Vinotemp VT-32BCSB User Manual

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A P R O U D H E R I T A G E O F E X P E R I E N C E & Q U A L I T Y


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This unit can be used for Storage and/or Service. The unit has a glass door and soft interior light that you can leave on to elegantly display your beverage.

General Operating Instructions

Remove all external and internal packaging from your beverage cooler. Be sure that all parts have been included before discarding any packaging materials. You may want to keep the box and packing materials for use at a later date.

Upon receipt and inspection of unit, the power cord must be replaced if it is damaged. Contact our customer service at 1-800-777-8466or

Let the unit rest UNPLUGGED for 24 hours once you have it placed in your home.

Please fully read the instruction manual.

Save these instructions.

Please read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before using.


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Table of Contents

PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS......................................................


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.............................................


CORD INSTRUCTIONS................................................................


BEVERAGE COOLER INSTALLATION ..............................................


TEMPERATURE CONTROL............................................................


REVERSAL OF DOOR SWING .......................................................


CLEANING AND CARE.................................................................


MOVING YOUR BEVERAGE COOLER ..............................................


TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................


TERMS OF SALE AND WARRANTY................................................


SERVICE & IMPORTANT NOTICE..................................................


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1.Glass Door


3.Adjustable Leveling Legs



6.PVC Control Panel

7.LED Temperature Indicator

8.Light Switch

9.Temperature Adjustment Button

Item Number




Dimension (HxWxD) without handle





74 Lbs



Power Consumption

1.8 kW.h/24h

Cooling System


Ambient Temp. Range

60 90°F



Temperature Range

40 65°F



Rated Voltage


Rated Frequency




Input Power



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When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.

1.Use this appliance only as described in this manual. Other uses are not recommended and may cause fire, electric shock or injury.

2.This product is intended for indoor, household use only.

3.To protect against electric shock, do not immerse unit, plug or cord in water or other liquids. Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.

4.Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the unit.

5.Unplug from the outlet when not in use, when moving from one location to another, or before cleaning.

6.To disconnect the appliance, grip the plug and pull it from the wall outlet. Never pull by the cord.

7.Do not operate the appliance in the presence of explosive and/or flammable fumes.

8.Do not place the appliance or any of its parts near an open flame, cooking or other heating appliance.

9.Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug. If the product malfunctions, or if it is dropped or damaged in any manner, do not use.

10.The use of attachments is not recommended and may be hazardous.

11.Do not operate if the housing is removed or damaged.

12.A loose fit plug may cause overheating and a distortion of the plug. Contact a qualified electrician to replace loose or worn outlet.

13.This appliance is designed to be built-in(fully recessed) or free standing.

14.The beverage cooler is intended for use in a controlled ambient location such that the ambient temperature does not exceed 90°F (32°C).

15.Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect/alter the outside color of the appliance.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury, unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing.

WARNING: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old beverage cooler, take off the door and leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

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For your protection, this unit should be properly grounded. Unit is equipped with a 3-conductorcord set that has a molded3-pronggroundingtype plug, and should be used in combination with a properly connectedgrounding-typeoutlet as shown in figure A.

It is not recommended to use this beverage

cooler with an extension cord or power board. Please ensure that the appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.


Remove the exterior and interior packaging before use.

Check to be sure you have all of the parts and 1 owner’s manual.

Place your beverage cooler on a flat, dry surface that is strong enough to support the unit when fully loaded.

This unit is designed to be built-in(fully recessed) or free standing.

Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.

Unit is not designed for installation in a garage, basement, or any other location where a controlled ambient environment between 60° and 90°F cannot be maintained.

Do not place the unit in direct sunlight or near sources of heat. Extreme hot and cold ambient temperatures may cause the unit not to perform properly or increase electrical consumption.

Do not place the unit next to a major appliance that emits large amounts of heat, such as a dishwasher, microwave, oven, etc.

Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a refrigerator or microwave.

Before connecting the appliance to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 24 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation.

Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth before first use.


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1.Gently place/slide the racks into the beverage cooler.

2.Determine the best temperature setting to use.

3.Place bottles/cans inside the cooler.

