Question about Danby DWC283BLS Wine Cooler
This noise started happening about 1 week after I bought the unit used. I notice it happens when the compressor is on, but not every time. We hear it maybe once or twice a day, usually the noise lasts about 2 seconds, then a minute later another 2 seconds several times like this. It was difficult to catch the timing and record the noise. But today the noise happened and kept going for over a minute. So I caught it on video. The link to the noise is below. Is it a fan? Compressor? Do I need to replace something? The unit is roughly 8 years old, but I got a great deal on it so I would like to fix it quickly in hopes it will last me a while. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJiFLpM_TxM
If I checked out the right video it sounds like a fan motor. After a fan motor heats up and with age the fan will leak a little oil, the oil will become to thin and not cote the bearings well enough. It sounds like the fan trying to start back up after stoping. I would track down the fan motor and replace it.
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
Go to where you bought it, and ask them to replace it with a new one.
more than likely you will not have a problem !
If they talk around it and want to send service again, tell them replace it or you will stop your charge and never buy another thing in their store.
WE the retailers are at the mercy of the charge cards, that if they stop payment , or pull the money back out of our accounts, can do nothing about it but satisfy you the customer to get re payed!
This will SOLVE your problem.
You do have a 1 year warranty, but never wait!!!!!!!!!
Do it now!!!
Happy to help.
You will get a replacement from the store or Danby!
Just be calm & sweet and nice. Not angry or even raise your voice!!
I Know you will be 100 % satisfied!
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Posted on Sep 28, 2008
SOURCE: wine cooler noise
I wrote up a blog entry for a minor modification we made to our Danby wine refrigerator to silence noise from the upper fan:
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.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
The price looks fine for my area its about a 3 hour job done properly. you should consider a new wine cooler and cut your losses because if their only replacing the compressor they should be replacing the cap tube and liquid drier if the cap tube is not replaced could be a waste of money
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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