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My Vino Temp wine refrigerator (model # VT-12TEDS)quit working recently. The red and green LED lights in the back alternately flash and there is a chirping noise that coincides with each flash. The was a power outage recently.

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  • ebutchart May 11, 2009

    All of the troubleshooting steps have been reviewed and either don't apply or have already been checked. Please review my description again.



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Although my model is different than the one mentioned here, I experienced the same exact problem described here where the LEDs on the controller board blink and there is a clicking or chirping noise. It turns out there was a bad electrolytic capacitor on the controller board. It was visibly noticeable that the part was bad as the top of the capacitor was bulging. Replacing the capacitor fixed the problem. On my model, it was a 1000 microfarad 16v cap, available at RadioShack or any store that sells electronic components for less than $1. Of course, you will need some soldering skills for this fix.

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  • Eraq Feb 03, 2012

    Thanks for the tip. Found a bulged cap which turned out to be the same one described and replaced it with a 50v 1000 microfarad version I had laying around. Plugged it in and it started right up.

    To whoever recommended buying a replacement board: That is more than the unit cost new. I will not be buying another Vinotemp cooler or spending more than I paid in the first place to fix a broken unit.


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Its the problem of control pannel board getting short in has to be replaced to make it working.the chirping noise is of other components getting burnt on the avoid further damage do not on the unit till it gets the board replaced.the replacement board will cost you near to $120.
get it replaced from local repair technician.

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There are a couple of troubleshooting steps recomended by the company in the link bellow :

Please refer to page no. 10 to perform all the troubleshooting steps .


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