Danby D1052W User Manual


Danby Products Limited, PO Box 1778, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9 Danby Products Inc., PO Box 669, Findlay, Ohio, USA 45839-0669

Printed in China (P.R.C.)

Danby D1052W User Manual



Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Safety Instructions



Care and Maintenance

Trouble Shooting


Manuel d'utilisation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12

Consignes de sécurité



Soins et entretien

En cas de problèm


Manual del propietario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18

Instrucciones de seguridad



Cuidado y Mantenimiento

Solución Sugerida

Danby Products Limited, PO Box 1778, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., PO Box 669, Findlay, Ohio, USA 45839-0669


Safety Instructions


Remove exterior and interior packings, wipe the outside thoroughly with a soft dry cloth and the inside with a wet, lukewarm cloth. Avoid placing the cabinet in a narrow recess or near any heat source, direct sunlight, or moisture. Let air circulate freely around the cabinet. Keep the rear of the refrigerator 5 inches away from the wall.


1.Select a place with a strong, level floor.

2.Allow 5 inches of space between the back of the refrigerator and any adjacent wall.

3.Avoid direct sunlight and heat. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating. Heat sources nearby will cause higher electricity consumption.

4.Avoid very moist places. Too much moisture in the air will cause frost to form very quickly on the evaporator, and your refrigerator will have to be defrosted more frequently.


To avoid vibration, the cabinet must be set level. This is accomplished by adjusting the (2) front leveling legs located under the refrigerator cabinet. To start the refrigerator, turn the temperature control (OFF-MAX) to the position corresponding to the desired cooling. (Fig. A)

OFF = No Cooling

4 = Medium Cooling

1 = Minimum Cooling

MAX = Maximum Cooling

The refrigerator temperature will vary depending on the quantity of the food stored and on the frequency with which the door is opened.

Fig. A

Push Button Defrost


This refrigerator is equipped with a “Push Button” (semi-automatic) defrost thermostat system which means no need to unplug the refrigerator and no need to change the temperature setting before initiating the defrost cycle.

Before starting the defrost cycle make sure;

1.the defrost tray is properly positioned directly below the freezer compartment.

2.the defrost tray baffle located inside the defrost tray (at rear) is in the open position. (fully extended)

This helps to direct defrost water running off the back of the freezer compartment into the defrost tray.

3.the drain cap is securely attached to the defrost tray

drain. (underside of the tray)

To activate the defrost cycle, simply push (in) the “red” defrost button located in the center of the control knob/dial. (there is no need to turn the control dial/knob to 0 = off position) The defrost cycle starts immediately when the red defrost button is activated (pushed-in) The defrost water accumulates inside the defrost tray. When defrosting is complete, the “red” defrost button will release (pop-out) automatically and resume normal operating (cooling) conditions.

To dispose of the accumulated water from the defrost tray, position the clear plastic storage bin (upper door shelf) directly under the defrost tray drain opening and unscrew the drain cap allowing the water to flow into the container. Replace the drain cap when the tray is completely empty. Dispose of the defrost water.

NOTE: If the red push button (defrost cycle) is “accidentally” activated, it will not be possible to “manually” pull-out the push button to stop the defrost cycle. You must either let the defrost cycle run it’s course or;

1. Apply (hold) a dishcloth soaked in hot water against the thermostat capillary line and bracket, located on the underside of the freezer compartment. The heat transfer from the dishcloth will cause a temperature rise on the thermostat capillary, (sensing line) causing the internal contacts of the thermostat to close and resume normal operating conditions. It may take several minutes and/or repeat applications before the defrost button will release.

Defrosting of your refrigerator should take place whenever the ice build-up (accumulation) inside the freezer compartment reaches a thickness of 1/4” (6mm). Defrosting may take a few hours, depending on the amount of accumulated ice and ambient indoor temperature. To speed-up the defrosting process, remove all frozen foods from the freezer section. Leaving the door partially ajar for a short period of time will also accelerate the process.

IMPORTANT: You must remember to close the refrigerator door before the defrost cycle terminates and normal operating conditions resume automatically.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Never use sharp or pointed instruments to defrost/remove ice from the evaporator/freezer compartment. The evaporator/freezer compartment contains refrigerated gas lines and if punched/pierced, will render the refrigerator inoperable and “void” the manufacturers warranty.



NOTE: Always wait 3 ~ 5 minutes before attempting to restart the refrigerator if operation has been interrupted.

Ice Cube Tray

Ice cube tray is flexible. Twist tray to remove ice cubes. If the ice cube tray is frozen hard to the evaporator surface, run a little water over the tray. Never use a knife or other metal instrument to remove ice cube tray because this may damage the evaporator. (Fig. C)

Fig. B

Care and Maintenance


To clean the inside, use a soft cloth and a solution of a tablespoon of baking soda to one quart of water, or a mild soap suds solution, or some mild detergent. Wash ice cube tray, drip tray, and glide out shelves in a mild detergent solution, then dry and wipe with a soft cloth. Clean the outside with a soft damp cloth and some mild detergent or appliance cleaner.

Vacation Time

For short vacation periods, leave the control knobs at their usual settings. During longer absences;

(a)remove all foods,

(b)disconnect from electrical outlet,

(c)clean the refrigerator thoroughly, including defrost pan,

(d)leave door open to avoid possible formations of condensate, mold or odors.

Power Failure

Most power failures are corrected within an hour or two and will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off.

During power failures of longer duration, take steps to protect your food by placing dry ice on top of packages.

If You Move

Remove or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. To avoid damaging the leveling legs, turn them all the way into the base.

Some Important Rules for the

Correct Use of the Refrigerator

Never place hot foods in the refrigerator.

Beverages should be stored in sealed containers.

Foods to be stored for a long time should be wrapped in cellophane or polyethylene, or kept in glass containers. Never place spoiled foods in the cabinet.

Don’t overload the cabinet.

Don’t open the door unless necessary.

Should the refrigerator be stored without use for long periods it is suggested, after a careful cleaning, to leave the door ajar to allow the air to circulate inside the cabinet in order to avoid possible formations of condensate, mold or odors.

Food Storage Suggestions

Fresh Food Compartment

Never cover food compartment shelves with aluminum foil or any other shelf covering material which may prevent

air circulation.

Always remove porous store wrapping paper from meats, poultry and fish. Meats should be wrapped individually

and placed in a dish for storage. Wrap fish and poultry in foil or heavy waxed paper. Most fish should be used the same day of purchase. Packaged meats such as ham, bacon, dried beef, or frankfurter, store best in their original packages.

Allow warm foods to cool to room temperature before placing them in the refrigerator.

Always cover open dishes of food, especially leftovers. Use leftovers within 2 or 3 days.

Vegetable Crisper

The vegetable crisper is located at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and is covered to retain moisture. The crisper compartment will enable you to store fruits and vegetables which would otherwise dry out rapidly. The humidity level inside the crisper can be controlled by adjusting the sliding damper control located at the front of the crisper drawer.

Technical and Structural Operation Features

Hermetically sealed cooling unit with midget 2 pole motor. Rustproof anodized "Roll-Bond" aluminum freezer (or Pipe on Sheet aluminum freezer) of high thermal conductivity. Adjustable thermostat for automatic temperature control.

Cabinet bondrized and acylic-enameled according to the most modern electrostatic spraying techniques. High-density polyurethane theramal insulation. Magnetic door closure gasket.

LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT: This refrigerator uses a standard 40 watt appliance light bulb which can be purchased at most local hardware and grocery stores. To replace the light bulb, (no tools required) simply unscrew light bulb and install replacement.


Care and Maintenance


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