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Wine Cellar Cooling Systems
Through-the-Wall
Wine Cellar Cooling Systems
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Guide
Manufactured by:
www.wineguardian.com
Syracuse, NY
www.airinnovations.com
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Wine Guardian is a registered trademark (2,972,262) of Air Innovations, Inc.
Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall U.S. Pat. No. D634,760S
Edition 4/2013
© Air Innovations, 2013
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ................................................................................................ 4
Wine Guardian’s Consumer Protection Program ......................................................... 4
Directory of Terms ...................................................................................... 5
Receiving, Inspecting and Unpacking the Wine Guardian System .............. 6
Review the Packing Slip to Verify: ............................................................................... 6
General Description .................................................................................... 7
Wine Guardian Controls .............................................................................................. 8
Wine Guardian Controls .............................................................................................. 9
Standard Specifications ........................................................................................... 10
The Wine Guardian System Contains ......................................................................... 10
Accessories and Optional Equipment ..................................................................... 11
Installation Sleeve ....................................................................................................... 11
Extended Compressor Warranty ................................................................................. 11
Duct Collar Adapter ..................................................................................................... 11
Remote Temperature/Humidity Controller ................................................................... 11
Remote Temperature/Humidity Sensor ....................................................................... 11
Humidity Option........................................................................................................... 11
Overview of the Wine Guardian Unit ....................................................................... 12
Overview ................................................................................................................... 13
Safety ....................................................................................................... 15
Safety Message Conventions .................................................................................. 16
Danger ........................................................................................................................ 16
Warning....................................................................................................................... 16
Caution........................................................................................................................ 16
Lockout/Tagout Procedure .......................................................................................... 17
Safety Considerations ................................................................................................. 17
Safety Hazards............................................................................................................ 17
Electrical Hazards ....................................................................................................... 17
Electrical Shock Hazards ............................................................................................ 17
Hot Parts Hazards ....................................................................................................... 17
Moving Parts Hazards ................................................................................................. 18
Equipment Safety Interlocks........................................................................................ 18
On/Off Switch .............................................................................................................. 18
Installation ................................................................................................ 20
Pre-installation Test ................................................................................................... 20
Air Flow Illustration .................................................................................................... 20
Planning the Installation ............................................................................................. 21
Performing a Pre-installation Check ............................................................................ 22
Locating the System.................................................................................................... 22
Power Cord Location................................................................................................... 22
Grilles .......................................................................................................................... 23
Mounting the System .................................................................................................. 23
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Installing the Condensate Overflow ........................................................................... 25
Installing the Drain Line ............................................................................................. 25
Priming the Drain Trap ............................................................................................. 25
Wiring the System for Power ................................................................................... 26
Electrical Plug Configuration ....................................................................................... 26
Installing the Thermostat and Communication Cable ............................... 27
Mounting the Optional Remote Interface Controller .................................. 27
Installation of the Optional Wine Guardian Remote Sensor ..................... 29
Mounting the Remote Sensor ................................................................... 29
Joining Communication Cable .................................................................. 31
Changing Jumper Positions (Averaging readings from Remote Sensor) ... 31
Standard Controller Functions .................................................................. 32
Starting-up and Operating the Wine Guardian .......................................... 37
Control Settings ........................................................................................................ 37
Controller Functions .................................................................................................... 37
Regulating the Wine Cellar Temperature .................................................................... 38
Changing the Air Flow Direction .................................................................................. 38
Maintenance ............................................................................................. 38
Maintenance Schedule ............................................................................................ 39
Monthly ....................................................................................................................... 39
Yearly .......................................................................................................................... 39
High Pressure Switch has Shut the System Down ................................ 40
Instructions to Reset High Pressure Switch ........................................................... 40
Alarm Annunciation ..................................................................................................... 40
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................ 41
Typical Start-up Problems ......................................................................................... 41
Unit Does not Start-up ............................................................................................. 41
Unit is Operating and Blows Evaporator Air, but the Supply Air is not Colder than
the Return Air from the Cellar .................................................................................. 42
Problems Controlling Cellar Temperature .................................................................. 42
Problems Controlling Cellar Humidity ..................................................................... 43
Problems Controlling Cellar Humidity ........................................................................ 44
Other Miscellaneous Problems .................................................................................. 44
Warranty ................................................................................................... 45
Contact Information ................................................................................................... 47
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Introduction
Dear Customer,
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a Wine Guardian cooling system. We believe
it to be the best wine cellar cooling system on the market and hope that you will agree.
This guide is intended to help the installer and owner of the Wine Guardian cooling system
to properly install and maintain the equipment. In order to ensure a long and trouble-free
operation, please read this manual carefully, especially the safety instructions, and keep it
for future reference.
IMPORTANT!
Customer Warranty Registration
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN IMMEDIATELY
TO REGISTER THE WARRANTY ON YOUR NEW WINE GUARDIAN AND ACCESSORIES
Wine Guardian’s Consumer Protection Program
Please complete and return this Product Registration Card along with copies of your
original purchase receipts within ten days from date of sale to enroll in Wine Guardian’s
Consumer Protection Program. Note: The Product Registration Card is included in the
system’s packaging.
By registering your purchase, you will automatically be enrolled. Our Consumer
Protection Program provides you with the following.
 New Product Announcement: so you can be kept informed of the latest
Wine Guardian products and accessories.
 Product Safety Notification: so registering your product allows us to
contact you in the unlikely event a product of safety notification or service
bulletin issued.
 Confirmation of Ownership: we keep the model number, serial
number, and other information on this card in our files up to ten years.
In the event of fire, flood or theft, your registration serves as your proof
of purchase for insurance purposes.
 Warranty Service: filling out Product Registration
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Directory of Terms
