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I have a Vinotemp 12 bottle dual zone. The upper zone works fine, the lower zone was working fine until recently. The temperature doesn't remain constant and stays too cold. The grates in the back are clean. I did a reset, which is unplugging it for 20 minutes with the door open. This worked for a few hours. Is there something else I can clean or check?

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I experienced the same problem.The top wouldn't cool and the light flickered.Each cooling fan has a circuit board. Locate the 16v 1000uf compacitor on the board that wouldn't cool. If the top of the compacitor is bulged, it has to be replaced.No need to replace the circuit board.The solution is simple. Remove the circuit board and resolder in a new compacitor. Make sure you replace it with the same one. I had no luck finding them at Radio Shack, however I did locate them on e-bay.You get 10 of them for about $8.00. That's a 80cent fix if you do it yourself. Good Luck Bob C.

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    My top compartment isn't cooling, and interior top blue light is flickering. So I removed back panel. Top fan isn't turning. Red and green light on cicuit board are blinking. I inspected the compacitor that you mentioned. Doesn't appear to be bulged. All components on circuit board for the upper compartment appear to match up the same with the circuit board for the lower compartment which is working. Any suggestions?


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You may need to replace the control board on that unit, you can purchase a new control board from Vinotemp

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