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WHYNTER 20 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
MODEL # : WC-201TD
Thank you for your purchase of this WHYNTER product. Please read this Instruction Manual
carefully before using product to ensure proper use. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future reference.
Table of Contents
Wine Cooler Safety
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Important Safe Guides
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Important Safety Instructions
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Before Using Your Wine Cooler
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Installation Introduction
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Parts and Features
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Installation Instructions
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Operation Guide
7
Temperature Controls
7
Wine Shelves
7
Electrical Connection
8
Extension Cord
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Operating your Wine Cooler
9
Recommended Temperature Settings
9
Care and Maintenance
10
Cleaning Your Wine Cooler
10
Premises Power Failure
10
Vacation Time
10
Moving Your Wine Cooler
10
Energy Saving Tips
10
Troubleshooting Guide
11
Warranty Information
12
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Wine Cooler Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important to us.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shocks, or injury when using your Wine Cooler, follow these basic
precautions:
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that may
result in serious injury. All safety messages will follow the Safety Alert Symbol and
either the words” DANGER” or “W ARNING”.
Danger means that failure to heed this safety
statement may result in severe injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this safety
statement may result in extensive product damage,
serious injury, or death.
Caution means that failure to heed this safety
statement may result in minor or moderate injury,
or property or equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert you to know what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of
injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFE GUIDES
Before the Wine Cooler is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as
described in this manual, please read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock or injury when using the Wine Cooler, follow basic precaution, including
the following:
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Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and do
not use an extension cord.
Do not use if the power supply cord is damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified
electrician.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your Wine Cooler be provided. Use receptacles
that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Never clean Wine Cooler parts with flammable fluids or harsh chemicals. These fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of the Wine Cooler
or any other Wine Cooler.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure to unplug the Wine Cooler.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug with wet hands.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your Wine Cooler unless it is specifically recommended
in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
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Use two or more people to move and install the Wine Cooler. Failure to do so can result in injury.
Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below 90°F (32°C). This
Wine Cooler must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain, water spray
or drips.
The Wine Cooler should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The Wine Cooler must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance with
state and local codes.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
It is important for the Wine Cooler to be leveled in order to work properly. For a stable installation,
make sure the Wine Cooler is placed on a flat, level and solid surface.
Ensure that the surface on which the Wine Cooler is placed is strong enough to hold the Wine Cooler
and the items stored inside.
This Wine Cooler is not intended for use by young children or physically-challenged persons without
supervision/assistance. Young children must be supervised to ensure safety around this or any Wine
Cooler.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage
or discolor the interior.
Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas. Be carefully closing doors when children are in the area.
This Wine Cooler is designed to store wine bottles. If food is stored inside, ensure that there is
sufficient airflow between items. Please note that the temperature range for this cooler is optimized
for wine and beverage storage. Perishable food items may require a different storage environment.
Do not place hot food or beverages into the Wine Cooler.
Close the Wine Cooler door immediately after putting in any items to keep the internal temperature
relatively constant.
Avoid placing any objects on top of the Wine Cooler.
The Wine Cooler is an electrical Wine Cooler. To avoid injury from electrical shock do not operate the
Wine Cooler with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface or while standing in water. Do not use
in outdoors or wet conditions.
When positioning or moving the Wine Cooler ensure that it is not turned upside down or greater than
45° or more off level.
Never pull the cord to disconnect it from the outlet. Grasp the plug and pull it from the outlet.
Never lift, carry or drag the Wine Cooler by the power cord.
This Wine Cooler is designed for household, non-commercial use only. Any other use will void the
warranty.
Do not plug into the power outlet before set up is completed.
Do not move this Wine Cooler without emptying it and securing the door in a closed position.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your Wine Cooler, follow these basic
precautions:
Read all instructions before using your Wine Cooler
 An empty cooler can be a hazardous for children or small pets. If disposing of the cooler, remove
gasket seals, latches, lids or the entire door from your unused Wine Cooler, or take other action to
ensure the cooler is harmless.
 Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the Wine Cooler.
 Never clean Wine Cooler parts with flammable fluids or harsh chemicals. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
 Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other Wine Cooler. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Before using your Wine Cooler
 Remove the exterior and interior packing.
 Before connecting the Wine Cooler to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2
hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from
handling during transportation.
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Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Installation Introduction
 The Wine Cooler is designed to be for free standing installation.
 WARNING: Do not store or install the Wine Cooler outdoors.
 CAUTION: This Wine Cooler is designed for storing and cooling wines. Do not store perishable
food, medicine or other medical products.
 Place your Wine Cooler on a hard and level floor that is strong enough to support it when it is
fully loaded.
 To level your Wine Cooler, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the Wine Cooler if needed. We
do not recommend installing the Wine Cooler on carpet.
 For free standing installation, 6” of space from the back and 4” from both sides of the Wine
Cooler are suggested, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and
condenser. NOTE: DO NOT install the Wine Cooler near an oven or other heating source. Direct
sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. For
best performance, do not install the Wine Cooler behind a cabinet door or block the base grille.
 Avoid locating the Wine Cooler in area that may be exposed to excessive moisture.
