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WINEMATE Split System

Installation, Operation & Care Manual

WM 2500SSH, 4500SSH

WM 6500SSH, 8500SSH

Vinotemp International Corp.

www.vinotemp.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important Safety Information…..........................................2

Feature Description…………………………….……………..3

Installation Instruction………………………………………..5

Use and Temperature Control……………………………….9

Care Guide……………………………………………………11

Troubleshooting……………………………………………..12

Customer Support……………………………………………14

Warranty……………………………………………………….15

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Important Safety Information

DO NOT USE A GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTER (GFI).

A DEDICATED 20 AMPCIRCUIT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Feature Description

WineMate cooling unit is designed and used to provide a stable temperature between 52~62 °F for suitable space at a normal environment.

The refrigerated space will maintain humidity of 50~70% RH even when the environment becomes dry and humid.

These temperatures and humilities are optimized for long term storage of wine, fur and tobacco.

SSH units are designed to provide chilled air to wine rooms and can be located up to 25 ft away to reduce noise.

The condensing unit is located away from the wine cellar or other refrigerated enclosure as far as 50 feet, which will bring you extremely quiet operation.

The dimension and capacity are specified as follows:

Model

Capacity

Unit

Cond

Electrical

 

(Btu/h)

Cooler

Unit

Unit

 

55/90°F

 

 

Cooler/Cond

 

 

 

 

Unit

 

 

 

 

 

WM2500

2500

WM25

WM25

115V 60HZ

SSH

 

SFCH

SCU

0.8A/

 

 

 

 

115V 60HZ

 

 

 

 

5.7A

 

 

 

 

 

WM4500

4500

WM45

WM45

115V 60HZ

SSH

 

SFCH

SCU

0.9A/

 

 

 

 

115V 60HZ

 

 

 

 

6.9A

 

 

 

 

 

WM6500

6500

WM65

WM65

115V 60HZ

SSH

 

SFCH

SCU

1.3A/

 

 

 

 

115V 60HZ

 

 

 

 

12A

 

 

 

 

 

WM8500

8500

WM85

WM85

115V 60HZ

SSH

 

SFCH

SCU

4.8A/

 

 

 

 

115V 60HZ

 

 

 

 

15A

Refrigerant

Unit Cooler

Cond Unit

Weight

 

W”xH”xD

L”xH”xD”

(lb)

 

 

 

Unit

 

 

 

Cooler/

 

 

 

Cond

R134a

22.5x14.375x

 

Unit

18X14X12

30/40

 

15.875

 

 

R134a

22.125x16.375

 

 

18X14X12

39/46

 

x22.875

 

 

R134a

25.125x20.375

 

 

24X18X14.5

48/90

 

x22.875

 

 

R134a

27.125x22.375

 

 

24X18X14.5

58/115

 

x22.875

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evaporator Unit

Condensing Unit

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Installation Instruction

Federal law requires that WINEMATE split cooling systems be installed by an EPA certified refrigeration technician.

1.Location

Place the condensing unit in a properly ventilated location. If it is not, heat exhausted by the condensing unit will build up and the cooling system will not operate properly.

Leave minimum 3 feet clearance between the exhaust side and the wall.

Leave minimum 1 foot clearance for the fresh air supply side.

Condensing unit should be elevated to avoid possible flooding and shaded from direct sun. It should not be exposed to temperatures higher than 125

°F or lower than 20°F.

Air flow from the unit cooler should be unobstructed for at least 1 foot.

2.Refrigeration Installation

Model

Liquid Line Diameter

Suction Line Diameter

Pipe (inch)

 

(inch), recommended

(inch), recommended

 

 

 

 

 

WM-2500SSH

3/8

3/8

8

WM-4500SSH

3/8

3/8

8

WM-6500SSH

3/8

5/8

10

WM-8500SSH

3/8

5/8

10

WINEMATE split system is shipped as components and is ready for use only after a certified refrigeration technician has properly installed and tested the system. Proper installation is critical. WINEMATE can only warrant the quality of the components. The installation and proper operation of the system must be warranted by the installer.

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Installation of the system must be done in accordance with all state and local building codes.

The condensing unit and unit cooler are connected by a liquid line and an insulated suction line that are supplied by the installer. These lines must be properly sized for the distance between the two units. After the units and the lines are installed, the system must be pressure tested. If no leaks are found, evacuate and charge system with R134A. Refrigerant amount will vary depending on the length of line set.

3. Air Sensor

The air sensor is recommended to place in the wine room. If it is in a return duct, the temperature differential may lead to erroneous readings.

4.Electrical Wiring

We strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord. However, if you still select to use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it is a UL LISTED 3-wiregrounding type appliance extension cord. The marked rating of the extension cord should be 115 V, 20 A. or equivalent and not greater than 15ft in length.

1) Customer Wiring

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If the air sensor can not reach the wine room because of the distance between the cooling unit and wine room, you need to remount the electrical box.

