Vinotemp BC-58 Operating instructions

A PROUD HERITAGE OF EXPERIENCE & QUALITY
Wine Cellar
VT-WC58GNV-SB10 (58 bottle)
VT-WC58GNV-S10 (58 bottle)
VT-WC58GNV-B10 (58 bottle)
VT-WC58GNV-W10 (58 bottle)
O W N E R ’ S
M A N U A L
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 wine.
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.
°C
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18
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15
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°F
66
64
62
59
57
55
54
52
50
48
46
45
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
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
info@vinotemp.com.
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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.
To register your product,
visit: http://www.vinotemp.com/Warranty.aspx
Register your warranty within 10 days of receiving the unit.
Please be sure to retain your proof of purchase.
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Table of Contents
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................... 5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................. 6
CORD INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................. 6
WINE CELLAR INSTALLATION ....................................................... 7
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................... 7
TEMPERATURE CONTROL ............................................................. 8
DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION ..................................................... 8
CLEANING AND CARE .................................................................. 8
MOVING YOUR WINE CELLAR ....................................................... 9
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ....................................................... 10
TERMS AND CONDITIONS .......................................................... 12
SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE ................................................. 13
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PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
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Glass Door
Exhaust Grill
Adjustable Leveling Legs
Shelf
Cabinet
Control Panel
Light ON/OFF Button
LED Temperature Indicator
Temperature Adjustment Button
Item Number
Type
Bottle Capacity
VT-WC58GNV10
1 Temp.
Approx. 58
Dimension (WxDxH) without handle
24”×23”x34.5”
Weight
Power Consumption
Cooling System
105.8 Lbs
2.5 kW.h/24h
R134a
Ambient Temp. Range
60~90°F
Temperature Range
45~65°F
Rated Voltage
Rated Frequency
Input Power
115V
60Hz
200W
*Note: This wine cellar is designed to store up to 58 standard Bordeaux 750 ml bottles.
Storing large and/or oddly shaped bottles (including champagne and sparkling wine
bottles) will decrease the capacity of your wine cellar.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
• Use this appliance only as described in this manual. Other uses are not
recommended and may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
• This product is intended for household use.
• To protect against electric shock, do not immerse unit, plug or cord in
water or other liquids. Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
• Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the unit.
• Unplug from the outlet when not in use, when moving from one location
to another, or before cleaning.
• To disconnect the appliance, grip the plug and pull it from the wall outlet.
Never pull by the cord.
• Do not operate the appliance in the presence of explosive and/or
flammable fumes.
• Do not place the appliance or any of its parts near an open flame, cooking
or other heating appliance.
• Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug. If the product
malfunctions, or if it is dropped or damaged in any manner, do not use.
• The use of attachments is not recommended and may be hazardous.
• Do not operate if the housing is removed or damaged.
• A loose fit plug may cause overheating and a distortion of the plug.
Contact a qualified electrician to replace loose or worn outlet.
• This appliance is designed to be built-in (fully recessed) or free standing.
• The wine cellar is intended for use in a controlled ambient location such
that the ambient temperature does not exceed 90°F (32°C).
• Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove,
heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect/alter the outside color of
the appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury, unplug
or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing.
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away an old wine cellar,
remove the door and leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside.
CORD INSTRUCTIONS
For your protection, this unit should be properly grounded.
Unit is equipped with a 3-conductor cord set that has a
molded 3-prong grounding-type 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 cellar with an
extension cord or power board. Please ensure that the
appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
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WINE CELLAR INSTALLATION
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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 your wine cellar on a flat, dry surface that 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.
For freestanding installation, 6” of space at the back, 10-12” of space on each
side, and unlimited clearance at the top of the wine cooler are suggested to
ensure proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser. Do not
place underneath a table, counter top, or anything of the sort as this will not
allow for proper air circulation.
Unit is not designed for installation in a garage or basement.
Do not place the unit in direct sunlight or near sources of heat. Extreme hot
and cold ambient temperatures may cause the unit not to perform properly
or increase electrical consumption.
Do not place 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 appliance to the power source, let it stand upright for
approximately 24 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in
the cooling system from handling during transportation.
Clean the interior surface with a soft cloth and lukewarm water before first
use.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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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 to adjust properly. Make sure there are at least 3 to
5 bottles in the unit.
