Jul 20, 2008

    Fan motor will not start on its own - when on switch pushed compressor starts but fan "jiggles" back and forth maybe an 8th of an inch a couple of times but that's it. If I push it it runs fine. I do not hear a click when I push start. No noise whatever.

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Danby DPAC8399Aftermarket (Post Warranty)Parts 800-496-6049 CanadaAsk for the motor start capacitor, cost me $38 with shipping

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If you here a click then check the Relay, open and turn on you should see a black box with wires going to it, (Careful HIGH VOLTAGE!!!!)

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