Ambient Air – The surrounding area outside the cellar such as a room, basement, garage or
outdoors.
CFM – Cubic feet per minute. A unit of measurement for the amount of air handled by the fan.
Condensate / Condensation – The water formed out of the air when it is cooled below a certain
temperature (called dew point). Often referred to as “sweating” on pipes and cold surfaces. This
water collects at the bottom of the evaporator or cooling coil and drains out of the unit through
the drain line.
Condenser (Heat Rejection) Section / Coil – The Condenser Section uses the compressor,
condenser coil and fan to remove heat from the refrigerant to the ambient air outside the wine
cellar. The word condenser refers to the condensation of the refrigerant from gas to liquid phase.
CSA/ETL – Canadian Standard Association/Electric Testing Laboratory
Exhaust Air – The air leaving the evaporator or condenser section of the Wine Guardian unit.
Evaporator (Cooling) Section / Coil – The Evaporator Section uses the cooling coil and the
fan to remove heat from the air inside the wine cellar to the refrigerant, cooling the air and
condensing moisture out of the air. The word evaporator refers to the evaporation of the
refrigerant from liquid to gas phase in the coil. The Evaporator Section is connected to or inside
the wine cellar.
Flexible Duct – Round ducts with steel reinforced plastic liners, a layer of insulation and an
outer plastic layer used to convey the air from the unit to the cellar or ambient space.
Grille or Diffuser – Inlet or outlet plates to direct the airflow or protect the inside of the unit.
Heat Gain / Loss – The amount of cooling or heating expressed in watts transferred
between the wine cellar and the ambient space. The Wine Guardian must offset this load.
Inlet Air – The air entering the evaporator and condenser sections of the Wine
Guardian unit.
NEC – National Electrical Code
Recovery – The amount of cooling the unit does to return the cellar to its set point
temperature after some new load is introduced, such as people or new cases of warm wine
entering the cellar.
Return Air - The air leaving the cellar and returning to the inlet of the evaporator coil.
SP – Static pressure. Unit of measurement (inches of water column) of the pressure of the air
handled by the fan.
Set Point – The desired temperature or humidity set on the thermostat or humidistat.
Supply Air - The air entering the cellar from the discharge of the evaporator coil.
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Receiving, Inspecting and Unpacking the Wine
Guardian System
NOTE: Wine Guardian systems are factory assembled and tested prior to
shipment.
Wine Guardian systems are shipped individually in corrugated boxes specially designed to
protect the equipment during shipment.
 Before opening the container, inspect the packing crates or boxes for obvious signs
of damage or mishandling.
 Write any discrepancy or visual damage on the bill of lading before signing.
 Inspect all equipment for any sign of damage caused during transit.
 Report all visual or concealed damage to the carrier and file a claim immediately.
IMPORTANT
If this procedure is not followed, the shipping company may reject the
claim and the consignee may suffer the loss. Do not return the shipment
to the factory.
WARNING
* DO NOT LIFT THE UNIT UP FROM ITS PLASTIC FRONT PIECES
TO AVOID DAMAGING THEM
**THE UNIT SHOULD BE LIFTED FROM UNDERNEATH ITS BASE AT
BOTH ENDS OF THE SYSTEM.
Review the Packing Slip to Verify:
 Model number
 Factory-installed options
 System accessories
If any items listed on the packing slip do not match your order information, contact the place
of purchase immediately.
Check the unit for:
 An electrical power cord (factory installed on condenser side)
 The Easy Mount™ Through-the-Wall mounting sleeve.
 Accessories such as condenser air duct collar or duct collar kit, and optional controls, if
ordered.
 The EasyMount™ Through-the-Wall mounting sleeve.
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General Description
The Through-the-Wall Wine Guardian cooling system is a professional grade, self-contained
climate control system designed specifically for the storage of wine at cellar temperatures. It is
designed for easy installation and operation. Wine Guardian uses digital electronic controls and
environmentally friendly R-134a refrigerant. The entire system is run-tested at the factory and
shipped as a single package. All components are of a high quality standard commercial grade.
The entire system is approved by ETL (Equipment Testing Lab) according to UL (Underwriters
Laboratory) 484 and CSA (Canadian Standard Association) safety standards. All wiring
complies with NEC (National Electrical Code). Each system is factory installed with a sealed,
UL-approved power cord and plug that can be mounted on either end of the cooling system.
Wine Guardian products are made in the USA.
The Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall system is completely self-contained and includes an
integral air cooled condenser. The system is functionally divided into two sections, the
evaporator or cooling section, and the condenser or heat rejection section. Each section contains
a coil to add or remove heat and a fan to move the air through the coil and into our or out of the
cellar or adjacent space.
Air from the cellar first enters the cooling coil. Air passes through the cooling coil and is cooled
by the refrigerant inside the coil. This causes any excess humidity in the air to condense and be
captured in the drain pan and internally evaporates as it comes in contact with the integral
condensate removal coil. Air then enters the fan where it is pressured and discharged out of the
system. The thermostat, located on the system, or through the optional remote interface
controller, turns the cooling on and off as needed to maintain its set point.
The compressor and condenser section are activated whenever the system is cooling. The
condenser fan draws air from the surrounding or ambient space. The airflows through the
condenser coil where it absorbs heat from the refrigerant in the coil. The air is finally discharged
out of the system by the condenser fan, and can be ducted outside or to an unused space by an
optional condenser duct kit.
CAUTION
THE AIR EXHAUST FORM THE CONDENSER FAN IS WARM AND CAN BE 20 DEGREES F
ABOVE THE ENTERING AIR TEMPERATURE.
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Wine Guardian Controls
Wine Guardian’s digital electronic control series offers a versatile solution for controlling and
monitoring your wine cellar temperature and humidity. This series consists of four controls; a
main control board; a local user interface; a remote user interface; and a remote temperature and
humidity sensor. The system only required the use of the main control board and one of the user
interfaces (local or remote) to function. However, users have the following options to customize
the control capabilities for their application: (See pg. 6 for description of control boards and
optional sensors).
The Wine Guardian’s digital electronic controls are designed to control the operation of the
compressor, condenser fan, evaporator fan, and optional humidifier. There also is pressure switch
monitoring with a dry contact alarm output that will energize in the event of a pressure switch
fault or a high/low temperature or humidity alarm. The local and remote user interface controls
employ user-friendly, menu-driven programming features that can easily be accessed by holding
the mode button on the control for 5 seconds. Once in the program menu, the user can scroll
through the setting by pressing the mode button and can adjust each setting by using the up and
down arrows. The programming mode allows the user to customize features such as °F or °C
temperature scale, high/low temperature and humidity alarm set points, an adjustable 0-10
minute compressor anti-short cycle delay, sensor averaging options, enable or disable the defrost
feature, an optional keypad lockout code, differential and dead band adjustments, room
temperature calibration, enable or disable the humidifier, and automatic or continuous fan option.
To exit the programming mode the user may either hold the mode button for 5 seconds or the
control will automatically store the settings and exit the programming mode after 10 seconds of
inactivity. Each user interface control will also employ an ON/OFF button that turns the system
on or off respectively.
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Wine Guardian Controls
Main Control: Performs all switching
functions and interfaces with inputs and
outputs. It can connect to local or remote
user interface, as well as remote
temperature/humidity sensor.
Two way communications: remote
user interface reports settings back
to main control, main control
energizes outputs and reports
alarms and temp/humidity
readings to remote user interface.
Two way communications: local
user interface reports settings back
to main control, main control
energizes outputs and reports alarms
and temp/humidity readings to local
user interface.
One way communication: remote
temp/humidity sensor reports temp and
humidity readings to main control.
Local User Interface: Can be used with
Main Control for adjusting settings,
reading temp/humidity, and reading
fault codes at the unit.
Remote User Interface: Can be with
Main Control for adjusting settings,
reading temp/humidity, and reading
fault codes in a remote location away
from the unit.
Temperature/Humidity Sensor: Can be
used in conjunction with the Main
Control to report temp/humidity from
inside the wine cellar without requiring a
user interface to be located inside the
wine cellar.
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Standard Specifications
IMPORTANT
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice
The Wine Guardian System Contains
 A capillary tube expansion to control the flow of refrigeration into the evaporator coil
 A filter dryer to keep the refrigerant clean and free of contaminants
 Dual factory mounted plastic supply/return air grilles for evaporator and condenser air
movement
 Movable supply air louvers for side-to-side directing of cold air into the wine cellar
 A manually reset, high-pressure switch on the condenser discharge to protect the
compressor from high pressures
 Environmentally friendly-134a refrigerant
 An internally/externally mounted digital electronic control with many user-controlled
settings
 Auxiliary drain port connection at condenser end of unit
All exterior framing of the Wine Guardian is powder coated, 0.063" gauge aluminum to prevent
rust and corrosion. All coils are copper tubes with aluminum fins. The evaporator is coated with
an “E” coat finish to prevent premature corrosion. The system uses an internal drain system to
remove excess moisture and does not reintroduce it back into the cellar. An auxiliary drain port
is located at the condenser end of the unit should there be a need to physically remove the
excessive moisture.
Each system is provided with a pre-wired and tested electronic digital thermostat (local user
interface) as standard, or an optional remote mounted thermostat (remote user interface) in the
