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Wine cooler will not cool

Compressor runs but will not drop temp. could cooler be low on refrigerant

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Hello there:

  1. Many coolers have a condenser (grill mounted on or box shaped condenser mounted under the unit often cooled by a fan). Be sure this fan is running and that there is not excessive lint or dust build up restricting the cooling of the condenser. This is a very important part of the coolers performance.
  2. A leaky door makes your cooler very inefficient and costly to operate. Small cuts, slits, or breaks in refrigerator door gaskets can usually be filled or glued with white Silicone bathtub caulk.
  3. On coolers with coils underneath rather than on the back, particularly Coldspot, Whirlpool, GE, Hotpoint, and Amana, clean the coils twice a year and check that the fan underneath is blowing air out through the “kickplate”. Also on those brands ensure that the rear cardboard cover is securely attached. if it has one
  4. Your problem could be trouble with the a circuit or like you said low refrigerant expecially if it is constantly turning on and off
  5. also a failing compressor. will givbe you troubles You may need to contact a service technician and have them check out the unit they can normally do this for free or a small service charge than if there is a repair that is needed they should tell you how much it will be before you decide to have them continue with the repairs ok
I hope that this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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