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Digital Temp Controller Problems

I bought my cooler the other day, and now the buttons on the front are not working right. The "Temp UP" and "degrees F & C" buttons work, but the "Temp DOWN" button just cycles between F & C. So now I can not turn down the cooler. Does anyone know if this is a common problem, or am I gonna have to return it to the store?


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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    My problem is that the buttons do nothing. After running a while, the LED readout will settle down to 41 degrees - the factory defaul setting. None of the buttons will do anything when pressed.

  • boxermama May 27, 2008

    Yep, my husband is having the same problem on his Danby keg fridge. Had it only 9 mos and appliance retailer doesn't work on them and can't order new one. Only offering a in store credit so I will still have to go repurchase another Keg Cooler. How is that help? Trying to get in touch with Danby to see if they will be of any more help.



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I unscrewed the top plate, removed 2 screws on circuit board for display, removed the ribbon tape and pulled off the front digital display(stuck on with sticky tape) and then replaced the same display unit and the buttons are working now... going to search online for new display.

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Disconnect the ribbon tape from the circuit card and let the temperature go to default (between 38 & 43 degrees). The cheap plastic and paper buttons on the front of the unit are of a bad design and moisture gets trapped in the area and the buttons malfunction.

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I got a Danby Kegerator for fathers day 2009 and the temperature controller didn't work either. I called Danby and they sent me a new controller. It only took 2 days to get the new controller and all it is, is a tape on LED strip that stick on the front and plug it in.. It took 10 minutes and a phillips screwdriver to install. Also, for the previous poster, I have no issues with smell or taste..

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