wine cellar. The thermostat has multiple control functions for the fan, operation, cooling (if
equipped), and maintaining humidity.
Compressors are self-lubricating, permanently sealed, hermetic reciprocating type compressors,
with internal overload protection and capacity start with a minimum of one-year manufacturer’s
warranty and an optional five-year warranty. Compressors are mounted on rubber-in-shear
isolators to reduce noise and vibration.
Electric power is supplied by a single, factory-furnished cord and plug that can be connected on
the cellar side or the condenser side of the unit. Units are shipped from the factory with a plug
attached on the condenser side. All controls are 24-volt supplied from an internal transformer.
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Accessories and Optional Equipment
Installation Sleeve
Each Wine Guardian system includes an EasyMount™ installation sleeve to be used in the
mounting of the system through-the-wall at the desired location. The sleeve is essential for the
proper support of the Wine Guardian system and ease of installation. The maximum dimensions
of the wall opening should be 14½” wide by 16¼” high.
For proper operation of the system, including drainage and undue noise and vibration, the
Installation Sleeve must be mounted level within the wall cutout and securely fastened to the
wall studs on either side of the sleeve as shown on page 18.
Extended Compressor Warranty
The Wine Guardian uses only the best commercially available compressors on the market.
However, since the compressor is the single most expensive component in the system, it is
recommended that you purchase the extended, five-year warranty option.
Duct Collar Adapter
An optional duct collar kit is available for ease in directing the warm condenser air away from
the through-the-wall unit mounting. The kit includes one (1) duct collar, 15-feet of 6-inches
round flexible ductwork and two (2) tie wraps for connection of the ductwork to the duct collar.
The kit does not include connections at the tie-in point to the remote location or outdoors.
Remote Temperature/Humidity Controller
The remote temperature/humidity controller (Remote Interface Controller) is intended to provide
a means for user interface at a remote location. The controller can be used as a remote
sensor/controller mounted within the wine cellar remote from the Through-the-Wall system. The
controller can also be used as a remote indicator (without sensor) mounted directly outside of the
wine cellar of the residence or building. The Remote Interface Controller includes a backlit face
for temperature and humidity indication along with controller set-up and operational functions.
Remote Temperature/Humidity Sensor
The remote temperature/humidity sensor is intended to provide a means of sensing one or more
locations within the wine cellar ands designed to work in conjunction with the Remote Interface
Controller or Local Interface Controller integral to the Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall system.
Multiple sensor readings are averaged and controlled to a single point. The sensors do not have
any temperature or humidity indication and must be mounted within the wine cellar.
Humidity Option
An optional stand-alone humidifier comes fully assembled and tested for field installation. It
automatically adds moisture into the cellar by the evaporation of water over a distribution pad.
Humidifier Connection: You can locate the low voltage connection for field
optional remote humidifier on side of control panel on the wine cellar side of
the WG cooling unit. The optional humidifier comes pre-wired to fit directly to
this connection for the WG unit to control cellar humidity level desired.
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Overview of the Wine Guardian Unit
Refer to illustrations on page 10
Cabinet – The cabinet is constructed of aluminum with a powder coated finish for corrosion
protection and an attractive, maintenance-free appearance. Areas in contact with cold
temperatures are lined with insulation to prevent condensation.
Condensing Section - Ambient air is circulated through the condenser section by a direct drive,
permanently lubricated, motorized impeller blower. This section also contains the compressor
and the electrical controls.
Evaporator Section – Wine cellar air is circulated through the evaporator section by a direct drive,
permanently or lubricated motorized impeller blower. The large evaporator coil face area
eliminates condensate carry-over, reduces air pressure drop and optimizes heat transfer. A drain
pan is located directly below the coil to capture condensate and is fabricated from aluminum to
prevent rust and corrosion.
Electrical Controls –All solid state electronic controls are connected internally and/or externally
through a phone cord-type connection. There is no need to open the chassis to access the factory
mounted and wired control. All internal wiring is in accordance with the National Electrical
Code. Wires are numbered and color coded to match the wiring diagrams.
Factory Tested – All Wine Guardian units are factory run-tested and checked for operational
performance.
Internal Drain – Condensate from the evaporator coil is directed to the condensate removal system
at the condenser end of the unit. This allows the drain pan to drain freely. No external trap is
required.
Refrigerant Circuit – The factory-charged circuit includes a capillary tube expansion device, a filter
dryer, and a manual reset high pressure switch. See Refrigeration Illustration on page 13.
Supply/return grilles – These are made of rugged ABS plastic and factory mounted to automatically
seal to the chassis. Air is introduced through the sides and bottom and discharged through the
front perforated section.
Directional Louvers – Two directional louvers are located within the evaporator supply air dis-
charge opening on the Wine Guardian unit and can be accessed by removal of the wine cellar
side faceplate. The louvers are designed to be manually adjusted to direct air flow from side-toside or straight on. The louvers can help direct cold air into the center of the wine cellar should
the Through-the-Wall unit be mounted in a corner of the room.
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Overview
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Safety
The following is suggested before installing or maintaining the Wine Guardian System:
1) Read these instructions
2) Keep these instructions
3) Heed all warnings
4) Follow all instructions
Safety Message Conventions
Safety messages contained in this manual, DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION are bold and
highlighted in red for quick identification.
Danger
A DANGER message indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, results
in death or serious injury. Messages identified by the word DANGER are used sparingly and
only for those situations presenting the most serious hazards.
DANGER
HIGH VOLTAGE - RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
High voltages are present in the cabinets
TURN OFF ALL POWER BEFORE OPENING PANELS
USE THE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROCEDURE
Warning
A WARNING message indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
Following is a typical example of a WARNING message as it could appear in the manual:
WARNING
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT Modification to the equipment may cause
injury.
Caution
A CAUTION message indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
Following is a typical example of a CAUTION message as it could appear in the manual:
CAUTION
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT
Improper installation may result in the equipment malfunctioning and a safety hazard. Read all of
the installation instructions before installing the Wine Guardian.
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Lockout/Tagout Procedure
1) Turn the system to off at the local interface controller (the display will
indicate the system is off).
2) Unplug the unit from the electrical outlet and cover the outlet to prevent
accidently plugging in the system.
Safety Considerations
The equipment covered by this manual is designed for safe and reliable operation when installed
and operated within its designed specifications. To avoid personal injury or damage to equipment
or property when installing or operating this equipment, it is essential that qualified, experienced
personnel perform these functions using good judgment and safe practices. See the following
cautionary statements.
Installation and maintenance of this equipment is to be performed only by qualified personnel
who are familiar with local codes and regulations, and are experienced with this type of
equipment.
Safety Hazards
Exposure to safety hazards is limited to maintenance personnel working in and around the
system. When performing maintenance, always use the Lockout/Tagout procedure, which is
described in this chapter. Observe the maintenance safety guidelines in the Wine Guardian
manual.
IMPORTANT
The equipment described in this manual uses electricity. When using this
equipment, be sure to follow the safety procedures outlined in the
Wine Guardian manual.
Electrical Hazards
Working on the equipment may involve exposure to dangerously high voltage. Make sure you
are aware of the level of electrical hazard when working on the system. Observe all electrical
warning labels on the system.
Electrical Shock Hazards
All power must be disconnected prior to installation and servicing this equipment. More than
one source of power may be present. Disconnect all power sources to avoid electrocution or
shock injuries.
Hot Parts Hazards
Electric Resistance heating elements (if equipped) must be disconnected prior to servicing.
Electric heaters may start automatically, disconnect all power and control circuits prior to
servicing the system to avoid burns.
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Moving Parts Hazards
The Motor and Blower must be disconnected prior to opening access panels. The motor can start
automatically. Disconnect all power and control circuits prior to servicing to avoid serious
injuries or possible dismemberment.
The fans are free-wheeling after the power is disconnected. Allow the fans to stop completely
before servicing the system to avoid cuts or dismemberment.
Rotating Fan Blades are present in the Wine Guardian system. Sticking a hand into an exposed
fan while under power could result in serious injury. Be sure to use the Lockout/Tagout procedure
when working in this area or remove the power cord.
Equipment Safety Interlocks
There are no electrical safety lockouts installed within the system. The power cord attached to the
control box must be disconnected from the power sources prior to working on any part of the
electrical system.
On/Off Switch
To shut down all high volt power internally, the power cord must be removed from power outlet.
Energy Type
Voltage
Hazard ....................................................................... Electrocution, electrical burns and shock
Magnitude................................................................ 120 Vac and 230 Vac, 1 phase, 60 cycles
