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Wine cooler stopped cooling

Darby Model # DWC172BL compressor not running.
No reset button. Electrical outlet OK.
Thermostat???

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I have seen this before. Get the thermostat off and put it's 2 wires together just to SEE if the wine cooler comes on. Be careful not to let it bite ya or ground against the cabinet. If it runs then thermostat replacement needed, now how simple is that?

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