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Vinotemp VT-26SB-ID Owner's Manual
26-Bottle Wine Cooler
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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.
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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
PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................ 8
WINE COOLER INSTALLATION ....................................................... 9
OPERATING YOUR WINE COOLER .................................................. 9
WINE RACK REMOVAL / INSTALLATION ...................................... 10
REVERSAL OF DOOR SWING ........................................................ 11
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................................................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................... 13
TERMS AND CONDITIONS ............................................................ 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 wine. 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.
Extension 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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Dual-pane window
Adjustable Leveling Legs
5. Cabinet
6. Control panel
7. LED Temperature
Model No.
8. Light Switch
9. Temperature Adjustment
60 Hz
Power Consumption
Input Power
1.8 kW.h/24h
Ambient Temperature Range
60°- 90°F
Control Temperature Range
45°- 65°F
Approx. 26
Net Weight
95 LBS
Gross Weight
108 LBS
Dimensions (H x W x D)
34.4" x 15.0" x 22.6"
*Note: This wine and beverage cooler is designed to store approximately 26 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 all packing material before using your appliance.
Check to be sure you have all parts and one owner’s manual.
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 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.
To level your appliance, adjust the front legs at the bottom of the appliance.
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.
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.
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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
You can manually adjust the temperature. Simply press the
button on the control panel to
decrease the temperature and the
button to increase the temperature inside the wine
cellar. The temperature range for this unit is from 45-65°F/7-18°C.
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 disruption.
To prevent damaging the door gasket, make sure to have the door all the way open when pulling the
shelves out of the rail compartment.
1. Remove any bottles stored on the rack.
2. Pull the racks out flatly and press the button on each side (see figure 1).
3. Push the racks into the sliders (see figure 2).
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This wine cooler is built with a reversible door. You have the choice of either opening it from the left or
the right side. In order to reverse the direction in which your door opens, please follow these simple
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
1. Remove the plug on top of the left side of the cabinet and
set it aside for later use.
2. Unscrew the door handle and set it aside for later use.
3. Remove the hinge cover on top of the right side of the
cabinet and keep it for later use.
4. Unscrew the door hinge on top of the right side of the door
and keep it for later use.
5. Remove the plug on the top left-hand side of the cabinet
and install it on the top right-hand side of the cabinet.
6. Install the door hinge and hinge cover to the top left side of
the cabinet.
7. Remove the door support located on the bottom right-hand
side of the cabinet and install it on the bottom left-hand side
of the cabinet.
8. Install the door handle on the right side of the door.
1. It is recommended that you change the door swing before
2. In order to allow the coolant to settle inside the compressor,
you must refrain from plugging in the unit for 48 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.
Wash the inside surfaces, stainless trim and door handle 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. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth.
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 or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may
damage or discolor the interior.
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.
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.
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 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 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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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 by any difficulty carrier
incurs in attempting to fit the goods into the Purchaser’s place of business or residence due to the size of the goods or
otherwise. Purchaser assumes all responsibility for delivery, payment of freight, access, measurement, installation, hook-up,
wiring, moving and storage of the goods. The transportation of all goods is subject to the terms and conditions which the
moving carrier imposes on Purchaser including, but not limited to, additional charges 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). If Purchaser returns goods claiming that the goods are defective and goods are
found to be in working condition by the Seller, Purchaser is liable for the return and cost of freight both ways plus an additional
service fee. 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. Purchaser is liable for any arbitration fees, including fees incurred due to credit card company
arbitration. If the item is damaged by the freight company, Purchaser may cancel the order only by paying for freight costs
both ways and restocking fee.
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. For Designer Series units: parts and labor for a
period of 12 (twelve) months from date of sale, compressor part 5 years. 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 IL Romanzo units: CO2 Chiller, parts and labor for 12 (twelve) months from the date of sale. Wine Coolers, parts and labor
90 (ninety) days from the date of sale. Wine Cooler replacement part 12 (twelve) months from the date of sale.
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
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
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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. 11/13
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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
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.
© 2013 Vinotemp International. All rights reserved.
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