Remove the 3 black, white and green wires that come from the cooling unit in the electrical terminal

Remove the electrical box and mount it close to the wine room so the air sensor can reach the wine room

Use extra wires to connect the terminal in the electrical box and the 3 white, black and green wires from the cooling unit.

2) Factory Wiring

2500& 4500SSH Electrical Wiring Diagram

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6500SSH Electrical Wiring Diagram

8500SSH Electrical Wiring Diagram

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Use & Temperature Control

1. Temperature Setting

Set the temperature at 55 °F for the optimum aging of wine

On initial start-up,the time required to reach the desired temperature will vary, depending on the quantity of bottles, temperature setting and surrounding temperature.

Allow 24 hours to stabilize the temperature for each new temperature setting operation

2. Use of the controller

Dip Switch Setting

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1) Set Point

Rotate the circular selector in correspondence with the arrow placed nearby. The selector represents -33°Fto 50°F(-35°Cto +10°C) for low temperature models, and 14°F to 68°F(-10°Cto +20°C) for medium temperature models. “10” is the coldest setting, “1” is the warmest.

2) Differential

It is possible to modify the differential from 1°F minimum to 12.5°F maximum.

Simply shift the first two dip-switchesto the ON or OFF position according to the wanted value.

3) Defrost management and setting

A defrost can be activated manually, by pressing the “man. def.” button, or cyclically, the interval set by the “def.intvl” rotary switch at the top left with respect to Set Point selector. The interval can be selected from 1 to 12 hours in 1 hour steps. If the selector is positioned on the “0”, the cyclic defrost is disabled.

Note: manual defrost reinitializes the time required for successive cyclic defrosting. The selections are effective beginning from the successive cycle. For an immediate effect, it is necessary to turn power to the UniStat off for a few seconds.

It is possible to choose between an electric defrost (the compressor is deactivated and the defrost relay is activated) and a hot gas defrost (both the compressor and the defrost relay are activated); The defrost termination, can take place by time (from 1 to 60 min.) or by temperature (from 0 to 86°F) if the defrost sensor is utilized for the correct programming). If the defrost sensor is disconnected, interrupted or breaks down for any reason, the defrost terminates after a maximum time of 90 minutes if it is resistance-based,or 40 minutes if it ishot-gasbased.

The instrument stores the defrost state every 15 minutes to allow restart after power loss.

4) Compressor safety function

If the function is enabled, a minimum three minute interval is ensured between deactivation and successive restart of the compressor.

If the function is enabled, the compressor is not energized for three minutes after controller power up.

The function is also active in hot-gasdefrost mode.

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Care Guide

In general, always unplug system or disconnect power while doing care.

1.Coil Cleaning

Clean the condenser coil regularly. Coil may need to be cleaned at least every 6 months.

Unplug the system or disconnect power.

Use a vacuum cleaner with an extended attachment to clean the coil when it is dusty or dirty.

Plug cooling system or reconnect power.

2.Moisture Removing

Remove the extra condensate if it is accumulated in the wine cellar at high ambient temperature and humidity.

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Troubleshooting

This Troubleshooting Chart is not prepared to replace the training required for a professional refrigeration service person, not is it comprehensive

Troubleshooting Chart

Complaint

 

Possible Causes

 

Response

1. Unit not running

 

 

 

a.

Power cord unplugged

a.

Check for power cord plug

 

b.

No power to unit

b.

Check power at receptacle & fuses

 

c.

Temperature setting high

c.

Lower temperature setting

 

d.

Low voltage.

d.

Contact an authorized electrician

 

e.

Incorrect or loose wirings.

e.

Check all wirings and connections

 

f.

Defrost light blinking

f.

Under defrost

 

g.

Running light blinking

g.

Call service for failed components

 

 

 

 

2. Compressor

stopping and starting but short

running time

 

a.

Incorrect temperature setting

a.

Set 55 to 60 °F

 

b.

Incorrect voltage

b.

Check for voltage

 

c.

Failed thermistor

c.

Check thermistor by placing it in ice

 

d.

Failed components

 

water and measuring resistance

 

d.

Check compressor windings, start

 

e.

Improper condenser airflow

 

relay and overload protector.

 

e.

Check for condenser fan

 

f.

Dirty condenser

f.

Clean condenser

 

g.

Overcharge of refrigerant

g.

Call service for removing refrigerant

 

h.

Discharge or suction pressure too

h.

Call service for OEM information

 

 

high

 

 

3. Fan motor

running but compressor not running

 

 

a.

Incorrect power supply

a.

Check for proper voltage

 

b.

Incorrect or loose wirings

b.

Check all wirings and connections

 

c.

Failed components

c.

Check start relay, start capacitor,

 

 

 

 

overload protector, compressor.

 

d.

Liquid refrigerant in the compressor

d.

Call service for OEM information.

4. Compressor

running but fan not running

 

 

 

a.

