Whirlpool | KRVX 6010/LH | Instruction for Use | 501960000141GB.qxp:Layout 1

Instructions for use
Before using your wine cellar
Safeguarding the environment
Precautions and general recommendations
Introduction to wine
Storing the bottles
Table of the best serving temperatures for wines
Description of the appliance
How to operate the appliance
Cleaning and maintenance
Troubleshooting guide
After-Sales Service
Before using your wine cellar
1. This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
- farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
- bed and breakfast type environments.
To ensure best use of your new appliance, carefully read the operating instructions, which also
provide a description of the product and useful advice on storing wine.
Keep this handbook for future reference.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure the door closes properly. Any damage must be reported to
the dealer within 24 hours.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the appliance on, in order to ensure that the
refrigerant circuit is fully efficient.
3. Installation and the electrical connection must be carried out by a qualified technician, according to the
manufacturer's instructions and local regulations.
Safeguarding the environment
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and is labelled with the recycling symbol
. Please dispose
of all packing responsibly and carefully. Keep the packaging material (plastic bags, polystyrene parts,
etc.) out of the reach of children because it is potentially hazardous.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance has been made with recyclable material.
This appliance is marked in conformity with European Directive 2002/96/EC, Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Making sure that it is scrapped correctly helps to prevent any adverse
consequences for health and the environment.
symbol on the product, or on the documents accompanying this appliance indicates that this
product should not be disposed of as household waste. Please dispose of this appliance at an Electrical
& Electronic Equipment Collection point as in accordance with local environmental regulations for
waste disposal. When it is scrapped, make it unusable by cutting the power cable and removing the
doors and shelves so that children cannot access the inside easily.
Scrap it according to the local rules for the disposal of waste and take it to a collection point. Do not
leave it unattended even for a few days because it is a source of danger for children.
For details of your local Collection Point please contact your Local Authority.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or R600a (HC)
(see the rating plate inside the appliance).
For appliances with Isobutane (R600a): isobutane is a natural gas which has no effect on the
environment but is inflammable. Make sure that the cooling circuit pipes are not damaged.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance is intended for the storage of food appliances and is manufactured in conformity with
regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
• This appliance has been designed, manufactured and sold in conformity with:
- safety objectives of the “Low Voltage” Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaces 73/23/CEE and
subsequent amendments);
- the protection requirements of the “EMC” 89/336/CEE Directive, modified by Directive
The appliance’s electrical safety is only assured when it is correctly connected to an efficient
earthing system complying with legal provisions.
Precautions and general recommendations
• The wine cellar must only be used for storing
bottles of wine, do not place any type of food
inside it.
• Do not cover or obstruct the appliance air
• To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped
and suffocating, do not allow them to play or
hide inside the appliance.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect
the electrical power supply.
• The power cable must only be replaced by an
authorised person.
• Be careful not to damage the floors when
moving the appliance (e.g.parquet).
• Do not use extension cord or single or multiadapters.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use or place electrical appliances inside
the product if they are not of the type expressly
authorised by the Manufacturer.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
place. The appliance is arranged for operation in
places where the temperature comes within the
following ranges, according to the climatic class
given on the dataplate: The appliance may not
work properly if it is left for a long period at a
temperature above or below the specified
Climatic Class
Room T. (°C)
from 10 to 32
from 16 to 32
from 16 to 38
from 16 to 43
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or
gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical
appliances. The fumes can cause fires or
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
• If a large quantity of bottles of wine is placed in
the wine cellar, it may make a few days before a
constant temperature is reached.
• Important! The storage temperature must never
drop below +6 °C.
• During operation, it is normal for water
droplets and frost to form on the walls of the
cellar. Scraping off the frost or drying the water
droplets is not necessary. The rear wall is
defrosted automatically. The defrost water is
automatically run into a drain hole and then into
a container where it evaporates.
Bottle arrangement
• Place the bottles in the middle of the rack.
• On closing the door, make sure the bottles do
not touch the glass.
• Important; bottles of spirits and liqueurs must
be tightly closed and stored upright.
• Areas with different temperatures form inside
the appliance, due to circulation of air: the
coldest areas are thos near the rear wall, and
the warmest are near the glass door.
• Always store bottled wines without their
packaging, and not inside crates or boxes. The
recommended quantity of 0.75 l Bordolesetype bottles is as follows:33 bottles.
Room T (°F)
from 50 to 90
from 61 to 90
from 61 to 100
from 61 to 110
• The appliance must be handled and installed by
two or more persons.
