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Touch Screen MirroredWine
& Beverage Cooler
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Your Wine & Beverage Cooler
This unit can be used for storage and/or service. The unit has seamless glass doors and soft
interior lights to elegantly display your wine and other beverages.
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 and beverage
cooler. Be sure that all parts have been included before discarding any
packaging materials. You may want to keep the box and packing
materials for use at a later date.
Upon receipt and inspection of unit, the supply cord must be replaced if it
is damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466
Let the unit rest UNPLUGGED for 24 hours once you have it placed
in your home.
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Register your warranty within 10 days of receiving the unit.
Please be sure to retain your proof of purchase.
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Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................. 6
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ............................................................... 7
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................... 8
INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 9
OPERATING YOUR WINE & BEVERAGE COOLER ................................. 10
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................................. 11
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR APPLIANCE ................................................. 13
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................... 13
TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY .................................................... 14
SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE ...................................................... 16
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using
your appliance, follow these basic precautions:
Do not operate this or any other appliance with a damaged cord.
Do not operate if housing is removed or damaged.
Exercise caution and use reasonable supervision when appliance is used near children. Never
allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the appliance. Keep packing materials away
from children.
Before performing any maintenance or cleaning, ensure that the unit is unplugged or that the
power line is disconnected.
Do not clean appliance with flammable fluids. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard
or explosion.
Exercise caution when moving and installing the unit. The cooler is heavy and may require two or
more people when moving the unit to prevent strain or injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F and below 90°F.
Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc).This
unit is intended for indoor use only and must be installed in an area protected from the elements.
Place the appliance on a solid, level surface.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
Connect to properly polarized outlets only. It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only
your appliance be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Be sure that the plug is fully inserted into the receptacle.
To protect against electric shock, do not immerse appliance, plug or cord in water or other liquids.
Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
This appliance is designed to be built-in (fully-recessed) or freestanding.
Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended purpose as described in this manual.
For indoor, household use only.
Do not operate the unit with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface or while standing in water.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior of the cooler. These
cleaners may damage or discolor the interior.
Keep fingers out of pinch point areas and be careful when closing doors if children are around.
This appliance is designed for storing and cooling beverages and wines. Do not store perishable
food or medical products within the unit.
When disposing of refrigeration appliances, special handling is often required. It is the consumer’s
responsibility to comply with federal and local regulations when disposing of this product.
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment and suffocation. Before you throw away this or an old unit,
remove the door. Leave the shelves in place, so that children may not easily climb inside.
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Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock.
If the power cord is damaged, frayed or shows cracks or abrasions across
its length, have it replaced at an authorized service center.
For your protection, this unit is equipped with a 3-conductor cord set that has a molded 3-prong
grounding-type plug, and should be used in combination with a properly connected grounding-type
• Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord
supplied. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
• The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
• A standard electrical supply (115V AC - 60Hz), properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
• When a standard 2-pin wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility to have it replaced
with a properly grounded 3-pin wall outlet.
• Never unplug the unit by pulling the power cord. To disconnect the appliance, always grip the
plug firmly and pull straight out from the wall outlet. When moving the unit, be careful not to
damage the power cord.
• The unit should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet with a voltage rating
that matches the rating label on the unit.
• Do not pinch or kink the power supply cord.
• Repair or replace all power cords that have become frayed or damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the
appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.
Extension Cord
CAUTION: It is strongly recommended that you do not use an adapter
or an extension cord with this unit.
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Model No.
AC 115V
60 Hz
2.0 A (77°F)
Protection Class/Climate Class
I / SN; N
R134a/1.58 oz
Power Consumption
Input Power
1.0 kw.h/24h (59°F)
100W (77°F)
Ambient Temperature Range
Control Temperature Range
Net Weight
Gross Weight
60°- 90°F
Left Zone: 36°- 43°F
Right Zone: 40°- 72°F
Left Zone: 58 12 oz. cans
Right Zone: 19 bottles
100 LBS
110 LBS
Unit Dimensions (W x D x H)
23.43” x 22.44” x 32.28”
*Note: This wine and beverage cooler is designed to store approximately 19 standard Bordeaux 750
ml bottles. Storing large and/or oddly shaped bottles (including champagne and sparkling wine bottles)
will decrease the capacity of your appliance.
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Remove all packing material before using your appliance.
IMPORTANT: Before connecting the unit to a 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 and a soft cloth.
This unit is designed for freestanding and built-in installation and indoor use only. Position the unit
in a dry and well-ventilated place. Avoid placing the cooler near any source of heat or moisture, or
in direct sunlight. Do NOT install the unit in a location with an ambient temperature that will fall
below 60°F.
For freestanding installation, leave a ¼” (6.35mm) space on each side and at the top, and 1-2” at
the back of the cooler to ensure proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser. Also,
be sure to not obstruct the front exhaust vent with anything as this may prevent the unit from
performing properly.
For built-in installation, it is also important to keep space on each side and at the top of the
appliance. If you plan to install the unit into cabinetry, please make sure to follow the
requirements listed below:
Cabinet Opening Dimensions (minimum)
Place the appliance on a level surface strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded.
It is important for the appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make
several adjustments to level it. To level the cooler, adjust the front leveling legs at the bottom of
the cooler.
For best performance it is recommended that you install the appliance in a location with an
ambient temperature between 60°-90°F. If the ambient temperature is above or below
recommended temperatures, the performance of the unit may be affected.
It is recommended that you do not install the appliance near an oven, radiator or other heating
source. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical
consumption. Don’t install in a location where the temperature will fall below 60°F. For best
performance, do not install the appliance behind a cabinet door or block the base grille.
