Why Is My Avintage Wine Fridge Leaking Water?

Avintage wine coolers are some of the most luxurious on the market and are among the most highly spoken about manufacturers in the world.

As with any brand of wine cooler, Avintage wine fridges are susceptible to leakages and other minor malfunctions.

If you find that your wine fridge is leaking water, it is important to know what steps you should take to fix the problem and what might save you money in the future.

Throughout this blog post, we are going to be walking you through some of the reasons why your Avintage wine storage facilities may be leaking water.


Check Your Cooler First

Firstly, it is important to check around your wine cooler before you make any assumptions about its current state and send it to a mechanic.

In the long run, this could possibly save you hundreds of pounds in professional help and they may find that there is not a mechanical issue - meaning that you could have fixed this yourself from the comfort of your own home.

Making such a short and seemingly insignificant check-up on where your leak is coming from and whether you can solve this issue on your own is a very important part of stopping your leaks in future.



The majority of leaking problems that you may find with your wine fridge tend to be down to condensation or an excess of moisture inside the cabin of the cooler.

Condensation occurs when warm air from outside the cabin makes its way inside and rapidly cools down turning water vapour back into a liquid.

This can become the cause of plenty of problems for your wine cooler, so it is important to stop this in any way that you can, luckily there are many solutions available.

For the next few days, try keeping your fridge door closed to ensure there is no unnecessary warm air getting into the cabinet.

If this does not fix the problem, freestanding wine cooler owners should ensure that their Avintage wine cabinet has proper ventilation around the rear of the unit and integrated cooler owners should check their air vents for blockages or malfunctions.


Blocked Drain Pipe

Most wine coolers are designed to be able to deal with a certain amount of condensation and excessive moisture however it is very possible that your drain pipe can overflow or become blocked.

If you do find that your drain pipe is blocked, then there is a very simple fix for you to solve the issue. Simply take an implement such as a snake or cotton bud and clear any blockages.

Once this has been done, you should take a small cup of water and pour it down the drain to ensure that you have removed everything and returned your cooler to its original working condition.


Broken Door Seal

Another fairly simple problem that may be causing leaks in your wine cooler is that there may be some gaps in your door seal or it may have been moved out of place.

This causes condensation issues as it allows more hot air inside the wine cabinet and could ruin the quality of your wine in the long term.

To solve this problem, you can use a plastic or metal adhesive to stick the seal back into the correct position.

You should also check there is no dust or dirt build-up around the seals. If there is, get a damp cloth and wipe the seal down removing all of the dust and dirt.

You may be able to easily repair or reposition the seal yourself - or alternatively, you can get a new seal fitted which can usually be bought through the manufacturer.


Keep Door Shut/Open Less Frequently

Something that people tend to overlook is that they may actually be keeping the door open for too long or opening it too frequently.

Opening the door a few times per day for around 30-60 seconds at a time should not cause you any problems, however, if you are opening your door and leaving it open for extended periods of time, then this could become problematic.

The fix to this issue is as simple as it seems, keeping the door shut for most of the day should stop the leak once you have cleaned up what is already spilt.

Keep the door shut for around 24 hours before you seek any professional help as this issue can resolve itself without the need to rush into any decisions.


Overfilling Your Wine Fridge

Your wine fridge is designed to house its maximum stated capacity and is not able to exceed this number despite it looking like there may be some extra room for more bottles.

This is because there are some issues with the drain pipe as we mentioned earlier as this can only cope with a certain amount of condensation, therefore exceeding the limits of the wine bottle capacity will increase the amount of condensation inside the cabinet making your cooler unable to cope.



Overall, there are so many ways in which a wine cooler of any sort can go wrong, more specifically begin leaking water.

Avintage offers high-quality wine refrigerators of all shapes and sizes to suit all kinds of customers, whether your wine collection is large or small you can be assured that they will deliver expertly designed coolers.

We hope that we have been able to help you with some of the biggest questions on your leaking wine cooler, however, if none of our solutions are stopping your leak, the issue may be much more serious and may require professional attention.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our support team at 0333 577 6466 or email us at info@elitefridges.co.uk.

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