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Danby DWC283BLS Wine Cooler - Error message E3 & E4

I came home yesterday and noticed my wine refridgerator had a code in place of the temperature readout. The code was E3 and as I played with it also E4 came up. The temp on the lower portion read 75 degrees, and wasn't cooling. I pulled it out and didn't see any issues. Didn't see any reset button, unplugged it overnight, and had the same error this morning when i replugged it in. Any thoughts or advice?

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  • daena Nov 24, 2007

    We have the same error message, but the machine is over cooling.

  • sraman Dec 20, 2007

    just got the same problem -- tried unplugging but to no avail. Lower temp gauge says E4.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I justed noticed the same issue but the upper has the E4 and the lower is 73.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    message is E4 and 69 not cooling at all. We tried changing temp adjustments but no change.

  • Wino no more Mar 19, 2008

    I have the identical problem. I have the E4 error message.

  • freddywright Sep 17, 2008

    I have the same problem: E4 on the lower chamber. The fans and lights work. The compressor only works when I bypass the electronic board.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • JCBJr Jan 17, 2009

    Same thing, E4 Code. bought a new temp sensor as the customer service rep said (20 minutes on hold) - $22 to my door - removed old one, put in new one, and vola - Nothing, still E4.....I tried swapping temp sensors too and nothing changes, so I guess its the Board or something.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    E4....Same as the above. My question is why can't we get an answer from the compay??????????? Talking to ech other is not solving the issue, is it?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Sadly this is ridiculous . . but I just opened the fridge for a bottle of wine and everything is warm. . the bottom has error E4.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    yualfred .... if you would describe how to get to the part , and , what it looks like , you would have a great solution .



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E4 on danby designer wine cooler -
TEST your compressor: Cooler can be forced to operate and cool as a test.
Unplug unit from 115v receptacle.
Hold both temperature control buttons down.
Plug unit in 115v receptacle.
The cooler should start, but the thermostat will not stop the compressor. Now you got a freezer ! I do not know how to fix the E4 error yet.

Posted on May 13, 2012

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    Phil Smith Oct 17, 2014

    I had same. Plugged into power bar with on/off switch. Turned on/off rapidly about 50x while holding down both tem buttons and it did reset.




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All of E1, E3, E4, E7 come from faulty thermocouple. You need to take it apart and replace it.

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Is the compressor running? I don't know this unit, but know that if you are too warm that is the first thing to check. In reading about another unit that had a different problem, it was mentioned that there is a ciruit board. If it has relays on it then these are the most likely culprit. They are either not making contact or staying in contact too long... sometimes just tapping each relay usually a black plastic component will cause it to work intermittently..Not sure if you can get these but call the company help line at 1-800-263-2629.

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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