Control Method ....................................................... Disconnect power cord and On/Off Switch
DANGER
Never reach into the system while the fan is running.
Avoid risk of fire or electric shock. Do not expose the system to rain or moisture.
WARNING
All supports for the system must be capable of safely supporting the equipment’s weight
and any additional live or dead loads encountered.
All supports for the system must be designed to meet applicable local codes and ordinances.
Do not remove access panels until fan impellers have completely stopped. Pressure
developed by moving impellers can cause excessive force against the access panels.
Fan impellers continue to turn (free-wheel) after the power is shut off.
CAUTION
Do not block any supply or return air opening. Install in accordance with the
instructions in the Wine Guardian manual.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at the outlet
plug, convenience receptacles, and the point where it exits the system.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Always operate this equipment from a 120Vac, 1 phase 60Hz power sources only.
Always ground the outlet to provide adequate protections against voltage surges and
built-up static charges (see Section 810 of the National Electric Code).
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
system has been damaged in any way, such as:
 Power supply cord or plug is damaged
 Liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the system
 The system has been exposed to rain or moisture
 The system does not operate normally
 The system has been dropped
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Installation
CAUTION
SHARP EDGES
RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY
Sharp edges are present inside the Wine Guardian system.
Pre-installation Test
Test the system before installing it to check for non-visible shipping damage.
To test the system:
 Set the system on the floor or a sturdy level surface
 Plug in the system
 Press the on/off switch, control illuminates. This indicates the system has power.
 The built in timer prevents short cycling and keeps the system from
turning on right away. The system comes on and runs as long as the
temperature of the space is above the thermostat set point. After several
minutes, cold air comes out of the system from the evaporator section side and
hot air comes from the condenser section. Listen for any unusual noise or
vibration.
Air Flow Illustration
WARM AMBIENT
AIR OUT
COLD WINE CELLAR
AIR OUT
COLD AMBIENT
AIR IN
WARM WINE
CELLAR AIR IN
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WARNING
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT
Modification to the equipment may cause injury or damage
to the equipment
.
DANGER
 This equipment is heavy. Place the unit on the floor or on a level and stable
surface that can support the full weight of the unit.
 Do not modify the equipment, it may cause damage to the equipment and
voids the warranty.
 Never place anything on top of the unit.
 Never block or cover any of the openings or outlets to the unit.
 Never allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord.
 Never place the unit where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
 Do not use extension cords.
 Never overload wall outlets.
 Do not remove or open any cover unless the unit is turned off and the power
cord is plugged in.
 Use only dedicated power outlet boxes of the correct capacity and
configuration for the unit model.
CAUTION
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT
Improper installation may result in the equipment malfunctioning and a safety hazard. Read
all of the installation instructions before installing the Wine Guardian unit
Planning the Installation
Tools required
Drill/Phillips head
Urethane caulk
Level
Hand saw
Stud finder
Tape measure
Drywall saw
Square
Drywall screws
Heavy duty
snap knife
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 Where to locate the unit? It can be mounted flush with the racking or flush with
the wall on the wine cellar side.
 How to mount the unit? A mounting EasyMount™ kit is supplied.
 Locate the electrical power outlet close to the unit, in cellar or out. Do not use
an extension cord!
 Factory supplied power cord on condenser side of the unit. It is preferred to be
on the condenser side of the unit, the cord can be moved to accommodate wine
cellar side if need be.
 Does the condenser heat exhaust need to be ducted away? An optional kit is
available.
 Where to locate the thermostat, if remote interface control is ordered?
Thermostat should be located midpoint on a wall within the wine cellar and
provide sufficient access and exposure to airflow.
 How to install the drain line. Run to an open floor drain, container, or
condensate pump.
 Are all the parts here to complete the installation? Installation sleeve, gasket,
sealant fasteners
Performing a Pre-installation Check
 Check for the properly sized breaker as dictated by the system rating plate data.
 Is the cellar built with adequate insulation and vapor barriers?
Locating the System
Wine Guardian systems are typically installed at the user’s eye level for ease of operation. The
Through-the-Wall system discharges warm air from its condenser end so this should be
considered when determining the location for the system. Locating the system adjacent to a
mechanical room or in close proximity to an exterior wall may be required if ducting the warm
condenser air is being considered. The warmer condenser air can be ducted up to15 feet away.
Be sure to install wire nuts onto the black and white wire leads at the condenser end, once the
cord is removed.
Power Cord Location
As previously noted, the power cord is factory wired on the
condenser side of the system. If you require the cord on the wine
cellar side for plugging into an available outlet, this can be
accomplished by removing the 3-wire leads (ground included) and
moving the cord with connector to the opposite side control bracket
and wire nutting the black and white wires to the factory supplied
leads. The wires must have the terminations cut off and stripped
first. Then screw the ground lead to the hole supplied in the control bracket.
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You must then move the red voltage switch in the opposite direction as from the factory to move
the internal power from the condenser side to the wine cellar side. (See Illustrations)
Voltage Switch: It is set from factory to supply power to the
line cord wired to condenser side of unit. If you need power
cord moved to wine cellar side of of unit, you must move
the switch to the opposite direction from factory setting,
which now will be facing the evaporator side fo the unit (in
wine cellar).
Grilles
Factory supplied and installed for proper air intake and discharge for optimal system
performance.
Mounting the System
Follow the steps below for installation of the Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall unit.
Step 1
Find wall stud locations. If both wine cellar side and finished basement
side of walls have drywall already installed it is important to locate the
wall studs in the area chosen to mount the Through-the-Wall system. Use
of any high quality stud finder is recommended for locating the center and
edges of the wall studs on the wine cellar wall. Once located, the stud
edges should be clearly marked prior to following Step 2 below.
Step 2
Preparing wall penetration for Installation Sleeve. Mark the penetration
dimensions on the wall (wine cellar and finished basement side) at the
desired mounting location for the Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall unit.
Keep in mind the ideal height should be at eye level to the user. The unit
controls should be reachable upon installation completion. The wall
penetration should be no more than 14-1/2” wide by 16-1/4” high stud-tostud dimension so modifying stud locations is not required.
CAUTION
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT
Ensure that the area chosen does not have electrical or plumbing interference within the wall
or along the outside of the wall. Failure to do so could cause property damage or personal
injury. If the wall does include electrical wiring or plumbing DO NOT CONTINUE. Contact a
qualified electrician or plumber to relocate these services or choose an alternate location for
mounting the WG system.
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Step 3
Slide the EasyMount™ sleeve through the wall penetration so that the
flanged area of the sleeve sits flush with the surface of the wall. Ensure
the EasyMount™ sleeve is level and plumb prior to fastening to the
existing studs.
IMPORTANT
The Installation Sleeve must be installed level within the wall opening to provide proper
operation of the Wine Guardian system. Failure to do so may result in improper drainage,
excessive ware, vibration and noise.
CAUTION
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT
Flange side of the sleeve must be mounted on side of wall you intend to have the WG flush
mounted.
Step 4
Fasten the EasyMount™ sleeve to the wall studs through the six (6) predrilled holes located on either side of the EasyMount™ sleeve. Start by
inserting a wood screw into the lower pre-drilled holes on both sides of the
sleeve, and tighten until snug. Do not over tighten. Then insert screws into
the upper pre-drilled holes on both sides of the sleeve, continue to middle
set of holes. Ensure screws are flush with wall sleeve inside surface. Do
not over tighten.
Step 5
Slide the Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall system through the
EasyMount™ sleeve to the desired depth. Please note the Through-theWall system must be slid so that the power cord side is last, not first, to
enter the sleeve. Do not slide the system past the desired flush mounting
point.
Step 6
Seal joint between EasyMount™ sleeve and Wine Guardian system on
the flange side of system with a latex caulk to ensure a tight seal and
prevent the system from horizontal movement. After caulking add the kit
supplied self adhesive insulate strips tight to the chassis and cover the
wall sleeve flanges to prevent possible sweating.
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Installing the Condensate Overflow
Condensate generation is a natural by-product of air conditioning systems. The Wine Guardian
cooling coils are designed with the understanding that optimal wine cellar humidity levels are
between 55% RH and 70% RH. If the vapor barrier of the wine cellar is poorly constructed or
excessive moisture is in the basement or surrounding area then the cooling coil may generate
excessive amounts of moisture. The condensate will appear in the form of water at the cooling
coil drain pan and eventually will travel to the condensate removal system located below the
compressor. The Wine Guardian system features an auxiliary drainport connection located at the
condenser end of the system directly below the plastic face plate. In the event there is excessive
moisture we recommend connecting the drainport as indicated on the following page.
Installing the Drain Line

