Why Is My Swisscave Wine Fridge Not Cooling

Wine fridges provide the ultimate storage solution - and modern wine refrigeration offers more than just wine cooling; you can find wine fridges that regulate temperature and humidity and protect your wine from sunlight. You can also find wine fridges that work to minimise vibrations.

Swisscave wine coolers feature some of the most state-of-the-art designs in the wine cooling industry, providing expertly crafted dual-zone wine coolers and single-zone wine coolers to meet the highest standards.

Like any other appliance, however, there is always the possibility that these wine coolers can break down or stop working momentarily.

In this blog post, we will take you through all of the steps and possible solutions to the reasons why your wine cooler may not be cooling properly.

 

Types of Wine Coolers

Wine storage can be a complex art for people who are not integrated into the world of wine - therefore it is important to know the main types of wine coolers that Swisscave and many other brands build: Thermoelectric and Compressor coolers.

 

Thermoelectric Wine Coolers

Thermoelectric wine coolers are efficient, compact wine coolers that contain a Peltier plate, a heat pump and an aluminium heat sink. This type of wine cooler contains far fewer moving parts than compressor wine coolers, making them the more efficient option.

Dual temperature zone thermoelectric coolers are able to store your wine at two separate temperatures, allowing you to use one wine fridge to store both of your red and white wines as they are to be stored at separate temperatures.

Below are some of the main issues that can occur from within a thermoelectric wine cooler.

 

Broken Fan

Inside your Swisscave wine cooler is a fan which is used to move hot air out of your cooler and keep your wine cabinet at the temperature you require. If this becomes damaged or broken, then you may need to get this replaced as your wine will no longer stay at the optimal temperature.

Before getting this replaced and paying the prices for a repair person, it is worth checking your fan for dust and giving it a brief clean. This can be done with a soft cloth wiped over the fan gently to ensure no permanent damage is done.

If your fan is completely broken, this could be one of the most detrimental things to the quality of your wine as it can lead to your wine not being cooled properly for weeks if this issue goes unnoticed, making it vital to keep track of the temperature.

 

Room Temperature

When having issues with your thermoelectric wine cooler, there is a high possibility that the temperature of the room in which it has been placed is the issue.

An ideal ambient temperature for these types of wine fridges is around 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, if your room temperature is above these figures then your wine cooler is not likely to cool properly.

This can also be cause for concern if you live in a generally hot area or country as there may be no way around this issue for you, therefore it may be more useful to buy a compressor cooler in these circumstances instead before wasting your money.

 

Compressor Wine Coolers

A compressor cooler is more similar to a regular refrigerator as it uses the “vapour compression cycle” to remove hot air from the cabin and keep it cool enough to stay at the required temperature.

Below, we have listed some of the most common issues that people face when using a compressor wine cooler.

 

Fan Not Working

Like the thermoelectric cooler, many compressor coolers' main issues stem from the fact that there is a faulty fan in the mechanism.

The fan is an incredibly important part of the wine cooling system as it is what ensures that your wine collection stays cool at the correct storing temperatures.

If you notice that your fan is not moving when the cooler is turned on, try to check if there is any dust blocking it from functioning correctly.

 

Broken Evaporator

Another reason why your wine cooler may not be cooling properly is because there may be ice blocking your evaporator, or it may be damaged or broken in general.

The evaporator is a vital part of the cooling system - therefore, if there is any issue with this component, this could cause very serious inconveniences regarding the quality of your wine bottles.

Before buying your wine cooler, this is an incredibly important aspect to consider and research as it could be one of the most important and useful things to know if this is to be your first cooler.

 

Swisscave Wine Coolers at Elite Wine Refrigeration

Since 2016, our team at Elite Wine Refrigeration have dedicated much of our time to the sales of premium wine coolers to wine connoisseurs across the UK from various brands.

Swisscave are wine cooling experts who design luxurious Swiss wine coolers with an acute attention to detail delivered on all of their products.

Across our website, there are plenty of different Swisscave wine coolers for you to choose from. Depending on your needs, we have various products ranging from single zone freestanding wine coolers to built in wine coolers; even their very own Swisscave Classic edition cooler.

We are here for whenever you need any assistance when buying or repairing a wine cooler, we love helping our customers along on their wine storage journey and we are thrilled to see how many people choose us on a daily basis.

You can contact us at 0800 484 0929 or email us at info@elitefridges.co.uk and we will provide any advice or help for your situation.

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