Common Problems with Wine Coolers
Your wine cooler is one of the hardest
working appliances in your house – keeping your wine safe, cool, and ready to
drink 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So it’s inevitable that once in a while, a
problem arises. Some of these problems may be simply remedied with a little
know-how on your part, while other issues may require the services of a good
appliance repair technician. Here’s how to tell the difference:
- Cooler not working at all. First, check the cooler’s connection to power. Has the cord come
out of the outlet? Is the outlet working? Have you blown a fuse or flipped a
breaker? If the power is connected, make sure that you haven’t accidentally
switched off the cooler. Check all switches. If it appears to be something more
serious, call a repair company.
- Cooler not cold enough. There are a number of different problems that can cause this to
happen. First, make sure your temperature control is set high enough, and that
the door is shut properly. Opening the door too often or for lengthy periods
can cause too much warm air in the cooler. If your door seal is worn or broken,
the cooler will have trouble maintaining its temperature. A professional should
repair the door seal to ensure that it’s exact.
- Water in the cooler. This may occur when the cooler is not cold enough and may be
caused by some of the same problems as above. However, water leaks can also
indicate major problems, so it’s best to call in a repair technician.
- Fan cutting in too
frequently. The fan on most coolers can cycle
through on/off at frequent intervals if the temperature is set low. Most times
when you think the fan is running too much, it’s just doing its job. The time
to be concerned is when the fan is not cycling at all. This requires
- Cooler making strange
sounds. There are a few wine cooler sounds that are
perfectly normal, including a crackling noise, which can be made by a coolant
or a gurgling noise, which is merely the sound of fluid circling in the pipes
at the end of a cycle. Routine expansion of the cooler walls can also make a
clicking or cracking sound. If the sound you hear is louder or more pronounced,
make sure that the cooler is sitting levelly.
- Frost. If you notice frost building up in your unit, try unplugging and
defrosting the cooler. It may be a one-time problem. However, if it recurs,
call a repair service.
- Interior light burnt out. Although this would seem to be an easy fix, in fact the bulbs
are difficult to source, and changing them can be tricky. If you need to ask
for help, know that you are not alone.
Right Repair Company
If you’re experiencing the common problems with wine
coolers and need to call a technician, look for a company that has experience
with wine coolers, and with the brand you own. Try to find a company that
offers same-day service since you’ll want to get back on track as soon as
possible. And superior companies in the Greater Toronto Area will offer you guaranteed
satisfaction service as well as a good warranty on labour and parts.