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Vinotemp VT -WINEDRAW4 Operating instructions
VT-27 TS (27-bottle)
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Your Wine Cellar
This unit can be used for storage and/or service. The unit has a glass door
and a soft interior light that you can leave on to elegantly display your
Serving Wines
Storing wines at the proper temperature is important. To preserve them
as long as possible, wine should be stored at approximately 55°
Fahrenheit. However, the chart below suggests the optimal drinking
temperature for the different styles of wine.
Wine Style
Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac
Full Bodied Red wines, Shiraz
Tawny Port
Medium Bodied Red Wines
Amontillado Sherry
Light Bodied Red Wines
Full Bodied White Wines
Medium Bodied White Wines
Rosé, Light Bodied White Wines
Vintage Sparkling
Fino Sherry
Non Vintage Sparkling
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General Operating Instructions
Remove all external and internal packaging from your wine cellar. Be sure
that all parts have been included before discarding any packaging
materials. You may want to keep the box and packing materials for use at
a later date.
Upon receipt and inspection of unit, the supply cord must be replaced if it
is damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466 or
Let the unit rest UNPLUGGED for 24 hours once you have it placed
in your home.
Please fully read the instruction manual.
Save these instructions.
Please read and follow all safety rules
and operating instructions before using.
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
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS...................................5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .........................6
CORD INSTRUCTIONS .............................................7
WINE CELLAR INSTALLATION ...................................7
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ....................................8
TEMPERATURE CONTROL .........................................8
CONTROL PANEL LOCK ............................................9
CLEANING AND CARE .............................................9
MOVING YOUR WINE CELLAR ...................................9
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................. 10
TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY ........................... 11
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1. Control Panel
2. Hinge Cover
3. Light
4. Standard Shelf
5. Recessed Handle
6. Bottle Holder
7. Adjustable Leveling Leg
Item Number
Bottle Capacity
1 Temp.
VT-27 TS
Approx. 27
Dimension (HxWxD)
Power Consumption
Cooling System
57.3 Lbs
0.0826 kW.h/24h
Ambient Temp. Range
Temperature Range
Rated Voltage
Rated Frequency
Input Power
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*Note: This wine cooler is designed to store up to 27 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.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
1. Use this appliance only as described in this manual. Other uses are
not recommended and may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
2. This product is intended for indoor, household use.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not immerse unit, plug or
cord in water or other liquids. Avoid locating the unit in moist
4. Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the unit.
5. Unplug from the outlet when not in use, when moving from one
location to another, or before cleaning.
6. To disconnect the appliance, grip the plug and pull it from the wall
outlet. Never pull by the cord.
7. Do not operate the appliance in the presence of explosive and/or
flammable fumes.
8. Do not place the appliance or any of its parts near an open flame,
cooking or other heating appliances.
9. 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.
10. The use of attachments is not recommended and may be
11. Do not operate if the housing is removed or damaged.
12. A loose fit plug may cause overheating warp the plug. Contact a
qualified electrician to replace loose or worn outlet.
13. This appliance is designed for freestanding use only (not meant for
built-in installation).
14. The wine cellar is intended for use in a controlled ambient location
such that the ambient temperature does not exceed 110°F.
15. Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat
(stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect/alter the
outside color of the appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury,
unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old
wine cellar, take off the door and leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
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For your protection, this unit should be properly
grounded. Unit is equipped with a 3-conductor
cord set that has a molded 3-prong groundingtype plug, and should be used in combination
with a properly connected grounding-type outlet
as shown in figure A.
It is not recommended to use this wine cellar
with an extension cord or power board. Please ensure that the appliance
is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
Remove the exterior and interior packaging before use.
Check to be sure you have all of the parts and an owner’s manual.
Place your wine cellar on a flat, dry surface that is strong enough to
support the unit when fully loaded.
This unit is designed for free standing installation only.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Unit is not designed for installation in a garage, basement, or any
other location where a controlled ambient environment between 60°
and 90°F cannot be maintained.
