18-Bottle Dual-Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

18-Bottle Dual-Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
18-Bottle Dual-Zone
Thermoelectric Wine
VT-18PTED-2Z (18 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 soft interior light that you can leave on to elegantly display your wine.
Serving Wines
Storing wines at the proper temperature is important. To preserve them as
long as possible, wine should be stored at approximately 55° Fahrenheit.
However, the chart below suggests the optimal drinking temperature for the
different styles of wine.
Wine Style
Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac
Full Bodied Red wines, Shiraz
Tawny Port
Medium Bodied Red Wines
Amontillado Sherry
Light Bodied Red Wines
Full Bodied White Wines
Medium Bodied White Wines
Rosé, Light Bodied White Wines
Vintage Sparkling
Fino Sherry
Non Vintage Sparkling
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General Operating Instructions
Remove all packaging and labels 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
Please read and follow all safety rules
and operating instructions before using.
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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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................. 5
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION .............................................................................................................. 6
PARTS & SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................... 7
TECHNICAL DATA ............................................................................................................................ 7
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................. 8
OPERATING YOUR WINE COOLER ................................................................................................... 8
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................. 9
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WINE CELLAR.......................................................................................... 10
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .......................................................................................................... 10
TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY ................................................................................................. 11
SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE ................................................................................................... 12
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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
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
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. Ensure that the unit remains upright
during transportation.
Never lift or carry the wine cooler by the cord.
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 80°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 place any items on top of the wine cooler.
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.
Use of an extension cord for the wine cooler is not recommended. Directly connect the wine cooler to
an electrical outlet.
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 freestanding only.
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 wine. Do not store perishable food or medical
products within the unit.
To ensure proper internal air circulation, do not overfill the wine cooler.
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 unit or an old unit,
remove the door. Leave the shelves in place, so that children may not easily climb inside.
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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 outlet.
It is strongly recommended that you do not use an adapter or an extension
cord with this unit. Please ensure that the appliance is plugged directly into
the electrical outlet.
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1. Wire Shelf
4. Hinge Cover
2. Control Panel
5. Seamless Glass Door
3. Leveling Leg
6. Interior Light Button
Model No.
18 Bottles
52 liters
AC 110V
Input Power
Power Consumption (kWh/24h)
Control Temperature Range
Upper Zone: 45°-54°F
Lower Zone: 54°-64°F
Ambient Temperature Range
Net Weight / Gross Weight
35.3 Lbs / 39.2 Lbs
Unit Size (W×H×D)
13.6” x 19.3” x 26”
Packing Size (W×H×D)
15.15” x 20.67” x 27”
*Note: This wine cooler is designed to store standard Bordeaux 750 ml bottles. Storing large and/or oddly shaped bottles (including
champagne and sparkling wine bottles) will decrease the capacity of your wine cooler.
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Remove all packing material before using your cooler. Check to be sure all parts are included and
that the cooler is in good condition.
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
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth before first use.
This unit is designed for freestanding installation and indoor use only. Position the unit in a dry and
well-ventilated place. Avoid placing the wine 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.
When positioning the cooler, 6 inches of space at the back and 10-12 inches of space on both sides
are suggested to ensure proper air circulation to cool the cooling system. There also must be
unlimited clearance at the top of the cooler to ensure proper air circulation.
This 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 clearance on all sides, as
stated above.
Place the cooler on a solid, level surface strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded. To level
the wine cooler, adjust the front leveling legs at the bottom of the wine cooler. To ensure vibration and
noise-free operation, do not install on carpet.
For best performance it is recommended that you install the appliance in a location with an ambient
temperature of 60°F -80°F. If the ambient temperature is above or below recommended temperatures,
the performance of the unit may be affected.
Plug the wine cooler into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet.
Upon plugging the cooler into an electrical outlet, let the unit run for at least 30 minutes before making
any adjustments.
The wine cooler has an electric temperature control panel and two temperature zones. When first turned
on, the LCD will show the ambient temperature, followed by the internal cabinet temperature.
Used to raise (warm) the corresponding zone set temperature by 1°C or 1°F.
Used to lower (cool) the corresponding zone set temperature by 1°C or 1°F.
