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Vinotemp VTWINEDISP4SS Owner's Manual
4 Bottle Wine
& Preserver
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General Operating Instructions
Remove all external and internal packaging from your wine dispenser. 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
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.
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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................................. 5
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION............................................................ 6
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS........................................................ 7
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................... 8
OPERATING YOUR WINE DISPENSER ............................................. 8
CARE AND MAINTENANCE............................................................ 10
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM .....................................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................12
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:
Read and follow all instructions before use.
Do not operate this or any other appliance with a damaged cord.
Always unplug the appliance before performing any care or maintenance.
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.
Do not clean the 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 flumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
To clean, only use mild detergents or glass cleaning products. Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents or abrasives.
Do not operate with housing panels removed or damaged.
When disposing of refrigerated appliances, special handling is required. It is the
consumer’s responsibility to comply with federal and local regulations when disposing of
this product.
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
Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc).
Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended purpose.
Do not store food in the cooler.
Do not place any other appliance on top of the unit.
For adult use only.
Do not lift or carry the wine dispenser by the cord
Do not plug in to the power socket before setup is complete.
When positioning or if moving the appliance, ensure that it is not set horizontally,
positioned at an angle more than 45˚, or turned upside down.
Place the appliance on a solid, level surface. Allow for proper clearance on all sides of
the unit.
The wine dispenser is an electrical appliance. To avoid injury or death from electrical
shock, do not operate the unit with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface, or while
standing in water.
Allow the unit to stand upright for 24 hours prior to initially plugging it in.
This unit is designed for indoor, household use only. Any other use will void the warranty.
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment and suffocation. Before you throw away this or any
old unit take off the door. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb
WARNING: Gas cartridge contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Keep
away from heat and out of direct sunlight. Keep away from sharp objects that could puncture
chamber. Do not store in an enclosed vehicle. Do not discharge towards face or body. KEEP
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Electrical Cord
We strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use an
extension cord, it is necessary that it be a properly rated UL-listed, 3-wire grounding type
appliance extension cord with a 3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle.
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This refrigerated wine dispenser displays, stores, and dispenses 4 opened wine bottles,
keeping them fresh from oxidation for up to 45 days. Wines can be maintained at a
chosen storage and serving temperature between 45˚F and 65˚F. NSF-approved plastic
components, sanitary stainless steel spouts, and electronic valves keep wines clean and
prevent any drips from spouts. Easily dispense the perfect glass of wine at any time with
just the touch of a button.
Model No.
Cooling Power
Protection Class
Power Consumption
Adjustable Temp. Range
Ambient Temp. Range
Bottle Capacity
Maximum Bottle Shelf Life
Approx. Dimensions (WxDxH)
AC 120V
60 Hz
0.7 kWh/24h
46˚-65˚F (7˚– 18˚C)
46˚-90˚F (7˚– 32˚C)
45 days
16.35” x 17.45” x 24.55”
Note: Argon and Nitrogen gas cartridges (gas weight of approximately 14 grams) are not included. Suitable standard
gas cartridges are non-refillable and have a threaded neck size of ½”20 and minimum length of 13mm. The cartridge
must have a diameter not exceeding 45mm and a length not to exceed 140mm.
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Before Using Your Unit
Remove all packing material before using your wine dispenser. Check to be sure the appliance
is in good condition.
Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe down the outside of the wine dispenser thoroughly.
Before connecting your wine dispenser to the power source, let the unit stand upright for 24
hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling
during transportation
Locating Your Unit
This wine preserver-dispenser is designed for freestanding installation only.
It is recommended that this unit be kept in a location with an ambient temperature range of
47°F-90°F. Not intended for garage or basement installation.
Place your wine dispenser on a solid, level surface (other than carpet). This will ensure
vibration and noise-free operation. Use the adjustable legs to ensure that the unit is level.
Leave a 5 inch clearance on all sides of the unit. This is to ensure proper air circulation.
Loading/Unloading Argon/Nitrogen/Inert Gas Bottle
Press and hold the wine dispensing button
to empty the remaining gas in the
Unplug the unit.
