Danby DAR1102W Owner`s manual

Model • Modèle • Modelo
The model number of your refrigerator is found on the serial plate located
on the back, top left-hand corner of the refrigerator.
For service, contact
your nearest service depot or call:
to recommend a depot in
your area.
All repair parts available for purchase or special order when you visit your
nearest service depot. To request service and/or the location of the service
depot nearest you, call the toll free number listed to the left in Canada and
the U.S.
When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following
• Product Type
• Model Number
Le numéro de modèle de votre réfrigérateur se trouve sur la plaque
d'identification qui se trouve sur le coin du haut gauche de l'arrière du
Pour obtenir le service, consultez
votre succursale régionale de service
ou téléphonez:
qui vous recommandera un
centre régional.
Toutes les pièces de rechange sont disponibles immédiatement ou peuvent
être commandées de votre Centre de Service régional. Pour obtenir le
service et/ou le Centre de Service le plus proche, téléphonez le numéro
sans-frais indiqué à gauche pour le Canada et les États-Unis.
Ayez les informations suivantes à la portée de la main lors de la commande
de pièces ou service:
• Genre de produit
• Numéro de modèle
El número del modelo de su refrigerador se encuentra en la placa de serie
ubicada en el ángulo posterior superior izquierdo del refrigerador.
Para sevicio, communíquese con su
Departamento de Servicios más
cercano o llame al:
para que le recomienden un
Departamento de Servicios
en su zona.
Todas las piezas de repuesto se encuentran disponibles la para compra o
por pedido especial cuando Ud. visite su departamento de servicio más
cercano. Para solicitar servicio y/o la ubicación del departamento de
servicio más cercano, llame al número de marcando gratis que aparece a
la izquierda en el Canadá y en los E.U.
Cuando solicite servicio o encargue repuestos, siempre proporcione la
siguiente información:
• Tipo de producto
• Número de modelo
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.)
Model • Modèle • Modelo
Read and follow all safety rules
and operating instructions before
first use of this product.
Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Safety Instructions
Care and Maintenance
Trouble Shooting
Veuillez lire attentivement les
consignes de sécurité et les
instructions d'utilisation avant
l'utilisation initiale de ce produit.
Manuel d'utilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
Consignes de sécurité
Soins et entretien
En cas de problèm
Lea y observe todas las reglas de
seguridad y las instrucciones de
operación antes de usar este
producto por primera vez.
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
This quality product is warranted to be free from manufacturer’s defects in material and workmanship, provided that the unit is used under the normal operating
conditions intended by the manufacturer.
This warranty is available only to the person to whom the unit was originally sold by Danby or by an authorized distributor of Danby, and is non-transferable.
Plastic parts (ie. evaporator door, door rails, covers and trays are warranted for thirty (30) days only from purchase date, with no extensions provided.
First Year
During the first year (1), any electrical parts of this product found to be defective, including any sealed system units, will be repaired or
replaced, at warrantor’s option, at no charge to the ORIGINALpurchaser. Consumable parts (ie. light bulbs) are not warranted or
guaranteed for any length of time.
Second Through
During the next four years (4) any part of the sealed system found to be defective (consisting of compressor, condenser, evaporator,
Fifth Year
dryer and all related tubing) will be replaced without charge. The purchaser shall pay for all labor and return freight during this four year
(4) period for repair or replacement of any sealed system components. Any unit being diagnosed as non-functional due to sealed
system failure and warranting an exchange during the existing four (4) years will be subject to an appropriate depreciation or user fee,
including any and all freight charges being levied against the consumer.
To Obtain Service
Danby reserves the right to limit boundaries of “In Home Service” due to the proximity of an Authorized Service Depot. Any appliance
requiring service outside the Limited Boundaries of “In Home Service”, it will be the customer’s responsibility to transport the appliance
to the closest Authorized Service Depot at their own expense. Contact your dealer from whom your unit was purchased, or contact your
nearest authorized Danby service depot, where service must be performed by a qualified service technician. If service is performed on
the units by anyone other than an authorized service depot, or the unit is used for commercial application, all obligations of Danby under
this warranty shall be at an end.
The following clause refers to single and double door refrigerators, supplied with or without a separate freezer section. Nothing within this warranty shall imply
that Danby will be responsible or liable for any spoilage or damage to food or other contents of this appliance, whether due to any defect of the appliance, or its
use, whether proper or improper.
Save as herein provided, Danby Products Limited (Canada) or Danby Products Inc. (U.S.A.), there are no other warranties, conditions, representations or
guarantees, express or implied, made or intended by Danby Products Limited or its authorized distributors and all other warranties, conditions, representations or
guarantees, including any warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees under any Sale of Goods Act or like legislation or statue is hereby expressly
excluded. Save as herein provided, Danby Products Limited (Canada) or Danby Products Inc. (U.S.A), shall not be responsible for any damages to persons or
property, including the unit itself, howsoever caused or any consequential damages arising from the malfunction of the unit and by the purchase of the unit, the
purchaser does hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless Danby Products Limited from any claim for damages to persons or property caused by the unit.
No warranty or insurance herein contained or set out shall apply when damage or repair is caused by any of the following:
1) Power Failure.