• During installation, make sure the appliance
does not damage the power cable.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in a place suitable
for its size and use.
• Do not store explosive substances such as
aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this
The Manufacturer declines any liability if the
above advice and precautions are not
Introduction to wine
Storing wine
As is well known, wine will keep for a long time; if kept in a suitable place
white wines will keep for about two years from the date of harvest, but
should be drunk within a year. Light wines can instead be kept for up to
two years, while some full-bodied red wines can keep for ten years and
raisin wines even twenty years. When you buy a bottle of wine put it in the
cellar or another suitable place immediately. Three factors are vital in the
process which starts from the cultivation of the grape, through to ripening,
harvesting and wine making: light, air humidity and room temperature. If
the taste of the wine is to reach full maturity while maintaining the wine’s
aroma, it must be stored perfectly by the interaction of these three factors.
Storage space
Not everyone has an underground storage space which can be
used as a cellar. Just recently technology has managed to supply
a valid substitute for the classic wine cellar. The Wine Cellar
which you have purchased is a special appliance designed to
contain and store wines correctly. In fact it should not be used
to store fruit, vegetables and tins but only your favourite bottles
of wine. So, without having a cellar area, every type of wine can
be correctly stored, matured and enjoyed.
Storage rules
A vital rule for keeping your favourite bottles is that they should be placed on their sides or inclined so that
the wine bathes the cork. Many people think that this causes the well-known “cork” smell. In reality
contact between the wine and the cork helps the elasticity of the cork so guaranteeing its effectiveness.
Being able to take the bottles easily for use avoids accidental shaking which, like vibration, could cause the
sediments to suspend again, so altering the appearance of the wine over time. Move your bottles as little
as possible and let the wine rest. Also avoid letting the bottles come into contact with the bottom wall
because this would not only affect efficient defrosting but could ruin the bottle labels because of the drops
of water collected during defrosting. The shelves on which the bottles are placed must be of wood, which
efficiently absorbs any vibrations and keeps the bottle away from the wall which transmits the cold. The
bottles of wine must also be kept away from substances or places which have a strong smell because this
could easily be transmitted to the wine.
The temperature
The temperature represents a critical factor which is important throughout the wine’s life cycle. It
determines wine’s good development while it remains in the bottle to mature. For best storage the
temperature must be kept constant in an interval between 8 and 12°C. Rapid and wide changes of
temperature must be avoided: too high a temperature dilates the liquids and speeds up the wine maturing,
while too low a temperature (below 4 – 5°C) could cause the precipitation of tartrates, which could affect
the wine’s appearance. In the extreme case in which the temperature drops below 0°C, the wine may
freeze and cause the cork to be expelled.
The cork
The cork is a fundamental component of a bottle of wine: its quality, chosen by the wine producer, is very
important for the maturation of the wine itself. The perfect condition of the cork, in the bottles which we
buy, depends exclusively on the standards of use and storage used by the producer or bottler.
Storing the bottles
Classical storage with 36 bottles
If you want to arrange the bottles for storing wine so that they are visible and easy to take out, we
recommend the 36-bottle configuration (Bordeaux bottle or mixed Bordeaux bottle and German-type
bottle). Position a maximum of 6 bottles in the niches of each of the 5 wooden shelves; another 6 bottles
can be placed in the slots on the bottom of the cellar to give a total of 36 bottles.
The wooden shelves have a locking system to avoid accidental removals which could cause the bottles to
fall. The larger bottles (German-type bottle) should be placed on their side.
Storage with Champagne bottles.
Because Champagne bottles are larger than normal ones, a maximum of 5 must be placed on the bottom
of the cellar. If you want to store more Champagne bottles remove the 5th shelf and stack the bottles on
top of the bottles placed on the base of the cellar but in the reverse direction. Up to 9 Champagne bottles
can be stored in this way.
Taking out the wooden shelves
To take out the wooden shelves proceed as follows:
1. Hold the front part of the shelf with one hand.
2. Remove the shelf slowly by pulling it slowly towards you for 1/3 of its total travel.
If there are only a few bottles
If there are not enough bottles to fill the wine cellar they should be distributed between all the available
shelves, avoiding loading them all at the top or all at the bottom. So that they can be more easily seen
from outside, they should be placed centrally on all the shelves.
