20 Most Recent Danby 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright Freezer DUF1700W Questions & Answers

Just a thought i would check if there. Is it possible an ice build up around the fan could be stopping it from turning?

Danby 16.7 cu.... | Answered on Jan 25, 2014

Hi Karen

Try following this link
then you can fill out all the other info they will want, it's a pain, but as far as I know it's the only way


Danby 16.7 cu.... | Answered on Jun 16, 2011

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.... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

It is always best to keep these types of equipment in the 60-80 degree ambient.

Danby 16.7 cu.... | Answered on Sep 26, 2009

Is it a frost free freezer ? if it is it sounds like the evaporator fan motor making the noise

Danby 16.7 cu.... | Answered on Aug 29, 2007

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.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Nov 19, 2020

Is there a lock?
Otherwise, it could be frozen to the top if there was liquid water that refroze. Warm it up with a hairdryer around the lid rim.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Nov 05, 2019

In that model the Temperature Control often is the culprit.

When the freezer gets very cold it shuts off.
The because it is not running it gets warmer and will start to work again.

I would perhaps focus on the Temperature Control.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Aug 22, 2018

both feet screw in and out so use spanners to loosen of the lock nut or pliers to move the rusted thread
A spray of wd-40 may help

Danby Freezers | Answered on Jul 12, 2018

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.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

Considering you just purchased this unit, you should call the manufacture to get warranty service on it.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

easiest way to do this is look at the label on the compressor. I usually lists RLA. FLA is usually 5 to 7 times the RLA. For example, if RLA is 3.0, the the FLA is 15-21 amps. FLA is actually LRA for about 2 seconds.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Oct 01, 2017

the switch my be a temperature monitor switch. the alarm is set to -10f to let you know that there is a temperature problem.

Danby Freezers | Answered on Sep 12, 2017

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