20 Most Recent
Questions & Answers
Top part thaws food
Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack
Danby 16.7 cu....
on Apr 21, 2010
The blue temperature light and the green light is flashing on my danby deep freezer. Why is this?
One of these is a power light. It typically remains on while the freezer is in use. No light means either a blown bulb or no power. The other is associated with the thermostat. But it does NOT indicate that freezer temperature is appropriate. Flickering appears to indicate the bulbs are simply failing. The bulbs are neon, I think, and are not cheap. Some might try replacing such with LEDs. I have seen comment that the bulbs are not long lasting. www.manualslib.com has numerous danby freezer manuals but I do not know your model. Have a look.
on Nov 19, 2020
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.
It's almost impossible to get "stuff" out of the evaporator fins unless you take the unit apart.
This means you will probably have to remove and replace the refrigerant plus evaporator and the entire process could take two 8 hour days or more.
after you completely wash it out you can try placing a pan of hot water in it and run it empty. The steam will condense on the evaporator and freeze. Then defrost it . Hopefully this will wash some of the funk away. You might have to do this several times.
If that doesn't work then cost wise the unit is junk.
Suggest in future wrap your meats in freezer bags or other
water/air tight containers in case power goes off.
Monitoring your freezer is a must to catch issues before smelly spoilage can set in.
on Feb 04, 2018
I just got an older Danby freezer,,,,model dcf 480, type zs 1401,,,,my question is,,,what is the orange switch in front for?,,,on witch side should it be?,,,thanks
the switch my be a temperature monitor switch. the alarm is set to -10f to let you know that there is a temperature problem.
on Sep 12, 2017
Not finding what you are looking for?