WINE COOLER
OWNER’S MANUAL
FR966
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UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS DEVICE COULD VOID MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the
following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS WINE COOLER
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Do not use if supply cord is damaged. If damaged, It must be replaced by the
manufacturer or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid hazard.
This wine cooler is not intended for use by young children or infants, without supervision.
Young children must be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
Ensure the cooler is unplugged before cleaning.
To clean the cooler use only mild detergents or glass cleaning products. Never use
harsh detergents or solvents.
It is not recommended to use this wine cooler with an extension cord or surge protectors.
Please ensure that the appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
When positioning the wine cooler, ensure that there is at least a 5’’(15cm) clearance at
the sides and a 5’’(15cm) clearance at the back of the cooler as this is the main outlet for
heat. This will allow for adequate ventilation.
This cooler is designed to store wine bottles only, any other use will not be covered under
warranty.
Do not place beverages in the wine cooler before they cool to room temperature.
Close the cooler door immediately after putting in any items so the inside temperature will
not rise dramatically.
Keep appliance away from any heat source or direct sunlight.
To ensure unit is level, the appliance must be placed on a flat and solid surface. It should
not be laid on any soft material.
Do not place any other appliance on top of the wine cooler.
The Wine Cooler is an electrical appliance. To avoid injury or death from electrical shock
do not operate the Wine Cooler with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface or while
standing in water.
Do not use outdoors or in wet conditions.
When positioned or if moving the appliance ensure that it is not set horizontally, tilted at
more than a 45° angle or turned upside down.
Never pull the cord to disconnect it from the outlet. Grasp the plug and pull it from the
outlet.
Never lift or carry the Wine Cooler by the cord.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
This Wine Cooler is for household use only. Any other use will void the warranty.
Do not plug into the power socket before set up is completed.
An empty cooler can be a dangerous attraction to children. If disposing of the cooler
remove gaskets, latches, lids or the entire door from your unused appliance, or take other
action to ensure the cooler is harmless.
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Product Overview:
1. Fan cover
2. Chrome Shelve
3. Feet
4.Water Box
5. Door
6. Magnetic Seal
7. Temperature Adjustment Buttons*
8. Light Switch
* See Control Panel Overview section below for more detailed information
Control Panel Overview:
- Increase temperature in increments of 1°F (Fahrenheit)
- Decrease temperature in increments of 1°F (Fahrenheit)
- Turn interior lamp on/off.
Unpacking the unit:
1. Remove the exterior and interior packing.
2. Check to be sure you have all the following parts:
a. One (1) wine cooler
b. One (1) owner’s manual
c. Three (3) chrome bottle racks
Finding an appropriate location for your wine cooler:
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Place your wine cooler on a flat surface that is strong enough to support it when fully
loaded.
Allow 5 inch (15cm) of space on the rear and both sides of the wine cooler to allow
proper ventilation.
This wine cooler is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or
built-in (fully recessed).
Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Do not locate the unit in a moist place.
Do not locate the wine cooler in direct sunlight.
The unit’s cooling system operates efficiently with an ambient temperature of 77°F (25°C)
or less.
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ALWAYS REMOVE ALL BOTTLES BEFORE MOVING THE WINE COOLER
Installation instructions:
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Gently place/slide the racks in the wine cooler.
Slide the Air Inlet Filter into the guides on the back of the wine cooler.
Unpack the power cord from the back of the wine cooler.
Plug the power plug into an exclusive standard 110/120V outlet.
Setup Checklist:
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Unit must be placed on a flat surface.
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The room’s ambient temperature should be 77°F (25°C) or cooler for unit to function
properly.
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There should be 5 inch (15cm) of clearance on the rear and both sides of the unit.
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Unit should not be placed in direct sunlight.
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Do not place unit next to a major appliance that emits large amounts of heat, such as a
dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, oven, barbecue, etc.
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Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a refrigerator.
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Unit should not be built into a wall recess, cabinet, niche or any type of enclosed area.
Setting the temperature control:
At anytime, you can manually adjust the temperature. Simply press the ( ) button on the control
panel to lower the temperature and the ( ) button to increase the temperature inside the wine
cooler.
Important Note:
□ The built-in microprocessor will not allow the user to set the temperature below 54°F
(12°C) or above 66°F (19°C). Please note that the protection mechanism only works
when used under the recommended ambient temperature conditions described in this
manual*.
□ The temperature which is displayed on the control panel is always the actual interior
temperature inside the cabinet, ranging from 54°F (12°C) to 66°F (19°C). After
inputting a desired temperature setting, it takes 3 seconds for the display to return to
displaying the actual interior temperature.
□ The LED background light will turn on when any of the 3 buttons are pressed.
Recommended temperatures for chilling wine:
Red Wine:
54-64°F (12-18°C)
Port/Sherry:
50-57°F (10-14°C)
White/Rose Wines: 46-54°F (8-12°C)
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Cleaning instructions:
Below is a list of general cleaning tips that should be noted when cleaning your wine cooler.
When cleaning your cooler, be cautious when using any type of cleaning products, some individuals
may have allergic reactions to the chemicals in some of these products. By using solvents to clean
your cooler, you may damage its finish, hence it is recommended to use mild detergents, baking soda
and water. Never spray or squirt any type of liquid onto your cooler. If a spray is needed, spray the
liquid onto a cloth and then use the moistened cloth to rub down the cooler.
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Always unplug the wine cooler before cleaning.
Wash the inside surface with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be
about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart (1 liter) of water.
Wash the racks with a mild detergent solution.
The outside of the wine cooler should be cleaned with a mild detergent solution.
Always dry all the parts with a clean dry cloth before plugging the wine cooler back into the
receptacle.
