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We have a Dacor compressor on top refrigerator (EF48DBSS).

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Hi, we have a Dacor...
Hi, we have a Dacor compressor on top refrigerator (EF48DBSS). The compressor goes through periods where it is constantly turning on and off. It was a bit dusty/dirty, so we vacuumed it out without much improvement. It is 5-6 years old and has otherwise performed flawlessly.
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Did you thoroughly vacuum the condenser coil?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I also used my air compressor and long blow gun to clean all the books and crannies.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nooks:)
Appliance Technician: John, restaurant equipment technician replied 2 years ago

Does the refrigerator stay cold?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it stays cold with no apparent problem.
Appliance Technician: John, restaurant equipment technician replied 2 years ago

I think the cycling problem is caused by an intermittent thermistor temperature sensor. Go to www.partselect.com, and order part number PS 968737. The price is $18.29.

The sensor is located near the evaporator coil. It's a plug in part, and it's easily replaced.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks; I will try that!
Appliance Technician: John, restaurant equipment technician replied 2 years ago

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Appliance Technician: John, restaurant equipment technician replied 2 years ago

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi John, I don't think I need any more assistance. This refrigerator is a beast and actually has 4 thermistors (2 each for freezer and fridge) according to the schematic. Apparently I can check the resistance of each to determine which one is failing, I just have not had time to do so yet. Thanks for your help!
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