Keeping your wine collection in an efficient wine cooler is crucial. Wine coolers help your wine bottles thrive in both flavour and aroma - without the right wine storage, your wine could deteriorate.
Having the right long-term storage is important when you’re an avid wine drinker; a regular household fridge doesn’t offer the same benefits that a wine cooler does.
A wine fridge has many advantages, with the main being that it allows your wine to hit serving temperatures efficiently. Whether it’s wine storage cabinets, wine walls or wine coolers, storing your collection in a designated space allows you to keep your collection safe at the right storage temperature.
Most wine fridges offer more than just temperature regulation, whether it be dual-temperature zones, humidity regulation, UV protection, or a vibration-free compressor. Liebherr wine coolers are full of practical features that enhance your wine storage experience.
However, like any fridge, problems can occur over time. It can be frustrating when your wine cooler stops working or requires persistent maintenance, but with the right advice and guidance, you might be able to prevent this from happening.
Your experience of owning a wine cooler can be ruined if it keeps on breaking, this is why it’s crucial to look after it properly.
If you keep being faced with problems regarding your wine cooler, continue reading to find out more information on how to fix your Liebherr wine cabinets and coolers.
Liebherr Wine Coolers
Liebherr is a well-respected wine cooler and cabinet specialist. Having designed optimum wine storage for over 60 years, you can rest assured that the chances of running into problems regarding your cooler are slim. Although we’re confident that our range of Liebherr products is reliable, there’s always a chance that an issue could occur.
The perfect purchase for wine lovers, Liebherr coolers are incredibly popular among Elite Wine Refrigeration customers. Being able to serve friends and family a glass of wine that's been kept at the ideal storage temperature is key when you’re wanting to impress guests.
Common Problems with Liebherr Wine Coolers
There are two main types of wine coolers, thermoelectric and compressor. Both models work well, suited for different needs and collection variants. Problems can occur with both a compressor wine cooler and a thermoelectric wine cooler, all for different reasons.
Having knowledge of what style of wine cooler you have will help you determine why it might not be working right, but this is usually in the product description of each listing when you make your purchase.
The experts at Elite Wine Refrigeration have put together the main issues you could potentially face with thermoelectric and compressor wine coolers.
Thermoelectric Wine Coolers
Parts within a thermoelectric wine cooler include Peltier plates, a heat pump and a heat sink. Warm air is drawn out the wine cooler to make sure the bottle collections stay cool. Freestanding wine coolers are usually thermoelectric models.
A fan is required to operate whilst your thermoelectric wine cooler is on. Not only does it help direct hot air out, but it also prevents the cooler itself from overheating and causing damage. If the fan in your wine cooler breaks, you might not be able to use it until it’s fixed.
Debris and clogging is the main suspect when it comes to broken fans, the easiest way to stop this from happening is to keep on top of cleaning duties and make sure your cooler isn’t clogged up with dust. If debris isn’t the issue, then you’ll need to check that the fan is still connected to the main circuit system.
If you’re running into issues with your thermoelectric wine cooler, room temperatures/ ambient temperatures may be the problem at hand.
Thermoelectric designs can’t maintain a cool temperature as compressor models can, this is why they tend to endure damage more easily. The perfect room temperature to keep a thermoelectric cooler in is anywhere between 10 to 30 degrees Celsius.
We recommend those living in hotter climates look into purchasing a compressor model if they want a wine cooler for their collections that will last. The hotter the room, the harder it’ll be for your thermoelectric cooler to work efficiently - always place thermoelectric coolers in cooler rooms.
Compressor Wine Coolers
A compressor wine cooler operates on a smaller scale and works in a similar way to regular household fridges. The compression cycle within the cooler is used to help remove any trapped heat inside the unit.
Similar to thermoelectric wine coolers, compressor wine coolers can also have fan issues. A condenser fan is used in compressor models to make sure the coils are kept at a cool temperature - if you notice that the fan isn’t turning anymore, it could be because it’s blocked.
If your fan isn’t blocked and nothing is stuck within the condenser coil, it might be that you need to replace the fan with a new one in order to get your wine cooler back up and running again. Many compressor coolers are built-in to kitchen cabinets - if you continue being faced with problems, it could be that there’s a lack of air ventilation.
Ice build-up can cause your evaporator to break - making sure your evaporator fan is free from ice particles and dust is the simplest way to prevent damage. Evaporators can be easily replaced, but you’ll need to make sure the ice has fully melted before you reinstall your next fan.
Placing your wine cooler in a location where there’s warm air flow will help the ice melt faster. Plugging your wine cooler back in when there are still water particles inside could become a safety hazard and cause further electrical problems.
Liebherr Wine Coolers at Elite Wine Refrigeration
Elite Wine Refrigeration has been supplying customers across the country with top-quality wine coolers, cabinets and wine walls since 2016. Our team of wine storage experts have the right experience and knowledge when it comes to wine cooler faults.
We put our all into making sure that our customers are happy and satisfied - if you have a broken Liebherr wine cooler that’s been bought through us here at Elite Wine Refrigeration, be sure to let us know and we can discuss your warranty.
If you need any additional information or help in regard to broken wine coolers, feel free to contact a member of our team today.
We look forward to helping customers find their dream wine storage, but we also enjoy assisting them when their wine coolers break down. Contact us at 0800 484 0929 or alternatively email us at email@example.com.