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WHYNTER Compressor Cooling Built-in Wine Refrigerator
MODEL# : BWR-18SD / BWR-33SD
Instruction Manual
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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
Appliance Safety
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Important Safeguides
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Parts and Features
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Important Safety Instructions
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Installation Instructions
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Before Using Your Appliance
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Installation of Your Appliance
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Built-in Cabinet Instructions
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Electrical Connection
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Extension Cord
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Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
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Installing Stainless Steel Handle
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Operating Your Appliance
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Recommended Temperature Settings
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Controls
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Storage
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Door Lock
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Wine Shelves
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Humidity Control
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Active Charcoal Filter
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Care and Maintenance
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Cleaning Your Appliance
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Power Failure
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Vacation Time
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Moving Your Appliance
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Energy Saving Tips
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Troubleshooting Guide
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Warranty Information
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APPLIANCE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important to us.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your appliance, 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 “WARNING”.
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 SAFEGUIDES
Before the appliance 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 appliance, 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 appliance be provided. Use receptacles
that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids or harsh chemicals. These fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of the appliance or
any other appliance.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure to unplug the appliance.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug with wet hands.
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.
FOLLOW WARNING CALL OUTS BELOW ONLY WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR MODEL
Use two or more people to move and install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the appliance must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below 90°F
(32°C). This appliance must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain,
water spray or drips.
The appliance should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The appliance 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 appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. For a stable installation, make
sure the appliance is placed on a flat, level and solid surface.
Ensure that the surface on which the appliance is placed is strong enough to hold the appliance and
the items stored inside.
This appliance 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
appliance.
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. Clearance between the doors and between the doors and
cabinet are necessarily small. Be carefully closing doors when children are in the area.
This 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 appliance.
Close the cooler door immediately after putting in any items to keep the internal temperature relatively
constant.
Avoid placing any objects on top of the appliance.
The appliance is an electrical appliance. To avoid injury from electrical shock do not operate the
Appliance with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface or while standing in water. Do not use
outdoors or in wet conditions.
When positioning or moving the appliance ensure that it is not turned up side 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 appliance by the power cord.
This appliance 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 appliance without emptying it and securing the door in a closed position.
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PARTS & FEATURES
Model BWR-18SD 18 bottle wine refrigerator
Digital Control Panel
Cabinet
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Shelves
Bottom Shelf
Security Lock
Bottom Grille
Adjustable Legs
Model BWR-33SD 33 bottle wine refrigerator
Digital Control Panel
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Shelves
Bottom Shelf
Security Lock
Bottom Grille
Cabinet
Adjustable Legs
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury when using your appliance, follow
these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
 DANGER or WARNING: 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 appliance, or take other action to ensure the cooler is harmless.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
Never clean appliance 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 appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE
Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Before connecting the appliance 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.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Install the handle on the door.
INSTALLATION OF YOUR APPLIANCE
The appliances are designed to be for built-in or recessed or free standing installation.
WARNING: Do not store or install the appliance outdoors.
CAUTION: This appliance is designed for storing and cooling wines. Do not store perishable food,
medicine or other medical products.
Place your appliance on a hard and level floor that is strong enough to support it when it is fully
loaded.
We do not recommend installing the appliance on carpet.
To level your appliance, adjust the front leveling leg at the bottom of the appliance if needed.
For free standing installation, 5 inches (127mm) of space between the back and sides of the
appliance are suggested, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and
condenser. Even for built-in installation, it is a must to keep a ¼” (6.35mm) space on each side and at
the top. And the air vent at the front of the appliance must never be covered or blocked in any way.
NOTE: 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. For best performance, do not install the appliance behind a cabinet door or block the
base grille.
Avoid locating the appliance in area that may be exposed to excessive moisture.
Plug in the appliance into an exclusive, properly installed-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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 BUILT-IN CABINET INSTRUCTIONS
These appliances are designed for both built-in or free standing installation. If you plan to use the
appliances in a built-in application please follow the requirements shown below.
Cabinet Opening Dimensions (min)
BWR-18SD
BWR-33SD
Width
12” / 30 cm
15” / 38 cm
Depth
23¼” / 59 cm
23¼” / 59 cm
Height
34¼” / 87 cm
34¼” / 87 cm
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
WARNING
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 appliance 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 appliance and not left exposed or dangling to
prevent accidental injury.
The appliance should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent
overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the
appliance 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
appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.
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EXTENSION CORD
Because of potential safety hazards, it is strongly recommended that you do not use an extension cord
with this appliance. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely necessary that it be a
UL/CUL-Listed, 3-wire grounding type appliance 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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 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING OF YOUR APPLIANCE
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. The appliance is
delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire to reverse the opening
direction, please follow the following reversal instructions.
Note: All parts removed must be saved for proper reinstallation of the door.
