Vinotemp VT60 Operating instructions

Wine Cellar
VT-60 (58 bottle)
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Your Wine Cellar
This unit can be used for Storage and/or Service. The unit has a glass
door and soft interior light that you can leave on to elegantly display your
Serving Wines
Storing wines at the proper temperature is important. To preserve them
as long as possible, wine should be stored at approximately 55°
Fahrenheit. However, the chart below suggests the optimal drinking
temperature for the different styles of wine.
Wine Style
Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac
Full Bodied Red wines, Shiraz
Tawny Port
Medium Bodied Red Wines
Amontillado Sherry
Light Bodied Red Wines
Full Bodied White Wines
Medium Bodied White Wines
Rosé, Light Bodied White Wines
Vintage Sparkling
Fino Sherry
Non Vintage Sparkling
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General Operating Instructions
Remove all external and internal packaging from your wine cellar. Be sure
that all parts have been included before discarding any packaging
materials. You may want to keep the box and packing materials for use at
a later date.
Upon receipt and inspection of unit, the supply cord must be replaced if it
is damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466 or
Let the unit rest, UNPLUGGED for 24 hours once you have it placed
in your home.
Please fully read the instruction manual.
Save these instructions.
Please read and follow all safety rules
and operating instructions before using.
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Table of Contents
Parts And Specifications ..........................................6
Important Safety Instructions ..................................7
Cord Instructions ...................................................8
Wine Cellar Installation ...........................................8
Temperature Control...............................................9
Reversal Of Door Swing......................................... 10
Cleaning And Care ................................................ 11
Moving Your Wine Cellar ........................................ 11
Troubleshooting ...................................................12
Terms Of Sale And Warranty .................................. 13
Service & Important Notice .................................... 14
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Double-Pane Window
Adjustable Leveling Legs
PVC Control Panel
Temperature Adjustment Button
LED Temperature Indicator
Light Switch
Item Number
Bottle Capacity
1 Temp.
Approx. 58
Dimension (HxWxD) without handle
Power Consumption
Cooling System
105.8 Lbs
2.5 kW.h/24h
Ambient Temp. Range
Temperature Range
Rated Voltage
Rated Frequency
Input Power
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When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
1. Use this appliance only as described in this manual. Other uses are
not recommended and may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
2. This product is intended for household use.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not immerse unit, plug or
cord in water or other liquids.
Avoid locating the uni t in moist
4. Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the unit.
5. Unplug from the outlet when not in use, whe n moving from one
location to another, or before cleaning.
6. To disconnect the appliance, grip th e plug and pull it from the wall
outlet. Never pull by the cord.
7. Do not operate the appliance in th e presence of explosi ve and/or
flammable fumes.
8. Do not place the appliance or any of its parts near an open flame ,
cooking or other heating appliance.
9. Do not operate the appliance with a damaged c ord or plug. If the
product malfunctions, or i f it is dropped or damaged in any
manner, do not use.
10. The use of attachments
is not recommended and may be
11. Do not operate if the housing is removed or damaged.
12. A loose fit plug may cause overheating and a distortion of the plug.
Contact a qualified electrician to replace loose or worn outlet.
13. This appliance is d esigned to be built-in (fully recessed ) or free
14. The wine cellar is intende d for use in a controlled ambient location
such that the ambient temperature does not exceed 90°F (32°C).
15. Locate the unit away from direct
sunli ght and sources of heat
(stove, heater, rad iator, etc.). Dire ct sunlight may affect/alter the
outside color of the appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, elec tric s hock or p ersonal injury,
unplug o r disconnect the applianc e from the powe
r supply before
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment. Befo re you throw away an old wine
cellar, take off the door and leave th e shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
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For your protection, this unit should be properly
grounded. Unit is equipped with a 3-conductor
cord set that has a molded 3-prong groundingtype plug, and should be used in combination
with a properly connected grounding-type outlet
as shown in figure A.
It is not recommended to use this wine cell ar
with an e xtension cord or power boar d. Please ensure that the appliance
is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
Remove the exterior and interior packaging before use.
Check to be sure you have all of the parts, including an accessory kit
and 1 owner’s manual.
Place you r wine ce llar on a flat, dry surface t hat is strong enough to
support the unit when fully loaded.
This unit is designed to be built-in (fully recessed) or free standing.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Unit is not designed for installation in a garage or basement.
Do not p lace the unit in direct s
unlight or near sources of heat.
Extreme hot and c old ambient temperatures may cause the uni t not to
perform properly or increase electrical consumption.
Do not p lace the unit next to a
major appliance that emits large
amounts of heat, such as a dishwasher, microwave, oven, etc.
Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a refrigerator or microwave.
Before connecting the appli ance to the power source, let it stand
upright for approximately 24 hours. Th is will reduce the possibility of a
malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lu
kewarm water using a soft c
before first use.
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Gently place/slide the racks in the wine cellar.
Determine the best temperature setting to use.
Place bottles inside the cooler.
Plug the power cord into a standard grounded electrical outlet.
Limit the frequency of opening the door to conserve energy and
maintain proper storage temperature.
