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Adding Freon to the Wine Cooler

Seems like we have the same problem as other folks. Freon must have leaked out. 1) Can freon be recharged at home? 2) Exactly how can it be done? 3) What freon do we use? Thank you - M

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    was cooling fine for about two years, then no more cool. Compressor can not be heard cycling off and on as before. A click once in a while. The compressor feels hot to the touch , but not cooling inside. Help!!!

  • PhotoWiz40 Nov 21, 2007

    We're having a party and just noticed the cooler wasn't working (temp inside 75ยบ )
    The previous question about adding freon - does not appear to be answered? What can be done?

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    danby wine cooler is not cooling - can freon be added -

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SOURCE: need freon recharge. punctures freezer coil in

You punctured the aluminum evaporator . In the many years I've been in refrigeration , I have yet to find any way to patch a hole in the evaporator . I've used epoxy , solder , and all different advertised ways to try to patch aluminum . Nothing worked ( for long anyway ) . My suggestion would be to buy another refrig . You will be wasting time and money trying to " fix " this problem . To repair it yourself , you have to have a license to buy R12 , maybe you can buy R134A without a license , you have to look on the " modell , serial number tak to see which it uses and how much to use . Also , the system has to evacuated ( all air removed from the lines ) . Do you have a vacuum pump ? You have to buy a solder on connector ( or saddle valve which WILL leak eventually unless you get a solder on valve ) which will connect to the larger tubing on the compressor or use the access line already on the compressor but is pinched off . Do you have guages for the refrigerant type you need to use ? Once you have these things , reply back and myself or someone else will help you procede .

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SOURCE: leaking water from the back

make sure that the drain is connected properly at the back.

Make sure that the little drain pipe (usually clear hose) is sitting in the plastic shroud that sits on top of the compressor at the back of the fridge.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Danby Silhouette Wine cooler won't

Hi sooner84,
I really like the Danby wine coolers, they are usually nice products. As far as your problem, I would first try to find out where the main problem area is. To do that first make sure that your compressor is running. If the compressor is running and it is not cooling then you may have a freon charge issue. Thats not to say that you can just put some more freon in and it is fixed, You would have a leak in your sealed system and you would most likely still have warranty coverage for that. Most Danby products carry a 5 year sealed system warranty. That would include your compressor.
If the compressor is not running then you would know that you have a compressor issue. Either the relay overload on the compressor would need to be replaced or the compressor itself was bad. You can buy relay kits for about $30.00 and intall them easily with very little experiance.
Next if the compressor is doing its thing and trying to cool you could have a fan not blowing air properly. either a condenser or evaporator fan may have stopped. If you find one not working then chances are you just need a fan. If the fans are blowing and the compressor is working then you would just have a defrost problem. In that case you would just need to defrost then check for bad parts, either a defrost heater, defrost thermostat or a defrost timer. Most of the Danby products have a defrost control board, that board willl contorl the defrost, the temperature, and the fans. If the board was cheap I would say just put one on and see if it fixed the problem, but they are around $145.00.
The most important thing for you would be to make sure you are not going to do something that would void your warranty. Free service is always the best. Good luck to you and send some wine my way, I make lots of different types. from grapes, strawberrys, muskedyne, etc.... mca0824@aol.com

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