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Vinotemp VT-21TSP-2Z Owner's Manual
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Your wine cellar
This unit can be used for storage and/or service. The unit has seamless glass door
and 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
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.
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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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................... 5
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ................................................... 6
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM .............................................................. 6
PARTS & SPECIFICATIONS ................................................... 7
TECHNICAL DATA ............................................................... 7
INSTALLATION ................................................................... 8
OPERATING YOUR WINE COOLER .......................................... 8
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .................................................... 9
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WINE COOLER ................................ 10
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................... 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:
Ensure that the wine cooler stays in the upright position during transportation.
Place the wine cooler on a strong, level surface.
This wine cooler is designed for indoor, household use only. Any other use will void the warranty.
Avoid placing the wine cooler in moist areas, near any heat source including direct sunlight or
near any hazardous or flammable material.
This unit must be freestanding and cannot be used as a built-in cooler.
This cooler is designed to store wine bottles and should not be used to store food or other items.
Do not place any other objects on top of the wine cooler.
Never lift or carry the wine cooler by the cord.
Use of an extension cord for the wine cooler is not recommended. Directly connect the wine
cooler to an electrical outlet.
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 while standing in
To ensure proper internal air circulation, do not overfill the wine cooler.
Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
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.
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 (110V AC only, 60Hz), properly
grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and
local codes and ordinances, is required.
• 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.
Extension Cord
CAUTION: It is strongly recommended that you do not use an adapter
or an extension cord with this unit.
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Wire Shelf with Wood Trim
Hinge Cover
Control Panel
Leveling Leg
Mirrored Glass
Curved Handle
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Model no.
21 bottles*
65 liters
AC 110V
60 Hz
Input Power
Power Consumption (kWh/24h)
Temperature Range
45°- 64° F
Approx. Net Weight
40.3 lbs
Approx. Gross Weight
45.1 lbs
Approx. Unit Size (W x H x D)
11.81" x 33.27" x 23.43"
Approx. Packing Size (W x H x D)
14.17” x 34.65” x 25.79”
*Note: This wine cooler is designed to store up to 21 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
Remove all packing material before using your wine 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 transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water and a soft cloth.
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.
The 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 clearances on all sides,
as stated above.
Place the wine 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 between 60°-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.
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• Pull away the door gasket in the area where the handle is to be installed. The gasket is easily
removed by hand, no tools are necessary.
• Insert the two (2) Phillips head screws with the lock washers and flat washers through the
gasket side of the door frame until the screws pass through the door frame. Follow the
sequence shown in the figure.
• Align the handle with the screws installed in the above step. Tighten the screws using a Phillips
head screwdriver until the handles secure tightly against the door frame (DO NOT over tighten
as this will cause damage to the handle assembly). Replace the door gasket to its original
The wine cooler has an electric temperature control panel and two temperature zones. When first
turned on, the LED display will show the ambient temperature, followed by the internal cabinet
The upper zone temperature can be set between 45° and 54°F. The lower zone can be set between
54 ° and 64° F. Pressing the “UP” button on the control panel will increase the temperature by 1°F
and pressing the “DOWN” button will lower it. Upon choosing your desired temperature, the display
will flash the selected temperature setting for 5 seconds before reflecting the current internal cabinet
The “LIGHT” button turns the interior light On or Off. The C/F button alternates the temperature
reading between degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit.
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While bottles may vary in size and dimension, approximately 21 standard bottles (750ml, 12” in length
and 3” in 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 surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be
about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
• 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. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth. Clean the back and bottom of the wine cooler thoroughly to ensure
efficient operation.
• 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 any loose items, such as shelves, inside the unit.
• Turn the levelling 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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Most common problems can be solved 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 cooler does not
Wine cooler is not cold
Wine cooler makes too
much noise
Internal light is flashing
Ensure cooler is plugged in to electrical outlet
Check voltage level
Check for broken fuse
Ensure temperature control is at a proper setting
Ensure wine cooler is away from heat sources or direct
Check for proper clearance on all sides of the wine cooler
Ensure door is properly closed and not open too frequently
Ensure cooler is level and on steady surface
Check for proper ventilation and clearance
Check to make sure cooler fans are operating correctly
Check that selected temperature is not higher than internal
cabinet temperature
Automatic defrost function has started. This is a normal
Excess humidity or very low temperatures may cause frost
to build. Unplug the cooler and allow it to defrost, or defrost
by hand
Door will not close properly
The wine cooler is not level
The doors were not properly installed
The seal is weak
The shelves are out of position
Light does not work
Call the service center
Temperature LCD display
is blank
Main control board does not work
The Power Control Board is not functioning
There is some problem with the plug (no power supply)
Temperature LCD display
Display has suffered too much wear and tear
Temperature sensor has been cut off
Buttons are not functional
Temperature controller panel is damaged
Wine cooler has started to
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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
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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 non-conforming 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.
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 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 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. 08/13
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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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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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