This cooler worked great and I was really happy with it
James M., Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: This cooler worked great and I was really happy with it. Until the 20th month when the temp dropped to 20 degrees even though the LED lights told me it was 57 degrees in there. By the time I woke up to the fact that my wines were slowly freezing to death, I had lost some really valuable bottles (those stored closest to the bottom of the unit.) Don't know what went wrong, but now I am buying a real cooler even though they cost considerably more.
Summary: We've had this fridge and it does the job well. It looks great, keeps the wine cold. My dad actually has had two of these and it's worked great. The only problem I have with this refrigerator is that it moves the temperature around quite a bit. Meaning, you set it on 55 and it walks up and down +/- 3 degrees pretty regularly versus keeping it constant. Not a huge deal, but it does seem like the regulation on this fridge isn't the best.
Summary: This morning, I walked by the wine refrigerator, which I do several times every day as it is located in the dining room next to the entrance to the refrigerator. As I walked by, I noticed the glass was frosting over. I looked at the temperature and it was registering 55%. I opened the door and red wine poured out. Every single bottle of wine was frozen and some of the corks had popped out.
Summary: Unit looks fine but the thermostat malfunctioned within 3 months, and froze all the bottles inside. Complete mess, corks popped out, all the wine ruined. Danby customer service is loudly adamant that they have no liability. They do provide local service companies you can call who will replace the thermostat. First two numbers they gave me were disconnected.
Summary: Not recommended. Bought from OpenBoxDirect for a good price. Their website says "Please note that all 'open box' units include the original manufacturer's warranty..." Unit died after 6 months. OpenBoxDirect said no warranty on Danby, said contact Danby. Contacted Danby, they said no warranty coverage on units from OpenBoxDirect. New unit, 6 months old. So be SURE Danby or someone warrants this before buying!
Summary: 16 months after purchase, the temperature control malfunctioned and it froze over 60 bottles of wine. Corks came out, wine poured everywhere and Danby doesn't care because the unit made it past the 12 month warranty. Don't buy this piece of @#$%^&*. I called the authorized repair department and they warned me that getting any parts from Danby would take about 6 months - Did I mention DON"T BUY anything from Danby???
BUYER BEWARE.. serviceable parts may be non existent.
20 November 2013
Summary: Purchased about 7 years ago.. finally died on me. the control board needed replacing. Danby no longer makes the board. Keep this in mind if you buy this unit. You may end up with an unserviceable unit. I ended up with a different board that doesn't work the same. No internal light anymore.. Crossing my fingers the board doesn't go haywire and freeze my collection..
Summary: After a few months, the temperature control stopped working, and all our wine froze, pushing out the corks - what a mess to clean up. Danby sent out a repairman to take a look, and he confirmed the temperature control sensor was bad and he ordered the part. After a month of no part arrival, we went straight to Danby, who admitted no parts were available. Next step was to go through the vendor to have Danby replace the unit with a new one.
Summary: We have had our wine cooler for a few months, and it's working fine. I don't find it to be too loud like what other reviewers are stating - but we have heard what I think is the bottles vibrating when the condenser kicks on, which can be resolved by leveling the unit. The manufacturer recommends that you NOT use an extension cord for plugging it in, and the cord is only about 5 feet. The glass does not appear to be tempered so we may buy something to cover it in.