Question about Danby DWC283BLS Wine Cooler
My DWC283BLS Wine Cooler (~ 3 years old) began making a groaning noise about a month ago - first intermitently, now steadily. It's pretty loud, sounds like an approaching small plane! Still is keeping wine cool, but it's really loud.
Any suggestions to troubleshoot/fix?
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 Apr 13, 2009
I had the same problem, and found it to be as RonLew described. In our case it was the internal fan in the upper rear section of the fridge. Apparently, since it is mounted so close to the rear panel, the sound seems to amplify from the back. Anyway, a replacement fan was only $3.71 direct from Danby, but I did have to pay 7.99 for shipping. Also, there is a fair amount of disassembly and re-assembly needed, which might be challenging for those who don't typically make their own repairs. Once removed, the only thing I could find wrong with our old fan was that the shaft was very loose in the unit, which may have indicated a bad bearing.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
The fan is a popular computer fan. Take the fan into any computer repair shop and they can sell you a replacement fan. We replaced our fan and found it was the board the fan connects to rather than the fan itself.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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