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Danby Silhouette DWC513BLS lower back fan noise.

What is the exact type of lower back fan ? How to replace it? Thanks.

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  • ktcrkelley Jan 25, 2009

    fan barely turning and making high pitched noise. Refrig still cooling at this point.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    We had the same problem and after reading another blog, http://www.firstov.com/topic/wine-cooler... , replaced the fan with a different manufacturers fan (~$20) in hopes that it would mitigate noise by manufacturers original fan.

    Time will tell.

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Called Danby customer service. Requested repleacement part of lower fan unit. Located at bottom right on back of unit. Part was $6.68 plus shipping. Less than $10 total. At my door in 3 days. Plug and play piece that was easy to change. A very cheap fix and I hate to think what a service call would have been. Danby ph # is 800-263-2629.,

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