°C/°F Selector
Used to select the temperature display setting in degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius. To change the
temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius or from Celsius to Fahrenheit, touch this button.
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Used to lock or unlock the control panel.
To turn the light on and/or off, press the interior light button.
The interior control range is 45°-64°F.
The lower zone temperature can be set between 54° and 64°F and the upper zone temperature
can be set between 45°F and 54°F.
The temperature will increase by 1°C or 1°F if you touch UP
once. The temperature will
decrease by 1°C or 1°F if you touch DOWN
Upon choosing your desired temperature, the display will flash the selected temperature setting
for 5 seconds before reflecting the current internal cabinet temperature.
While bottles may vary in size and dimension, approximately 18 standard bottles (750ml, 12” in length
and 3” on diameter) can be stored in your wine cooler. Please note that bottle capacities are approximate
maximums when storing traditional Bordeaux 750 ML bottles and include bulk storage. Actual number of
bottles you are able to store may vary.
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 with warm water or a baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2
tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning control panels or any electrical parts.
Wash the outside of the cabinet with warm water and a mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a soft, clean cloth. Clean the back and bottom of the wine cooler thoroughly to ensure efficient
Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Dry all surfaces before use.
Before moving your wine cooler, first be sure to remove all items from the cooler.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your wine cooler.
Turn the leveling legs 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.
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If the unit will 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 and possible moisture build-up.
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
Wine cellar does not
Wine cellar is not cold
Wine cellar makes too much
Internal light is flashing
Wine cooler has started to
Door will not close properly
Temperature LeD display is
Temperature LeD display
Buttons are not functional
EL light is flashing
Check if unit is plugged in.
Check if using wrong voltage.
Check for broken fuse.
Check the temperature control setting.
Ensure the wine cooler is away from heat sources and direct
The wine cellar does not have the correct clearance on all sides of
the wine cooler.
Ensure door is properly closed and fans are operating correctly.
The wine cellar is not level.
Check the fans inside the cooler and at the back of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation and clearance.
Check that selected temperature is not higher than internal cabinet
Automatic defrost function has started. This is a normal function.
Excess humidity or very low temperatures may cause frost to build.
Unplug the cooler and allow it to defrost or defrost by hand.
The wine cellar is not level.
The doors were not properly installed.
The seal is weak.
The shelves are out of position.
Main control board does not work.
The Power Control Board is not functioning.
There is some problem with the plug (no power supply).
Temperature sensor is cut off.
Display suffered too much wear and tear.
Temperature controller panel is damaged.
EL means the sensor is shut off or dead. Unscrew the fan
board behind the shelves and check whether the sensor is
connected well. If the sensor is connected well, it means the
sensor is dead, then please replace it and check further.
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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 nonconforming goods within four days of delivery, after which time all goods are deemed accepted. If an order has been placed and production
has started, cancellation of your order will be a 15% charge. If Purchaser tenders payment with a check that has insufficient funds (NSF), or
stops payment on a check or credit card for any reason, Purchaser agrees to pay for all costs associated with the Seller’s collection or
litigation of such a claim, including without limitation extra damages, court costs and attorneys’ fees. Finance charges begin the date of
invoice. Collection fees plus NSF fee of $50 will be added to your invoice, which you agree to promptly pay. Title to the goods does not pass
until payment is received in full by Seller and Seller retains a security interest in the goods until they are paid for in full. Statute of limitations
must be handled in arbitration in the County of Los Angeles. Purchaser is liable for any arbitration fees, including fees incurred due to credit
card company arbitration. If the item is damaged by the freight company, Purchaser may cancel the order only by paying for freight costs
both ways and restocking fee.
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 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 IL Romanzo units: CO2 Chiller, parts and labor for 12 (twelve) months from the date of sale. Wine Coolers, parts and labor 90 (ninety)
days from the date of sale. Wine Cooler replacement part 12 (twelve) months from the date of sale.
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. Warranty and liability are non-transferable. 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
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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. 10/13
Upon receipt and inspection of unit, the supply cord must be replaced if it is
damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466 or
The manufacturer has a policy of continuous improvement on its products
and reserves the right to change materials and specifications without notice.
WARNING: Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
For adult use only.
Contact info@vinotemp.com with any questions or visit
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