AVOID ABRASIVE PRODUCTS SUCH AS SCOURING PADS AND POWDERS. THEY WILL
PERMANATELY DAMAGE THE FINISH OF YOUR WINE COOLER
In addition to the cleaning tips listed above it is recommended to clean the external fan filter of your
wine cooler every 6 months as dirt, dust and hair can build up causing the cooling system to not
function as efficiently.
ALWAYS UNPLUG THE UNIT FROM THE WALL PRIOR TO CLEANING THE FAN FILTER
There are 2 effective methods to clean the external fan filter of your wine cooler:
• A vacuum cleaner can be used collect the dirt, dust and hair that has built-up.
• Alternatively compressed air in a container can be used to clean the fan filter of your wine
cooler. Be sure to follow the directions of the compressed air container to avoid damage or
personal injury.
Interior Light Information:
The interior light source of the wine cooler consists of LED lighting which is long lasting and very
energy efficient. LED lights will usually last for many years, even sometimes lasting longer than
the product they have been installed in. If for any reason the LED lights stop working and you
have determined that they no longer functions, please contact our customer service department
toll-free at 1-800-898-9020 to find a local service center.
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Troubleshooting Guide:
You can easily solve many common problems by trying the suggestions below:
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Vibrations
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Check to make sure the wine cooler is on a level surface.
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The wine cooler is not on a level surface.
The racks are out of position.
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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 77°F
(25°C), it will run more.
The unit has been designed to run continuously when operating
at the lower temperatures.
Check the wall outlet for power. Make sure the outlet is not
controlled by a wall switch.
The door will not close
properly.
Fan is always running.
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Unit has no power.
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The inside temperature
does not seem correct.
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The unit does not
operate.
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The unit will not cool.
Power is On.
Make sure the cooling vents on each side of the cooler are not
obstructed. Have at least 5 inches (15cm) of space on each side
of unit.
The unit will have difficulty in cooling if the set temperature is
32°F (0°C) below the ambient temperature.
Example: if the ambient temperature is 86°F (30°C), the unit
will have difficulty cooling to 54°F (12°C).
When using the unit for the first time, it can take up to 24 hrs to
reach the desired temperature.
It may not be plugged into the wall socket.
Make sure the wall socket is functional by testing another
electrical appliance in the power socket.
Make sure the circuit breaker is not tripped or a fuse is blown.
Make sure there are at least 3-5 bottles in the unit.
Allow at least 24 hours for the internal temperature to adjust
properly.
*Because of technological limitation , the interior temperature can be
set between 54°F (12°C) and 66°F (19°C) on the control panel only at
the room temperature of 77°F (25°C).
To achieve accurate temperature control, the unit should not be used
or operated in any of the following locations:
• in a sunny place.
• in a room with poor air circulation such as a garage.
• near another heat producing appliance (dishwasher, oven,
refrigerator).
• with an outlet shared with a refrigerator as it will drain power from
the unit.
• built-in a wall recess, niche or cabinet.
• in a cabinet or closet.
And remember to have at least 5 inches (15 cm) of space on
each side of unit.
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General Statements
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The unit can be manually set using the
and buttons The
minimum setting is 54°F (12°C) and maximum is 66°F (19°C).
The unit does not use any CFC’s. There is no compressor inside
this unit.
The cooling system is called a Peltier System.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
33L (1.2 Cu. Ft. )
Volume (liter)
14x18.9x19.8
Unit Dimension
(W×H×D) inch(mm)
(355x480x503)
21.9x16.1x19.9
Gift Box Dimension (W×H×D) inch(mm)
(555x410x505)
Power Consumption
0.8 (59°F)
(KW·h/24h)
Maximum Temperature Variance
59°F *
(between ambient and cooler)
Temperature Control Range
54°F - 66°F*
Rated Voltage
AC 120V
Rated Frequency
60Hz
Input power
70W
* Because of technological limitation , the interior temperature can be set between 54°F (12°C) and 66°F (19°C) on the
control panel only at the room temperature of 77°F (25°C)
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Circuit Diagram:
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LIMITED WARRANTY
What does this warranty cover? Any manufacturing defects in original material, including original parts and
workmanship, under normal use and conditions.
For how long? One year parts and labor from date of original purchase.
What will we do? If you need service under this warranty, and you provide us with the dated proof of purchase, we will
provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts at an authorized Depot Repair Facility, or replace the product in our
discretion.
How do you make your warranty claim? If it becomes necessary to repair your unit, you can obtain the name and
mailing location of a Depot Repair Facility by dialing 1-800-695-0098. You should pack your unit in a well-padded heavy
corrugated box, enclose your check or money order payable to the Depot Repair Facility in the amount of $15.00 to cover
the return shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase (warranty service will not be
provided without a dated proof of purchase). Finally, ship the unit prepaid via UPS or parcel post (insured) to:
Emerson Radio Corp.,
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063
What does your warranty not cover? This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident,
failure to follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an unauthorized facility, or products purchased,
used, serviced or damaged outside of the United States.
What other limitations apply to your warranty?
THIS WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND APPLIES ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND DOES NOT
EXTEND TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTY AS PROVIDED
ABOVE BEGINNING WITH THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE AT RETAIL AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SHALL APPLY TO THE PRODUCT THEREAFTER. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO
THE FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
PROVIDED ABOVE AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE
PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH
THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
How does state law apply to your warranty?
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, BUT YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SO THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The serial number can be found on the back cabinet .We suggest that you record
the serial number of your unit in the space below for future reference
Model Number :
Serial Number :
FR966
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EMERSON
PART NO.: FR966-06272008-01
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