4.Plug the power cord into a standard grounded electrical outlet.

5.Limit the frequency of opening the door to conserve energy and maintain proper storage temperature.

6.You can turn the interior light on and off by touching the button labeled with a light on the control panel.

Important: When using the beverage cooler for the first time, allow at least 24 hours for the internal temperature to adjust properly. Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.


Important: In order to operate efficiently, this product should be in an environment with an ambient temperature of less than 90°F (32°C).

Temperature preset:

For your convenience, the beverage cooler is programmed at storing temperature. The temperature pre-setby the manufacturer is 48°F (9°C).

Setting the temperature:

You can manually adjust the temperature. Simply press the “ ” button on the control panel to decrease the temperature and the“ ” button to

increase the temperature by 1 degree increments inside the beverage cooler. The temperature range for this unit is from 40°F (4°C) to 65°F (18°C).

When the cabinet temperature is too low, the LED will display “LL”. When the temperature is too high, it will display “HH”. The “ER” display shows when there has been a power disruption.

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This beverage cooler is built with a reversible door. You have the choice of either opening it from the left or the right side. In order to reverse the opening direction of your door, please follow these simple instructions.


CAUTION: To avoid personal injury to yourself and/or property, we recommend someone assist you during the door reversal process.

1.Remove the top hinge assembly and keep for later use.

2.Remove the plug buttons from the upper left holes and transfer them to the uncovered holes at the right side. Be sure to press the plug buttons firmly into the holes.

3.Remove the door assembly and keep for later use.

4.Remove the right bottom hinge and left bottom hinge and install them on the opposite sides.

5.Re-installthe door assembly with the door handle on the opposite side (Rotating the door assembly for 180°). Make sure the door assembly is properly aligned on the cabinet.

6.Re-installthe top hinge assembly previously removed in step 1 on the opposite side and tighten the screws.

The process is now complete.

Note: 1. If desired, change the door swing before installation.

2.Please remember, do not power up the unit for 48 hours after cooler has been out of an upright position to allow the coolants to settle inside the compressor.


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Always unplug the beverage cooler before cleaning.

Do not use benzene, scrubbing brushes or chemical cleaners as these will damage the unit.

Use only a mild, nonabrasive cleanser to clean the exterior of the cabinet.

Clean the stainless steel door and handle by wiping with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.

Wash the racks with a mild detergent solution.

Always dry all parts with a clean dry cloth before plugging the beverage cooler back into the receptacle.


Always unplug the beverage cooler before moving.

Always remove all beverages before moving the beverage cooler.

Securely tape down all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.

Turn the leveling legs up to the base to avoid damage.

Tape the door shut.

Be sure the beverage cooler stays in the upright position during transportation

Protect the outside of appliance with a blanket or similar item when moving as needed.

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You can solve many common beverage cooler problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestion below to see if you can solve the problem before contacting Vinotemp at



Door will not

The beverage cooler is not level.

close properly.

The shelves are out of position.


The door was reversed and not properly installed.


The door gasket is dirty.

Unit does not

Check that unit is plugged into the wall socket.


Make sure the wall socket has power. If outlet is

not have power

controlled by a wall switch, make sure switch is set to


on. Test wall socket functionality by testing another


electrical appliance in the power socket.

Power is ON but

Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.

the unit will not

When using the unit for the first time, it can take up


to 24 hours to reach the desired temperature.


If the room temperature is above 90°F (32°C), the


unit will not get below 51°F (11°C). Humidity does


not affect the cooling ability of the unit.


To achieve accurate temperature control, the unit


should not be used or operated in any of the


following locations:


O In a sunny place


O In a room with poor air circulation such as a


garage near another heat-producingappliance


such as a dishwasher, oven or refrigerator.


O With an outlet shared with a refrigerator, as the


refrigerator will drain power from the beverage




O In a cabinet or closet.


Make sure the cooling vents are not obstructed.

Fan is always

This is simply a function of the cooling system. The


lower the setting, the more the fan will run. If the


room is warmer than 90°F (32°C), it will run more.


The unit has been designed to run continuously when


operating at the lower temperatures.




Check to make sure the beverage cooler is level.




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