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20 BOTTLE COMPACT WINE CELLAR
268 68 20 01
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING AND OPERATING.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
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Wine Cellar Package Contents
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Important Safety & Pre-Use Instructions
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Installation Instructions
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Operating Your Wine Cellar
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Temperature Settings
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Layout & Storage
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Care & Maintenance
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Troubleshooting Guide
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Technical Information
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Warranty Information
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Wine Cellar Package Contents
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Instruction manual
4 Shelves
1 Bottle/can basket
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when
WARNING
using your appliance, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the wine cellar.
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DANGER: Risk of child becoming trapped in new cellar, old wine cellar/refrigeration unit, or large boxes.
Junked or abandoned appliances, boxes and other containers are still dangerous, even if they will “just sit in
the garage for a few days”.
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Before you throw away your old wine cellar or refrigeration unit: 1. Take off the door. 2. Leave the
shelves in place so that children cannot climb inside.
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Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
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Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
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Do not store in the vicinity of any other appliance. Do not store near gasoline or any other flammable vapors.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
-Save these instructions-
BEFORE USING YOUR WINE CELLAR
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Remove the exterior and interior packaging.
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Before connecting the wine cellar to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2 hours. This
will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation.
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Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(a) General Installation Instructions
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This appliance is designed for free standing installation.
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Place your wine cellar on a flat, solid floor that is strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded. To level
Do not build-in or recess into closed cabinetry.
your wine cellar, adjust the front leveling leg at the bottom of the wine cellar.
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When moving your wine cellar, please do not incline it more than 45 degrees.
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Locate the wine cellar 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. Extreme
cold ambient temperatures may also cause the unit to perform improperly.
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Avoid locating the unit in damp areas.
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Plug the wine cellar into a dedicated (for this appliance only), properly installed and grounded wall outlet.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (grounding) prong from the power cord. Any
questions concerning power and/or electrical grounding should be directed to a certified electrician or
authorized product service center.
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Operating Your Wine Cellar
Setting the Temperature Control/Display panel
1) Light Control Button
2) Celsius / Fahrenheit Selector Button
4) Temperature Increase Button
5) Temperature Decrease Button
3) LED Display
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The wine cooler has an interior light. The light can be switched on and off by using the light control button (1).
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The temperature display can be set to show either Celsius / Fahrenheit by pushing the selector button (2).
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You can set the temperature as you desire by pushing the button
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The temperature will increase 1ºF if you push the
or
, (4 & 5)
once, and the temperature will decrease 1ºF if you push the
once.
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When the wine cellar is plugged in for the first time, the LED display (3) will show the preset factory temperatures of
54°F.
TEMPERATURE SETTINGS FOR SERVING WINE
1. Although optimal storage temperature is generally regarded to be 53-57°F, different varietals of wine require
different service temperature settings.
wine are listed below.
The recommended temperature ranges for serving different varietals of
Your wine cellar will indicate when you have set the Upper/Lower zones to the below
temperature ranges.
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Red Wines:
60-66°F
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White Wines
45-52°F
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Sparkling Wines
40-45°F
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LAYOUT AND STORAGE
Your cabinet was designed to store a maximum number of bottles securely. We recommend that you observe the
tips below to optimize loading.
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Remove tape from shelves once unit is stable and ready for storage.
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Disperse the bottles evenly to avoid concentrating weight in one place. Bottles must not touch either the back of
the cabinet or the step at the bottom.
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Make sure that the bottles are not all grouped together either at the top or bottom of the cabinet.
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Only pull out one shelf at a time. Never attempt to pull more than one.
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Maximum weight capacity per shelf is 55 lbs.
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You can increase your wine cellar’s storage capacity by removing shelves and stacking bottles on top of one
another.
Do not stack more than 3 rows of bottles per shelf.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Your Wine Cellar.
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Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, and remove all items including all shelves.
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Wash the inside surfaces with a solution of warm water and baking soda (approximately 2 tablespoons of baking
soda for each quart of water.)
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Wash the shelves with a mild detergent solution.
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Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning area of the controls, or any electrical parts.
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Wash the exterior with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
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Vacuum the front grill and back of the unit twice yearly. Make sure the power is off before cleaning.
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It is recommended to clean the unit completely inside and out once a year to maximize the longevity of the wine
cellar.
Power Loss
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Power failures that are corrected within a few hours should not affect the temperature of your appliance if you
minimize the number of times the door is opened. If the power is going to be off for a longer period of time, you need
to take other measures to protect your contents.
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If the unit is unplugged, loses power, or is turned off, you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting. Attempting to
restart the wine cellar before this time has elapsed may prevent the wine cellar from starting.
Absence/Vacation
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Short vacations: You may leave the wine cellar powered on and unattended for absences of less than three (3)
weeks.
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Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for more than three weeks, remove all items and turn off the
appliance. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent mold growth, leave the door open slightly, blocking it
open if necessary.
Moving Your Wine Cellar
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Remove all items.
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Securely tape down all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.
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Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
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Tape the door shut.
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Be sure the appliance stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect the outside of the
appliance with a blanket or similar item.
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Energy saving Tip
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The wine cellar should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances, and away
from direct sunlight.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Many common issues with your wine cellar can be solved very easily.
Try the troubleshooting tips below should you
experience any problems.
PROBLEM
Wine cellar does not operate.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The appliance is turned off.
The circuit breaker tripped or a fuse has blown out.
Wine cellar is not cold enough.
Check the temperature control setting.
External environment may require a higher setting. (e.g. room
needs to be air conditioned)
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket is not sealing properly.
Wine cellar is turning on and off frequently.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
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.
The light does not work.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a fuse has blown.
The light bulb has burned out.
The light button is “OFF”.
Vibrations.
Check to assure that the wine cellar is on a level surface.
The wine cellar seems to make too much noise.
A faint humming noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerator, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds caused by
the flow of refrigerator in your wine cellar.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
popping and crackling noises.
The wine cellar is not on a level surface.
The door will not close properly.
The wine cellar is not on a level surface.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves are out of position.
The area around the door, top, or side is hot.
Your wine cellar comes with a heating element near the door
that keeps frost and condensation off the glass and it’s normal
for this area to feel warm.
inside the wine cellar.
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It will not affect the temperature
TECHNICAL DATA
268 68 20 01
Model Number
Total bottle capacity
20 Bottles
Type of cooling
Compressor
Climate type
ST
Electricity protection grade
I
Nominal voltage/Frequency
115 Volts/60HZ
60-77 degrees Fahrenheit
Ambient operating temperature
Temperature Range
39-65 F
Range of inside cabinet humidity
60%RH
Item weight
49 lbs
25 ½” x 17” x 18 ¾”
Item dimension (H X W X D)
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Please speak to your retailer before calling Wine Enthusiast if you did not purchase your wine cellar directly from Wine
Enthusiast.
Limited warranty – 90-day replacement plan with a free 9-month upgrade, totaling 1 year, on parts and labor from the
date of shipment. For customer service, please contact Wine Enthusiast by e-mail (custserv@WineEnthusiast.net) or by
phone (800.648.6058).
The limited warranty does not cover: Damage due to such things as accident, misuse, abuse, mishandling, neglect,
unauthorized repair or any other cause beyond the control of the seller whether similar or dissimilar to the foregoing.
Purchaser understands and acknowledges that the goods sold here are wine refrigerators, which house wine. Purchaser
assumes all the risk of using these units, including risk of spoilage, humidity variations, temperature variations, leaks,
fires, water damage, mold, mildew, dryness and similar perils that may occur.
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