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Vinotemp VT-182 wine fridge that does not get cold

I have a new Vinotemp VT-182 wine fridge that does not blow cold. The unit has no damage and the fans work, but it does not get cold. Help?

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SOURCE: Vinotemp VT-60 Condenser won't shut off, unit running way too cold

It might be a sensor or control board problem. Any appliance repair place should be able to help you out with this. Or you can try contacting the manufacturer directly for help or if you need to purchase replacement parts. Otherwise, my cheapest suggestion would be to hook the cooler up to a timer, so you can turn the unit on and off maybe every 20 minutes or so. That should help keep it from causing more harm and then you can monitor the temperature with a thermometer. Hope that helps!

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: This VinoTemp vt 60 just quit working. No

if the evaporator coils are warm, you have a leak and no refrigerant.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Vinotemp VT-16TEDS has light on but doesn't cool

You may need to change the cooling system on the unit if the unit is free of dust and still does not cool.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a vinotemp VT-12TEDi

The thermostat may be bad. Test it with multimeter set in "ohm" to confirm that is defective before replacing.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Vinotemp VT-12TEDS-2Z Dual Zone

This cooler uses the Peltier effect = the current passing thru a very special resistance provides the cooling. Because of that there are effectively 2 separate electrical circuits inside your cooler:
1, the mains voltage that powers the Peltier element and the cooling fan - controlled by a relay
2. the low voltage that powers the control board and the display - this is the one that failed in your case.
To fix it you will have to open the front cover , access the board and test it: if it gets power then the board itself has failed; if it doesn't then its the power source and you will have to find out why it failed - probably it was damaged when another component failed and you will have to find out which one before putting a new source in.
It's a relatively complicated job that requires a good experience - if you don't have it then call an certified repairman.

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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