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Marvel refrigerated drawer error code def

21 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Hi all,

I have a marvel refrigerated drawer that has been on the fritz lately. An error code comes up dE*F on the led. I am thinking this is defrosting issue?? Any input is appreciated.



Wine cooler brand recommendations pleeeeez

29 June 2011 - 11:04 PM

Hi all,
I had two Danby brand wine coolers failed within a combined two years. Of course only the first was covered by warranty and with the assistance of the ever helpful samurai I determined the second was a closed system problem. So i have to replace it but does anyone have a brand recommendation? Unfortunately alot of them are made by avanti and i am not a big of that brand either. Any help would be surely appreciated by this grasshopper!!!

Danby Silhouette wine cooler dwc166blsrh-1

30 April 2011 - 05:26 PM

Hi all fellow grasshoppers and samurai,

I have a 166 bottle wine cooler mad by Danby. Actually this is the second one. The first one started to get warm while still under warranty. None of the factory authorized repair people would come to my home to look at it and I was not yet a samurai apprentice so I dealt with them for 3 months until they sent a replacement unit. Well this unit is now running warm. This is a large unit and has two sets of evaporators

The condenser is clean
The condenser fan is working
The compressor appears to be running and is warm
The evaporator fans are working
Now there is no frost of any kind on the evaporators but Im thinking because it only cools to 50 something degrees frost wouldnt build up anyway. I posted a pic. The arrow is pointing to where there is a small amount of ice. Both evaporators have this in the same spot
What do you guys think I should look at next? I looked at the flow chart and I points to the bad leakage scenario but is it possible its just a bad thermostat? I am just hoping someone has an answer besides its dead because this company is absolutely awful to deal with.

Cant get Avanti parts? Is this possible??

02 March 2011 - 10:45 AM

Hi all,
I am trying to replace the ptc starter, overload, and capacitor on my avanti ff1008w. The schematic doesnt even have the parts listed!! Is it possible that they want me to buy a whole new compressor to get these pieces??
I searched the part numbers that were printed on the pieces in the repair clinic data base but what comes up is close but not exact and was told they wouldnt work. Can anyone help me get parts??

ptc starter says 6r8md3 m1688(repair clinic has 6r8md3 m1664)
overload 319nfbyy(repair clinic says its a motor protector)
capacitor cbb65sh

Thanks for any help!

Avanti ff1008w refrigerator not cooling

01 March 2011 - 09:44 PM

Hi, This is this grashoppers first post so please go gently :-)

I have an avanti ff1008w apt size refrigerator that is only 1 1/2 years old. It stopped cooling but the evaporator fan is still running and the lights go on. So after going through the samurai forum i opened up the back. The compressor is not doing anything period. I went got a clamp meter.

The readings on the compressor terminals are:
s-c 5 ohms
c-r 4.6 ohms
s-r 9.8 ohms
Also checked that there is no grounding.
So from this is was figuring so far so good compressor isnt bad. Right or wrong?

Now i checked the voltage from the outlet and it was 119 then with frig plugged in still 119.

I then checked the voltage for each of the wires inside the frig and I am getting zero. Is this because the compressor isnt cranking? I figured i would get at least something because the evaporator fan is working.

I was going to purchase a new relay and overload and just try that but I was hoping i could get some input before i did that.

Any help would be super appreciated. THANKS!

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