 Plug in the Wine Cooler into an exclusive, grounded wall power outlet. Do not under any
circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any questions
concerning power and/or grounding should be directed toward a qualified electrician or an
authorized service center.
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Parts and Features
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Hinge Cover
Light
Fan Mask
Shelf
Foot
Water Box
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Light Switch
Magnetic Door Seal
Glass
Door Handle
Door Frame
Note: Your specific model of Wine Cooler may differ slightly from the diagram above but its operation is
essentially the same.
Installation
1. Remove all packaging.
2. Set up the Wine Cooler on a level surface. Make sure you have at least 4” clearance on each side and
6” clearance in the back for ventilation.
3. Clean the interior surface with warm water and a soft cloth.
4. Insert power cord into a power socket. Make sure the power socket is grounded 110v ~AC / 60 Hz
socket.
5. Fill the Wine Cooler with your choice of wine bottles. Allow up to 24 hours of operation for the bottles
to reach the desired temperature.
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Operation Guide
Temperature Controls
Use the temperature adjustment buttons on the control panel to change the set temperature. Press the “▼”
button to lower the temperature or “▲” button to raise the temperature.
The temperature inside the Wine Cooler is dependent on the ambient temperature (room temperature). The
Wine Cooler temperature range is between 46 -65 degrees F.
In red wine setting, the temperature range should be between 57 - 61 F and in white wine setting, the
temperature range should be 54- 57 F. This is based on an ambient room temperature of 77F.
Interior Light
Your Wine Cooler has an interior light with on/off button. Turn the light on or off by pressing the button
Levelling Legs
Your Wine Cooler has 3 large levelling legs and 1 small levelling leg under the door hinge. To adjust these
legs, carefully lean the Wine Cooler to one side (make sure it is emptied and the door is secured) and unscrew
the legs to make them longer. Screw the legs tighter to make them shorter.
Note: This Wine Cooler is not designed to operate without the levelling legs.
Bottle Capacity
The 20 bottle capacity listed for your Wine Cooler is an estimated maximum capacity base on a standard
750ml wine bottle. For other size bottles, the capacity will vary.
Wine Shelves
This Wine Cooler is equipped with 5 scalloped stainless shelves from top to bottom. If you are having trouble
fitting the stated listed number of bottles of wine in the Wine Cooler, try flipping the wine racks over. Please
note that some models of Wine Coolers may have more slots for racks than the number of racks provided. To
prevent damage to the door gasket, make sure the door is all the way opened when pulling the shelves out.
 For easy access of the wine bottles, you must pull the shelves approximately ⅓ out of the railing.
 When removing the shelves out of the railing, make sure to remove all items first.
 To remove the shelves, pull the shelf forward through the rail carefully
Transport the Wine Cooler
The ideal packaging for the Wine Cooler is its original packaging. Please keep the original packaging handy
and repack the Wine Cooler if you need to transport the unit.
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Technical Data
Model number:
Maximum Capacity:
Temperature Control:
Input Power:
Power Consumption:
Net Weight:
Dimensions:
WC-201TD
20 standard wine bottles
Electric Control
120 Volts / 60 Hertz
75 Watts / 1.0 Amps
33 lbs
22"H x 16"W x 20.5"D
Electrical Connection
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is damaged, have
it replaced by a qualified electrician or an authorized service center.
This Wine Cooler requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical ground outlet with three-prong.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly
grounded. The cord should be secured behind the Wine Cooler and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
The Wine Cooler should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating label on the Wine Cooler. This provides the best performance and also prevent
overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the Wine Cooler
by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle. Repair or replace
immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows
cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the Wine Cooler, be careful not to
damage the power cord.
Extension Cord
Because of potential safety hazards, it is strongly recommended that you do not use an extension cord with this
Wine Cooler. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed,
3-wire grounding type Wine Cooler extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the
electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10 amperes.
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Operating your Wine Cooler
It is recommended you install the Wine Cooler in a place where the ambient temperature is between 70º78ºF. If the ambient temperature is above or below recommended temperatures, the performance may be
affected. For example, placing your Wine Cooler in extreme cold or hot conditions may cause interior
temperatures to fluctuate.
Recommended Temperature Settings
Conservation
10 ~ 14ºC
49 ~ 57ºF
Red Wines
15 ~ 22ºC
58 ~ 72ºF
9 ~ 14ºC
48 ~ 57ºF
10 ~ 11ºC
49 ~ 51ºF
Dry/White Wines
Rose Wines
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Whether your Wine Cooler can reach the actual set temperature depends on the ambient
environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity
Note:
 If the Wine Cooler is unplugged, encounter power lost, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before
restarting the Wine Cooler.
 When the Wine Cooler is used for the first time or restarted after having been shut off for a long time,
there could be a few degrees variance between the temperature you select and the one indicated on the
display. This is normal and it is due to the length of the inactivation time.
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Care and Maintenance
Cleaning your Wine Cooler
 Turn off the power, unplug the Wine Cooler, and remove all items including shelves.
 Wipe the interior with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2
tablespoons of baking soda to one quart of water.