Model BWR-18SD 18 bottle wine refrigerator
① Lock Screws
④ Right Top Hinge
② Right Lower Hinge
⑤ Left Lower Hinge
③ Door Shaft Assembly
⑥ Left Top Hinge
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Open the glass door and remove the two screws under the right bottom corner of the glass door that
are used to hold the right lower hinge to the door shaft assembly. Be careful to support the glass door
firmly to prevent it dropping after removing the screws. (Figure 1)
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Pull down to remove the glass door and place it on a padded surface to prevent scratching it. (Figure
1)
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Remove the right top hinge and right lower hinge. (Figure 2). Remove the left top hinge and left lower
hinge from the plastic bag that holds the instruction manual then install them at the left side of
cabinet. (Figure 3)
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Reinstall the glass door in reverse.
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Model BWR-33SD 33 bottle wine refrigerator
① Lock Screws
④ Right Top Hinge
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② Right Lower Hinge
⑤ Left Lower Hinge
③ Door Shaft Assembly
⑥ Left Top Hinge
Open the glass door and remove the two lock screws holding the door shaft assembly to the glass
door. Be careful to hold the glass door firmly after removing the screws. (Fig. 1)
Pull down to remove the glass door and place it on a padded surface to prevent scratching it.
Remove the two screws from the door bottom at left side and install them to the door bottom at right
side. (Fig. 3)
Remove the lower door hinge and turn around 90° then install it at the left side. And install the door
shaft assembly accordingly. (Fig. 2)
Remove the door axle from the right upper hinge then install and tighten it in the left upper hinge.
(Fig. 4)
Set the glass door to the designated position and install the two lock screws to connect the door shaft
assembly with the glass door and tighten them before the door is leveled. (Fig. 5)
Remove the handle from the left side of the door and install it on the right side.
 INSTALLING STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
This appliance includes a stainless steel handle that is not required to operate this appliance. To install
the handle please follow the below instructions:
1. Remove the door gasket on the side you
wish to install the handle - you can see two
designated holes for handle installation. The
Gasket
gasket is easily displaced by hand, no tools
are necessary.
2. Install the handle tightly as shown with two
Flat Washer
screws, lock washers and flat washers
Handle
Lock
Washer
provided. (DO NOT over tighten as this will
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cause damage to the handle and stainless
Door Frame
steel door frame).
3. Replace the door gasket to its original
position.
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OPERATING YOUR APPLIANCE
It is recommended you install the appliance in a place where the ambient temperature is between 72º78ºF / 23º-26ºC. If the ambient temperature is above or below recommended temperatures, the
performance may be affected. For example, placing your appliance in extreme cold or hot conditions may
cause interior temperatures to fluctuate.
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RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE SETTINGS
Conservation
Red Wines
Dry/White Wines
Rose Wines
Sparkling Wines
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10 ~ 14ºC
15 ~ 22ºC
9 ~ 14ºC
10 ~ 11ºC
5 ~ 8ºC
49 ~ 57ºF
58 ~ 72ºF
48 ~ 57ºF
49 ~ 51ºF
40 ~ 47ºF
CONTROLS
Model BWR-18SD 18 bottle wine refrigerator
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POWER
To turn on/off this appliance. To turn OFF the appliance, touch the
button and hold 5 seconds.
LIGHT
To turn on/off the interior light.
To change the displayed temperature from Fahrenheit or Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit, press the
button for 5 seconds.
UP
To raise the set temperature by 1°C/ ºF.
DOWN
To lower the set temperature by 1°C/ ºF.
SETTING A TEMPERATURE
 You can set the internal temperature as desired by touching the UP or DOWN buttons. When touch the
two buttons for the first time, the LED readout will show the original temperature set previously (the
factory preset temperature is 54°F/12°C).
 The set temperature will increase by 1°F/°C when the UP button is pressed once. The set temperature
will decrease by 1°F/°C when the DOWN button is pressed once.
 To view the “set” temperature at any time, touch the UP or DOWN button, the “set” temperature will
temporarily “flash” in the LED display for 5 seconds.
 The internal temperature will appear in blue color in the temperature display window.
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Model BWR-33SD 33 bottle wine refrigerator
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POWER
To turn on/off this appliance. To turn OFF the appliance, touch the
button and hold 5 seconds.
LIGHT
To turn on/off the interior light.
UP
To raise the set temperature by 1°C/ ºF.
DOWN
To lower the set temperature by 1°C/ ºF.
ºF/ºC Selector
Choose to display temperature setting in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
KEY LOCK
If in 2 minutes without touching any key, the controls will be locked automatically. To release the lock,
touch the
and buttons at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
SETTING A TEMPERATURE
 You can set the internal temperature as desired by touching the UP or DOWN buttons. When touch
the two buttons for the first time, the LED readout will show the original temperature set previously (the
factory preset temperature is 54°F/12°C).
 The set temperature will increase by 1°F/°C when the UP button is pressed once. The set temperature
will decrease by 1°F/°C when the DOWN button is pressed once.
 When storing mostly red wines, the temperature is recommended to be set at 58º - 72ºF/ 15º - 22ºC
and the LED light for RED will be lit red.
 When storing mostly white wines, the temperature is recommended to be set at 48º - 57ºF/ 9º - 14ºC
and the LED light for WHITE will be lit green.
 When storing mostly sparkling wines, the temperature is recommended to be set at 40º - 47ºF/ 5º - 8ºC
and the LED light for SPARKLING will be lit amber.
