Wine fridges are an essential investment for wine connoisseurs - a wine fridge allows you to correctly store your bottles of wine at the right temperature.
Not only do they help you store your bottles of wine in the ideal settings, but wine fridges from quality brands such as Swisscave look amazing in your home and elevate the look of your home completely, and they are a perfect starter for conversation.
When running, your Swisscave wine fridge should make very minimal noise and you should only hear a faint buzz from your compressor, similar to your kitchen fridge.
There are a few reasons why your Swisscave wine fridge has started beeping - sometimes your wine fridge will begin to beep as it is a sign of concern and it can be quite daunting to hear your wine fridge constantly beeping, especially when you are trying to relax.
We’ve put together this article today to help you understand the reasons why your Swisscave wine fridge is beeping and some solutions that you can use that can stop it from beeping.
If you are still running into problems after trying some of these solutions then you should contact a specialist to help fix the problem. You can contact our friendly support team who can advise you on the next best steps.
Your Wine Fridge Door Is Open
If your wine cooler is constantly beeping, it could be a sign that your wine fridge door is left open.
If you’ve had your Swisscave wine fridge for an extended period of time, it may look like your wine fridge door is closed but it is not and is letting in warm air which is affecting your wine fridge’s internal temperature. The unit should stop beeping when your wine fridge door is actually closed.
If you want to check that your wine fridge door is closed then take the following steps:
- Open and close the wine fridge door. When you do this, you should start to feel tension when you open and close it.
- Take a look at the door caskets - if you’ve noticed that they are dirty, you should clean them.
- Examine the door caskets - if you have started to feel slack then it could be time for you to replace them. When you have replaced the gaskets then the beeping sound should stop.
Your Wine Fridge Is Overloaded
Many appliances will stop working when they are overloaded and wine fridges are no exception. When you have overloaded your wine fridge, it will begin to constantly beep.
When you purchase your Swisscave wine fridge, your manufacturer guidelines should state how many bottles it recommends for you to hold. You should never attempt to overstack your wine fridge regardless of how tempting it is, as the wine fridge unit will not be able to successfully chill the bottles correctly thus setting off the alarm.
To stop this from happening:
- Remove wine bottles that are stacked.
- Check the positioning of the bottles and ensure that your wine bottles aren’t interfering with the door’s closing mechanism.
Your Wine Fridge Is Unbalanced
It may sound a little peculiar, but your wine fridge could be beeping due to it being unbalanced. You might wonder what this means.
If you’ve noticed that your cooler is leaning a bit to the side, or when you open the doors of your wine fridge, the contents begin to move around, then your wine cooler is unbalanced. Many wine fridges are built to beep when it detects that it is off-balanced and not on level ground.
It is highly important that your wine fridge is balanced as wine bottles need to be steady and your wine fridge shouldn’t be wobbling every time you open the door.
It also means that you could potentially damage the wine bottles inside due to the sediment that needs to settle inside the wine.
If your wine bottles are moving about in an off-balanced cooler then the sediment will never settle correctly, meaning that you will get a gritty wine.
You can use these couple of tips to help stop the beeping due to your wine fridge being unbalanced:
- Move your wine fridge to a section that is even.
- Move your wine fridge on top of a level kitchen work surface.
- You can place a piece of cardboard underneath one of the wine fridge legs which can help stabilise it for the time being, but we wouldn’t recommend doing this forever.
The Wine Fridge Is Placed Too Close To The Wall
Wine fridges need sufficient space in order for optimal airflow - especially freestanding wine coolers. Your wine fridge may begin beeping if you attempt to place it too close to a wall giving it no space, or if you place it close to another appliance.
Your wine fridge may beep as a way to say it needs help and needs enough space behind and around the unit for it to successfully ventilate.
If you’ve installed your wine cooler too close to the wall or around other objects then it will never operate correctly.
This will undoubtedly lead to your wine not being cooled and ultimately spoiling which we don’t want - especially if we’ve invested in an expensive bottle of wine for a special occasion!
- Move your Swisscave wine fridge so it has at least 5-8 cm space between the back and wall.
- Remove any potential obstructions from under the wine unit.
You Need To Clean The Vents
Your wine cooler will have vents and for it to work correctly, it will need to clear from any obstructions for it to work properly.
If you’ve had your Swisscave wine cooler for some time, there could be a potential build-up of dirt, debris or other objects which could be blocking your wine vents.
These types of obstructions will block the vents and affect your wine fridge’s ability to cool your bottles of wine.
Here is how you can clean your vents:
- Get a dry cloth and run it across to remove dust.
- Take time to clean the wine fridge from top to bottom.
Alternatively, if you've noticed that your Swisscave wine cooler has stopped cooling your wine efficiently, check out this blog to find out why.