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WINE-MATE Split System

Installation, Operation & Care Manual

VINO-1500SSL

VINO-2500SSL

VINO-4500SSL

VINO-6500SSL

Vinotemp International Corp.

www.winemate.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

Cellar Construction.…………………………….……………..6

Installer’s Instruction…………….…..….……..……………..7

Temperature Control & Humidity Adjustment.………….14

Care Guide…………………………………………………….19

User’ Troubleshooting…….………………………………...20

Customer Support……………………………………………22

Warranty……………………………………………………….23

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Important Safety Information

DO NOT USE A GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTER (GFI).

A DEDICATED 20 AMP CIRCUIT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Feature Description

Wine-Matesplit cooling systemsVINO1500-6500SSLare designed and used to provide a cold temperature between 50~65°F for a properly insulated wine room at a normal environment.

The wine room 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.

SSL units consist of a condensing unit and an evaporator unit, and they are connected by a liquid line and an insulated suction line.

SSL condensing units can be located away from the evaporator units and wine cellars as far as 50 feet, which will bring you quiet operation.

The SSL evaporator units provide low profile and whisper quiet operation.

The evaporator units can be installed on the ceiling in a small cabinet or room.

The dimensions and capacities are specified as follows:

 

EVAP UNIT

COND UNIT

Btu/h

BOTTLE

 

ELECTRICAL

WEIGHT(lb)

MODEL

(55/90°F)

CAPACITY

REFRIGERANT

EVAP UNIT/

EVAP UNIT/

W”xH”xD”

L”xH”xD”

(55/75°F)

 

 

 

CFM

 

COND UNIT

COND UNIT

VINO-

WM-

WM-150SCU

 

150

800

 

115V-60HZ-

 

15SFCL

 

 

 

1500/180

R134a

0.4A / 115V-

15/30

1500SSL

16.75x4.75x

18x14x12

cu ft

bottles

 

 

60HZ-3.1A

 

 

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINO-

WM-

 

 

 

 

 

115V-60HZ-

 

25SFCL

WM-250SCU

 

250

1200

 

 

2500/275

R134a

0.4A / 115V-

30/40

2500SSL

31.75x4.75x

18x14x12

cu ft

bottles

 

 

60HZ-5.7A

 

 

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINO-

WM-

 

 

 

 

 

115V-60HZ-

 

45SFCL

WM-450SCU

 

1000

4500

 

 

4500/460

R134a

0.8A / 115V-

37/60

4500SSL

40.25x4.75x

18x14x12

cu ft

bottles

 

 

60HZ-6.9A

 

 

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINO-

WM-

WM-650SCU

 

1500

6500

 

115V-60HZ-

 

65SFCL

 

 

 

6500/575

R134a

0.8A / 115V-

61/90

6500SSL

53.75x6.75x

24x17x18

cu ft

bottles

 

 

60HZ-12A

 

 

16.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fig. 1.1 WM15-25SFCLEvaporator Unit

Fig. 1.2 WM45-65SFCLEvaporator Unit

NOTES: LIQUID AND SUCTION LINES MAY DIFFER FROM WHAT ARE SHOWN HERE, PLEASE CHECK ON THE UNITS FOR PROPER INSTALLATION.

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Fig. 1.3 WM150-450SCUCondensing Unit

Fig. 1.4 WM-650SCUCondensing Unit

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Cellar Construction

This is only a guide and shall be considered as minimum requirements.

All interior walls and floors shall have a vapor barrier and a minimum of R11 insulation. All exterior walls and ceiling shall have a vapor barrier and a minimum of R19 insulation. The vapor barrier shall be installed on the warm side of the insulation. All joints, door frames, electrical outlets or switches and any pipes or vents that go through the enclosure shall be sealed to prevent air and moisture leakage into the room. Concrete, rock, and brick are not insulation or vapor barriers.

Doors shall be of a minimum size, insulated to at least R11 and tightly sealed with high quality weather stripping. Be sure to seal the bottom of the door and fill gap between the door’s frame and wall before installing the cap molding.

In order to maintain 55 °F in the wine cellar, the ambient temperature surrounding the enclosure shall not exceed the temperature of the enclosure by more than 25°F. No enclosure wall shall receive direct sun or strong wind.

Lighting shall be of low wattage, with a timer to insure lights are not left on when the enclosure is not occupied.

The cooling system will not be able to maintain the proper temperature if fresh moisture-ladenair is constantly being introduced to the enclosure. Symptoms of this condition are; unit runs all the time with only a slight reduction in temperature and/or water overflows from the unit. Because of the temperature difference between the inside and outside, very small cracks can allow large amounts of outside air to enter into the enclosure. Please be aware that moisture can pass through solid concrete, paint and wood. Often a newly constructed room contains fresh wood, paint, concrete and other building materials. These materials contain large amounts of moisture. When placed into operation in this type of environment, the system will work harder to remove this extra moisture resulting in increased “run” time.

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Installer’s Instruction

Federal law requires that WINE--MATEsplit cooling systems be installed by an EPA certified refrigeration technician.

