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58-Bottle Wine Cooler
VT-58 & VT-58SB-ID
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Your Wine Cooler
This wine cooler can be used for storage and/or service. It 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/13° Celsius. 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 external and internal packaging from your wine cooler. 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.
-Save these instructionsTo 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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................... 6
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION................................................................. 7
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM ........................................................................... 7
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS............................................................. 8
TECHNICAL DATA ............................................................................. 8
INSTALLATION ................................................................................. 9
OPERATING YOUR WINE COOLER ..................................................... 10
REVERSAL OF DOOR SWING ............................................................ 11
CARE AND MAINTENANCE................................................................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................... 13
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:
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 children.
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 explosion.
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.
Unit features a front exhaust system for freestanding or fully recessed applications.
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.
This appliance is intended for use in a controlled ambient location such that the ambient
temperature does not exceed 90˚F (32°C).
Place the appliance on a solid, level surface.
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.
To protect against electric shock, do not immerse appliance, plug or cord in water or other liquids.
Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
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 wines and beverages. Do not store perishable
food or medical products within the unit.
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 or an old unit,
remove the door. Leave the shelves in place, so that children may not easily climb inside.
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Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock.
If the power cord is damaged, frayed or shows cracks or abrasions across
its length, have it replaced at an authorized service center.
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
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord
supplied. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
A standard electrical supply (115V AC - 60Hz), properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
When a standard 2-pin wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility to have it replaced
with a properly grounded 3-pin wall outlet.
Never unplug the unit by pulling the power cord. To disconnect the appliance, always grip the
plug firmly and pull straight out from the wall outlet. When moving the unit, be careful not to
damage the power cord.
The unit should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet with a voltage rating
that matches the rating label on the unit.
Do not pinch or kink the power supply cord.
Repair or replace all power cords that have become frayed or damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the
appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.
For your protection, this unit should be properly grounded. 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 as shown to the right.
It is not recommended to use this wine cooler with an extension cord or
power board. Please ensure that the appliance is plugged directly into
the electrical outlet.
CAUTION: It is strongly recommended that you do not use an adapter
or an extension cord with this unit.
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Glass Door
Exhaust Grill
Adjustable Leveling Legs
5. Control Panel
6. Cabinet
7. Light Switch
8. LED Temperature
9. Temperature Adjustment
Model No.
VT-58 & VT-58SB-ID
58 Bottles
60 Hz
Power Consumption
Input Power
2.5 kWh/24h
Ambient Temperature Range
60°- 90°F
Control Temperature Range
45°- 65°F
Net Weight
105.8 LBS
Gross Weight
119 LBS
Dimensions (W x D x H)
23.8" x 24" x34.5"
*Note: This wine and beverage cooler is designed to store approximately 58 standard Bordeaux 750
ml bottles. Storing large and/or oddly shaped bottles (including champagne and sparkling wine bottles)
will decrease the capacity of your appliance.
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Remove any exterior and interior packing material.
Check to be sure all parts including an accessory kit and 1 owner’s manual.
IMPORTANT: Before connecting the appliance to the 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 transportation.
This unit is designed to be built-in (fully recessed) or free standing.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth
This unit is designed for indoor use only. Position the unit in a dry and well-ventilated place. Avoid
placing the 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.
For freestanding installation, 5” of space at the back and both sides are suggested to ensure
proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
For built-in installation, leave a ¼” (6.35mm) space on each side and at the top, and 1-2” at the
back of the wine cooler to ensure proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
Also, be sure to not obstruct the front exhaust vent with anything as this may prevent the unit from
performing properly.
Place the appliance on a 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 unit.
For best performance it is recommended that you install the appliance in a location with an
ambient temperature between 60°-90°F. If the ambient temperature is above or below
recommended temperatures, the performance of the unit may be affected.
It is recommended that you do not install the appliance near an oven, radiator or other heating
source. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical
consumption. Don’t install in a location where the temperature will fall below 60°F.
Do not store or install the appliance outdoors, in a garage, basement, or in moist areas.
Plug the unit into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet.
Do not lift unit by the door handle.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the wine cooler.
To level your appliance, adjust the front legs at the bottom of the appliance.
Gently pull away the door gasket in the area where the door handle is to be installed. The
gasket is easily replaced by hand – no tools are required.
Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove/install the screws that secure the door handle. Do
not over tighten the screws as this will cause damage to the handle.
If needed, use a flat had screwdriver to remove the two decorative plugs from the front of the
door on the side of the cooler that you would like the handle to be installed on. Save the plugs
for future use.