 The internal temperature will appear in blue color in the temperature display window.
NOTE:
 If the appliance is unplugged, encounter power lost, or turned off, you must wait 3 to 5 minutes
before restarting the appliance. If attempted to restart before this time delay, the appliance will not
start.
 When the appliance 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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 STORAGE
Wine bottles may differ in size and dimensions so the actual number of bottles can be stored may vary.
The 18 or 33 bottle capacities are approximate maximums when storing traditional Bordeaux 750 ML
bottles and includes bulk storage.
NOTE: Wine bottles on bottom shelf cannot be longer than 12 inches.
 DOOR LOCK
The appliance is provided with a lock and key combination.
The keys are located inside the plastic bag that holds the Owner’s Manual. Insert the key into the lock and
turn it counterclockwise to unlock the door. To lock the door do the reverse operation making sure metal
pin is engaged completely. Remove the key and place it in a secure place..
 WINE SHELVES
To prevent damaging the door gasket, make sure to have the door all the way opened when pulling the
shelves out of the rail compartment.
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For easy access to the storage content, you must
pull the shelf approximately ⅓ out of the rail
compartment, however this appliance is designed
with a plastic post on each sides of the shelf track
to prevent the shelves and the bottles from
completely sliding out or falling.
When removing the shelves out of the inner rail,
make sure to remove all items first. Then move the
shelf to the position where the notch of shelf is
exactly under the plastic post and lift the shelf. In order to replace the shelves, repeat steps described
above in reverse.
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HUMIDITY CONTROL
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This appliance is equipped with a system for maintaining the correct level of humidity. Fill the small
plastic reservoir (humidity box) to about ¾ full with water, the place it onto the runners found on the
top shelf of the appliance. Check the water level
regularly and refill as necessary.
Please ensure the reservoir is positioned correctly on
the runners on the top shelf to avoid the possibility of
water spillage.
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Replace the active charcoal filter with new one once a year. It can be purchased from the retailer or
Whynter’s Service Department.
To change the filter,
 Turn the filter cover 90°clockwise or anti-clockwise. And then
remove the filter.
 Insert the new filter in the vertical position.
 Turn the filter cover 90° clockwise or anti-clockwise until it click
into position.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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CLEANING YOUR APPLIANCE
Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, 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.
CAUTION: Failure to unplug the appliance could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
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PREMISES POWER FAILURE
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
appliance 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.
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VACATION TIME
Short vacations: Leave the appliance operating during vacations of less than two days
Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for an extended period, remove all items and turn
off the appliance. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
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MOVING YOUR APPLIANCE
Remove all items inside the appliance.
Securely tape down (we recommend using painter’s tape) all loose items (shelves) inside your
appliance.
Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
Tape (we recommend using painter’s tape) the door shut.
Be sure the appliance stays secure in the upright position during transportation and protect the
exterior of appliance with a blanket, or similar item.
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ENERGY SAVING TIPS
The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances, and out of any direct sunlight.
Ensure that the appliance is adequately ventilated. Never obstruct the air vents.
Close the door tightly and do not open the appliance 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 appliance does
not operate.
The appliance is not
cold enough.
The appliance turns
on and off frequently.
The appliance makes
too much noise.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
There is a power failure.
The appliance is not plugged in.
SOLUTIONS
Ensure the appliance is plugged in and
the power outlet has power.
A house fuse has blown or the circuit breaker is
tripped.
Replace the broken fuse or reset the
breaker.
Adjust the set temperature
Keep the appliance away from sunshine
or other heat sources.
The set temperature too high.
The appliance is placed too close to a heat
source.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
Close the door tightly and do not open
the door too frequently or for a long
period of time.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
Ensure the door gasket is not loose.
The front bottom grille does not have sufficient
ventilation.
The ambient (room) temperature is too low or
high.
The front bottom grille must be
completely unobstructed.
Decrease or increase the ambient
(room) temperature.
A large amount of contents has been added to
the appliance.
To minimize internal temperature
fluctuation, do not add large amount of
contents at once.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
Close the door tightly and do not open
the door too frequently or for a long
period of time.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerant/
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls
may cause popping and crackling noises.
It is normal that as each cooling cycle
ends, you may hear gurgling sounds
caused by the flow of refrigerant in the
appliance.
Some popping or cracking noises are
normal. They are caused by expansion
and contraction of the inside walls due
to temperature changes.
The appliance is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly
installed.
Make sure the cooler is on a hard and
level surface. Do not place the
appliance on carpet.
Make sure the cooler is on a hard and
level surface. Avoid placing the
appliance on a carpeted or soft surface.
The shelves are out of position.
Correctly install the shelves.
The appliance is not level.
The door does not
close properly.
Ensure the door gasket is not loose.
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This WHYNTER built-in wine refrigerator 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 refrigerator 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 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 other wise, to the wine refrigerator 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 wine cooler by anyone other than
authorized by the manufacturer.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
To obtain service or information, contact
Whynter LLC via Email at service@whynter.com or
call 866-WHYNTER.
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