The drain line must extend from the system to an external drain or disposal
site. Do not use drain tubing any smaller than ¼ inch inside dimension on the
system.

If no floor drain is available, use a bucket. Do not extend the drain below the
rim of the bucket. Empty the bucket periodically.
Allow enough height for the drain line to function properly. If draining into a nearby sink, the
system must be elevated higher than the rim of the sink in order for the water to drain by
gravity. Install with a ¼ inch per linear foot of pitch. See Accessories and Optional Equipment
section for information about the condensate pump.
Priming the Drain Trap
The internal drain trap primes itself automatically once the unit has run for a period of time and
after the system cycles off. This is confirmed by water dripping from the drain.
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Wiring the System for Power
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
The electrical outlet and wiring installation must meet the national and local building codes.
DO:
 Match the electrical outlet to the plug provided on the Wine Guardian.
 Provide dedicated circuit and wiring for the system.
 Match the wiring and breaker size to the rated load as shown on the serial
plate and in this guide. See sample serial plate illustration below.
DO NOT:
DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUGS IN ANY WAY!
Do not use extension cords.
IMPORTANT
The electrical power supply must be 115 volt AC 1 phase 60 cycle, depending on the model
of the system, and cannot vary more than +/- 4% or damage may occur to the unit.
Plug the system into the wall outlet. Gently pull on the plug to make
sure it is tight.
Electrical Plug Configuration
To comply with the UL STD 484 this system contains a factory supplied
LCDI (leakage current detection interrupter) power cord, which specifies
that single phase portable air conditioning units contain a protection device
to reduce the risk of an arc fault occurring in the power cord. These provide
a reliable way to prevent the risk of fire due to a damaged power cord. They
feature electronic detection to automatically cut off power to the unit when a
current leakage condition is detected in the systems power cord.
Once power is shut off, the device will not be able to be reset until the unsafe current leakage situation
is resolve. Power is restored by the “reset” button on the cord’s power head.
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Installing the Thermostat and
Communication Cable
The Wine Guardian Local Interface Controller is a
combination temperature and humidity controller with
single stage cooling, heating and humidifier control.
Each Wine Guardian Through-the-Wall unit is supplied
with a Local Interface Controller as an integral
component of its assembly. It is installed at the factory
and tested prior to shipment.
In most applications the Local Interface Controller is
adequate for proper wine cellar monitoring and control.
However, sometimes multiple points of sensing and
control are ideal, especially for odd shaped rooms.
Local Interface Controller
Wine Guardian Remote Sensors offer the ability to
sense a maximum of three locations and control to their
average condition.
Wine Guardian also offers the option of monitoring the
wine cellar conditions from outside of the wine cellar
or from another room in the home or building through
the use of our Remote Interface Controller.
Optional Remote Interface
Controller
See below for remote sensing and Remote Interface
Control installation details.
Mounting the Optional Remote Interface Controller
1. Disconnect the communication cable from the back of
Remote Interface Controller. (Fig. 1)
a) Install the communication cable within the wall
and/or ceiling structure of the wine cellar to the
desired controller mounting location.
b) Mount the remote interface controller on a solid
surface away from doors, corners, air outlets, drafts or
heat generating equipment. Do not mount the Remote
Interface Controller directly on an outside wall or wall
adjacent to a boiler room.
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2. Remove the back plate of the controller
and mark the mounting points at the
desired location. (Fig. 2)
Fig. 2
a) Mark the location of the
communication
cable connection as this area will
require
sufficient clearance for instance, a
1½” hole in the
wall for flush mounting of the back
plate. (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
3. Drill two 1/8” holes and insert anchors
(provided) within the mounting surface.
Anchors may not be required if securing to a
wall stud or racking system.
4. Plug in the communication cable to the
back of the Remote Interface Controller
backing plate. (Fig. 4)
Fig. 4
a) Attach backing plate to wall using
the two screws provided with the
system. (Fig. 5)
5. Re-install plastic face plate on to backing
plate.
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
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Installation of the Optional Wine Guardian
Remote Sensor
The Remote Sensor is a combination temperature and humidity
sensor only. It is designed to be mounted within the wine cellar
and can be used in combination with Local Interface Controller or
the Remote Interface Controller and up to two additional Remote
Sensors to control multiple areas within the wine cellar.
Mounting the Remote Sensor
Fig.1
Fig.1
Fig, 2
1. Disconnect the communication cable from the back the
remote sensor. Install the communication cable within
the wall and/or ceiling structure of the wine cellar to the
desired controller mounting location.
Important
A splitter device has been supplied within the Remote
Sensor kit. The splitter device must be mounted at the
WG unit.. DO NOT mount the splitter device at the back
of the Remote Interface Controller or to the back of the
Remote Sensor as this WILL cause component or system
damage.
2. Mount the Remote Sensor on a solid surface away from
doors, corners, air outlets, drafts or heat generating
equipment. Do not mount the Remote Sensor directly on
an outside wall or wall adjacent to a boiler room. Use a
piece of foam insulation behind the sensor to insulate it
from a hot or cold surface. The recommended height is
4 to 5 feet above the finished floor.
3. Remove the sensor cover plate by removing the two
allen head screws at the top of the cover using the allen
head wrench provided in the kit.(Fig.2) Mark the
mounting points at the desired location within the wine
cellar. Also mark the location of the communication
cable connection as this area will require sufficient
clearance, for instance 1½” hole in the wall for flush
mounting of the sensor plate.
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4. Drill two 1/8” holes and insert anchors
(provided) within the mounting surface.
Anchors may not be required if securing to a
wall stud or racking system. (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
5. Plug in the communication cable to the back of
the Remote Sensor and attach to the wall using
the two screws provided in the kit. (Fig. 4)
Fig.4
6. Plug the Remote Sensor cables into the splitter
device at the WG unit along with the
communication cable for the Remote Interface
Controller. (Fig. 5)
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
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NOTE: If using multiple Remote Sensors in one
wine room, continue to mount the remaining
sensors before installation of the sensor cover
plates. When multiple sensors are used, the
sensor jumper position must be adjusted in
order for proper averaging of temperature and
humidity readings. See page 27 for jumper set
up.
Joining Communication Cable
Important
Wine Guardian cooling systems are supplied with 50 feet of 6 wire, Cat 3 twisted pair
communication cable with RJ11 type connectors. Caution must be taken when connecting
two lengths of communication cable (splicing) to ensure uniform wire color before and after
splice. An RJ11 Modular 6 wire STRAIGHT THROUGH type coupler is the ONLY coupler
approved for splicing Wine Guardian twisted pair communication cable.
Changing Jumper Positions (Averaging readings from Remote Sensor)
If using multiple Remote Temperature/Humidity
sensors in your application, refer to the photos
showing the need to change the jumper locations
internal to the control board on each remote
sensor (up to 3 maximum).
For the control to average all of the sensors
utilized (if more than one), the jumper must be in
different positions on the pins.
Jumper position 1
There are three pin settings. To access the jumper:
1. Remove the two-set screws holding on the
plastic cover. This procedure allows the control
to go to each remote sensor in sequence to
average. Failure to perform this procedure will
result in the system reading only one sensor
and not the average of multiple sensors.
Jumper position 2
NOTE: If multiple sensors control the WG
unit, change factory default in configuration
setting 10 to “averaging.” Obtain access code
from Air Innovations service department to
use in configuration 8 to reach configuration
10.
Jumper position 3
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Standard Controller Functions
Humidity
Alarm Indication
Area
Up Button
Temperature
Down Button
ON/OFF
Mode button
Settings – Press and hold the “Mode” button for five (5) seconds to access the following settings.
How to:
Turn system on/off