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TEMPERATURE CONTROL
IMPORTANT: To operate efficiently, this product should be in an environment
with an ambient temperature of less than 90°F (32°C).
Temperature preset: For your convenience, the manufacturer has pre-set the
temperature of the unit at 54°F (12°C).
Setting the temperature: You can manually adjust the temperature. Simply
press the DOWN arrow button on the control panel to decrease the temperature
and the UP arrow button to increase the temperature by 1 degree 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.
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 necessary.
2. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove/install screws securing door handle.
(Do not over tighten screws as this will cause damage to the handle.)
3. If needed, use a flat head screwdriver 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 the door gasket to its original position. Insert plugs into open door
holes if desired.
CLEANING AND CARE
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Always unplug the wine cellar before cleaning.
Do not use benzene, scrubbing brushes or chemical cleaners as these will
damage the unit.
Use only a mild, nonabrasive cleanser to clean the exterior of the cabinet.
Clean the stainless steel door and handle by wiping with a warm water and
baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking
soda to a quart of water.
Wash the racks with a mild detergent solution.
Always dry all parts with a clean, dry cloth before plugging the wine cellar
back into the receptacle.
MOVING YOUR WINE CELLAR
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Always unplug the wine cellar before moving.
Remove all bottles before moving the wine cellar.
Securely tape down all loose items and 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 transportation
Protect the outside of appliance with a blanket or similar item when moving
as needed.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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 info@vinotemp.com.
PROBLEM
Door will not
close properly.
Unit does not
operate—does
not have power
Power is ON but
the unit will not
cool.
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Fan is always
running.
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Vibrations
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
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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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Vinotemp International (“Seller”) and the person or entity that acquires these goods from Seller (“Purchaser”) hereby fully agree to
the following terms and conditions of the sale: Shipping fees are the responsibility of the Purchaser whether freight prepaid or freight
collect. Seller assumes no responsibility for the goods sold to the Purchaser once the goods have left the Seller’s premises, including,
but not limited to, late delivery by the moving carrier, or for events caused by any difficulty carrier incurs in attempting to fit the goods
into the Purchaser’s place of business or residence due to the size of the goods or otherwise. Purchaser assumes all responsibility for
delivery, payment of freight, access, measurement, installation, hook-up, wiring, moving and storage of the goods. The transportation
of all goods is subject to the terms and conditions which the moving carrier imposes on Purchaser including, but not limited to,
additional charges imposed per flight of stairs, and/or additional charges resulting from the carrier’s inability to safely and/or
adequately use the building elevator to lift the goods to an upper floor. Any claim for damages incurred during shipment by the carrier
of the goods are insured and handled directly with the carrier and must be noted at time of delivery. Any damages due to manufacture
defects will be handled directly with Vinotemp International, subject to the limited warranty.
All sales are final, and unless authorized in writing by the Seller, Purchaser may not return the goods, under any circumstance. If
Purchaser refuses to accept the goods, under any circumstance, the Purchaser is liable for the return and cost of freight both ways,
and if Seller does take back the goods, there will be a restocking/service fee that is 35% of the purchase price of the goods. (Product
must be in original packaging). Built-to-Order products (including Cabinets, Racking, and Accessories) are non-returnable. Purchaser
must notify Seller of non-conforming goods within four days of delivery, after which time all goods are deemed accepted. If an order
has been placed and production has started, cancellation of your order will be a 15% charge. If Purchaser tenders payment with a
check that has insufficient funds (NSF), or stops payment on a check or credit card for any reason, Purchaser agrees to pay for all
costs associated with the Seller’s collection or litigation of such a claim, including without limitation extra damages, court costs and
attorneys’ fees. Finance charges begin the date of invoice. Collection fees plus NSF fee of $50 will be added to your invoice, which you
agree to promptly pay. Title to the goods does not pass until payment is received in full by Seller and Seller retains a security interest
in the goods until they are paid for in full. Statute of limitations must be handled in arbitration in the County of Los Angeles.
LIMITED WARRANTY: Seller warrants that the goods will be free of defects in materials and workmanship as follows: Furniture style
(wood) wine cabinets made in the U.S.: all cooling unit parts for a period of 5 (five) years; cabinetry and labor (uninstalled) for a
period of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. For the metal cabinet wine units: parts and labor for cooling system and cabinetry for
a period of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. Thermoelectric Units: 90 (ninety) days from the date of sale (including Wine Coolers,
Beer Dispensers, Humidor, Portofino Wood Cellars, and Refrigerators). Wine-Mate Split Systems and installed products are parts only
for 1 year, no labor. Other Wine-Mate Cooling Systems are 5 years parts, 1 year labor. Wine Accessories and Racking Systems are not
warranted. There is no warranty on parts purchased separately. Removal and re-installation of unit is not included in warranted labor.