Rotate the cover upwards to access the gas cartridge.
Pull the cartridge out of the unit and turn it counter-clockwise to loosen.
Place a new cartridge and align it to the neck thread of the regulator. To properly
position the cartridge, rotate once clockwise, and once aligned continue to turn
clockwise to tighten.
Push the cartridge back into the dispenser and close the cover.
Note: It is normal that a little gas escapes when the gas cartridge is being tightened to the
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Attaching and Removing Wine Bottles
Unscrew lower part of bottle fix nut and place it on the neck of desired wine bottle.
Slide bottle upward, with gas and wine tube inside the bottle.
Fit bottle mouth into silicon plug. If bottle mouth is larger, lift upper part of bottle fix nut
to free silicon plug completely and ease bottle mouth into the silicon plug first.
Tighten lower part of bottle fix nut to the upper part.
Press the dispensing button to allow wine out and check to see if gas leakage will occur.
(Reconnect tighter if needed so gas does not escape.)
Place wine fully in refrigerated cabinet and close door.
Once the wine dispenser is positioned and plugged in, turn the power on.
Dispensing Wine
The wine dispenser features two sets of two dispensing buttons, each positioned directly above its
corresponding wine bottle spout. The two dispensing button options are:
Press and hold the
button over the desired spout to begin dispensing wine into
your glass. Wine will continue to be dispensed until the button is released.
Press the
button to dispense wine in 1oz increments. Press it once to dispense
1oz, twice to dispense 2oz, and so forth.
Resetting the 1 oz. portion control setting: The 1 oz. preset portion control setting can be
reset by the user. To set the portion control, press and hold the
button until the display
shows “H2” and the previously set portion amount begins to flash. Using the or
buttons, you can increase or decrease the portion control settings in 1 oz. increments until
you reach your desired setting.
Calibrating the portion: If the amount of wine dispensed varies, additional calibration may be
used to correct the dispensed portion of wine. To calibrate the portion control setting, press
and hold the
button until the display shows “H3” and the previously set portion control
amount begins to flash. Using the or buttons, you can increase or decrease the portion
control settings if necessary. Once you have checked the portion control setting, press the
button to dispense wine and verify the amount poured. Note: You may need to repeat this
procedure several times until the correct portion is dispensed.
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Setting the Temperature
The temperature display will show the current temperature inside the unit. To set a temperature,
press and hold the
button till the display shows “H1” and the displayed temperature starts to
flash. Once the temperature display starts to flash, use the
buttons to select your desired
For wine to stay fresh up to 45 days, bottles must be closed and unit preservation system must be
properly sealed to prevent deterioration. Keep wine at proper temperature in unit.
LED Light
The LED light can be switched on or off by pressing the
IMPORTANT: Always unplug your wine dispenser before cleaning or performing maintenance.
Never use harsh cleansers or scouring pads to clean any part of the wine dispenser.
To clean the stopper dispenser and solenoid valve:
1. Fill a bottle with clean warm water and place the stopper-dispenser onto the bottle.
2. Press and hold the
button to begin dispensing the warm water.
3. To start the automatic cleaning setting, press the portion button 5 times and then hold
until the display begins to flash and shows “CL”.
4. Continue to dispense and flush the system until dry argon comes from the spout.
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Most common problems can be solved easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try
the suggestions below to solve the problem before contacting Vinotemp at
Dispensing System
Possible Causes
One canister only
dispensing 1 or 2
bottles, gas
Unit not
interrupted or slow
g. Bottle not tightened
a. Argon/Nitrogen leak
b. Defective pressure regulator
c. Bottle neck not tightened or
defective plug
d. Defective gas solenoid valve or
incorrect wiring
e. Defective wine solenoid valve
or incorrect wiring
f. Incorrect or loose wirings,
defective power board or
control board
a. Argon/Nitrogen low
b. Gas tubes kinked or twisted
c. Bottle neck not tightened
d. Gas solenoid valve restricted
e. Wine solenoid valve restricted
Wine spurting or
a. Canister gasket unaligned, bad or a.
