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Do I have a freezer thermostat issue?

Hi everyone,

Looking for some help here. I have a Danby stand up freezer that just completely goes warm and dead on me. However if I play with the thermostat the motor kicks in. So I'm thinking it's the thermostat that needs to be changed. However i tested the thermostat for continuity and it's seem fine. Any suggestions? Can it be a defective thermostat despite having continuity?

Update (04/05/23)

I meant Tested the thermostat.

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Hi @uvfvb50vflmba,

What is the model number of the freezer?

@jayeff The model is a Danby DUF808WE.

Did replacing the thermostat fix your issue? I'm having the same problem with the same model freezer. Have a thermostat and start relay on order.

Hi Marco,

I have the same model Danby WUF808WE, what screwdriver did you use to take the thermostat cover off with? Seems to be a special type and I can’t seem to locate one.

Cheers,

AJ

Hi Marco,

I have the same model Danby WUF808WE, what screwdriver did you use to take the thermostat cover off with? Seems to be a special type and I can’t seem to locate one.

Cheers,

AJ

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Hi @uvfvb50vflmba

Manually getting a thermostat to operate/release may be different to if it does it automatically so to speak.

By "...if I play with the thermostat the motor kicks in." you mean just tapping it then replacing the thermostat might be a good idea.

The Danby part # is 1.03.02.01.070. If you search online for Danby 1.03.02.01.070 you will get results for suppliers. Most say out of stock or no longer available, although depending on your location, I did find a Canadian supplier who has them in stock and also a US supplier who can get one by early May.

If you need more parts here's the parts list for the model.

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Agreed. If messing with the thermostat gets it to start cooling again, the thermostat is failing. At this stage it is intermittent. Soon it will stop altogether. Recommend replacing tstat.

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Hi @uvfvb50vflmba,

Without knowing the model number or other details. It sounds more likely a connectivity issue, unless it uses a very old thermostat that contains mercury. For example a cold or bad solder joint or frayed wire.

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Oh right very sorry about that.

The model is a Danby DUF808WE. Its about 10 years old.

Thank you

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My Danby is about 30 years old. It stopped working until I moved the thermostat to 1 or 0. The thermostat had broken off from one of its mounting screws about an inch from the top of its mount. I have since repositioned the thermostat with rubber caulking and it has been working fine for over a week now. Does anyone know if the thermostat is probably a mercury type?

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Hi @lenjeffrey,

You would have to contact the manufacturer of the thermostat to know for sure.

The type of thermostat that has a long thin tube inserted into the cabinet could have the tube filled with either a liquid or a gas.

There's a temperature sensor connected to the tube in the main body of the thermostat. Essentially the tube just relays the temperature from the compartment through to the sensor.

The sensor has a set of contacts that controls whether the compressor is turned on or off to either cool the refrigerator down or to stop cooling as it is cold enough.

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