Danby DAR1102W User Manual

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

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Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5

Safety Instructions



Care and Maintenance

Trouble Shooting


Manuel d'utilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10

Consignes de sécurité



Soins et entretien

En cas de problèm


Manual del propietario . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-15

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


Danby Products Limited


Danby Products Inc.

PO Box 1778, 5070 Whitelaw Road,


PO Box 669, 101 Bentley Court,

Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9


Findlay, Ohio, U.S.A. 45839-0669

Telephone: (519) 837-0920 FAX: (519) 837-0449


Telephone: (419) 425-8627 FAX: (419) 425-8629


Safety Instructions


Defrosting Instructions




This refrigerator is inclusive of a cycle defrost system.

The refrigerator has a cold plate located in behind the back wall of the refrigerator cabinet. Ice build-up on the back wall during compressor operation is normal. When the compressor has cycled off, accumulated ice will defrost automatically. Defrost water will collect inside the drain trough pass through the drain outlet located at the bottom of the cabinet and funnel into a drain pan situated above the compressor. The water will then evaporate from this tray from the heat of the compressor.

REMINDER: Keep the drain outlet opening clear of any food particles or other impediments. This will ensure the water can funnel to the drain pan without obstruction. Failure to keep this outlet clean may result in water overflowing the trough, causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the refrigerator, eventually leaking onto your floor. Please wipe this trough and drain outlet with a soft cloth as required.


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.


= No Cooling

4 = Medium Cooling


= 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.


Care and Maintenance


To clean the inside, use a soft cloth and a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda to one quart of water. Other cleaning solutions options are a mild soap suds solution, or mild detergent. Wash glass 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 knob at its normal setting. During longer absences;

(a)remove all foods,

(b)disconnect power cord from electrical outlet

(c)clean the refrigerator thoroughly, including defrost pan, located above compressor at back of unit.

(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 acrylic-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.


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