Press the On/Off” button once.
NOTE: There is a five- second time
delay before the system turns on or turns
off.
Change Temperature
Change Humidity

Press the “Up” arrow once. The display will
show the existing temperature setpoint
along with the “Mode” (Auto, Cool or
Heat).

Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust the temperature to the desired
setpoint.



Press the “Up Arrow” once. This display
will show the existing temperature setpoint.
Press the “Mode” button once to display the
Humidity setpoint.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrows to adjust
the humidity to the desired setpoint.
NOTE: a Wine Guardian humidifier
must be installed and setting six set to
“1” before the controller will display and
let you change percent humidity.
Change Mode -Cooling/Heating/Auto
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
Press the “Mode” button once to display the
“Set Mode” function. The existing mode
will display below the words “Set Mode.”

Press the “Mode” button again to scroll
through settings for “Cool” (cooling only),
“Heat” (heating only) or “Auto” (cool and
heat).
Deg F or Deg C
Low temperature
alarm set point
Setting 1
Press the “Down” arrow to change temperature
from Deg F to Deg C.
Press the “Up” arrow to change temperature
from Deg C to Deg F.


Setting 2
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 2.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired set point. Factory default
is 50 Deg. F.


Setting 3
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 3.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired set point. Factory default
is 65 Deg F.


Low humidity
alarm set point
High humidity
alarm set point
Add or remove
humidifier
Fan AUTO or ON
Setting 4
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 4.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired set point. Factory default
is 5%.


Setting 5
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 5.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired set point. Factory default
is 95%.


Setting 6
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 6.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired set point. Factory default
is zero (0).
Zero (0) = No humidifier
One (1) = Stand-alone remote mounted
humidifier
Two (2) = Integral Wine Guardian mounted
humidifier (Not for TTW applications)


Setting 7
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 7.


Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust number to the desired set point. Factory
default is zero (0).
Zero (0) = Auto – fan only turns on when
there is a call for cooling or heating
One (1) = Fan On – fan remains on
continuously
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Advanced Settings
Advanced SettingsSpecial access
required. Contact
Wine Guardian
Service Department
for access code
Compressor antishort cycling time
Set up remote
sensor
or thermostat
Room sensor
calibration
Setting 8
 Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 8.
 Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust number to the access code. Press
“Mode” button to continue onto setting 9
through 19.
Setting 9
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 9.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired time in one minute
increments. Maximum is 10 minutes, minimum
is 0 minutes.
Compressor anti-short cycling time is the amount
of allowable time between compressor stop and
restart. Rapid start/stop of compressors can cause
premature failure. Factory default is 5 minutes.
WINE GUARDIAN DOES NOT
RECOMMEND SETTINGS LOWER THAN
FACTORY DEFAULT.


Setting 10
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 10.
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow buttons to
adjust to the desired setting.
Remote sensor
Remote interface
Local interface – Through-the-wall unit only
Averaging – Jumper position within sensors
must be adjusted. See page 27.


Setting 15
 Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 15.
 Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to adjust to
the desired setpoint. Maximum setting is +5,
minimum setting is -5. Factory default is zero
(0). Sensor calibration setpoint changes the
actual display reading (temperature only) by
the value of this setting.
Example: Sensor reading = 55 Deg F
Setting 15 Set to +4
Display reading = 59 Deg F
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Differential
temperature
adjustment
Setting 16
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 16.
Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to adjust to
the desired setpoint.


This setting changes the system/compressor; turn
on temperature above setpoint. Factory default is
set to 1 Deg F.
Example: Sensor reading = 55 Deg F
Setting 16 Set to +3 Deg F
System/compressor turns on at 58 Deg F.
Deadband setting
Test mode setting
Setting 17
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 17.
Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to adjust to
the desired setpoint.
This setting is the minimal allowable temperature
difference between heating and cooling setpoints.
Maximum is 5 Deg F, minimum is 1 Deg F.
Factory default is set to 2 Deg F


Setting 18
Press “Mode” button to advance to Setting 7.
Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to adjust to
the desired setpoint. When set to one the
controller will automatically turn on all outputs
with the exception of electric heat. Factory
default is zero.