Purchaser’s exclusive remedy is limited, at Seller’s option; to repair or replace defective part[s] with either new or factory
reconditioned part[s]. Purchaser is responsible for shipping the unit pre-paid to designated facility and Seller will pay return shipping
charges in the continental United States for items repaired under warranty within 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. Since the
natural variation in texture, density, grain, color, tone and shade of wood is unavoidable; Seller does not guarantee the texture, color,
tone or shade of the wood: nor does seller guarantee the colorfastness of wood or against peeling, chipping, cracking or scratching.
Note: Unfinished wood is subject to warping; all wood surfaces must be sealed before placing cellar into service. Improper placement
of the unit will void the warranty. By Vinotemp in writing, any third party repair facility must be pre-approved before providing parts
free of charge. This limited warranty does not cover damage due to such things as accident, misuse, abuse, mishandling, neglect, acts
of God, fires, earthquakes, floods, high winds, government, war, riot or labor trouble, strikes, lockouts, delay of carrier, unauthorized
repair, or any other cause beyond the control of the Seller, whether similar or dissimilar to the foregoing. Seller is not responsible for
any damages caused to Purchaser's property resulting from the good. This limited warranty applies only inside the Continental US
(Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii are not warranted.).
For Non-New Units (Scratch & Dent/Refurbished/Floor Models), warranty for compressor units is 90 days from your dated invoice and
30 days for thermoelectric units (parts for function only, not cosmetic defects). These units are refurbished and sold as is; Purchaser
assumes risks to the quality and performance of goods and assumes the costs of all necessary service or repair not covered herein.
For Element Grills (via Element Products LLC), grills have a 1 year comprehensive parts warranty on entire product. Three years
limited parts warranty covering the stainless burner and a thirty day limited parts warranty on grill accessories. If grill is defective and
unused plus all packaging and parts are intact, we will either replace the grill or provide service to repair the grill. Returned product
must accompany all original packaging and parts and is subject to our 35% restocking fee (and freight both ways).
With Wine-Mate products, if the customer calls and the product is “defective”, you must obtain a letter from your qualified refrigeration
technician at the customers cost, to verify that the unit was installed properly, with proper ventilation and the unit is truly
malfunctioning due to manufacture defect.
Purchaser understands and acknowledges that the goods sold here are wine cellars, cigar humidors, and/or other similar units which
house wine or cigars. Purchaser assumes all risk of using these units, including risk of spoilage, humidity variations, temperature
variations, leaks, fire, water damage, mold, mildew, dryness and similar and any other perils that might occur.
Seller is not responsible for incidental or consequential damages, and there are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend
beyond the Limited Warranty described above. Warranty and liability are non-transferable. The implied warranties of merchantability
and of fitness for a particular purpose are hereby expressly disclaimed. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, or a waiver of the implied warranties of fitness and/or merchantability, so the above limitations may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Seller disclaims
any indemnification for claims of infringement of any intellectual property of protectable nature. In the event of any dispute between
Seller and Purchaser arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions or to the goods sold generally, Purchaser must first file a
written claim with Seller within ten days of the occurrence giving rise to the claim and wait an additional thirty days for a response
before initiating any legal action. The sale and all terms are subject to California law. Any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to
these terms and conditions or to the goods sold generally shall be brought solely and exclusively in the County of Los Angeles. In no
event may Purchaser initiate any legal proceeding more than six months after the occurrence of the event giving rise to the dispute.
The above terms and conditions are the only ones governing this transaction and Seller makes no oral representations of any kind.
These Terms and Conditions can only be modified in writing, signed by both Purchaser and Seller. 10/12
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W W W . V I N O T E M P . C O M
SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE
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
info@vinotemp.com.
The manufacturer has a policy of continuous improvement on its products
and reserves the right to change materials and specifications without
notice.
WARNING:
Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
For adult use only.
Contact info@vinotemp.com
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Vinotemp is a registered trademark of Vinotemp International. All products, features, and services
are subject to change without notice. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this
document. We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future changes.
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