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: 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: 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.
Summary: Five years ago, we bought the Danby 75 bottle cooler as a present to ourselves so we'd have a good place to keep our special occasion wines. And overall it worked okay. The temps did fluctuate a bit but stayed in a good range. If that was the end of the story, I have given the Danby a 4 out of 5 review. But a few months ago, the compressor failed. We tried contacting Danby on the chance it might have a warranty on the compressor, but Danby didn't reply.
Summary: The first Danby wine cooler I received was damaged when it arrived. Had to wait for a replacement cooler. The digital temp was never within 10 degrees of the thermometers I put inside the unit. The top portion was adequate for red wine but the lower few shelves were much colder. I do not keep that much white wine so the lower shelves were used for a few bottles of red. The fan was loud but the unit was in a storeroom so it didn't bother me.