Zero (0) = Off
One (1) = On
System Selection
Setting 19

DO NOT CHANGE
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Alarm Codes
High temperature
alarm
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow once to change
screen from alarm to normal Temperature and
Humidity indication. “Hi Temp” will remain on
screen until temperature falls below the High
Temperature Alarm setpoint (Setting 3).
Low temperature alarm
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow once to change
screen from alarm to normal Temperature and
Humidity indication. “Lo Temp” will remain on
screen until temperature rises above the Low
Temperature Alarm set point (Setting 2).
High humidity alarm
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow once to change
screen from alarm to normal Temperature and
Humidity indication. “Hi Hum” will remain on screen
until humidity falls below the High Humidity Alarm
setpoint (Setting 5).
Low humidity alarm
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow once to change
screen from alarm to normal Temperature and
Humidity indication. “Lo Hum” will remain on screen
until humidity rises above the Low Humidity Alarm
set point (Setting 4).
Open Fault
THIS ALARM FORCES THE SYSTEM TO
SHUT DOWN
Press the “Up” or “Down” arrow once to change
screen from alarm to normal Temperature and
Humidity indication.
“Alarm” will remain on screen until the High Pressure
reset switch has been reset. See the trouble shooting
guide page 47 for “Instructions to Reset High Pressure
Switch”
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Starting-up and Operating the
Wine Guardian
Control Settings
The control has been wired and set up in the factory for
testing with default settings. It is an electronic digital
thermostat for one-stage cooling. No additional adjustments
should be necessary except adjusting the cellar temperature
to your preference. If additional adjustments or changes are
necessary, please refer to the configuration settings section in
this manual.
Controller Functions
ON/OFF – The ON/OFF button will be used to turn the system on or off. When set to the off
mode the control will not allow any of the outputs to energize effectively locking the system
out. It will not allow any outputs to energize until the system is turned on with the ON/OFF
button. It should be noted that high voltage will still be present at the main control board when
the system is set to off even though the control will not allow it to switch to the outputs.
UP Arrow – The UP arrow will allow the user to increase settings.
DOWN Arrow – The DOWN arrow will allow the user to decrease settings.
MODE – The MODE button will be used to select between HEAT, COOL and AUTO MODE,
as well as entering the configuration settings. Holding the MODE button for 5 seconds will
enter configuration mode. Once in configuration mode the user can adjust settings by pressing
the UP or DOWN arrows. Pressing the MODE button once will advance to the next
configuration settings. Holding the MODE button for 5 seconds while in configuration mode
will store all changes and exit configuration mode.
For cooling operation only: Cooling is set at 55°F from the factory. This can be changed by
hitting the UP or DOWN arrow, but please refer to configuration settings # 2 and # 3 for
limitations in comparison to the High and Low temperature alarm settings.
For units with optional humidifier controlled by TTW WG: The RH% is factory set at
55%. This can be changed by referring to configurations setting # 6. If no humidifier is
attached, the control will read RH%, but will not be controlling it.
Changing fan operation: The default setting from the factory is “AUTO” fan. If desired it can
be changed to fan “ON” by accessing configuration setting #
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Regulating the Wine Cellar Temperature
To keep the entire wine cellar at the same temperature, set the thermostat to run the supply fan
continuously, and not just when there is a call for cooling. Set Fan switch to ON instead of
AUTO.
Changing the Air Flow Direction
The grilles furnished with Wine Guardian are single directional, but the wine cellar airflow can
be directed manually by setting the louvers behind the plastic panel to the desired direction. You
must first remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the plastic front panel to gain access to the
louvers.
Maintenance
WARNING
BEFORE PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE SYSTEM, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE SAFETY
INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SAFETY CHAPTER OF THE WINE GUARDIAN MANUAL.
DANGER
HIGH VOLTAGE - RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
High voltages are present in the cabinets. Turn off all power. Use the Lockout/Tagout
procedure before removing end panels or cover.
CAUTION
SHARP EDGES
RISK OF SEROUS INJURY
SHARP EDGES ARE PRESENT ON THE FAN WHEELS, HOUSEING, INS AND COILS.
Maintenance on Wine Guardian system requires working with high voltage and sheet metal
with possible sharp edges. Only qualified personnel should perform maintenance. Some
tasks require knowledge of mechanical and electrical methods. Make sure you are familiar
with all hazards, general safety related procedures, and safety labels on the system
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CAUTION
EXPOSURE TO MICROBIAL GROWTH (MOLD) CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS
Standing water in drain pans promote microbial growth (mold) that cause unpleasant odors
and serious health-related indoor air quality problems. If mold is found, remove it
immediately and sanitize that portion of the system.
The Wine Guardian is designed for minimum maintenance. The refrigerant system is
hermetically sealed and requires no maintenance. The fans are permanently lubricated and
require no maintenance. Some maintenance to the system may be required due to dust or dirt in
the air stream.
Maintenance Schedule
Monthly
(Or quarterly depending on experience with individual cellar)
 Check for noise or vibration.
 Check for short-cycling of the system – a turning on and off of the compressor unit
more than eight (8) times/hour.
Yearly
(In addition to monthly)
 Check evaporator and condenser coils for dirt – use a vacuum with a brush attachment to
clean the coils.
 Clean condensate pan under the evaporator coil by flushing. Be careful to keep the drain
pans clear of any and all debris.
 Inspect cabinet for corrosion or rusting – clean and paint.
 Inspect for dirt buildup on or inside the unit. Clean system by vacuuming or wiping it
down.
 Check for loose insulation, fasteners, gaskets or connections.
 Check the wiring connections and integrity or cords.
 Examine condenser duct (if option is used) for any cracks or breach.
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High Pressure Switch has Shut the System Down
Every Wine Guardian system has a manual reset high pressure switch in the refrigeration system.
This switch shuts the compressor and condenser down if the head pressure in the system is too
high. It is intended to protect the compressor. Restricted airflow through the condenser is the
most common reason for the pressure to become too high. This can be caused by dust covering
the coil or an obstruction blocking the airflow in the duct or grille.
Possible Cause
Head pressure in unit is too high because
an obstruction is restricting air flow
through the unit.
Solution
Remove the obstruction in the duct or grille
or clean the coil. Then restart the system
after resetting the high pressure switch.
Instructions to Reset High Pressure Switch
 Turn the Wine Guardian system off at the control panel (local or remote interface).
 Locate the high pressure reset switch which is located within the air outlet section
at the condenser side of the system. The switch has a red push button and is
accessible by removing the plastic end cover.
 Remove the condenser side plastic access panel.
 Push in the button until it locks into position.
 Place the condenser side plastic panel back on.
 Restart the unit at the control panel (local or remote interface).
Alarm Annunciation
When an alarm condition occurs, the control will flash the backlight on the display in addition to
annunciating the actual fault on the screen. The user can make the backlight flashing stop by
pressing a button on the local user interface. However, the alarm annunciation will not actually
clear on the display until the fault is corrected.
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Troubleshooting
WARNING
BEFORE PROCEEDING, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE SAFETY INFORMATION CONTAINED
IN THE SAFETY SECTION OF THE WINE GUARDIAN MANUAL.
IMPORTANT
This section is intended as a diagnostic aid only. For detailed repair or parts
replacement procedures, contact a qualified service company. Check the
following table for some solutions before calling a service technician.
Typical Start-up Problems
Possible Cause
Solution
Incorrect thermostat or humidistat
Check the thermostat and humidistat setup for
the application. Read the thermostat
troubleshoot guidelines in the Thermostat
Installation and Operating Instructions.
Changed settings on the thermostat
A common problem is not waiting long enough
for the internal timers to complete their timed
delay. Allow 5 minutes for compressor to start.
Unit Does not Start-up
Thermostat light is off
Possible Cause
Solution
Voltage switch not in correct position
Check position of voltage switch
No power to outlet
Check circuit breaker and wiring
Unit not plugged in
Plug in the unit
LCDI tripped
Reset
Thermostat light is on
Possible Cause
Solution
Thermostat is not set up properly
Check thermostat set up in the guide
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Unit is Operating and Blows Evaporator Air, but the Supply Air
is not Colder than the Return Air from the Cellar
Possible Cause
Solution
Thermostat not set up properly
Check thermostat setup in the manufacture’s
thermostat guide
Compressor not operating
High pressure switch open (button up) (see
below)
Condenser airflow is blocked
Head Pressure (HP) switch is open
Remove blockage
Clean coil (if needed)
Reset HP switch – see reset instructions on
page 28
Problems Controlling Cellar Temperature
**Problems are occurring even though the unit seems to be fully operational – evaporator fan
blows air into the cellar and compressor and condenser fans run
