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My Danby Model DFF8802W has some issues. The fan located at the rear of the freezer has stopped working. I've had to limp the unit along by turning up the thermostat to the coldest setting. The freezer barely freezes on the top shelf, but good on the bottom and the fridge temp is to warm. I suspect I need to replace the fan motor but was wondering if there may be another issue, ie thermostat/sensors that has kept the fan from working. I have found a source (Sears) for a replacement fan but wanted to see if there was any other trouble shooting I could do before buying the fan.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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douglas smith

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almost certainly a compressor fault. not worth repair

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Temperature - Is fan supposed to constantly run or is it controlled by thermostat

You said ,Top half of Danby DKC645BLS refrigerator 10 degrees warmer than bottom half. Bottom half cooling to approx. 34 degrees.

Is it running all the time without cycling off and on as it should be doing?
Sorry to have to tell you this news.
But this would mean a bad thermostat or insufficient freon in the cooling system.

The same issue with the fact that one compartment is warm and the other is cool!

Let me know that service tells you!

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Posted on Oct 19, 2008

douglas smith

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fault is the thermostat. auto defrost on a fridge (but not a freezer) is a function of the thermostat

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

Ken Bledsoe

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SOURCE: broken thermostat on Danby DCF1019W chest freezer

Take your model number of the unit to your appliance parts house and they can cross reference the t-stat. you could try this web site to see if you can find one

http://www.wsconet.com/

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Dennis Boxerman

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Sounds like the fan can be running backwards. I'm not sure of you exact model, but it has to match the air flow of the original unit. Do you remember? Some manufacturers use reversable motors and are some what easy to reverse.

Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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