Do not place the unit in direct sunlight or near sources of heat.
Extreme hot and cold ambient temperatures may cause the unit not to
perform properly or increase electrical consumption.
Do not place the unit next to a major appliance that emits large
amounts of heat, such as a dishwasher, microwave, oven, etc.
Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a refrigerator or microwave.
To level your cooler, adjust the front legs at the bottom of the
Before connecting the appliance to the power source, let it stand
upright for approximately 24 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a
malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth
before first use.
The unit is designed for freestanding installation only. It is not
designed to be installed under a counter, inside a cabinet, or in any
location that does not allow the proper clearances on all sides, as
stated above.
• IMPORTANT: To function correctly, wine cooler needs a minimum of
10-12 inches clearance on each side and 6 inches clearance at the
back side. The top of the unit should have unlimited clearance.
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Gently place/slide the racks into the wine cellar.
Determine the best temperature setting to use.
Place bottles inside the cooler.
Plug the power cord into a standard grounded electrical outlet.
Limit the frequency of opening the door to conserve energy and
maintain proper storage temperature.
Turn the interior light on and off by touching the button labeled with
a light on the control panel.
Important: When using the wine cellar for the first time, allow at least
24 hours for the internal temperature to adjust properly. Make sure at
least three to five bottles are in the unit.
Your wine cooler has a touch screen control panel located on the upper
part of the glass door.
Setting the temperature:
You can manually adjust the temperature inside your wine cooler. Simply
press the down arrow button on the control panel to decrease the
temperature and the up arrow button to increase the temperature by 1
degree increments. The temperature range for this unit is from 39°F (4°C)
to 65°F (18°C).
To switch the temperature display from showing Celsius and Fahrenheit,
press the C/F button.
To turn the interior light on/off, simply press the light button on the
control panel.
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1. Your wine cooler is equipped with an AUTOMATIC control panel lock
function. This function will prevent any unwanted changes to your
temperature or power settings.
2. To make any changes to the temperature settings and to turn the
light on/off you must unlock the control panel first.
3. The lock function will activate automatically 12 seconds after the
last time a button is pushed on the control panel.
4. To unlock the control panel, press and hold the down arrow button
and up arrow button for three seconds, then the control panel will
beep and blink, indicating the control panel is active and the
settings can be changed.
Important: In order to operate efficiently, this product should be in an
environment with an ambient temperature of less than 110°F.
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
Clean the stainless steel door and handle by wiping with a warm water
and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons
of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the racks with a mild detergent solution.
Always dry all parts with a clean dry cloth before plugging the wine
cellar back into the receptacle.
Always unplug the wine cellar before moving.
Always remove all bottles before moving the wine cellar.
Securely tape down all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.
Tape the door shut.
Be careful of cabinet legs to avoid damage when moving.
Be sure the wine cellar stays in the upright position during
Protect the outside of appliance with a blanket or similar item when
moving as needed.
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You can solve many common wine cellar problems easily, saving you the
cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can
solve the problem before contacting Vinotemp at
Door will not close
Unit does not
operate—does not
have power
Power is ON but
the unit will not
Fan is always
Check to make sure the wine cellar is level.
Frost appears in
cabinet (on back)
Inside light
Either too much humidity or too low of temperature inside
cooler. Unplug cooler and allow to manually defrost.
Reconnect when ice has melted. If problem persists,
contact the manufacturer for service instructions.
In some instances, this is normal. The light may flash
when the automatic defrost function starts to work.
Set temperature is higher than interior temperature.
Adjust temperature to resolve.
The wine cellar is not level.
The shelves are out of position.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The door gasket is dirty.
A bottle in the cellar is too long.
Check that unit is plugged into the wall socket.
Make sure the wall socket has power. If outlet is controlled
by a wall switch, make sure switch is set to on. Test wall
socket functionality by testing another electrical appliance
in the power socket.
Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.
When using the unit for the first time, it can take up to 24
hours to reach the desired temperature.
If the room temperature is at the high end of the ambient
temperature range, it may have more difficulty achieving
a low internal temperature.
To achieve accurate temperature control, the unit should
not be used or operated in any of the following locations:
o In a sunny place, a room with poor air circulation such
as a garage or near another heat-producing appliance
such as a dishwasher, oven or refrigerator.
o With an outlet shared with a refrigerator, as the
refrigerator will drain power from the wine cellar.
Make sure the cooler has proper clearances at side and
rear and is located in a well-ventilated area.
Door is not closed tightly or is being opened too
This is simply a function of the cooling system. The lower
the setting, the more the fan will run. If the room is very
warm, the cooler will run more.
The unit has been designed to run continuously when
operating at the lower temperatures.
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Vinotemp International (“Seller”) and the person or entity that acquires these goods from Seller (“Purchaser”) hereby fully agree to
the following terms and conditions of the sale: Shipping fees are the responsibility of the Purchaser whether freight prepaid or freight
collect. Seller assumes no responsibility for the goods sold to the Purchaser once the goods have left the Seller’s premises, including,
but not limited to, late delivery by the moving carrier, or for events caused by any difficulty carrier incurs in attempting to fit the goods
into the Purchaser’s place of business or residence due to the size of the goods or otherwise. Purchaser assumes all responsibility for
delivery, payment of freight, access, measurement, installation, hook-up, wiring, moving and storage of the goods. The transportation
of all goods is subject to the terms and conditions which the moving carrier imposes on Purchaser including, but not limited to,
additional charges imposed per flight of stairs, and/or additional charges resulting from the carrier’s inability to safely and/or
adequately use the building elevator to lift the goods to an upper floor. Any claim for damages incurred during shipment by the carrier
of the goods are insured and handled directly with the carrier and must be noted at time of delivery. Any damages due to manufacture
defects will be handled directly with Vinotemp International, subject to the limited warranty.
All sales are final, and unless authorized in writing by the Seller, Purchaser may not return the goods, under any circumstance. If
Purchaser refuses to accept the goods, under any circumstance, the Purchaser is liable for the return and cost of freight both ways,
and if Seller does take back the goods, there will be a restocking/service fee that is 35% of the purchase price of the goods. (Product
must be in original packaging). Built-to-Order products (including Cabinets, Racking, and Accessories) are non-returnable. Purchaser
must notify Seller of non-conforming goods within four days of delivery, after which time all goods are deemed accepted. If an order
has been placed and production has started, cancellation of your order will be a 15% charge. If Purchaser tenders payment with a
check that has insufficient funds (NSF), or stops payment on a check or credit card for any reason, Purchaser agrees to pay for all
costs associated with the Seller’s collection or litigation of such a claim, including without limitation extra damages, court costs and
attorneys’ fees. Finance charges begin the date of invoice. Collection fees plus NSF fee of $50 will be added to your invoice, which you
agree to promptly pay. Title to the goods does not pass until payment is received in full by Seller and Seller retains a security interest
in the goods until they are paid for in full.
LIMITED WARRANTY: Seller warrants that the goods will be free of defects in materials and workmanship as follows: Furniture style
(wood) wine cabinets: all cooling unit parts for a period of 5 (five) years; cabinetry and labor (uninstalled) for a period of 12 (twelve)
months from date of sale. For the metal cabinet wine units: parts and labor for cooling system and cabinetry for a period of 12 (twelve)
months from date of sale. Thermoelectric Units: 90 (ninety) days from the date of sale (including Wine Coolers, Beer Dispensers,
Humidor, Portofino Wood Cellars, and Refrigerators). Wine-Mate Split Systems and installed products are parts only for 1 year, no
labor. Other Wine-Mate Cooling Systems are 5 years parts, 1 year labor. Wine Accessories and Racking Systems are not warranted.
