Hey homebrew talk,
I'm new to the forum, as I've just created an account out of panic. I've just 'finished' my first kegerator build, but I made a mistake. The fridge I am using is a Danby Designer DAR044A1WDD
, of which I purchased new from Amazon. In addition, I'm using a double tower conversion kit from beverage warehouse, new ball lock corny kegs.
So, starting the project, I cut my hole for the tower, making sure I did not hit the thermostat electronics. In addition, I cut off all of the door shelving, and put a piece of Plexiglas in its place. However, as of today, I realized, I had not ever plugged in the fridge. I assumed it was new, and therefore worked. Yes, I know, obviously a mistake, and of course, any of the modifications would void the warranty. Well, as of now, when I plug the fridge in, the compressor does no kick on, at all. The light does come on. I did realize this, and taped down the door close switch, and the light goes off, but no compressor. I didn't think any of the modifications affected any of the electronics, but at this point I'm not sure.
I did pull the thermostat and measure the resistance over the two leads (red and black), and I did measure 0 ohms when it was on. At this point, I'm not sure what to do. I am sure I have no warranty on the fridge, and am not sure the best course of action in terms of troubleshooting or repair.
Can you help a worried brewer out?