Storing the bottles
Other configurations for storing bottles
36 Bottles
(100% on their sides)
5 racks used
44 Bottles (100% on their sides)
1 rack used
42 Bottles
(50% on their sides and 50% upright)
3 racks used
4 rows (6x4)
46 Bottles (48% on their sides
and 52% upright)
1 rack used
4 rows (6x4)
Never take out more than one sliding shelf at once.
Table of the best serving temperatures for wines
The table gives the indicative temperatures at which the wine should be served.
If the wine must be served at a higher temperature than that set inside the cellar, it should be left out for
as long as is necessary.
17° C
8° C
17° C
White Trentino wines
11° C
13° C
White Franciacorta wines
11° C
White Dry Bordeaux
8° C
Dry white wines
8° C
Red Bordeaux
17° C
Friuli wines
11° C
Rhone wines
15° C
Dry White Loire wines
10° C
Liqueur Loire wines
7° C
White Burgundy
11° C
Red Burgundy
18° C
17° C
6° C
Chianti Classico
16° C
Passito di Pantelleria
6° C
Rosé Cote de Provence
12° C
Dry and Sweet Spumanti
6° C
Red Loire wines
Liqueur raisin wines
Description of the appliance
1. Electronic Control Panel
2. Upper compartment with racks
3. Removable separator (black)
4. Lower compartment
5. Rating plate
14° C
8-18° C
Vins Nouveaux
12° C
Light Red wines, without much tannin
14° C
Quite full-bodied Red wines, with
some tannin
16° C
How to operate the appliance
Preparing the appliance for use
Switching on the appliance
Insert the plug to start the appliance and then set the temperature on the front panel. A green pilot light
comes on to indicate that the appliance is switched on.
The product has an internal light that does not come on automatically when the door is opened, but can
be switched on as necessary from the control panel by pressing the relevant button.
Setting the temperature
For the appliance to work correctly we recommend setting the temperature according to the indications
given in the “Introduction to wine” section.
The room temperature, the door opening frequency and the position of the appliance can influence the
internal temperatures.
Description of the control panel
ON/OFF button: appliance on/off
appliance operating pilot light
(+) button to increase the temperature (max +18°C)
(-) button to decrease the temperature (min +6°C)
cooling activated pilot light
heating activated pilot light
temperature in inner compartment display
inside light button
inside light pilot light
Cellar working with double or single temperature zone
The cellar is designed to work with two temperature zones or, as an alternative if the customer so
requires, with a single temperature zone. For two-temperature operation position the black bottle-holder
rack on the rails of the fourth shelf (starting from the first at the top), then set the temperature required in
the upper zone, remembering that once the required temperature is reached the temperature of the
lower compartment will be about 6 degrees centigrade higher than that set (the temperature of the lower
zone cannot be set separately).
How to operate the appliance
To store the wine correctly we recommend setting the thermostat temperature at 10°C (upper
compartment) to obtain a temperature of 15 – 16°C. For working with one temperature zone the black
bottle-holder rack is removed and replaced with the accessory rack (the same type as the other woodcolour racks already installed). Keep the unused rack in a dry and cool place to avoid it being damaged by
humidity or other atmospheric agents and thus being unusable in the future.
Setting the temperature
The appliance temperature was set in the factory and corresponds to 15°C (upper compartment).
If necessary, the temperature of the upper compartment can be changed as follows:
1. When connecting to the electrical power supply, the display shows the temperature set inside the
2. Press the (+) button for about a second; the temperature indicator will start to flash.
3. Press the (+) or (-) buttons until the required temperature has been reached.
4. Wait for 5 seconds for the indicator to shine steadily; the temperature has now been set.
5. Wait for the temperature change to take effect and put the bottles of wine in the cellar. The inside light
does not come on (or goes out temporarily) when the inside temperature is higher than 24°C, so that
the set temperature can be reached more quickly.
Controlling the temperature
Upper zone: the temperature of the upper zone is that normally shown on the control display.
Lower zone: the temperature of the lower zone cannot be set separately, but is about 5°- 6°C higher
than that of the upper compartment. To display the temperature of the lower zone just press the (-)
button for a second and the temperature of the lower zone will be displayed for three seconds.
This operation can be repeated several times to check the temperature of the lower zone.
When single-temperature operation is selected by removing the separator, just see the temperature
indicated on the control display, without pressing any buttons.
Cleaning and maintenance
Before any maintenance or cleaning, unplug the appliance or disconnect the appliance from the
power supply.
The wine cellar defrosts completely automatically.
• Occasional drops of water on the appliance’s inner back wall indicate the automatic defrosting phase.
