Question about Danby DWC283BLS Wine Cooler

1 Answer

I want the bottom to be reds and top to be whites

In this model the electric temp controls only let the bottom adjust for white wine temps and the top for reds. I drink more reds than whites and wanted the larger bottom section to house the red bottles and smaller top section for whites.

Anyone know how to manipulate the electric controls to change the temps?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: i want the bottom to be reds and top to be whites

I don't think you'll be able to do this without some modifications to the unit.  The wine cooler is designed to blow cold air into the bottom section, and the top section cools down by spillover of cool air flowing between the glass door and the temperature control panel.  
I guess if you could figure out a way to turn the panel that separates the top from the bottom you could make it work.  You'd have to switch the temperature sensing leads on the thermostat inside that panel(that would be pretty easy) and you'd probably want to flip the LED indicators so they read right-side-up.  The main issue would be that the screw holes for mounting that separator panel are all on the bottom, but when you flipped it, they would be on top with no holes in the walls to screw them into.  If you are willing to do that, you might be able to make it work as you would like.
Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wine Enthusiast. Fan runs, but why doesn't top temp go below 75?

We would need more info.
what model or size, or you might contact them 1-800-356-8466, or their website at

Apr 05, 2016 | Wine Coolers

1 Answer

Euro grand bar fridge glass front. Have just replaced curcuit as supplied as apparently all had 100 % failure rate! We bought 3 including dual zone wine fridge. Have replaced boatds, but not not cooling...

If these were bought new, it sounds to me like the company still has a problem with their control boards. I would get the manufacturer on the phone and ask to talk to someone in Engineering.
If bought used, be sure they are set up for the proper supply voltage.

Nov 17, 2013 | Wine Coolers

1 Answer

What kind of cooler should I get if I plan on storing both red and white wines in the same fridge?

You need a dual zone wine cooler. They have two temperature controls and the storage space is divided in such a way that each temperature control has its own section inside the cooler; allowing you to store both red and white wines properly.

Jul 31, 2012 | Wine Coolers

1 Answer

How to temp. to cool

Push & hold the red wine button & the white wine button. This will start the adjustment process. Let go of both & use the plus & minus buttons to control the temp. When you are done hit the light button & the unit will record the new temp.

Feb 16, 2012 | Haier BC112G Wine Cooler

1 Answer

Are red wines stored on the top or bottom of the Haier BC112G wine cooler? How about white wine? Have lost my owners manual and don't know where to put red wine when the temp is set cooler for white wine
is the link to your manual.Typically in a dual temperature zone wine cooler whites are stored in the bottom and reds on top as whites are better a little colder and the cold air will drop to the bottom of the unit.
Hope this helps!

Jun 14, 2010 | Haier BC112G Wine Cooler

2 Answers

I am getting an E3 Error message on my temp

Do this...

The e3/e4 problem is the "connectors" for the fans to the middle separator shelf are put in the pathway of condensation. This causes them to get wet and rust. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to attempt this fix, you take full responsibility for your fridge and the outcome. If you don’t think you can do this…DON’T! Call a licensed electrician. Here is how I resolved my e3 issue: 1) Unplug the fridge
2) Remove all wine and the metal shelves
3) Remove the 2 screws from the middle separator shelf, one on each side on top
4) Remove the 4 screws from the backboard, one in each corner
5) Slide out the middle shelf slowly, on the right hand side towards the front of the shelf there will be 4 connectors you must disconnect before removing the shelf (they are tucked into the shelf). With one hand on the backboard and one on the shelf, slowly take them out together
6) Once you have the backboard and shelf out, you'll see there is a black and white connector, each having a red and black wire on each side
7) These are the fan connectors that are causing the issue. Mine were brown/green and damp (not good for electricity)
8) Using wire cutters, cut as close as possible to the "black" connector on each side to remove it. You will have 4 wires left, 2 from the backboard and two from the shelf (both having a red and black)
9) Take some of the sheath (cover) off of each wire
10) Take the red wire from the backboard and the red wire from the shelf and twist the metal portion together
11) Cover w/ electrical tape!!! Or you will have the same e3/e4 issue
12) Repeat step 10 and 11 for the black wires
13) Move onto the "white" connector and repeat steps 8 - 12
14) Put the backboard and shelf back in the fridge. Be careful not to pull the backboard and shelf apart or your connection may come apart
15) As you slide the shelf in, make sure the wires you disconnected in step 5 are in the "channel" on the side of the shelf or the shelf won't slide properly.
16) Reattached the 4 connectors and then re-attach the backboard and the shelf with the screws
17) Plug the fridge back in
18) Put the metal shelves and wine back in

Feb 06, 2010 | Magic Chef MCWC30MCG Compact Wine Cooler

1 Answer

Haier wine cooler, how to operate? No manual.

If you just want to use the factory settings then push the red or white button depending on what you store the most.
Or you can set it yourself by pushing the red and white buttons together for about 3 seconds- the temp display will start flashing-then use the red and white buttons to set the desired temp-then push the set button

Jun 11, 2009 | Haier HVF060A Wine Cooler

2 Answers

I have a magic chef wine cooler (Model MCWC50DBT) and the labels keep falling off of the bottles. The temperature is set to red and we don't seem to have any other problems.

All the wine chiller set 2 temp red and white, red wine temp only for 18- 20 oC , your using white wine don't set red wine temp , set only for white temp mode,white and red wine set temp are different temp

May 27, 2008 | Magic Chef MCWC30MCG Compact Wine Cooler

4 Answers

Haier wine cooler

Haier BC112G service & user manual:

To adjust the temp of your unit:
  • Push & hold the red wine & white wine button at the same time.This will start the temp adjust. You will notice the plus sign & the negative sign on these same buttons, use them to adjust temp. When you are done hit the light button & it will record the new temp.

Nov 25, 2007 | Haier BC112G Wine Cooler

1 Answer

Lost manual for wine fidge

Push the red and white buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds-the temp will start to flash-then press the white button to lower the set temp-when you have it where you want it then push the set buttom

Oct 18, 2007 | Haier HVF060A Wine Cooler

Not finding what you are looking for?
Danby DWC283BLS Wine Cooler Logo

186 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Danby Wine Coolers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Barrett Palumbo
Barrett Palumbo

Level 2 Expert

1772 Answers

Are you a Danby Wine Cooler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides