Hi all. I've got a used Danby wine cooler (dwc283bls) that turns on but doesn't cool.
A - Digital thermometers display set temp but fridge won't cool.
B - There's also a clicking sound every few minutes, I assume from the thermal protector.
C - Dividing shelf blows air up & down, but back-wall fan in upper part of cabinet doesn't run.
Things I tried:
1 - Checked the relay and it looks intact inside (whole ceramic/metal disk). But it does get warm quickly after turning on.
2 - Bypassed the relay and thermal protector by plugging wires directly into Common and Run terminals, but compressor won't start.
3 - Left relay in place and bypassed thermal protector. Compressor won't start.
4 - Reversed polarity without relay - Compressor won't start.
5 - Reversed polarity with relay in place - Compressor seems to run, but fridge won't cool (not surprised)
I have a multimeter but don't know how to check the running amps. Can anyone help me figure out if this can be fixed? Thanks!