The defrost water is automatically conveyed to a drain hole, and then collected in a container where it
If necessary…
1. Empty the wine cellar completely.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the mains.
3. To prevent the formation of moulds, bad smells and oxidation, the appliance door must remain slightly
open (about 3 – 4 cm).
4. Clean the appliance.
• Clean the inside regularly with a sponge dampened in lukewarm water and/or neutral detergent.
• Rinse and clean with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasives.
• Clean the outside with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use abrasive pastes or pads, stain
removers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Clean the outside glass with a specific glass cleaner and the inside just with a damp cloth, avoiding using
detergents where the wines are properly stored.
Rack cleaning
Use a damp cloth to clean the oak racks. Be careful not to damage the gasket when taking the rack out of
the appliance. Open the door as wide as possible.
Replacement of the LED
To replace the LED, contact After-Sales service.
Do not stare at the light when it is on: it could damage your eyesight.
Troubleshooting guide
Before contacting the Customer Care Center…
Problems of operation are often due to simple causes, which may be identified and solved without using
any tools.
Appliance noises are normal because its fans and compressors switch on and off automatically.
Some operating noises may be reduced by:
• levelling the appliance and installing it on a flat surface
• separating and avoiding contact between the appliance and the units
• making sure that the internal components are placed correctly
• making sure that there is no contact between the bottles and the containers.
Some possible operating noises:
• a whistle when the appliance switches on for the first time or after a long time.
• a splash when the cooling fluid enters the pipes.
• a buzz when the fan start working.
• a crackle when the compressor starts.
• an unexpected trip when the compressor switches on and off.
When you hear these noises…
...your appliance is alive and operating!!!
Troubleshooting guide
The appliance does not work.
Is there a power cut?
Is the plug plugged into the socket properly?
Is the 2-pole mains switch on?
Are the electric circuit safety devices installed in the house fully functional?
Is the power supply cable broken?
The temperature inside the wine cellar is not cold enough.
Has the door been closed properly?
Are the bottles stopping the door from closing?
Has the appliance been installed near a heat source?
Is the selected temperature correct?
Is the circulation of air through the ventilation openings blocked?
3. The temperature inside the wine cellar is too cold.
• Is the selected temperature correct?
4. The appliance is too noisy.
• Has the appliance been correctly installed?
• Are the pipes in the back part touching or vibrating?
5. There is water on the bottom of the appliance.
• Is the defrost water drain blocked?
After-Sales Service
Before contacting the Customer Care
Switch the appliance on again to see if the problem
has disappeared. If not, switch it off again and
repeat the operation after an hour.
If, after making the checks listed in the
troubleshooting guide and switching the appliance
on again, it still does not work correctly, contact
the Customer Care Center, describing the problem
clearly and giving:
• the appliance type and series number (given on
the rating plate).
• the type of fault.
• the model.
• the Service number (the number after SERVICE
on the rating plate inside the appliance).
• your full address
• your telephone number and area code
• Assemble the appliance with the correct
ventilation as shown in the figures.
• The doors cannot be reversed on this wine cellar.
• Install the appliance away from heat sources.
• Installation in a hot room, direct exposure to the
sun’s rays or placing the appliance near a heat
source (radiators, cookers), increase power
consumption and should be avoided.
• When this is not possible, the following minimum
separations should be respected:
- 30 cm from coal or oil cookers;
- 3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers.
• Position it in a clean and well-ventilated place.
• Clean the inside (see the “Cleaning and
maintenance” chapter).
• Insert the accessories supplied.
A) Installation next to kitchen units or cabinets
To allow complete 90° opening of the door, install the product ensuring a space of at least 3.5 mm
between the side flanges and the doors of any adjacent kitchen units/cabinets or electrical appliances (as
shown in figure 1).
Fig. 1
B) Installation next to walls
To allow complete 90° opening of the door, install the product ensuring a space of at least 60 mm between
the side flange and the adjacent wall (as shown in figure 2).
60 mm
Fig. 2
Electrical connection
• The electrical connections must conform to the local regulations.
• The data on the voltage and power consumption are given on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Earthing the appliance is obligatory by law.
• The manufacturer declines any responsibility for any damage suffered by people, animals or things
caused by failure to observe the rules given above.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have a qualified electrician replace the socket.
• Do not use extensions or multiple adapters.
Electrical disconnection
Electrical disconnection must be possible either by unplugging the plug or by means of a 2-pole mains
switch upstream of the socket.
Printed in Italy
5019 600 00141
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