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First question, do you have power to the unit and the cooling fan is not working? If this is the problem then sounds like one of the two fuses in back panel has burnt out.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Mar 03, 2013

i have a felling your temp control board went out, the fuse does not blow for just anything. and seeing how you have a temp problem now. Make sure your compressor is working the fuse you put in is much higher then the one that comes in the cooler and being that it is a higher fuse it may not blow. The first thing you need to find out is why did it blow the fuse?! find the that and you have found your problem
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Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011

Hi there

You think the motor is running this can often only be the fan inside, the only way to check if the compressor is running is to pull the unit out listen carefully. You can feel the compressor to see if it is running but BE CAREFUL, if the compressor has a problem it can get to around 180 deg f (80 deg C) you may have to use a glove, or with the unit switched off and unplugged wet your finger then touch the compressor, any moisture will evaporate very quickly if it is hot. There may also be a fan on the condenser, check if this is running.

1. If the compressor is cold it is likely that there is no power going to it from the thermostat this is a very common failure and fairly easy to do if you feel competent.
2. If the compressor feels hot and there is a fan next to it which does not run then it is likely to be the fan.
3. If the compressor is hot and the fan is running try cleaning the condenser grille gently with a soft brush and vacuum cleaner.
4. If 3 above is OK and still nothing then either there is a problem with the gas charge or there is a problem with the compressor, either of these will need your local reputable service guy.

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Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

you need to replace the fan at the back of the unit. no noise means the fan is not working. The fan removes the heat from inside the unit to cool it. no fan, no cool. Your local appliance repair can fix it. the fan does not cost much and there isn't much labor involved. If you want to tackle it yourself then take your model number to the appliance store and order a fan, remove the back and replace the fan. Some fans are plug and play, some are not. if yours is not plug and play then you will have to splice wires. either way, the fan is your problem.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010

Check the lint trap behind your cooler to make sure it isn't clogged... I had the same problem and after vaccuming the lint trap, my cooler started cooling again

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010

I had the same problem and noticed that the lint screen behind the cooler was full of lint where it was almost completely clogged. I vacummed it and it seems to have done the trick.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010

what is it doing. does it cool at all, can you hear a fan running

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

First of all check the fuse on the main board
The fuse is on the circuit board covered with a black tube. It looks like a upside down "U" on the upper left hand side of the board, next to a copper coil. (The shrink tube keeps the fuse from shorting out with the copper coil.) It is not the fuse on the lower right that you can easily see. It is not easy to find this 5 amp fuse because its covered in black plastic (heatshrink), and is soldered on to the circuit board. There is another glass fuse that's easy to see, that is not the one. check the continuity of both the fuses and find which is blown out. remove the fuse by locating the connections for the fuse on the back side of the circuit breaker and heating the connections with a soldering iron. pick up an in-line fuse holder and a 6.3 amp 5x20mm fuse at Radio Shack and soldered it in place. will have to make the holes on the circuit board a tiny bit larger to fit the fuse holder in. a 6.3 amp to 7.0 amp fuse is perfect. The 5 amp was definitely too small.
but if fuse is not blown then,if you hear the compressor turn on but not the fan, replace the fan and you may have to defrost the evaporator coils. if the compressor does not turn on either, it's the thermostat, the defrost timer, or a relay on the main board.
if you are not familiar with doing this you can get it done by local repair technician familiar with this. its a easy and normal fix.
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Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Nov 17, 2009

if you hear the compressor tun on but not the fan, replace the fan and you may have to defrost the evaporator coils. if the compressor does not turn on either, it's the thermostat, the defrost timer, or a relay on the main board.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

The thermocouple circuit is probably reversed. Take the unit back.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009

unit can be low on freon or have leak from the unit, more likely the compressor motor is burnt out which happened twice to us. I think they used fairly cheap motors, who's knows. From my experience and hate to say the brand is awful, would not recommend the brand and the products. many consumer complaint of the product, I had two of them my self, good price and not expensive. First one last us 8 month and it quit working, took it back where I purchase it and got another one and though it was a manufacture defect and it too also quit after a year, contact the company no help there, this kind the unit is built to used once when it quit you dump it. Part are imposible to get. you can check out this complaint site, I also made a complaint. Not even worth taking it to local small ac repair, it will cost you have of the price for the new one. better off getting a different brand. www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/oster_wine_cooler.html

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009

Hi, could be faulty thermostat, can you check compressor, is compressor running (working), listen to compressor for clicking sound, unplug it(switched off) for about 20 minutes, replug and let it run (work) for another 20 mins. see if temp. drops, what about temp. inside bottle (wine) cooler, is it 98 or colder, more info. could be valuable. check thermostat, check to see if compressor operates, if cooler temp. 98. remove you products, to another cooler, call mechanic.

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

when you are setting the temp the display shows the set value .. but when you release the buttons for a few seconds the display reverts back to the actual temp inside .. so if you set it at 55 deg F .. after a second or so it will jump back to 70 or whatever it happens to be at that time inside the cabnet .. eventually it should go down to your set point (several hours) .. but mine didnt .. it stayed at the room temp forever .. the fan was running but the solid state cooling device actually had no power (requires about 4 amps at 12 volts).... the problem was a blown fuse in the power supply inside the cabnet .. make sure the unit is not plugged in if you are going to take the back off the machine ... in my case all that was needed was to replace the primary side fuse (about 2 or 3 amps i think) there wasnt but there could have been other problems as well .. the power supply is what they call an "off line switcher" when it is plugged in it has dangerous voltage and current levels .. so again dont plug it in unless it is assembled in a safe manor ..
the same power supply might power the "back light" for your display ..

Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Jul 13, 2009


This cooler has a temperature control board. It seems that you have defective control board.You need to get it repaired or replaced.

Replaced would be a wise idea as repair would cost you more than 50% cost of the new board.The motherboard is not available easily.

You need to contact them at :-

(800) 334-0759

You can also fill a form to contact them :-


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Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on Jun 23, 2009

Here is the web site to locate your closest oster service center. They should be able to tell you what their charge will be up front so that you can compare that charge to the cost of a new one.

Now days, sadly, many of these items are too costly to repair so they go to the landfill..


Oster 12-Bottle... | Answered on May 21, 2009

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