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First, I'm not a Dynacool Tech,
* I remember having one as a kid. You need to fill it with water for the circulator (pump) to work and drip water over a filter that has a fan blowing through it. The water evaporates and cools the air as it flows through (It also increases the humidity).
* here is a Honewell manual. Check out page 12. There should be enough information to get you started.
* Final, Check your warranty and call for service. (though I can't seem to locate a current phone # or web site. May have gone under or bought out.)
* about upgrading to a newer model. There have been many changes to Air conditioning and heating. Many are more efficient and built with newer technology as this evaporative cooling method was used in the 1940's and popular in the 1970's. Check out your local stores and show rooms. Also check Home Depot and Lowe's for home air conditioners

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ask the manufacturer we do not have a make listed to start looking with

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Impossible to date and the company is no longer in existence as purchased by Whirlpool

Coldspot: 1928-1976 - Sears Archives > brands > coldspot
Coldspot Refrigerator 1973 Product promotional photograph. ... debuted in 1960 as the first frostless refrigerator, and 1971's model included a built-in cold-water ...

Nice images here

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Unplug it from the mains. Count to 30 and plug it back in. Does it work now?

Yes = Good

No = You need to get a man in.

One proviso, is the top of the compressor too hot to touch and is your compressor coil all bunged up with fluff? If it is, clear off the fluff with a vacuum cleaner. It should restart within about 15 minutes.

We are not Samsung :>)

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Ice will always form in a freezer due to humid air entering with ambient or chilled food being placed inside and when the door is opened at other times. Frost free freezers form ice just the same but they have a panel heater to melt the ice, that is switched on for a short time at the end of each cooling cycle. Sometimes a fault leaves it switched on resulting in the compressor running almost constantly, though failing insulation, a faulty door seal or a leak allowing refrigerant to escape will have a similar effect.

The door seal might be failing but it is simple enough to check by closing the door onto a piece of thin paper to ensure the magnetic seal is gripping the paper all around the door perimeter.

From your description it is possible the insulation inside the door is failing and causing cold spots where condensation will form on the outside of the door, eventually causing rust.

It is wise to use a thermometer to ensure the temperature is low enough to provide proper food storage. If 25/27 degrees C below cannot be maintained the necessary repairs are quite urgent.

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It would be helpful to post brand and models with requests related to appliance queries.

If the fan is running and the lights are on but the compressor is not running, the overload relay may be arcing or overheating. The relay and overload is housed plugged into the side of the compressor in recent models. A multi-meter may be used to check the relay and overload. A start capacitor may also be attached to compressor. If the start capacitor is damaged, the compressor will not work. It must be examined for burns or arcing. If the start capacitor is damaged, it has to be replaced. If the relay, the overload, and the start capacitor are okay, then you need to have a technician perform other tests as dangerous live voltage tests are required. If the compressor itself is bad, replacement is not cheap.

First, you need to determine if the compressor is bad or rather a relay is bad.

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I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.

Heres what I've been doing?,,,,,:two_hearts:,,,,,?

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A freezer in good condition should cycle at a similar rate to a fridge once the cabinet has reached the temperature the thermostat is adjust to - around 25/27 degrees C.

Obviously when ambient or chilled food is placed inside the compressor will run a little longer. Once the temperature has stabilised, if the cabinet is kept closed the compressor should hardly run at all.

Over time older types of insulation can begin to fail increasing the heat loss and refrigerant also tends to leak away over time resulting in the compressor running for increasingly longer periods.

Considering your remarks, it is likely time to consider a replacement freezer...

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Try using a listening stick, screwdriver or a sonascope held in firm contact with the compressor to determine whether the compressor is running or not.

If the compressor isn't running, the next step is to check the thermostat is actually switching power to the compressor.

My fridge packed up and the thermostat was at fault. Something made me give it a clout with the handle of a screwdriver and it began working again. I ordered a replacement but so far the original has continued working.

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Over time, there is the possibility that minerals from the water will build-up in your system.

This is a common cause for leaking water from the taps.

To resolve this issue, you will need:
  • 1/4 cup of bleach
  • 1 or 2 empty water jug (same ones you use for the dispenser)
  • 1 bucket (preferably 6-8 liter capacity)
When you're ready to begin, turn the unit off.

Then, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and remove the water bottle.

Dispense water from both the hot and cold taps into the bucket in order to remove the remaining water from the reservoirs in the unit. Be careful with the hot water. Then empty the bucket.
Next, take the empty water jug and pour the bleach in and then add tap water into the empty bottle about 1/8 full. You want it just a little more than what it will take to fill the reservoir in the unit.

Now you will place that jug onto the dispenser.

Plug the the power cord back into the outlet and turn the unit on.

Allow the solution of bleach and water to fill the reservoirs. Once this solution has filled the reservoirs, wait about 15 minutes.

Then dispense the water from both the hot and cold taps into the bucket to remove all the water from the system. Again be careful with the hot water.

Next, turn the unit off again and unplug the cord and remove the jug.

Now you'll need to rinse the current bleach solution jug, or of you have another spare jug, use that instead.

Refill the jug again with hot tap water about 1/4 full as you want double the amount of water this time compared to the bleach solution. Then place the jug back onto the unit.

While keeping the machine off and unplugged, let the hot water fill the reservoir again and let it sit for about 10 minutes and then dispense all the hot water from both the hot and cold taps into your bucket. Then empty the bucket.

Now remove you can remove the jug and pull the unit away from the wall. You'll then need to place the bucket below the drain spout which should be on the back on the unit.

Remove the cap and plug from the drain spout and let the water drain out of the system. Once the water has drained, reinstall the plug and cap.

Now you can reuse the jug that you originally removed if it was still full, or you can use a brand new jug. Plug the unit back in and power it back on.

This method should have removed all the mineral deposits that was preventing the rubber inside the spout to form a proper seal.

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It's not unusual for a refrigerator to drip a little water on the floor after you replace the water filter-air trapped in the water dispenser system can make the water dispenser drip enough to overflow the drip tray below the dispenser. You can fix it by streaming a gallon or two of water through the dispenser to eliminate the trapped air.
If water drips on the floor from the back of the refrigerator, a leaking water inlet valve or cracked water system tubing could be the cause. A clogged or cracked defrost drain tube could also cause the leak. Defrost condensate water collects in the drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator so a cracked or overflowing drain pan can also cause water to drip on the floor behind the refrigerator. Check the drain pan for cracks and clean out any foreign objects that may be inside the drain pan.
Excessive frost caused by a leaking door seal can also cause the defrost drain pan to overflow. Check the door gaskets and replace them if damaged.

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