Carrier 50SD Operating instructions

50 Bottle Seamless
Wine Cooler
O W N E R ’ S
Your Wine Cellar
This unit can be used for storage and/or service. The unit has a glass door and
soft interior light 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.
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 cooler. 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
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:
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
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................... 6 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ................................................................... 6 PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................... 7 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................. 8 TEMPERATURE CONTROL ..................................................................... 8 WINE RACK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ................................................... 9 CARE AND MAINTENANCE .................................................................... 9 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................................................... 10 TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY ........................................................ 11 SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE ......................................................... 12 17621 South Susana Road, Rancho Dominguez, California 90221
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, as it may cause fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
• This product is intended for household and commercial use.
• To protect against electric shock, do not immerse unit, plug, or cord in
water or other liquids.
• Keep away from children.
• 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 or other
heat generating appliances.
• 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.
• Place the unit on a dry level surface.
• Unit is not designed for use in a garage or basement.
• Do not operate if the housing is removed or damaged.
• A loose fit between the AC outlet (receptacle) and plug may cause
overheating and a distortion of the plug. Contact a qualified electrician to
replace a loose or worn outlet.
• This appliance is designed for built-in (fully recessed) or freestanding
• 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 will affect/alter the exterior color of
the appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury, always
unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing.
For your protection, this unit should be properly grounded.
The 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 groundingtype outlet as shown in figure A.
It is not recommended to use this wine cooler with an
extension cord or power board. Please ensure that the
appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
Glass Door
Exhaust Grill
Adjustable leveling legs
Control Panel
Light ON/OFF Button
LED Indicator
Temperature Adjustment
Product Number
Bottle Capacity
1 temp.
Approx. 50
Input power
Power consumption
2.0 kWh/24h
Cooling system
Temperature control range
45°F – 65°F
Ambient temperature
< 90°F
Net weight
153.9 lbs
Gross weight
160.5 lbs
Product dimensions (WxDxH)
23.8” x 22.7” x 34.3”
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
25.59” x 26.38” x 39.98”
*Note: This wine cooler is designed to store up to 50 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 cooler.
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Place your wine cellar on a flat surface that is strong enough to support
the unit when fully loaded.
2. This wine cellar is designed to be built-in (fully recessed) or freestanding.
3. Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
4. Do not place the unit in a moist place or display in direct sunlight.
5. Do not place the unit next to a major appliance that emits large amounts
of heat, such as a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, oven or
barbecue, etc.
6. Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a refrigerator or microwave.
7. The unit’s cooling system operates efficiently with an ambient
temperature of less than 90°F (32°C). Do not install in a garage or
8. Gently place/slide the racks in the wine cellar.
9. Determine the best setting to use: refer to the temperature guides for
appropriate serving (see page 2). An easy reference guide for serving
temperatures can also be found on the doors interior.
10. Place bottles inside the cooler.
11. Plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet.
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.
Important note: In order to operate efficiently, wine cellars should be in an
environment with an ambient temperature of less than 90°F (32°C).
Setting the temperature control (presets):
For your convenience, the wine cellar is programmed at the average storing
temperature. The temperature pre-set by the manufacturer is 54°F (12°C),
which the indicator will display. To change the preset temperature in the wine
cellar, simply press the preset button until the desired number appears.
Setting the temperature control (manually):
You can also manually adjust the temperature. Simply press the DOWN button
on the control panel to decrease the temperature and the UP button to increase
the temperature inside the wine cellar. The temperature range is from 45°F (7°C)
to 65°F (18°C).
The upper zone will be approximately 8 - 9°F (4.4 - 5°C) warmer and the lower
zone will be approximately 8 - 9°F (4.4 - 5°C) cooler than the middle section.
The fluctuation temperature display is normal. It is normal for the temperature
display to fluctuate by roughly -5°F ~ 5°F (-2.8°C ~ 2.8°C).
There is a warning alarm that will sound in 3 second intervals if the door is left
open for more than 2 minutes.
NOTE: To prevent damaging the door gasket, make sure to have the door open
completely when pulling shelves out of the rail compartment.
1. Remove any bottles stored on the racks.
2. Pull the racks out flatly and press the button in each side. (See figure 1)
3. Push the racks into sliders. (See figure 2)
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 the parts with a clean, dry cloth before plugging the wine
cellar back into the receptacle.
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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
Wine cooler does not
• The unit may not be plugged in to the wall outlet.
• Make sure the wall outlet is functioning properly.
Test it by plugging in another appliance into the
same outlet.
Fan is always running
• This is simply a function of the cooling system. The
lower the temperature 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.
Unit has no power
• Check the wall outlet for power. Make sure the
outlet is not controlled by a wall switch.
The interior
temperature does not
seem correct
• Make sure the cooling vents are not obstructed.
• The room may be too hot. If the ambient
temperature is 90°F (32°C) or higher, the unit can
have difficulty chilling adequately on the white wine
• When using the unit for the first time, it can take up
to 24 hours to reach the desired temperature.
• Check to assure that the wine cooler is level.
Power is on, but the
unit will not cool
• Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the
unit. Allow at least 24 hours for the internal
temperature to adjust.
• 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 installed in any of the following
• In a sunny place
• In a room with poor air circulation such as a garage
near another heat-producing appliance such as a
dishwasher, over or refrigerator.
• With an outlet shared with a refrigerator, as the
refrigerator will drain power from the wine cellar.
• In a cabinet or closet.
• Make sure the cooling vents are not obstructed.
The door will not close
• The wine cellar is not on a level surface.
• The racks are out of position.
• Some bottles inside the unit may be too long.
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
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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.
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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 preapproved 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
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. 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
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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.
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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
The manufacturer has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and
reserves the right to change materials and specifications without notice.
Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
For adult use only.
Contact with any questions.
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