Fan blade bond

a.

Check for proper clearance

 

b.

Incorrect or loose wirings

b.

Check all wirings

 

c.

Failed motors

c.

Call service for checking open or

 

 

 

 

shorted windings

5. No cooling

but compressor and fan running

 

 

 

a.

Evaporator airflow restriction

a.

Check for airflow through evaporator

 

b.

Refrigerant leakage

b.

Check for loss of refrigerant

 

c.

Refrigeration system restriction

c.

Call service for checking restrictions

6. Temperature

too high or unit running too long

 

 

a.

Improper evaporator or condenser

a.

Check for air restrictions

 

 

airflow

 

 

 

b.

Dirty Condenser

b.

Clean condenser

 

c.

Iced evaporator

c.

Defrost and reset temperature

 

d.

Malfunctioning fans

d.

Check for both fans

 

e.

Improper seals

e.

Check for gasket and door opening

 

f.

Improper area to be cooled.

f.

Check for excessive load incorrect

 

 

 

 

installation

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g.

Low voltage

g.

Check power supply

 

h.

Operating 60 Hz unit at 50Hz

h.

Use proper 60 Hz

 

i.

Sealed system problem

i.

Call service for checking loss of

 

 

 

 

refrigerant or restrictions

 

j.

Undercharge or overcharge

j.

Call service to add or remove

 

 

 

 

refrigerant

 

 

 

 

 

7. House circuit tripping

 

a.

Incorrect fuse or breaker

a.

Check for proper fuse or breaker

 

b.

Incorrect wirings

b.

Check for wirings and connections

 

c.

Failed components

c.

Call service

 

 

 

 

 

8. Noisy operation

 

a.

Mounting area not firm

a. Add support to improve installation

 

b.

Loose parts

b. Check fan blades, bearings, cabinet

 

 

 

 

washers, tubing contact and loose

 

 

 

 

screws.

 

c.

Compressor overloaded due to high

c.

Check for airflow blockage

 

 

ambient temperatures or airflow

 

 

 

 

restriction

 

 

 

d.

Malfunctioning components

d.

Call service for checking Internal

 

 

 

 

loose, inadequate lubrication and

 

 

 

 

incorrect wirings

 

 

 

 

 

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Customer Support

If you still have problems, please contact us at:

Vinotemp International

17631 South Susana Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 Tel: (310) 886-3332

Fax: (310) 886-3310Email: info@vinotemp.com

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Warranty

Thank you for choosing a Vinotemp wine cellar.

Please enter the complete model and serial numbers in the space provided:

Model_________________________________________________________

Serial No.______________________________________________________

Attach your purchase receipt to this owner’s manual.

1. Limited Warranty

VINOTEMP warrants its products, parts only, to be free from defects due to workmanship or materials under normal use and service for twelve months after the initial sale. If the product is defective due to workmanship or materials, is removed within twelve months of the initial sale and is returned to VINOTEMP, in the original shipping carton, shipping prepaid, VINOTEMP will at its option, repair or replace the product free of charge.

This warranty constitutes the entire warranty of the VINOTEMP with respect to its products and is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including any of fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall VINOTEMP be responsible for any consequential damages what is so ever. Any modification of VINOTEMP products shall void this warranty.

Service under Warranty

This service is provided to customers within the continental UNITED STATES only. VINOTEMP cooling units are warranted to produce the stated number of BTU/H. While every effort has been made to provide accurate guidelines, VINOTEMP can not warranty its units to cool a particular enclosure.

In case of failure, VINOTEMP cooling units must be repaired by the factory or its authorized agent. Repairs or modifications made by anyone else will void the warranty.

Should a VINOTEMP cooling unit fail, contact the dealer for instructions. Do not return the unit to the factory without authorization from VINOTEMP. If the unit requires repair, re-packit in the original shipping carton and return it to the factory, shipping prepaid. VINOTEMP will not accept COD shipments. If the unit is determined to be faulty and is within the twelve month warranty period

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VINOTEMP will, at its discretion, repair or replace the unit and return it free of charge to the original retail customer. If the unit is found to be in good working order, or beyond the initial twelve month period, it will be returned freight collect.

2. Limitation of Implied Warranty

VINOTEMP’S SOLE LIABILITY FOR ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO, AT OUR OPTION, REPAIRING OR REPLACING OF UNIT.

VINOTEMP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR:

DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY ANY DEFECTS IN THE UNIT, DAMAGES BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE OF THE UNIT, LOSS OF TIME OR COMMERCIAL LOSS, ANY OUTER DAMAGES, WHETHER INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIBE AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR INPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

While great effort has been made to provide accurate guidelines VINOTEMP cannot warrant its units to properly cool a particular enclosure. Customers are cautioned that enclosure construction, unit location and many other factors can affect the operation and performance of the unit. There for suitability of the unit for a specific enclosure or application must be determined by the customer and cannot be warranted by VINOTEMP.

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