I've noticed my Viking Wine Cellar randomly dropping its temperature to below 40 degrees despite being set for 55 degrees. The temperature read-out still displays 55 while the actual temperature is much, much lower. When I unplug and replug the unit, the temperature gauge finally starts displaying the accurate temperature.
Question is: What are possible causes for the wine fridge to be over 20 degrees colder than setting?
Viking wine coolers are made by Marvel.They all had issues with freezing the contents. If you replace the electronic cold control system it will be fine.If you don't, it will freeze the wine popping the corks and leaking in the unit.If you get the parts from Marvell they are much cheaper.
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THE FACT THAT YOU CANT CHANGE THE SET COOL POINT ON THE UNIT BELOW 64 IS A SYMPTOM OF A DAMAGED CONTROL BOARD (SENTRY III), NOW THE UNIT CONTINUING TO COOL DOWN BELOW THE SET COOL POINT OF 64 AND GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 55 IS MOST LIKELY THE RELAY.
I HAVE FIXED THIS EXACT SAME ISSUE BY REPLACING THE CONTROL BOARD AND RELAY ON THE UNIT.
NEW UNITS HAVE A VISUAL ALARM PRE SET TO KICK ON AT 62 DEGREES OR ABOVE, WHE THE WINE COOLING UNIT READS 62 OR ABOVE IT WILL FLASH "AL" AND THE TEMPERATURE NUMBER THAT FORVED IT TO KICK ON, IT IS JUST A VISUAL ALARM IT WILL NOT TURN UNIT OFF OR STOP IT .
THIS FEATURE WILL SHUT OFF ONCE THE UNIT READS ANY TEMPERATURE BELOW 62 DEGREES.
IF THE CELLAR TEMPERATURE IS AS YOU SAY 48 DEGREES AND IF YOU ARE TURNING THE SCREW ADJUSTMENT ALL THE WAY TO THE WARMER SETTING COUNTER CLOCK WISE AND THE UNIT DOESNT SHUT OFF YOU HAVE A BAD THERMOSTAT AND NEED TO REPLACE IT
It's between 55 and 65 degrees fahrenheit. If you're storing a lighter red wine, you'd want to keep it on the lower end (55 degrees). And for the darker (deep) red, you'd want to keep it on the higher end (65 degrees). All white wines should be on the lower end, and below. You can drop down to 50 degrees if you'd like. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
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.
If you just got the unit you should contact your dealer for warranty service. The only noise you should hear is a slight hum of the compressor and the soft blowing noise of the condenser fan. It sounds as if the evaporator fan on this unit is toast. That is also why is it having a hard time maintaining temperature. The temperature indicated is actual air temperature sensed so it will go up and down a couple of degrees above and below setpoint but when operating correctly the product temperature will be very stable.
If the servicer does not fully understand the new digital system, make sure he/she contacts the factory technical assistance rep. at 800-428-6644.
You said, your Oster wine refrig won't lower its temperature below 76 degrees. I
have it for about 5 months, and it worked fine all this time with a
setting of 50 degrees. Now it refuses to lower its temp. It reverts
back to 76 everytime. Can someone give me any ideas about what is
wrong? FYI Mine did not come with an owner's manual. Sounds like the Thermostat is bad. http://www.oster.com/CustService.aspx?content=manual The tel # in your Oster Manual is a recording and will not help you! But New appliances are under Factory warranty and are fixed or replaced no cost to the customer!you are under
It is normal. The goofy thing about this wine cellar is that once the ambient temperature is above 70 degrees - which is actually a low room temperature - the fan works constantly. You would have to make sure the wine cellar is in an area that stays below 68 degrees (brrrr) for it to shut off sometimes.