Now the wine cabinet not only has the function of storing wine but also has the role of decoration. For people who have the habit of storing wine, the wine cabinet must be indispensable, but the wine cabinet may fail after a certain period of use.

The common faults of the wine cooler are focused on the surface, the noise, and the interior wall. This article will give you some suggestions on how to solve these problems. In addition, here are some tips on the use and maintenance of the wine cabinet.

there is a lot of wine in the wine cooler

Figure 1: A wine cooler.

Cause Analysis and Solutions of Wine Cooler Issues

The wine cooler is a kind of electrical appliance, and in the process of use, some minor failures will inevitably occur, such as loud noise, and refrigeration faults. The following has listed 6 common failures occurring when you use it.

Wine Cooler Surface Condensation

When the cabinet is installed in a humid environment or on rainy days, there may be frost on the surface of the wine cabinet, especially on the glass door. This is caused by the moisture in the air touching the surface of the wine cabinet. You should wipe it with a dry soft cloth.

Sounds Like Running Water

The sound made when the compressor of the wine cabinet starts or stops working.

The refrigerant flows in the cooling system.

The sound of refrigerant evaporating in the evaporator.

The above three cases are normal, and you should leave them alone.

Condensation on the Interior Wall of the Wine Cooler

If a wine cooler is installed under humid conditions, the door is opened for a long time or frequently, which is easy to cause condensation on the inner wall of the cooler.

a compressor wine cooler is on the ground

Figure 2: A compressor wine cooler.

Compressor Starting Faults

If the ideal temperature is lower than room temperature, but the compressor still cannot start, you should check the power supply to ensure that the switch is on.

If the compressor still cannot start, you’re supposed to pull out the plug immediately and contact the maintenance workers for a check.

The Wine Cooler Works Normally but not Cooling

You should clear all the things in the wine cabinet, and open the door. Keep the machine off for at least 4 hours to allow the cooler to heat up. After that, you will start the wine cooler again. If it doesn't work, the starter may be damaged, and you should ask maintenance workers for help.

Abnormal Noise

It may be caused by the resonance of the machine, or current instability. You should unplug it and try it again.

Clean the Wine Cooler

For safety, you should unplug the power plug before cleaning the cooler.

When cleaning the wine cooler, you are supposed to use a soft cloth or sponge which is dipped in water or soap (or a non-corrosive neutral cleaning agent). After cleaning, you should wipe it with a dry cloth to prevent rust on the surface.

Please do not use organic solvents, hot water, washing powder, or acid to clean the wine cooler. Otherwise, the refrigeration circuit will be damaged.

You should not rinse the wine cooler with water. In addition, you should not use a hard brush, steel wire to clean it. During the cleaning process, you should pay attention to the wine.

Use and Maintenance of Wine Cooler

cleaning the wine cooler

Figure 3: Someone is maintaining the wine cooler.

You should replace the activated carbon filter of the vent above the wine cooler every six months.

You can clean the condenser (the metal mesh on the back of the wine cabinet) every two years.

You should carefully check whether the plug has been pulled out before moving or cleaning the wine cabinet.

You’re supposed to replace the layer frame every one to two years. So you can prevent the deformation and corrosion of the solid wood frame under the condition of high humidity.

It’s suggested that you clean the wine cooler thoroughly once a year. Before cleaning the cabinet, you should pull out the plug and empty it, and then gently scrub it with water.

You should not put heavy items inside and outside of the wine cooler, and avoid placing heating appliances and heavy objects on the top table.

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