Replace the door gasket to its original position. Insert plugs into open door holes if desired.
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Gently place/slide the racks into the wine cellar.
Determine the best temperature setting to use.
Place bottles inside the cooler.
Plug the power cord into a standard ground electrical outlet.
In order to conserve energy and maintain proper storage temperature, limit the frequency in
which you open the door.
You can turn the interior light on and off by touching the button labeled with a light on the front
of the control panel.
If unit is equipped with a lock, insert the key provided and turn to operate the lock. Make sure
that the key is kept in a secure place when not in use.
IMPORTANT: When using the wine cellar for the first time, allow at least 24 hours for the internal
temperature to adjust properly. Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.
IMPORTANT: In order to operate efficiently, this product should be in an environment with an
ambient temperature of less than 90°F (32°C).
For your convenience, the manufacturer has pre-set the temperature of the wine cooler to 54°F
To turn on the internal LED lighting, touch the
The temperature range for this unit is from 45-65°F/7-18°C.
Used to raise (warm) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
Used to lower (cool) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
Error Codes: When the cabinet temperature is too low, the LED will display “LL”. When the
temperature is too high, it will display “HH”. The “ER” display shows when there has been a power
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While bottles may vary in size and dimension, you can store approximately 58 standard Bordeaux 750
ml bottles in this wine cooler. Please note that bottle capacities are approximate maximums when
storing traditional Bordeaux 750 ML bottles and include bulk storage.
This wine cooler is built with a reversible door hinge. You have the choice of opening it from either the
left or the right side. In order to reverse the direction in which your door opens, please follow these
simple instructions.
CAUTION: To avoid personal injury to yourself and/or property, we recommend that someone
assist you during the door reversal process.
IMPORTANT: Empty the wine cooler and secure any loose parts (shelves) before reversing the
Top hinge 1
Top hinge 2
1. Remove bottom hinge 1 and place it inside the
accessory bag for later use
2. Remove the door support and place it inside the
accessory bag for later use
3. Remove the door and set it aside for later use
4. Remove top hinge 1 and place it inside the accessory
bag for later use
5. Remove the hinge cover on the top left-hand side of
the cabinet and install it on the top right-hand side of
the cabinet
6. Take out top hinge 2 from the accessory bag and
install it on the top left-hand side of the cabinet
7. Remove the door handle from the left-side of the door
frame and install on the right-side
8. Install the door
9. Take out bottom hinge 2 from the accessory bag and
install it on the bottom left-hand side of the cabinet
10. Install door support on the bottom right-hand side of
the cabinet
Bottom Hinge 2
Door support
Bottom hinge 1
1. It is recommended that you change the door swing before installation.
2. In order to allow the coolant to settle inside the compressor, you must refrain from plugging in
the unit for 24 hours after the cabinet has been out of an upright position.
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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.
Clean the stainless door trim, handle, and inside surfaces 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.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning control panels or any electrical
Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent (or other nonabrasive
cleanser). Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Always dry all parts with a clean, dry cloth before plugging the wine cellar back into the
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents, chemical cleaners or abrasives to clean this wine
cooler. These cleaners may damage or discolor the unit.
If the unit will not 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 any possible moisture build-up.
Before moving your cooler, first be sure to remove all items from the cooler.
Always unplug the cooler before moving.
Use two or more people to move and install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injuries.
Securely tape down any loose items, such as shelves, inside the unit.
Turn the adjustable leg 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 when moving as needed.
The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room away from heat sources or direct
Ensure that the unit has proper allowances on all sides for proper ventilation. Never cover any
air vents.
Only open the cooler door for as long as necessary. Frequent opening of the door will affect
internal temperature.
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You can solve many common cooler problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call.
Try the following suggestions 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 cool
Fan is always running
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.
When using the unit for the first time, make sure there are at least 3
to 5 bottles in the unit. It can take up to 24 hours to reach the
desired temperature.
If the room temperature is above 90°F (32°C), the unit will not get
below 51°F (11°C). Humidity does not affect the cooling ability of the
To achieve accurate temperature control, the unit should not be
used or operated in any of the following locations:
o In a sunny place
o In a room with poor air circulation such as a garage 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.
o In a cabinet or closet.
Make sure the cooling vents are not obstructed.
This is simply a function of the cooling system. The lower the setting,
the more the fan will run. If the room is warmer than 90°F (32°C), it
will run more.
The unit has been designed to run continuously when operating at
the lower temperatures.
Check to ensure the unit is level.
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the limited warranty.
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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 non-conforming goods within four days of delivery, after which
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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.
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 preapproved 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
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
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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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