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VT-15 TS/VT-15 TSWV (15-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 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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Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .........................5
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION…………………………………………….5
CELLAR DIAGRAM ..................................................6
CURCUIT DIAGRAM ................................................6
TECHNICAL DATA ...................................................7
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ................................7
OPERATING YOUR WINE CELLAR ..............................8
TEMPERATURE CONTROL .........................................8
CONTROL PANEL LOCK ............................................9
CLEANING AND CARE .............................................9
MOVING YOUR WINE CELLAR ................................. 10
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................. 11
TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY ........................... 12
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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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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your appliance,
follow these precautions:
• Do not use if supply cord is damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid hazard.
• Ensure the cellar is always unplugged before cleaning.
• To clean the cellar, use only mild detergents or glass cleaning products.
Do not use harsh detergents or solvents.
• Do not store food in wine cellar, as interior temperature may not be cool
enough to prevent spoilage.
• Keep appliance away from heat source or direct sunlight.
• For stability, the appliance must be placed on a solid, flat surface. It
should not be laid on any soft material.
• Do not place any other appliance or heavy objects on top of the wine
• The wine cooler is an electrical appliance. To avoid injury or death from
electrical shock, do not operate the wine cooler with wet hands, while
standing on a wet surface or in other wet conditions.
• When positioned or if moving the appliance, ensure that it is not set
horizontally, positioned at an angle of more than 45°, or turned upside
• Never lift or carry the wine cellar by the cord.
• Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
• This wine cellar is for household/indoor use only. Any other use will void
the warranty.
• Do not plug into the power socket before set up is completed.
• Always unplug an appliance from outlet when not in use. Never pull cord
to remove plug from outlet. Grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
• 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.
• Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
• Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
• Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or any other appliances. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
For your protection, this unit is equipped with a 3conductor cord set that has a molded 3-prong groundingtype plug, and should be used in combination with a
properly connected grounding-type outlet.
It is not recommended to use this cellar with an
extension cord or power board. Please ensure that the appliance is
plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
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1. Glass Door
2. Recessed Handle
3. Hinge
4. Contoured Metal Shelf
5. Bottle Storage
6. Leveling Feet
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Model No.
VT-15 TS & VT-15 TSWV
46L / 15 Bottles
Protection Class
Climate Class
Input Power
Power Consumption kW · h/24h
Temperature Range
Approx. Net Weight
39.68 Lbs
Approx. Gross Weight
44.09 Lbs
Approx. Unit Size
Approx. Packing Size
17”W x 19"D x 20.375"H
18.11"W x 21.46"D x 20.87"H
*Note: This wine cooler is designed to store up to 15 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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Before Using Your Wine Cellar:
Remove any exterior and interior packing material.
Check to be sure the following parts are included:
o 2 slide out shelves: 1 full size, 1 half size
o 1 instruction manual
Before connecting the appliance to the power source, let it stand upright for
approximately 24 hours.
Place your appliance on a surface that is strong enough to support the
appliance when it is fully loaded.
To level your appliance, adjust the front legs.
When positioning the cooler, leave a minimum of 6 inches at the back of the
cooler, 10-12 inches on each side of the cooler. There must be unlimited
clearance at the top of the wine cooler. This will ensure proper air circulation.
Designed for freestanding installation only, away from direct sunlight and
sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the
acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption.
This unit 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.
For maximum storage, place wine bottles both on their side and standing
within the cooler. Remove the metal half shelf and place bottles on their side
on both the contoured metal shelf and the molded shelf. Stand bottles
upright in bottom storage area.
It is recommended that you install the wine cellar in a place where the ambient
temperature is between 50-80°F. If the ambient temperature is above or below
the recommended temperature, the performance of the unit may be affected.
Placing in extreme cold or hot conditions may cause interior temperature to
fluctuate. The range of 39-65°F may not be reached. Not intended for garage or
basement installs. The temperature may fluctuate depending on whether or not
the interior light is on or off or whether the bottles are located on the
upper/middle or lower section. Close the cellar door immediately after putting in
any items so the inside temperature will not rise dramatically.
Your wine cooler has a touch screen control panel located on the upper part of
the glass door.
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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.
Varietal Indicator shows compatibility for different wine types.
Indicates a set temperature between 58-65°F for Reds
Indicates a set temperature between 48-57°F for Whites
Indicates a set temperature between 39-47°F for Sparkling
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.
The lock function will activate automatically 12 seconds after the last time a
button is pushed on the control panel.
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.
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 cabinet.
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.
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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 transportation.
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
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.
Check to make sure the wine cellar is level.
Frost appears in
cooler (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.
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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: 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
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and unused plus all packaging and parts are intact, we will either replace the grill or provide service to repair the grill. Returned
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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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