If you recently bought a wine refrigerator, it's important that you are attentive to its operation. The more you know and understand about the possible issues with these units, the easier it is to identify a problem and have it addressed. Here is a look at some of the most common issues that you might have with your wine chiller and tips for repair.
Wine Not Getting Chilled
If you pull a bottle of wine from the chiller and it's still warm, or warmer than you'd like, your chiller may not be getting as cold as it should. This can happen for a few different reasons. The simplest solution is to check all of the air vents on the refrigerator. If any of the air vents are blocked, it will inhibit airflow and prevent the unit from working as efficiently as it should.
Unfortunately, the solution isn't always that simple. Wine refrigerators are susceptible to mechanical failures that can cause the unit not to chill as well. For example, if the circulator fan is dirty or failing, it may not circulate the cool air sufficiently. Additionally, if the condenser is faulty, that could also cause the refrigerator to chill inefficiently. Finally, a lack of cool air may also be caused by dirty evaporator coils.
These problems are usually easily resolved by a Thermador appliance repair service. Your repair technician will test and inspect each component to narrow down the source of the problem and fix it.
Wine Getting Too Cold
In addition to poor cooling, you may also encounter problems with your wine refrigerator chilling the bottles too much. Even if you've set the thermostat to your preferred temperature, you might find that, when you pull a bottle out of the chiller, that wine is far colder than you wanted it to be.
Most of the time, this is a problem that needs to be addressed directly by a repair technician. Sometimes, over-chilling is caused by a faulty thermostat. The thermostat is easy to test, and it can be replaced to restore the temperature control of the system.
In other situations, the excess chilling could be caused by problems with the refrigerator's internal fan. If your wine chiller's fan is not properly lubricated or has loosened from the mount, this can disrupt the air circulation and result in cold spots that over-chill the wine.
These are a couple of the most common causes of problems with your wine refrigerator. Reach out to a repair technician to inspect the system and replace any faulty parts.