Start-up and Monitoring
In order to prevent any damages caused by potential overheating, after startup and power
failures each unit has to be closely monitored for 12 hours.
The WineKoolR products are built with an upper temperature safety limit, that under normal operating conditions will shut down the unit at 72 degrees and the display will blink “AL” (alarm) in case the temperature in the cold room exceeds this value.
In order to allow the unit to cool down your cabinet after plug-in, to a temperature below 72, the
Alarm mode is disregarded by the controller in the first 4 hours of operation.
Allow at least 24 hours to reach the set temperature.
Start-up – Normal odors
As any new appliance, after assembly, the WineKoolR cabinet might have harmless odors
trapped inside the airtight enclosure.
This odor will fade away once the unit is running, and the door is opened a few times during normal use.
Use – Normal Sounds
Your new WineKoolR may make sounds that your old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces, such as the flooring and surrounding structures, can make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds and what may be making them.
Your WineKoolR is designed to run more efficiently to keep your collection at the desired
temperatures and to minimize energy usage.
The high efficiency compressor and fans may cause your WineKoolR to run longer than your old one. You may also hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound from the compressor or fans adjusting to optimize performance.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant or items stored inside your room. As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your WineKoolR.
You may hear water running into the drain pan. You may hear clicking sounds when the WineKoolR starts or stops running.
Using the Control
For your convenience, your WineKoolR control is preset at the factory.
When you first install your WineKoolR, make sure that the control is still preset at 57 degrees.
Adjusting Controls – follow steps in the ASSEMBLY and OPERATION MANUAL
The mid-setting indicated in the previous section should be correct for normal usage.
If you need to adjust the temperature, wait at least 24 hours between adjustments and then
recheck the temperature.
To make the cellar colder, adjust the control to the next lower setting.
To make the cabinet less cold, adjust the control to the next higher setting.
Stocking the WineKoolR cabinet
There is a normal temperature gradient within the cabinet. In the vicinity of the cooling unit and in
the direct air flow temperatures will be slightly lower. Stock the cabinet accordingly.
Note: Only air temperature varies up to 6 degrees during the ON/OFF cycles, but liquid
temperatures are not affected by this fluctuation.
Never place bottles close to any side or under the cooling unit, to keep the air flow unrestricted.
Failure to do so will lead to poor performance.
Clean the WineKoolR cabinet about once a month to avoid buildup of odors and dust.
Do not scratch the Plexiglas of the door!
Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives when cleaning or wiping it. Simply wipe it with a soft
Note: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers,
flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing
petroleum products on plastic parts.
Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can scratch or damage materials.
- Unplug the WineKoolR or disconnect power.
- Clean the condenser and evaporator coils regularly. They are located behind the cabinet
and in the front of the cold side. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every other month.
This may help save energy. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush to clean the coils when they are
dusty or dirty.
- Plug in the WineKoolR or reconnect power.