Why Is My Dunavox Wine Fridge Not Turning On?

Dunavox are experts in delivering beautifully designed luxury wine coolers, perfect for the storage of all different types of wines however there is also a selection of ways in which your wine cooler could go wrong. Read our “leaking water” and “not cooling properly” articles to find out more.

There are plenty of reasons why your Dunavox wine fridge may not be turning on, whether it’s a freestanding wine refrigerator or an integrated wine cooler there are many solutions that we can help you with.

Keeping wine in the perfect condition can be a very difficult task, there are a number of things that we can help you with if your fridge is not turning on, continue reading to find out more.


Why Is Your Cooler Not Turning On?

If you come to find that your Dunavox wine fridge is not turning on, whether it is recently bought or you have had it for a number of years, the cause tends to be one or a combination of the following issues.

Whether you own a dual-zone wine cooler or a single-zone, there will always be a solution that can solve your problem.

If none of our solutions has been able to repair your issue, it may be best to contact the wine storage manufacturer or even a member of our team and we will assist you where we can.


Potential Issues

Wine coolers can malfunction for a range of reasons, from problems with the circuit breaker to motor issues. Read on to learn some potential issues that your wine fridge may encounter.


Circuit Breaker Issue

If your Dunavox wine fridge is not turning on, this may be due to an issue with the circuit breaker.

It is a possibility for a surge of power to be sent through the electrics in your home and has tripped a circuit. The simple solution to this is to reset your circuit breaker.


Power Supply Problem

The most important thing that you should check, especially when you have recently bought your wine cabinet, is that it is connected to the mains supply.

Then turn your wine fridge off and on and if this has not fixed your issue, then there could be a serious problem with the mains power in your area or the PSU board and may need to be replaced.


Compressor Has Not Turned On

A faulty compressor is an issue that you should attempt to solve as soon as you are aware of it as it is one of the key components inside any wine cooler.

The compressor is the component responsible for the cooling cycle of the wine fridge making it essential to have it in good condition at all times.

You should try to fix this problem by ensuring that your compressor is not leaking or dirty as this can cause the whole wine fridge to stop turning on.


Motor Problem

Inside every wine cooler is a motor that is used to start up the appliance when turned on by turning the electricity into working mechanical use.

If this is what happens to be the issue with your wine cooler, this will likely need to be replaced entirely by a technician or mechanic as this is an incredibly serious problem that cannot be solved alone.


Faulty Thermostat

The thermostat is one of the most important units inside a wine refrigeration unit - it is directly responsible for the functions of the compressor, evaporator, fan and condenser.

If the thermostat isn’t working properly then it will not be able to send the signal to the compressor to start its cycle.

To figure out if your thermostat is displaying the correct temperature or not, you can simply place a cup of water and a thermometer inside the cabin and see what the reading is, if the thermostat is displaying an inaccurate reading then you can be sure that it is the issue.

If the thermostat is defective, it can lead to the inside of the cabin becoming frozen over, which will affect the quality of your wine greatly.


General Solutions

When your wine cooler is not turning on, there is a selection of general solutions that you can try before calling in for the help of a professional.

Continue reading to find out more about what you can do if your wine cooler is not turning on properly.


Switch Power On And Off

A very popular solution to any machine malfunction in the UK, simply turning the unit off and on again in order to check the mains power is working properly.

To do this, you should turn your unit off by the mains (the plug socket) and wait for a few seconds before turning it back on again. If this does not fix your issue, then there may be a problem with the mains themselves.


Check The Power Chord

When looking around your wine fridge to try to find the problem, never forget to check the power chord to ensure there are no rips or tears in the wire.

If there are, then this is more than likely the cause of all of your problems and will need to be replaced as soon as possible.


Final Thoughts

To recap, there are a number of reasons why your wine cooler may not be turning on, whether you own a thermoelectric or compressor wine cooler, and many are able to be fixed from home without the need to pay up for a mechanic or technician.

We hope that we have been able to provide you with a comprehensive guide on what to do if you do find this issue with your wine cooler, whether you have recently bought it or if you have had it for a while.

Even something as simple as checking the instruction manual can ensure that you are using your appliance properly and could hold the solution to your issue.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us by phone at 0333 577 6466 or email us at info@elitefridges.co.uk.

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