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Our KitchenAid under the counter wine cooler is not cooling. The light goes on when we open it and I occasionally hear the motor running as well but doesn't seem to be much, if at all, colder at those times.

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Its simple just add the freezing timer or air conditoner

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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    Lydia Alexander Oct 10, 2013

    Do you mean add coolant or fix the thermostat on the wine cooler?

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SOURCE: Wine cooler gets too cold (freezes)

Check your thermostat setting, if the setting is ok then something wrong with your thermostat control.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart Wine Cooler

If you call (Cuisinart’s service center (800) 726-0190), they will send you a brand new unit for $10.00.
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SOURCE: Making clicking sound motor gets hot but not cooling

Your PTC relay on the compressor is bad needs to be replaced.

First be sure to unplug cooler. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken

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SOURCE: U-line 15" wine cooler not cooling, but light is on.

If the light is on and no fan or compressor is running then its your thermostat that is bad. Thats the only thing that turns on those parts.

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SOURCE: danby wine cooler compresser not running and is hot

The compressor needs to be tested to see if it's operational. This normally needs to be done by a service tec.

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