Wine fridges are the ultimate wine storage solution. Not only do they maintain the optimal temperature for your wine, but modern wine fridges also feature UV protection, humidity regulation, vibration-free compressors, and many more convenient features.
Wine cabinets and wine coolers, however, can be susceptible to issues. When purchasing a new Dunavox wine cooler for storing wine, it can be quite daunting to make such an expensive purchase and find that soon after it has already begun leaking, but don’t worry!
There are a number of different reasons why your wine cooler may be leaking water and most are completely fixable with a few simple steps and considerations for you to take into account.
Throughout this blog, we are going to be walking you through what some of the most common causes for wine cooler leakage as well as some of the long-term solutions that can keep your Dunavox wine fridge in its best condition.
Look Around Your Wine Fridge
The very first thing you have to do when discovering water coming from your wine fridge is to check your wine cooler, inside the cabin around the rear of the unit and at the contents inside to ensure these are not the things that are leaking.
This short check could save you hundreds of pounds if you were to simply send it to a professional to tell you that the water was simply excess moisture or condensation.
While doing this, if you do find that there is a leak in the system of your wine cooler and everything else seems clear or is not the cause of the leak, then it is important that you find exactly where the leak is coming from so you can stop the issue at its source.
Reason 1: Condensation
One thing that you may find is causing your wine cooler to leak is that there is a lot of condensation on the inside of your wine cabinet.
Condensation is created by warm air meeting a cooler environment or surface, causing water vapour to become a liquid and therefore leaking from your wine cooler.
The solution to this to stop it from happening in the future is to ensure that the inside of your cabin remains at a constant temperature by checking that the door is closed properly (keep it so for a few days while the temperature evens out) and keeping the humidity level constant.
If this does not fix your problem, the next solutions may differ slightly depending on whether you have a freestanding wine cooler or a built-in wine cooler as their cooling mechanisms are slightly different.
If you have a freestanding wine cooler then you should check that your wine cooler has sufficient airflow in the front and at the back whereas for integrated wine coolers you should check that there is not a blockage in the air vents.
Reason 2: Drainpipe Blockage
A rather common problem that plagues a large amount of wine refrigerators is that they may have a blocked drainpipe.
Many wine coolers are designed to cope with rather small amounts of liquid but there is a possibility that the drain pipe will become blocked and begin overflowing and leaking water.
The drain holes are typically found at the rear of the unit and should be rather easily accessible in most cases for your to access and remove the blockage.
To do so, simply take an implement such as a cotton bud and push this into the drain to clear the blockage. Then you should take a small cup of water and pour it through the drain to ensure that the blockage has been removed.
Reason 3: Your Wine Cooler Has Not Settled
One of the simpler leakage reasons to fix is that many wine coolers tend to need some time to settle before being filled to their maximum wine bottle capacity.
If you happen to see water on the inside of your wine fridge after recently filling it to its maximum capacity or have only had it turned on for a very short amount of time then this is most likely your issue.
The easy solution to this is to wait for around 24 hours after placing a towel or cloth on the wet patch. Then after this, you can begin placing your wine collection inside the cabinet now that the internal temperature in the fridge should have levelled.
Reason 4: Broken Door Seal
A malfunctioning door seal is a much less common problem with Dunavox wine coolers but luckily there is a very simple solution.
A broken door seal can allow warm air in from the outside into the wine cabinet and will therefore cause condensation and leakage to occur.
When you buy your wine cooler, you should check if there are any gaps in the seal when the door is shut and if this is causing issues, then it can affect the temperature inside the cabin.
Over time, a door seal can move out of place so you can always try to move this back into place however if this is not the issue it should be very easy for you to order a replacement in no time.
Reason 5: Reset Wine Cooler Temperature
If none of the above is solving your leaking issue, then there may be a problem with the thermostat on your wine cooler.
This is caused by frequent changes if temperature when possibly storing new types of wine which would therefore make the cabinet very inconsistent.
To solve this issue, you should simply reset the temperature and use a thermometer in a cup of water to measure the true internal temperature and check this every 3-5 hours throughout a 24-hour period.
To conclude, there are a variety of different reasons why your wine cooler may be leaking water, most of which are reasonably tame and easy to fix yourself without the need for professional help.
We hope that we have been able to solve some of your questions about leaking wine fridges and have been able to solve your crises at home.
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