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About ever 20 minutes or so the wine cooler makes a chattering sound for just a second or two. It seems to be working fine however the noise is a nuisance.

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OR....your just unlucky, maybe the compressor has dropped a spring inside and when it shuts off it is vibrating a lot more than normal, this will not affect the operation but will probably annoy you for the next 10 years, unless of course you change out the compressor, which is not a job you can do without special tools and knowledge. if this is the case you only have two choices, ignore the problem or call a repair man and spend a pile of money.

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The compressor has rubber grommets that isolate/insolate it from metal on metal. What is happening is that one of these has worn through and now when the compressor kick in or out it shake which is normal but gives you that metal on metal clanking which is not normal. Look at the back and see where the compressor is held inplace by pins you will see rubber donuts/grommets. One or more are wore out. You can probably find some on a unit at a salvage yard on a small fridge and you may be able to buy some an appliance supply warehouse....

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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Dear moriquenda
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Did you try resetting the system by pulling the plug and waiting 5 minutes then restarting the wine cooler?This may solve you problem.

Danby expects customers to call service and does not imagine the rest of the world being able to utilize these codes.
Closed minded, Huh?

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