Do not store or install the appliance outdoors, in a garage, basement, or in moist areas.
Plug the unit into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet.
Pull away the door gasket in the area where the
handle is to be installed. The gasket is easily removed
by hand, no tools are necessary.
Insert the two (2) Phillips head screws with the lock
washers and flat washers through the gasket side of
the door frame until the screws pass through the
door frame. Follow the sequence shown in the figure.
Align the handle with the screws installed in the above
step. Tighten the screws using a Phillips head
screwdriver until the handles secure tightly against the
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door frame. (Do NOT over tighten as this will cause damage to the handle assembly).
Replace the door gasket to its original position.
Left Zone Control Panel
Right Zone Control Panel
To control this appliance turn on/off. To turn OFF the appliance, touch the
mark for 5 seconds.
To turn the interior light on/off for the corresponding zone.
Used to raise (warm) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
Used to lower (cool) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
ºF/ºC Selector
Select the temperature display setting in Fahrenheit or Celsius degree. To change the temperature
from Fahrenheit to Celsius or from Celsius to Fahrenheit, touch the ˚C / ˚F button.
If 2 minutes pass without any keys being selected, the controls will lock automatically. To release the
lock, touch the
and marks at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
• The interior temperature range for the left zone is 36°- 43°F (suitable for sparkling wines and
• The interior temperature range for the right zone is 40°- 72°F (suitable for sparkling, white, and red
• The temperature will increase by 1°C or 1ºF if you touch UP
decrease by 1°C or 1ºF if you touch DOWN
once, or the temperature will
in the corresponding zone and
• To view the set temperature at any time, touch UP
the set temperature will temporarily flash in the LED display for 5 seconds.
NOTE: When using the unit for the first time or after a long period of inactivity, there may be a
variance of a few degrees between the selected temperature and the temperature indicated on the
LED readout. This is normal due to the length of inactivity, and will correct itself after the unit is run for
a few hours. If the unit is unplugged, has lost power or is turned off, wait 3 to 5 minutes before
restarting the unit. The unit will not restart before this time delay.
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While bottles may vary in size and dimension, approximately 19 traditional Bordeaux 750ml bottles
and 58 12 oz. cans can be stored in your wine & beverage cooler. Please note that bottle capacities
are approximate maximums when storing traditional Bordeaux 750 ML bottles and include bulk
To avoid damaging the door gasket, ensure that the door is fully opened when pulling the shelves out
of the rail compartment.
• For easy access to the storage bottles, you must pull the
shelf approximately ¼ of the way out of the rail
compartment. This unit was designed with a plastic post
on each sides of the shelf track to prevent bottles from
• When removing a shelf from the inner rail compartment,
make sure to remove all items first. Then move the shelf
to the position such that the notch of the shelf is exactly
under the plastic post and lift the shelf. In order to replace
the shelf, repeat the steps described above in reverse.
Your unit is provided with a lock and key combination. The keys are located inside the plastic bag that
contains the Owner’s Manual. Insert the key into the lock and turn it counterclockwise to unlock the
door. To lock the door, insert the key into the lock and turn it clockwise making sure metal pin is
engaged completely. Remove the key and place it in a secure place for safekeeping.
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the unit before cleaning or performing maintenance. Never use harsh
cleansers or scouring pads to clean any part of the unit.
• Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, and remove all items including shelves.
• Wash the inside surfaces 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 shelves with a mild detergent solution.
• Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning control panels or any electrical
• Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth.
• Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
• Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or
• Do not use solvent-base cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may
damage or discolor the interior.
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Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
appliance if you minimize the number of times the door is opened. If the power is off for an extended
period of time, proper steps should be taken to protect your contents.
If the unit will not be used for a period of less than three weeks, leave the cooler operating. If the
period of inactivity is several months, remove all items and turn the unit off. Clean and dry the interior
thoroughly. Leave the door open slightly to prevent any possible moisture build-up.
Before moving your cooler, first be sure to remove all items from the cooler.
• Use two or more people to move and install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injuries.
• Securely tape down any loose items, such as shelves, inside the unit.
• Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
• Tape the door shut.
• Ensure that the unit stays securely in the upright position during transportation. Protect the
outside of the appliance with a blanket or similar item.
• The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room away from heat sources or direct
• Ensure that the unit has proper allowances on all sides for proper ventilation. Never cover any
air vents.
• Only open the cooler door for as long as necessary. Frequent opening of the door will affect
internal temperature.
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You can solve many common cooler problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible
service call. Try the following suggestions to see if you can solve the problem before
contacting Vinotemp at
Cooler does not
Cooler is not cold
Turns on and off
Cooler seems
to make too much
Door will not close
The light does not
Not plugged in.
Using wrong voltage.
The circuit breaker tripped or there is a blown fuse.
Check the temperature control setting; external
environment may require a higher setting.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door seal does not seal properly.
The wine cellar does not have the correct clearances
to operate efficiently and safely.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of contents has been added to the
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
Check to see that the wine cellar is level.
The rattling noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerant, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds
caused by the flow of refrigerant in your unit.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause popping and crackling noises.
The appliance is not level.
The wine cellar is not level.
The doors were not properly installed.
The seal is weak.
The shelves are out of position.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The light switch is “OFF”.
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LIMITED WARRANTY: Seller warrants that the goods will be free of defects in materials and workmanship as follows: Furniture style
(wood) wine cabinets made in the U.S.: all cooling unit parts for a period of 5 (five) years; cabinetry and labor (uninstalled) for a period
of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. For the metal cabinet wine units: parts and labor for cooling system and cabinetry for a period
of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale. For Designer Series units: parts and labor for a period of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale,
compressor part 5 years. 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
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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.
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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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