Cellar temperature is low (below 51° when
unit is running
Solution
Possible Cause
Thermostat set too low on cooling
Reset thermostat to higher cooling temperature
Thermostat not controlling temperature
Wiring integrity compromised (shorted), replace
wiring
Cellar temperature is too cold (below 51°)
when unit is not running
Possible Cause
Solution
Too much heat loss to adjacent spaces
Cellar temperature is too high, but supply
air is cold
Possible Cause
Increase insulation around the ductwork and
doorways
Add heater
Solution
Not enough evaporator airflow
Remove blockage in supply or return
Check and clean coil
Coil frozen – shut off unit for two hours
Cellar heat loads are too high
Install additional insulation
Replace with larger sized unit
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Problems Controlling Cellar Humidity
Humidity too low or supply air is too cold,
without optional Standalone humidifier
Possible Cause
Solution
Not enough evaporator airflow
Remove blockage in supply or return ductwork
Check and clean coil
Coil frozen – shut off system for two hours
Defective or incorrect expansion device or coils
Call factory for service
Humidity too low, without optional humidifier
Possible Cause
No moisture being added to cellar
Solution
Add Wine Guardian humidifier or room
humidifier
Humidity too low with optional humidifier –
read humidifier troubleshooting
Possible Cause
Solution
Humidifier not operating
Check wiring for loose, broke or frayed
connections
Check humidistat set up
Check for water flow & solenoid valve operation
Humidifier operating
Check for water being hot
Check drop pad – replace if scaled
No vapor barrier installed around cellar
Humidity too high when unit is running, but
not cooling
Possible Cause
Solution
Compressor not operating
Check and reset high limit switch
Clear blockage of condenser airflow
Ambient temperature is too high
Reduce temperature or draw condenser air from
another space
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Problems Controlling Cellar Humidity
Humidity too high when unit is not
running
Solution
Possible Cause
System needs to run to dehumidify
Lower room temperature setpoint. Seal
openings around doors (gasket and sweep)
Humidity too high when unit is running
and cooling
Possible Cause
Solution
Too much moisture in cellar
Poor vapor barrier installation
Humidifier malfunction refer to the humidifier
instructions
Add dehumidifier to surrounding space
Other Miscellaneous Problems
System is leaking water
Possible Cause
Solution
Condensate pan plugged
Remove blockage and clean
Unit not level
Level with shims
System is running properly, but the sounds
of unit is objectionable
Possible Cause
Solution
Noise is from airflow
Duct airflow from condenser to outdoors
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Warranty
GENERAL
Wine Guardian warrants, to the original buyer, its goods and all parts thereof to be free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of two (2) years from the date of invoicing assuming NORMAL USE AND SERVICE.
LIABILITY
Wine Guardian liability shall be limited to the repair or replacement (at its option) of any part, which, at our sole discretion, is
determined to be defective. Wine Guardian shall pay transportation costs to and from original “ship to” address for the replacement
and/or return of defective equipment.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THESE WARRANTIES ARE MADE IN LIEU OFF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER
OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Wine Guardian
will not be responsible for any costs or liabilities whatsoever resulting from improper installation or service of its equipment. In the
event that Wine Guardian or its distributors are found liable for damage based on any defect or nonconformity in the products, their
total liability for each defective product shall not exceed the purchase price of such defective products. Wine Guardian will not be
responsible for the removal of defective equipment or the installation of its replacement system. No person or representative is
authorized to change these warranties or assume any other obligations or liabilities for Wine Guardian in connection with the sale
of its systems.
INDEMNIFICATION
Purchaser agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend seller and its officers, directors, agents and employees from and against
any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of or related to Purchaser’s use of the goods, or in any way involving
injury to person or property or accident occasioned by the goods sold by Wine Guardian to Purchaser.
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AND INDIAN NATIONS
If Purchaser is a foreign government or an Indian nation, Purchaser hereby expressly waives its defense of sovereign immunity in
the event of a dispute between Purchaser and Wine Guardian regarding this invoice and Purchaser expressly acquiesces to the
jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the United States.
SEVERABILITY
If one or more of the provisions contained in this contract shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any
respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any provision of this contract, but this contract shall be construed
as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained.
ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS
If a defect covered by the Warranty occurs, contact Wine Guardian for authorization to proceed with corrective action. Do not return
any parts or incur any charges for which you expect to be reimbursed under this Warranty without receiving this authorization. If
parts are replaced under this Warranty, the defective parts must be returned prepaid within 30 days. This warranty shall be null and
void in its entirety if the Serial Number on the air conditioner or compressor is altered, removed or defaced.
Wine Guardian
an Air Innovations Company
7000 Performance Drive
North Syracuse, NY 13212
www.wineguardian.com ~ 800-825-3268
Rev. 6/2011
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Through-the-Wall Return Policy
TTW Warranty term
Wine Guardian warrants, to the original buyer, its goods and all parts thereof to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of invoicing assuming NORMAL USE AND SERVICE.
Please see “Wine Guardian Warranty” document for complete warranty coverage
Installation Instructions
Included with each Wine Guardian unit is an Installation Operation & Maintenance Manual (on CD) along with a
Quick Start Installation Guide. Each manual should be read, understood and followed prior to installation of the
Wine Guardian system. Failure to do so can cause system damage, premature failure and/or improper operation of
the system. It is also the responsibility of the user to follow the preventative maintenance guidelines outline in the
Maintenance Schedule on page 28 of the Through-the-wall Operation & Maintenance Manual.
The Warranty Card included with the unit must be filled out and sent back to Air Innovations to register the
warranty on your Wine Guardian unit and accessories.
Under Warranty
If a problem develops with the Wine Guardian unit during the warranty period the user must:
1.
Contact the Selling Dealer - for initial trouble shooting and performance verification. Should the system
be deemed defective the Selling Dealer will contact Wine Guardian’s Service Department for repair or
replacement procedure. Wine Guardian reserves the right to repair the original unit or replace the
unit with either a refurbished or new unit at its discretion.
a.
b.
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Unit replacement – Wine Guardian shall send a replacement unit as a means to satisfy the
warranty claim. A credit card number will be required as a means to secure the return of the
defective unit. Failure to return defective unit within 30 days of shipment of replacement may
result in charges to credit card. The replacement unit packaging material MUST be retained and
used to package the defective unit for preparation of return back to Wine Guardian factory.
OR
Unit repair - Wine Guardian shall repair, at its N. Syracuse, New York factory, the defective unit
as a means to satisfy the warranty claim. If the original packaging has been discarded, Air
Innovations will send (for a fee) a replacement box and packaging materials for proper freight
protection back to Wine Guardian factory. Alternatively, the unit can be packaged in a U-Haul
specific “27 TV/Micro. Box” with dimensions of 24-1/2” x 24-1/2” x 27-1/2” which meets UPS
and/or FedEx shipping requirements. Please note: when using U-Haul specific box the Wine
Guardian end covers must be removed to avoid damage.
2.
Acquire Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) number – Prior to return of any Wine Guardian unit,
Wine Guardian’s Service Department will issue an RGA number which must be clearly marked on all
return packaging. The RGA # provides a method for tracking the unit through Air Innovations and provides
disposition upon its return.
3.
Freight – Air Innovations shall cover the cost of freight for pick up and return of the Wine Guardian unit
from the original “ship to” address. Any special handling, pick up, or drop off charges are not covered
under warranty and shall be assessed and quoted prior to pick up of unit. Special handling charges shall be
paid in full prior to return of system. Air Innovations shall schedule a freight carrier upon notification from
the user that the system has been packaged and is ready for pickup.
4.
Removal and installation - removal of defective units and installation of repaired or replacement systems
is NOT covered under the Through-the-Wall warranty and it is the responsibility of the user to remove and
re-install the system once the warranty issues have been addressed.
Out of Warranty
Should a problem develop with the Wine Guardian unit out of warranty you can contact Air Innovations Service
Department for a quotation to diagnose and/or repair the defective system. All freight and packaging costs shall be
the responsibility of the owner and shall be prepaid via check or credit card prior to any work being performed.
Contact Information
Wine Guardian
Attn: Service Department
7000 Performance Drive
N. Syracuse, New York 13212
800- 452-7400 ext. 5234
315-452-7420 Fax
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