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Oster wine cooler (peltier diode)

The cooler does not cool-, the digital inputs( temperature display, light work). Both the red and green lights are on (on the circuit board). Both fans are off, the peltier cooler is not hot or cold. Thanks.

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  • dameen5086 Jul 11, 2008

    Same exact problem. LEDs are lit and fans will not come on I have this problem with 3 units that I was using under the counter. it has to be the circuit board since neither fan is working. I thought I would just swap out the fans but I think it is with the controller board

  • wckdwbt Aug 08, 2008

    My oOster wine cooler was in use for only 6 months when it developed a similar problem. Both the red and green lights were on but it no longer cools and I cannot detect any fans in operation. What to do? I really liked it while it worked!

  • NoSkills Aug 10, 2008

    Same problem. The fan seemed to be struggling 10 days ago. Came home from vacation and it's dead. The red and green lights are on...74 degrees on temperature gauge. No fans. Plugged, replugged, clean fan screen again. Nothing. I really like this product; it fits our space perfectly and it holds 12 bottles.



    Best Buy says "too bad" should have bought our $40 warranty!

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. After being bounced from phone number to phone number, I found this is actually manufactured by a company called Petters. Call 866-866-6283. If you still have your original receipt, they'll refund the purchase price. If you are like me and didn't save it. Best Buy can reprint it. I'd also recommend that everyone who has this problem contact Jason Sterling at Jarden Consumer products. They are the company that owns the Oster named and allowed this piece of **** to be sold under a name that used to have a decent reputation. Jason's contact info is:
    Jarden Consumer Solutions

    2381 Executive Center Drive

    Boca Raton, FL 33431

    (561) 912-4100
    Oh, by the way, this company also owns the names, Sunbeam, Coleman, Mr. Cofee, FoodSaver, Seal-a-meal, Holmes, Rival & Crock-Pot. After this mess, you'll never find a new one of any of those in my kitchen!


  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problems with my Oster wine cooler...sitting on 73 degrees, light & temp work but not cooling. Was a Christmas gift that was purchased at Target.

  • sammb Aug 19, 2008

    Same exact problem.

    Called the number 866-866-6283. and they said that they will refund!!!

  • rhenry Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, called the Petters company and spoke with a person who indicated that there was a company who supposedly went under 2 weeks ago, and therefore there is no one to back or offer refunds, and thus the warranty is null and void! They suggested contacting the place that I purchased it through, which is Best Buy, and as we've all seen, from prior posts, I'm not confident that they'll stand behind anything. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them...just about to give up.

  • MOPatriot Oct 23, 2008

    Same problem as described. Purchased in April and failed in July. Contacted manufacturer's service number - 866-866-6283 - in late July and received e-mail confirmation with case number on July 31 that a full refund was on its way. Waited until October for refund with no luck. Heard nothing back so called manufacturer but number was disconnected.


    On October 25, I got on Oster's US website and contacted customer service at 800-334-0759. I spoke with Jasmine who told me the manufacturer had gone out of business, but Oster's legal team and customer service team were working on a solution and would call within 2 weeks. She expected a full refund would probably be issued but could make no guarantee. I anticipated calling her back in three weeks to learn more.







  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    my son purchased me an Oster wine refridgerator in June 2008 and in August 2008 it quit working (red sensor went off in back and motor shut off) - I contacted Oster in September and was told I needed to obtain the receipt - my son paid cash at Best Buy and they are not able to locate the receipt - I have a reference number from my initial call to them and they said I would get a full refund if I can get a copy of a receipt, but with Best Buy not being able to help with their new system, and the fact that my son didn't keep a receipt - I'm SOL even with sending in the little registration card - very frustrating - It would seem that either Best Buy or Oster should back these up as there are alot of frustrated customers

  • Scobrn Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. Purchased at Best Buy in March. I have been calling Oster for the last 3 months, they haven't done anything.



    Anyone interested in filing a class action suit against Oster, please email me at scobrn@hotmail.com.



  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I was given the fridge as a gift last Christmas and it stopped working in September. Same issue... display and light works, but it doesn't cool anymore.

  • tjjac02 Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem as everyone describes here. I purchased the Oster wine cellar at Best Buy last December. The unit hasn't worked for the last month. The interior light works as well as the display (stays at 73 degrees). When I turned the unit around, I noticed I had one red and one green light on. I have no idea what the lights refer to, but the motor seems to be blown. From reading the other posts, it probably isn't worth my time pursuing this through the company if they went out of business.



  • jcsenour Jan 18, 2009

    We have an oster 12 bottle wine cooler that worked for 10-months, afterwhich it quit cooling. All the lights work, but we can't get it below 70degrees or room temperature.

  • pjs9 Jan 20, 2009

    same issue. I was just given an e-mail address to a lawyer in Minnesota from the Oster Customer Service department as I have been calling them monthly. I have heard nothing from the laywer yet but it can't hurt to try.

    Lawyer is dkelley@kelleywolter.com Law Firm is Kelley-Wolter in Minneapolis

  • mmcc336 Apr 18, 2009

    I got that same wine cooler in Dec 2007 - it quit working in 5 months. Under the instructions from JARDEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS I cut the cord and mailed it to the vendor and I filled out all requested paperwork to file the complaint. Months later, many emails later, no good solutions from Jarden. They told me to write lawyers so I did...no response after 5 months. Very sad. Don't buy JARDEN BRANDS! They did not stand behind their licensed products.

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I called the contact in one post below, and he was VERY helpful. Took all my info, submitted to the division handling this and they overnighted me a check for the entire amount plus tax for the wine cooler to me! Call Jason!

Jason's contact info is:
Jarden Consumer Solutions
2381 Executive Center Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 912-4100

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Replacing the fuse worked for me. See http://www.fixya.com/support/t514347-fans_not_working

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