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Fan runs control panel lights up but cooler doesn't cool. Not sure if compressor is running or not. What are the most likely reason for no cooling. Please.

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This video is about a Danby wine cooler. But they all work pretty much the same way.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

This is a 6 or 8 bottle free-standing wine cooler from what I can tell.

I am not having much luck determining if this is a manual defrost type unit or not. Given the inital sales price now of $79.95 I have to assume it is a manual defrost type.

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You said the fan does not run so I cab not rule out the temp control.

I can not even find a parts break down of the unit.

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If you have access to your units compressor note the manufacturer, hp if stated (1/8hp etc) and Model number.

Then call or visit your local appliance parts supply store with that information in hand. The will have a PTC relay / KilXon thermal overload AND run capacitor that will fit your unit. I am pretty sure that will get you going again UNLESS you have a broken wire somewhere.

The replacement parts are going to run about 50% of the cost to replace the whole thing.

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