Wine Cooler Repair Service

Did you know that a malfunctioning wine cooler can cause your favorite vintages to become undrinkable in just a few hours? We’ve seen it happen far too often. At ApplianceFix, we specialize in timely wine cooler repairs and maintenance to protect your investment. Last week, a customer called frantic because their wine cooler shut off overnight due to a tripped circuit breaker.

When our technician arrived, the unit had reached over 70°F – ruining nearly $3,000 worth of prized Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Proper temperature control is critical, which is why our expert technicians respond promptly to get your cooler running right. We know you’ve spent good money curating that collection, so trust ApplianceFix for maintenance and repairs. Our experienced technicians can troubleshoot any issue – from circulation fan failures to compressor problems. We’ll diagnose the source, make fixes fast using quality replacement parts, and ensure ideal conditions are restored.

Types of Wine Cooler We Repair

Freestanding Wine Coolers

suggests, they stand alone and don’t need to be built into cabinetry or other structures. Freestanding units come in a range of sizes, from small undercounter models to large floor-to-ceiling coolers. They can accommodate anywhere from a few bottles to hundreds of bottles. Freestanding wine fridges offer the most flexibility in terms of placement in your home.

Built-In Wine Coolers

Built-in wine coolers are designed to be integrated into surrounding cabinetry and fit seamlessly into your space. They can be installed under counters, into entertainment units, or anywhere you have cabinet boxes prepared. Built-in units have a sleek, flush appearance and don’t take up usable floorspace. However, they require professional installation and lack the flexibility of freestanding models. Built-in wine fridges are ideal for a refined, integrated look.

Dual-Zone Wine Coolers

Dual-zone wine coolers have separate compartments that can be set at different temperature ranges. This allows you to store reds and whites at their optimal serving temps in the same unit. Dual-zone models are ideal for collectors with a mix of wine types. Look for units with humidity control in each zone for perfect preservation.

Common Problems Wine Cooler

Not Cooling Properly

If your wine cooler is not cooling properly, the most likely culprits are the compressor or refrigerant levels. A compressor failure will require a professional repair. Low refrigerant can cause insufficient cooling and will need to be recharged by a technician.

Temperature Fluctuations

Temperature fluctuations outside the ideal range for wine storage can ruin your collection. Causes include a faulty thermostat, failed fan, or compressor issue. Our techs can pinpoint the problem and restore steady temperatures.

Excessive Noise/Vibration

Strange noises like rattling or humming can indicate mechanical problems. We’ll troubleshoot issues like bad fan motors, loose parts, or compressor failures. Proper repairs will quiet your wine cooler.


Non-working interior lights usually involve burned out bulbs or failed light sockets. We replace any defective bulbs, fixtures, switches or wiring.

Strange Odors/Smells

Unusual odors may arise from accumulation of mold, food spills, or a musty evaporator. We’ll sanitize, deodorize, and replace parts as needed to keep your cooler smelling fresh.

Condensation Buildup

Excess moisture inside the cooler indicates a door seal problem or drain issue. Our experts can adjust the door, replace seals, or fix clogged drains to cut down on condensation.

Electrical Failure

Power surges, electrical shorts, and control board issues can cause wine cooler failures. We’ll perform diagnostics to pinpoint and repair the exact problem.

Before You Call Us

Power Cycle the Unit

If your wine cooler is not cooling or operating, try unplugging it from the power source for a full 60 seconds before plugging it back in. This can reset any electronic issues. Allow several hours for the wine fridge to reach the set temperature after a reset before assessing cooling performance.

Inspect the Door Seal

A loose door seal can allow cold air to escape and cause insufficient cooling. Press firmly along the door gaskets to check for gaps or cracks. If the seal is warped or damaged, a replacement can often resolve cooling issues.

Clean the Condenser Coils

Dirty condenser coils block proper air flow and reduce cooling efficiency. Use a vacuum or duster to remove dust and debris from the condenser at least twice a year. Cleaning clogged coils helps wine coolers work properly.

Adjust Temperature Settings

If your wine cooler seems too warm or cold, first check that the temperature controls are set correctly. Buttons can get bumped or settings can get changed accidentally. Resetting to the proper temp for your wines can resolve some issues.

Check Power and Electrical

Make sure the wine cooler is plugged in firmly and the outlet has power. Check circuit breakers and fuses. If lights or digital displays are out, contact us for electrical repairs. Don’t attempt any wiring repairs yourself.

How To Call a Repairman

Has your wine cooler stopped cooling properly or making strange noises? Getting repairs promptly is key to protecting your wine collection. Follow these steps for fast service when you need it.

Call Our Office

The quickest way to schedule service is to call our office during business hours at 949-325-8538. Describe the issues you’re experiencing and we will dispatch a technician urgently. We offer same-day or next-day appointments for most repair issues

Schedule Online

You can also request service through our website 24/7. Look for the Schedule Service button on our homepage. Fill out the request form describing the problem and desired appointment times. We will call you back shortly to confirm your service appointment.

Emergency After-Hours Service

For emergency repairs needed outside regular business hours, call our after-hours line at 949-325-8538. We have technicians on call to handle urgent cooling issues, leaks, and other problems that cannot wait.

In-Home Estimates

If you need a repair quote before scheduling service, we can dispatch a technician to inspect your wine cooler and provide a written estimate including parts and labor. Estimates are free with no obligation to proceed.

Don’t let broken equipment put your wine collection at risk. We make it easy to schedule fast, reliable service when you need it. Contact us today!

Contact ApplianceFix Today

Need an appliance repaired? Simply complete our online request form with your contact details, appliance type and issue. One of our friendly team members will call you shortly to confirm your information, provide a quote, and schedule a convenient service appointment. Contact Appliance Fix today!