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I have a Vinotheque QT700 upright wine cabinet. It is still cooling but I noticed starting yesterday that the compresser is operating very loudly now. It is 8 years old and has been very quiet all along until yesterday however it still hold 55 degrees with no problem. It has 700 bottles of wine and weighs over 2000 pounds full so it is not easy to move. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

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You need to replace the compressor and flux the system.please check me out www.pacosservice.com Factory warranty uthorized by vinotheque.

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usually bad power supply, if the cooling fan isn't running either. These are horribly inefficient coolers that use a lot of power to accomplish little cooling. The power supplies are quite notorious to burn up.

If your supply is 12vdc output, you might be able to replace it with a supply from radio shack. dont use a battery charger though.

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