20 Most Recent Danby DAR0488W Refrigerator Questions & Answers


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.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

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Danby DAR0488W... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011


The manual and documentation for the DAR0488W is available here: http://www.danby.com/product/DAR0488W/1 . The manufacturer's warranty was a 12 months limited warranty on the electrical parts, 3 months parts and labour, plus and additional 9 months parts only coverage. The plastic parts only had a 30 day warranty.

I do not recommend just throwing out the refrigerator. The refrigerant needs to be disposed of separately. (Even though it doesn't use Freon, there are restrictions on the disposal of the material.)

I wish that I had better news.

Cindy Wells
(If you had noticed any ice on the coils, my diagnostic would suggest that your coolant had leaked out of the unit.)

Danby DAR0488W... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


Turn off the refrigerator and remove the power cord from the wall socket.
Unscrew the thermostat / dial and gently pull it out of it's holder....
There is a tiny pipe on the back of the thermostat / dial.
Gently pull that tube out of the pipe that it is in.
The most likely reason for the lack of cooling is that there is a layer of gunk on that tube.
Take coarse cloth or pot scrubber and clean that tube gently...
Replace the tube in the pipe and see if refrigerator runs properly....
If not, new refrigerator needed....

Regards
Geoff

Danby... | Answered on Jan 06, 2020


The tray is located inside the toe panel at the bottom. Remove the tray carefully for cleaning as it will be full of disgusting effluent.

Danby... | Answered on Oct 31, 2019


Check the heater behind the panel in the freezer.I unplugged mine checked it and it seemed fine plugged back in .no more issues

Danby... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019


the list of causes --- yes on bad compressor will cause failure --as well as thermo safety -thermostat --low no freon --dirty condenser -fan failure --circuit failure -are a few

Danby... | Answered on May 09, 2019


hi before you may damage
install a new fan this can solve your problem

Danby... | Answered on May 01, 2019

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