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Privat reserve cooler...Thermo does not

Cuisinart Privat reserve wine cooler...Thermo does not work. Fan runs constantly and heat sink will not get down to 53 . Many, many complaints on line about the same thing. The unit does not have a refrig, it has two fans that run over a heat sink. Any suggestions. It runs all the time. Was advertised as quiet. LOL

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  • rickyrey1 Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks. I have a wine cellar in the basement. This unit is sold as a solution for the kitchen. Not to stick in the basement. To hold a few bottles in proximity to the area where you entertain. So ambient below 70 is not in line with their own advertising..

    Hah! .So whats new in 2008 in America along with all the the other toxic **** we bring to market. Why should I be surprised.LOL.

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It might be several reasons for that:
1. Ambient temperature is too high. It should be below 70 F, that is why it should be installed for instance in a basement. Kitchen might be too hot. If temperture is 75 F this unit will never go to 50F
2. Do you have a lot of moisture condensed inside (some moisture is allowed but not too much). If yes there is a leake from outside. For instance door seal. Once the system is not closed it keeps operate to set the temperature.
3. The unit might be obstructed. It should be some free space around, no heat generating applience (fridge, oven etc)
Good Luck

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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Check if there is dust on the coil behind the fridge and clean it.

If there is ice on the coil do a defrost, leave space between fridge and wall behind, the condenser is probably under stress because the evapourator system is inefficient.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    Check also this link on the same problem: It's noisy.

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