2) Damage in transit or when moving the appliance.
3) Improper power supply such as low voltage, defective house wiring or inadequate fuses.
4) Accident, alteration, abuse or misuse of the appliance such as inadequate air circulation in the room or abnormal operating conditions,
(extremely high or low room temperature).
5) Use for commercial or industrial purposes.
6) Fire, water damage, theft, war, riot, hostility, acts of God such as hurricanes, floods etc.
7) Service calls resulting in customer education.
Proof of purchase date will be required for warranty claims; so, please retain bills of sale. In the event warranty service is required, present this document to our
Warranty Service
With-In Canada With-In United States
Air Conditioners
Refrigerators Compacts
Single Door
Double Door
In Home
In Home
In Home
In Home
Danby Products Limited
PO Box 1778, 5070 Whitelaw Road,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9
Telephone: (519) 837-0920 FAX: (519) 837-0449
Warranty Service
With-In Canada With-In United States
In Home
In Home
In Home
In Home
Carry In
In Home
In Home
Carry In
In Home
In Home
Danby Products Inc.
PO Box 669, 101 Bentley Court,
Findlay, Ohio, U.S.A. 45839-0669
Telephone: (419) 425-8627 FAX: (419) 425-8629
Safety Instructions
Defrosting Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short
circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing
an escape wire for the electrical current. This appliance is equipped
with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
WARNING - Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a
risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman
if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if
doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Use an exclusive wall outlet. Do not connect your refrigerator to
extension cords or together with any other appliance in the same
wall outlet. Do not splice the cord.
An empty refrigerator is a very dangerous attraction to children.
Remove either the gasket, latches, lids or doors from unused
appliances, or take some other action that will guarantee it
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
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.
OFF = No Cooling
1 = Minimum Cooling
4 = Medium 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.
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.
Care and Maintenance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
Care and Maintenance
Frequently, a problem is minor and a service call may not be necessary, use this troubleshooting guide for a possible solution. If
the unit continues to operate improperly, call an authorized service depot or Danby’s Toll Free Number for assistance.
Possible Cause
Suggested Solution
Does not work
No power to unit.
Check connection of power cord to
power source.
Power cord is unplugged.
Plug in unit.
Wrong voltage is being used.
Use proper voltage.
Temperature control too high.
Lower Temperature Control.
Door is not closed.
Close door securely.
Hot food inserted.
Be sure that food is at room temperature before inserting.
Door opened too long
or too often.
DO NOT keep door open for too long.
MINIMIZE door openings.
Close proximity to heat source
or direct sunlight.
DO NOT place unit close to heat sources
or direct sunlight.
Internal temperature
too cold
Temperature control too high.
Lower Temperature Control
Internal temperature
not cold enough
No power to unit.
Check connection of power cord to
power source.
Power cord is unplugged.
Plug in unit.
Temperature control too low.
Check setting and increase as needed.
Door is not closed.
Close door securely.
Hot food inserted.
Be sure that food is at room temperature
Door opened too long
or too often.
DO NOT keep door open for too long.
MINIMIZE door openings.
Air flow obstruction.
Allow room for air to circulate around unit.
Wrong voltage is being used.
Use proper voltage.
Close proximity to heat source
or direct sunlight.
DO NOT place unit close to heat sources
or direct sunlight.
No power to unit.
Check connection of power cord to
power source.
Power cord is unplugged.
Plug in unit.
Bulb is loose, needs replacing
or the door switch is stuck.
Tighten or replace the bulb. Check the
switch for obstructions and clean.
Fridge runs continously
Light will not work
1. THERMOSTAT DIAL: For controlling the temperature inside
the refrigerator. Turns the motor on as soon as the
temperature rises above the desired level.
Door Reversal Instructions
CAUTION: To avoid personal injury to yourself and/or
property, we recommend someone assist you during the door
reversal process.
1. To access the lower hinge assembly, tilt back the refrigerator
cabinet or lay the refrigerator on its back. (Fig. C)
2. Remove both leveling legs located at the front of the cabinet.
3. Remove the screws holding the lower hinge assembly to
the cabinet.
4. Remove the main door assembly from the refrigerator cabinet.
(open door and pull down)
5. Remove (unscrew) the main door top hinge pin. (Fig. D)
6. Re-install the main door top hinge pin on the opposite side of
the cabinet.
7. Remove the door plug and door bushing located on the top of
the main door assembly.
8. Interchange positions. (ie. door plug right side, door bushing
left side.)
9. Re-install main door assembly on cabinet.
10. Remove door bushing (bottom door) and install on opposite side.
11. Re-install the lower hinge assembly on the opposite side.
12. Make sure the door assembly is properly aligned on the
cabinet, before tightening lower hinge screws.
13. Re-install both leveling legs.
The process is now complete.
2. TEMPERED GLASS SHELVES: 5 full width shelves,
removable for easy cleaning.
3. MAGNETIC GASKET: Tight fitting door seal keeps all the
cooling power locked inside. No hooks or latches.
Easy interior viewing.
5. CANSTOR DOOR LINER: Holds 355 mL cans of pop,
juice, or beer.
for eggs, butter, cheese etc.
Fig. C
Fig. D