 Wipe the shelves with a mild detergent solution.
 Wipe the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent.
 Do not use steel wool or steel brush on the stainless steel. These will erode the stainless steel and
rusting may occur.
Failure to unplug the Wine Cooler could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
Premises Power Failure
 If a power failure occurs, the Wine Cooler will automatically reset to its factory setting.
 Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
Wine Cooler if you minimize the number of times the door is opened. If the power is going to be out for
an extended period of time, you need to take the proper steps to protect your contents.
Vacation Time
 Short vacations: Leave the Wine Cooler operating during vacations of less than two days
 Long vacations: If the Wine Cooler will not be used for an extended period, remove all items and turn off
the Wine Cooler. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
Moving your Wine Cooler
 Remove all items inside the Wine Cooler.
 Securely tape down (we recommend using painter’s tape) all loose items (shelves) inside your Wine
Cooler.
 Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
 Tape (we recommend using painter’s tape) the door shut.
 Be sure the Wine Cooler stays secure in the upright position during transportation and protect the
exterior of Wine Cooler with a blanket, or similar item.
Energy Saving Tips
 The Wine Cooler should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
Wine Coolers, and out of any direct sunlight.
 Ensure that the Wine Cooler is adequately ventilated. Never obstruct the air vents.
 Close the door tightly and do not open the Wine Cooler too frequently or for a long period of time.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Most common problems can be resolved by referring to the troubleshooting suggestions listed below.
PROBLEM
The Wine Cooler does
not turn on.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
 There is a power failure.
 The Wine Cooler is not plugged in.
 A house fuse has blown or the circuit
breaker is tripped.
SOLUTIONS
 Ensure the Wine Cooler is plugged
in and the power outlet has power.
 Replace the broken fuse or reset the
breaker.
The Wine Cooler is not
cold enough.
 The set temperature too high.
 The Wine Cooler is placed too close to a
heat source.
 The door is opened too often.
 The door is not closed completely.
 The door gasket does not seal properly.
 The front bottom grille does not have
sufficient ventilation.
 Adjust the set temperature
 Keep the Wine Cooler away from
sunshine or other heat sources.
 Close the door tightly and do not
open the door too frequently or for a
long period of time.
 Ensure the door gasket is not loose.
The front bottom grille must be
completely unobstructed.
The Wine Cooler is
cooling too much
 The Wine Cooler ventilation is not properly  Make sure to follow the
set
recommended clearances for
ventilation
 There is an obstruction of air flow
 Make sure that no object is blocking
the air flow
The Wine Cooler turns
on and off frequently.
 The ambient (room) temperature is too low  Decrease or increase the ambient
or high.
(room) temperature.
 A large amount of contents has been
 To minimize internal temperature
added to the Wine Cooler.
fluctuation, do not add large amount
of contents at once.
 The door is opened too often.
 Close the door tightly and do not
 The door is not closed completely.
open the door too frequently or for a
 The door gasket does not seal properly.
long period of time.
 Ensure the door gasket is not loose.
Frost forming in the Wine  The environment is too humid.
Cooler.
 The ambient temperature is too low.
 The door is opened too frequently or for a
long period of time.
 Although this unit uses an autodefrost system, under certain
conditions, manual defrosting may
be required. If frost builds up, try
running the cooler on a warmer
temperature setting.
 Close the door tightly and do not
open the door too frequently or for a
long period of time.
 Unplug the unit to allow the frost to
melt.
The Wine Cooler makes
too much noise.
 The Wine Cooler is not level.
 Make sure the unit is on a hard and
level surface. Do not place the Wine
Cooler on carpet.
The door does not close
properly.
 The Wine Cooler is not level.
 The door was reversed and not properly
installed.
 The shelves are out of position.
 Make sure the cooler is on a hard
and level surface. Avoid placing the
Wine Cooler on a carpeted or soft
surface.
 Correctly install the shelves.
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This WHYNTER Wine Cooler is warranted, to the original owner within the 48 continental states, for one
year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service.
Should your WHYNTER Wine Cooler prove defective within one year from the date of purchase, return the
defective part or unit, freight prepaid (within two months of purchase; after two months to one year, customer
will be responsible for freight cost to Whynter’s service department), along with an explanation of the claim
to Whynter LLC. Please package the Wine Cooler carefully in its original packaging material to avoid damage
in transit. Please retain the original box and packaging material. Under this warranty, Whynter will repair or
replace any parts found defective. This warranty is not transferable. After the expiration of the warranty,
the cost of labor and parts will be the responsibility of the original owner of the unit.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
 Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
 Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the Wine Cooler while in the possession of a consumer not
caused by a defect in material or workmanship;
 Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special handling
provisions in the instructions.
 Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear.
 Damage caused by repairs or alterations to the product by anyone other than authorized by the
manufacturer.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE
PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT
LESS THAN ONE YEAR. WHYNTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY
BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND
PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
To obtain service or information, contact
Whynter LLC via email at service@whynter.com or call
866-WHYNTER.
Product contents and specifications may change without notice.
Copyright © 2013 Whynter LLC
www.Whynter.com
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