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Danyby Wine Cooler Compressor Very, Very Hot

jenkins-ear

Premium Member
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
8
Location
Kenney, TX
Model Number
DWC301BL
Brand
-major brand-
Age
More than 10 years
13-year old cooler no longer cools. Thermostat OK.

With power on, cannot hear compressor, or feel any vibration, but compressor gets so hot that it cannot be touched. The lines leading to the compressor also get hot. When I first turn the compressor on, after it has cooled off, I can talk myself into believing that the cooling coils, at the bottom (nearest the compressor) do cool somewhat. 20 minutes later, however, they are room temperature.

Should I be able to feel any kind of compressor vibration?

This is an old unit, and I don't mind making a few $20 repairs, but anything more than that, it's toast. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,839
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Should I be able to feel any kind of compressor vibration?

Yes.

With power on, cannot hear compressor, or feel any vibration, but compressor gets so hot that it cannot be touched

Sounds like the compressor is seized up.

it's toast.

Yes it is...time for a new one.

jeff.
 
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