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I did the same thing. I know it's a little late now but for anyone that does this again here's what to do. There's a thermostat in your actual freezer you might not be able to see it, because it might be covered in ice. It looks like a tiny tube, To stop the defrosting all you have to do is warm up the thermostat either pressing a hot towel agaisnt it or meltling the ice with a dryer (but be careful)! After a minute or so the red button should pop out again and the refrigerator will start humming again. Unplugging the refrigerator will not reset anything and don't try to pop the red button out of your own!

Danby Compact... | Answered on May 01, 2018


Is there a fan inside? look for a switch in the door frame and make sure it runs with the door shut. If not could one be added?

Danby Compact... | Answered on May 04, 2017


It depends on your fridge ice forms at 32 degrees and shelves one about 35 to 45 u have to know how much is in it also food wise lot on shelves id say before the snow flake on thermostat part because it can freeze soda cans if it's to low and stuff is pushed to far back

Danby Compact... | Answered on Dec 11, 2013


Roy,

Good Morning ! I noticed your post on Danby door gasket seal. I have the same problem and I was wondering if you found a solution ?

You can reach me at robert@bsdnetworks.com

Thanks
Robert

Danby Compact... | Answered on Aug 23, 2013


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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Danby Compact... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011


It could be a problem with the Thermostat, Inefficient Compressor / Evaporator Fan Motor or Air Diffuser but as you've said it hasn't been opened for a while I think it's a lot simpler.

When the refrigerator is running the fan keeps air flowing in the correct direction keeping it at an even temperature. Due to the fact that the door hasn't been opened it stays cold so it doesn't need to run which would cause the temperature to drop further and subsequently freeze your contents.

Danby Compact... | Answered on May 07, 2011


With sufficient training and equipment this is not too hard to do, HOWEVER

1. Fridges contain high pressure gasses, some of these are flammable
2. You will need, guage manifold, accurate weighing scales (+/- 1 gram), a charging still, reclaim pump, reclaim cylinder, welding gear, access connectors, vacuum pump etc, Oh yes and an f-gas certificate.

My best advice DON'T TRY, lots of people get hurt doing this

I've fixed fridges for around 40 years now

Danby Compact... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011


There is no sensor like you stated. Actually, when you keep open the fridge door, the cooling all will go out and hence thermostat sensor would not cut off, as required temp not reached inside the fridge.
So, the compressor would have run for long time without cut off. Due to this the overload protector trips the compressor. Remove power for 4 to 6 hrs. And then restart the fridge. But make sure you close the fridge door. Thanks.

Danby Compact... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


you puntrured the line that carries the coolant. you can attempt to fix it with a patch compund. It might be shot if you dont want to bother. Let me know i will help you if needed with step by step.

Danby Compact... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


Good day,
It is normal for a compressor to run hotter than normal when it is going thru it's pull down cycle.
One, it is working harder than normal since the interior is still warmer than normal.
As well, at the beginning, since the machine is trying to get to normal temps as well as cooling the walls, it will run excessively if not all the time.
Waiting 48 hours would be prudent to make a judgement call.
The compressor should be warm, but since by then it should be shutting off and on it will tend overall to be cooler.
If it reaches normal operating temperatures and cycles off and on, I wouldn't worry about it.

Danby Compact... | Answered on Jul 21, 2010


hello sir/mam
please check and change the temp sensor then see its working

Danby Compact... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009


hello mam
there will be gas leak please check it.

Danby Compact... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

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