There is no warranty on parts purchased separately. Removal and re-installation of unit is not included in warranted labor. Purchaser’s
exclusive remedy is limited, at Seller’s option; to repair or replace defective part[s] with either new or factory reconditioned part[s].
Purchaser is responsible for shipping the unit pre-paid to designated facility and Seller will pay return shipping charges in the
continental United States for items repaired under warranty within 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. Since the natural variation in
texture, density, grain, color, tone and shade of wood is unavoidable; Seller does not guarantee the texture, color, tone or shade of
the wood: nor does seller guarantee the colorfastness of wood or against peeling, chipping, cracking or scratching. Note: Unfinished
wood is subject to warping; all wood surfaces must be sealed before placing cellar into service. Improper placement of the unit will
void the warranty. By Vinotemp in writing, any third party repair facility must be pre-approved before providing parts free of charge.
This limited warranty does not cover damage due to such things as accident, misuse, abuse, mishandling, neglect, acts of God, fires,
earthquakes, floods, high winds, government, war, riot or labor trouble, strikes, lockouts, delay of carrier, unauthorized repair, or any
other cause beyond the control of the Seller, whether similar or dissimilar to the foregoing. Seller is not responsible for any damages
caused to Purchaser's property resulting from the good. This limited warranty applies only inside the Continental US. (Alaska, Puerto
Rico and Hawaii are not warranted.)
For Non-New Units (Scratch & Dent/Refurbished/Floor Models), warranty for compressor units is 90 days from your dated invoice and
30 days for thermoelectric units (parts for function only, not cosmetic defects). These units are refurbished and sold as is; Purchaser
assumes risks to the quality and performance of goods and assumes the costs of all necessary service or repair not covered herein.
For Element Grills (via Element Products LLC), grills have a 1 year comprehensive parts warranty on entire product. Three years
limited parts warranty covering the stainless burner and a thirty day limited parts warranty on grill accessories. If grill is defective and
unused plus all packaging and parts are intact, we will either replace the grill or provide service to repair the grill. Returned product
must accompany all original packaging and parts and is subject to our 35% restocking fee (and freight both ways). With Wine-Mate
products, if the customer calls and the product is “defective”, you must obtain a letter from your qualified refrigeration technician at
the customers cost, to verify that the unit was installed properly, with proper ventilation and the unit is truly malfunctioning due to
manufacture defect.
Purchaser understands and acknowledges that the goods sold here are wine cellars, cigar humidors, and/or other similar units which
house wine or cigars. Purchaser assumes all risk of using these units, including risk of spoilage, humidity variations, temperature
variations, leaks, fire, water damage, mold, mildew, dryness and similar and any other perils that might occur. Seller is not responsible
for incidental or consequential damages, and there are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond the Limited
Warranty described above. The implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose are hereby expressly
disclaimed. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or a waiver of the implied warranties of
fitness and/or merchantability, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Seller disclaims any indemnification for claims of infringement of any
intellectual property of protectable nature. In the event of any dispute between Seller and Purchaser arising out of or relating to these
terms and conditions or to the goods sold generally, Purchaser must first file a written claim with Seller within ten days of the
occurrence giving rise to the claim and wait an additional thirty days for a response before initiating any legal action. The sale and all
terms are subject to California law. Any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions or to the goods sold
generally shall be brought solely and exclusively in the County of Los Angeles. In no event may Purchaser initiate any legal proceeding
more than six months after the occurrence of the event giving rise to the dispute.
The above terms and conditions are the only ones governing this transaction and Seller makes no oral representations of any kind.
These Terms and Conditions can only be modified in writing, signed by both Purchaser and Seller. 1/12
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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
Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
For adult use only.
Contact with any questions or visit:
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Vinotemp is a registered trademark of Vinotemp International. All products, features, and services are subject
to change without notice. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document. We disclaim
liability for errors, omissions, or future changes.
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