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Wine cooler noise

We bought our house with a danby silhouette wine cooler installed in our kitchen. About 50% of the time it makes a very loud humming noise and then finally quiets down for a few minutes before it starts up again. We don't have a users manual and have been unable to diagnose or fix the problem. Any ideas? Thanks, Heather

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  • esehairmd Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem.


    Looks like it comes from the fan in the back of the unit.
    I have had this for 5 years and it just started a few weeks ago.

  • jpr993 Jan 12, 2008

    Same problem - just started after 3 years. Agree that it seems to be the fan and am gonna try to fix it.

  • ptkkmmm Jan 15, 2008

    Same problem. Has anyone figured out how to

    fix it?

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    Yep, I just noticed it 3 days ago. Watch the fan in the back. When the compressor kicks in the fan will start up and spin at a normal pace. Once the noise begins the fan will slow down.

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The problem is likely with one of the two fans. A new fan is available from Danby (1-800-263-2629). My noisy fan is the condensor fan located at the bottom rear of the device. After removing the cooler from under the cabinet, the source of the noise was obvious. You will need to tell them whether it is the upper fan or lower fan. Leave the cooler upright for a few hours before you plug it in so that you do not damage the condenser. Price for the fan from Danby is $20.15 including shipping. Users Manual is available at http://www.danby.com/manuals/DWC512BL.pdf -Ron

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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    JOHN DELAROCHA Jan 02, 2015

    good luck with that #

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I wrote up a blog entry for a minor modification we made to our Danby wine refrigerator to silence noise from the upper fan:

http://www.adrianmccarthy.com/blog/?p=79

You can find quieter versions of the fan with the same specs at big computer parts stores (for the PC builders who want quiet computers). The one we got cost less than $20. We also added rubber spacers so that the fan vibration isn't amplified by back panel of the fridge (which otherwise acts like a soundboard). Made a huge difference.

Even with the fix, though, I wouldn't ever recommend the Danby models. Their noisy, and we've had multiple breakdowns in five years. The only authorized repair shop in our area has lousy customer service and high prices.

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Agreed. Just did this myself and solved the problem.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

  • John S Nov 21, 2011

    can you please provide some more detail on how to fix noise problem? my upper fan is making a huge noise. I'm happy to try and replace it for quieter fan but don't know where to begin (ie, don't know specs of fan or where to get them). thanks!

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