You can turn the interior light on and off by touching the button
labeled with a light on the front control panel.
If unit is equipped with a lock, insert provided key and turn to
operate lock. Make sure key is kept in a secure place when not in use.
Important: When using the wine cellar for the first time, allow at least
24 hours for the internal temperature t o adjust properly. Make sure there
are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.
Important: In order to operate efficiently, this product should be
in an environment with an ambient temperature of less than 90°F
Temperature preset:
For your convenience, the wine
cellar is programmed a
temperature. The temperature pre-set by the manufacturer i
t storing
s 54°F
Setting the temperature:
You can manually adjust the te mperature. Simply press the “ - ” button
on the control panel to decrease the temperature and the “ + ” button to
increase the temperature by 1 de
gree inside the wine cellar. The
temperature range for this unit is from 45°F (7°C) to 65°F (18°C).
When the cabinet temperature is too low, the LED will display “LL”. When
the temperature is too high, it will display “HH” . The “ ER” display shows
when there has been a power disruption.
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The door of the wine cellar could be opened either from the left or right
side. The wine cellar is installed to open from the left side.
To reverse, please do as follows:
1. Disconnect the power, take out all the wines and lay the wine cellar
back on the ground.
2. Remove the screw on the right downward hinge cover and remove
the right downward hinge cover.
3. Remove the screw on the right downward hinge and remove the right
downward hinge.
4. Remove the screw on the door support and remove the cover of door
5. Remove the fixing screw on the door support and remove the door
6. At this point, you will be able to remove the door.
7. Remove the fixing screw on the door handle, then remove the handle
and fix it on the right of the door.
8. Tear off the PVC cover of the top control panel.
9. Remove the five screws and take off the plastic panel.
10. Remove the upper door axis, axis jacket and install them to the left,
then tighten the screw.
11. Install the plastic panel and tighten the screws.
12. Recover the new PVC cover packed in the accessory kit.
13. Install the door.
14. Install the left downward hinge (in the accessory kit) and install the
right downward hinge cover.
15. Install the door support on the place of the right downward hinge and
then affix the cover.
16. You now have the door fully installed on your desired side.
Note: Please do not power up the unit for 48 h ours to allow the coolants
to settle inside the compressor.
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Additional instructions for door handle installation:
1. Gently pull away the door gasket in the area where the handle is to
be installed. The gasket is easily displaced by hand; no tools are
2. Use a Phillips head screwdriver t o remove/install screws securing
door handle. (Do not over tighten scr ews as this will cause damage
to the handle.)
3. If needed, use a flat head s crewdriver to remove the 2 decorative
plugs from the front of the door or the plugs at the top of the door
where the hinge is located, if they are located on the side you wish
the handle to be installed on. Save the plugs for future use.
4. Replace t he door gasket to its orig inal position. Insert plugs into
open door holes if desired.
Always unplug the wine cellar before cleaning.
Do not use benzene, scrubbi ng brushes or chemical cleaners as t hese
will damage the unit.
Use only a mild, nonabrasive cleans er to clean the e xterior of the
Clean the stainless steel door and handle by wiping wit h a warm water
and baking soda solution. The soluti on should be about 2 tablespoons
of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the racks with a mild detergent solution.
Always dry all part s with a clean, dry cloth before plugging the wine
cellar back into the receptacle.
Always unplug the wine cellar before moving.
Remove all bottles before moving the wine cellar.
Securely tape down all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.
Turn the leveling legs up to the base to avoid damage.
Tape the door shut.
Be sure the wine cellar stays in the upright position during
Protect the outside of appliance with a blanket or similar item when
moving as needed.
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You can solve many common wine cellar problems easily, saving you the
cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestion below to see if you can
solve the problem before contacting Vinotemp at
Door will not
close properly.
Unit does not
not have power
Power is ON but
the unit will not
Fan is always
The wine cellar is not level.
The shelves are out of position.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The door gasket is dirty.
A bottle in the cellar is too long.
Check that unit is plugged into the wall socket.
Make sure the wall socket has power. If outlet is
controlled by a wall switch, make sure switch is set to
on. Test wall socket functionality by testing another
electrical appliance in the power socket.
Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.
When using the unit for the first time, it can take up
to 24 hours to reach the desired temperature.
If the room temperature is above 90°F (32°C), the
unit will not get below 51°F (11°C). Humidity does
not affect the cooling ability of the unit.
To achieve accurate temperature control, the unit
should not be used or operated in any of the
following locations:
o In a sunny place
o In a room with poor air circulation such as a
garage near another heat-producing appliance
such as a dishwasher, oven or refrigerator.
o With an outlet shared with a refrigerator, as the
refrigerator will drain power from the wine cellar.
o In a cabinet or closet.
Make sure the cooling vents are not obstructed.
This is simply a function of the cooling system. The
lower the setting, the more the fan will run. If the
room is warmer than 90°F (32°C), it will run more.
The unit has been designed to run continuously when
operating at the lower temperatures.
Check to make sure the wine cellar is level.
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is damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466 or
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and reserves the right to change materials and specifications without
Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
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