The upper unit of my viking wine cooler alarm keeps beeping - how
The upper shelves of my viking wine 15 shelf wine coolers alarm keep beeping because the temp. is too high, I can lower the temp, but how do I get it to set at a lower temp the temp is reading at 74, I set it to 53 but I can't get it to stay - its a 30", 15 shelf unit I think it's #VCW300RSS
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Fan is wired separately from the cooling unit. you may have a wire corrosion issue. take put the shelves, disassemble the back of the unit from the inside and observe the wiring to see if there are broken or corroded wires/connections. R/R if necessary.
Love this machine. Works great. Have had it for 6 years. Now it has a problem. The lights and fan work, and the temperature settings work. It behaves like either the freon is low (I don't hear the compressor starting), or whatever causes the compressor to start is crippled... Fuse looks good, nothing visibly burned on the motherboard, haven't opened the bottom.
take shelves off. temp display unit in middle of shelf is where circuit board is for testing. pull middle unit forward and unscrew back panel. check lines for leak. color should look like a teal green. thats where your leak will be. Need tech. for the rest.......good luck!!!!
if suction line is warm and pressure line hot . sounds like comp is trying to do its job / ck the fans and they may be slow or not going . spilling of the wine did not cause problem . .. but now is the time to correct the problem .. mm / ps if unit is running like you state the you might look at the ref charge . as it may be low . mm . hope this hs helped . feed back pls .. mm
Viking wine coolers are made by Marvel.They all had issues with freezing the contents. If you replace the electronic cold control system it will be fine.If you don't, it will freeze the wine popping the corks and leaking in the unit.If you get the parts from Marvell they are much cheaper.
The e3/e4 problem is the "connectors" for the fans to the middle separator shelf are put in the pathway of condensation. This causes them to get wet and rust. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to attempt this fix, you take full responsibility for your fridge and the outcome. If you don’t think you can do this…DON’T! Call a licensed electrician.Here is how I resolved my e3 issue:1) Unplug the fridge 2) Remove all wine and the metal shelves 3) Remove the 2 screws from the middle separator shelf, one on each side on top 4) Remove the 4 screws from the backboard, one in each corner 5) Slide out the middle shelf slowly, on the right hand side towards the front of the shelf there will be 4 connectors you must disconnect before removing the shelf (they are tucked into the shelf). With one hand on the backboard and one on the shelf, slowly take them out together 6) Once you have the backboard and shelf out, you'll see there is a black and white connector, each having a red and black wire on each side 7) These are the fan connectors that are causing the issue. Mine were brown/green and damp (not good for electricity) 8) Using wire cutters, cut as close as possible to the "black" connector on each side to remove it. You will have 4 wires left, 2 from the backboard and two from the shelf (both having a red and black) 9) Take some of the sheath (cover) off of each wire 10) Take the red wire from the backboard and the red wire from the shelf and twist the metal portion together 11) Cover w/ electrical tape!!! Or you will have the same e3/e4 issue 12) Repeat step 10 and 11 for the black wires 13) Move onto the "white" connector and repeat steps 8 - 12 14) Put the backboard and shelf back in the fridge. Be careful not to pull the backboard and shelf apart or your connection may come apart 15) As you slide the shelf in, make sure the wires you disconnected in step 5 are in the "channel" on the side of the shelf or the shelf won't slide properly. 16) Reattached the 4 connectors and then re-attach the backboard and the shelf with the screws 17) Plug the fridge back in 18) Put the metal shelves and wine back in"
Not sure, but did you clean the filter in the back? Ours has that, and the temp starts creeping up every few weeks until I clean it. But we've never been able to get it below 58 or so, and in the last year, not below 60. I think that's just the nature of this type of cooling. Our house is also at 80. But, can keep it at 60 with the above cleaning.