b. Canister not tightened
c. Gas tube broken
d. Gas tube not tightened at the
regulator or valve
e. Regulator leak
f. Gas valve stuck open
a. Wine tube is restricted
b. Bottle is near empty and there
is too much gas in the bottle
c. Gas pressure is too high
d. Wine solenoid valve is dirty
Align, change or install the gasket
Turn the canister clockwise all the way
Change the gas tube
Check for these connections
Check for gas escaping at the regulator
If gas continues to escape from the gas
tube, check for gas valve and wirings
Check the plug/fixer
If none of the spouts dispense wine,
check for canister pressure gauge or turn
the canister slightly counter clockwise to
see if any gas escapes (turn clockwise to
re-tighten), then check for gas leaking as
instructed above
If none of the spouts dispense wine and
the canister has pressurized gas, check
the regulator
Press dispense button to check if gas is
escaping from the plug or fixer
Press the dispense button to see of gas is
escaping out of the gas tube
Switch the questionable valve to a
working spout and check to see if problem
still exists
Check all wirings and connections
a. If all spouts are dispensing wine slowly,
check the gas pressure and install a new
canister if necessary
b. Press dispensing button to see if gas is
escaping out of the gas tube slowly
c. Check the bottle plug and fixer for
escaping gas
d. Remove bottle, press dispensing button
to see if gas is escaping out of the gas
e. Switch the to a working spout to check
a. Check for any restrictions
b. Change the empty wine bottle out for a full
c. Replace the pressure regulator
d. Clean solenoid valves
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Dispensing System
Possible Causes
Wine dripping
a. Solenoid valve seat leak
b. Spout loose
a. Wine tube leak
b. Spout loose
c. Empty bottle
Wine divided
Too many bubbles
Cooling system
Unit not running
a. Debris in spout
a. Argon/Nitrogen pressure is too
Temperature is too
Temperature is too
running but not
a. Check the wine tube
b. Push the spout to tighten
c. Change the empty bottle out for a full
a. Clean out debris
a. Replace the pressure regulator
a. Power cord unplugged
b. Power switch off
a. Check the power cord
b. Turn the switch on (it will light up when
power is on)
c. Check for power at the outlet and fuse
d. Check the wirings and connections at the
power switch and power board
a. Check the door opening and gasket
b. Check the installation location
a. Improper door seal
b. Ambient temperature is too
c. Improper condenser air flow
d. Refrigeration system problems
a. Temperature setting is too
b. Displayed temperature is
correct but inside temperature
is high
a. Temperature sensor is faulty
Unit is iced
Power board is faulty
Display/Control board is faulty
Poor evaporator air flow
Faulty evaporator fan
Refrigerant leakage
d. Refrigeration system restricted
Noisy operation
a. Check for debris if constant dripping; use
warm water to flush the system
b. Push the spout to tighten if there is
intermittent dripping
Possible Causes
c. No power to the outlet
d. Incorrect and loose wirings
Unit running high
temperature or
a. Installation area not firm
b. Screws, nuts, and metal parts
may be loose
c. Fan blade is hitting other parts
d. Fan is faulty
e. Compressor is faulty
c. Check the fan and clearance
d. Call customer service
a. Lower temperature setting
b. Temperature sensor is touching the cold
a. Insert the sensor in a cup of iced water to
see if it displays 32˚F
b. Unplug unit to defrost
c. Change the power board
d. Change the display/control board
a. Check for any restrictions
b. Check to see if the fan is turning
c. Call service technician to check for lass
of refrigerant
d. Call service technician to check for
a. Make sure unit is level and on flat, solid
b. Check to see if the noise is coming from
the fan mount, compressor mount or
loose tubing
c. Check the blade clearance
d. Check to see if the fan blade is broken or
if the motor is making noise
e. Call customer service
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in the goods until they are paid for in full. Statute of limitations must be handled in arbitration in the County of Los Angeles.
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. 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 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
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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.
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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 notice.
Please do not place the unit within reach of children.
For adult use only.
Contact with any questions or visit:
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Vinotemp is a registered trademark of Vinotemp International. All products, features, and services are
subject to change without notice. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document.
We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future changes.
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