WINE-MATEsplit system is shipped as components and is ready for use only after a certified refrigeration technician has properly installed, charged and tested the system. Proper installation is critical. Vinotemp can only warrant the quality of the components. The installation and proper operation of the system must be warranted by the installer. Installation of the system must be done in accordance with all state and local building codes.

The condensing unit and evaporator unit 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.

Fig. 2.1 SSL Split System Installation

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1. Condensing Unit

Place the condensing units WM150-650SCUin 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 5 feet clearance for the exhaust side and leave minimum

1 foot clearance for the fresh air intake side.

Condensing unit shall be elevated to avoid possible flooding and shaded from direct sun. It shall not be exposed to temperatures higher than 110

°F or lower than 45°F (optional low ambient kit for 20°F).

2. Evaporator Unit

The WM15-65SFCLevaporator units shall be installed for ceiling mount with the air supply towards horizontally and air return on the bottom.

Supply and return air flow from the evaporator unit shall be unobstructed for at least 1 foot.

There is a gravity drain line so that it can not be installed above the evaporator unit. Otherwise a condensation pump must be used.

3.

Air Sensor

The air sensor can be located in the wine room or the return air area, but

 

not the supply air area.

4.

Refrigeration Piping and Charging

NOTES: ALWAYS USE THE SUPERHEAT AND SUBCOOLING, PRESSURE READINGS TO CHARGE REFRIGERANT PROPERLY, THE LISTED CHARGES ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY.

The installation order starts from condensing unit (including the receiver), liquid line filter-drier,moisture-liquidindicator (sight glass), liquid line, evaporator unit (including liquid line solenoid valve and thermostatic expansion valve or automatic expansion valve), suction line, and returning to condensing unit.

The subcooling at the condensing unit shall be around 10°F. The charge may be complete when there are no more bubbles forming in the sight glass.

The evaporator’s constant pressure expansion valve is set around 3840°F at factory. This pressure setting gives a dew point to maintain the humidity for storing wine.

The superheat at the evaporator unit shall be around 9-18°Funder low and high load at 75°F ambient temperature.

Low side pressure: 33 psig

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High side pressure: 130 -150psig at 75-90°F ambient temperatures

The line sizes and refrigerant charges are listed as follows.

MODEL

REFRIGERATION

LIQUID

SUCTION

DRAIN

CHARGE

LINES

LINE

LINE

LINE

 

 

VINO-1500SSL

< 50 FT

1/4"

3/8” OD

1/2” OD

R134a/

OD

15 OZ

 

 

 

 

VINO-2500SSL

< 50 FT

1/4"

3/8” OD

1/2” OD

R134a/

OD

20 OZ

 

 

 

 

VINO-4500SSL

< 50 FT

1/4"

1/2” OD

1/2” OD

R134a/

OD

26 OZ

 

 

 

 

VINO-6500SSL

< 50 FT

1/4"

5/8” OD

1/2” OD

R134a/

OD

32 OZ

 

 

 

 

5. Pressure, Superheat and Subcooling Readings

NOTES: THE VALVES MUST BE IN THE MIDDLE POSITIONS TO READ PROPERLY.

 

Complaint

 

 

Possible Causes

 

a.

High suction pressure and low head pressure

a.

Compressor may be bad

 

b.

High suction pressure and low head pressure

b.

Expansion valve opened, too

 

Low superheat and low subcooling

 

much oil

 

 

 

 

c.

High suction pressure and high head pressure

c.

Overcharge

 

 

 

 

 

Low superheat and high subcooling

d.

Non-condensablegas

 

d.

High to normal suction pressure and high head pressure

 

 

Low subcooling

e.

Air

restricted,

dirty

condenser,

e.

High suction pressure and high head pressure

 

Low subcooling

 

bad condenser fans

 

 

f.

High suction pressure and high head pressure

f.

High

room

temperature,

high

 

High superheat

 

evaporator load

 

 

 

g.

Low suction pressure and low head pressure

g.

Undercharge

 

 

 

 

 

High superheat and low subcooling

h.

Liquid

line

 

restricted

after

h.

Low suction pressure and low to normal head pressure

 

 

High superheat and high subcooling

 

receiver,

solenoid

valve

 

 

 

restricted

 

 

 

 

i.

Low suction pressure and low head pressure

i.

Suction line restricted

 

 

Low subcooling

j.

Air

restricted

at

evaporator,

j.

Low suction pressure and low head pressure

 

Low superheat and low subcooling

 

evaporator iced

 

 

 

k.

Low suction pressure and low to normal head pressure

k.

Evaporator restricted

 

 

 

High superheat and normal to high subcooling

l.

Expansion valve restricted

 

l.

Low suction pressure and normal head pressure

 

 

High superheat and normal subcooling

m. Both evaporator and condenser

m. Low suction pressure and high head pressure

 

High superheat and high subcooling

 

restricted

 

 

 

 

n.

Low suction pressure and high head pressure

n.

Liquid

line

restricted before

 

High superheat and high subcooling

 

receiver

 

 

 

 

o. low to normal suction pressure and high head pressure

o.

Condenser restricted

 

 

 

High to normal superheat and high subcooling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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