Ditto- This item just stops working - buy something else
9 September 2012
Summary: I feel lucky that our unit lasted two years before it totally died. I am pretty good at replacing parts, but why bother when the new computer board they send you will just short out again? Too bad, unit looked great and worked good for us while it lasted.
Summary: Worked well for a few months and then the top fan went out and the warm was getting too warm. Trying to find a replacement fan, but don't want to buy Haier parts as they are obviously faulty. Someone make some replacement parts for this! Will never buy Haier products again. Do not buy the Haier HVTS18DABB Wine Cooler!
Summary: I got this for my husband for his birthday two years ago and it still works great. It has a sleek look to it with a small footprint- important for those of us with small space. It is pretty quiet and keeps his bottles of reds at a good temperature. No complaints.
Summary: Like almost everyone on here, or at least the ones that have had the unit for just over a year, mine has stopped working. My wife and I got this from Bed Bath & Beyond and enjoyed the unit and liked how it looked next to our bar. But a year passed and one day it just stopped working, no lights, no fans, nothing at all. We were out of town when it happened and figured that the person watching the house had left the door slightly open and the motors overheated.
Summary: I purchased this wine cooler which lasted roughly one year and ceased to cool. I opened it and found problems with the power supplies (both) which I repaired as I am skilled in that area, still no cooling. Replaced both thermoelectric coolers (TEC1-12705) and all 4 fans (two external and two internal fans as they were getting noisy) and it cooled for almost 3 months before one of the thermoelectric coolers failed and blew another fuse in the power supply.
Summary: We recieved this as a Christmas present in Dec 2009. Nice size, looks great, removable shelves, easy to use. However around 6-7 months later it started to run constantly, and after that it stopped cooling completely (verified with a thermometer we put in it to check). Unfortunatly this resulted in our power bill going significantly up for a few months before we pinpointed the culprit.
Summary: I purchased this wine cooler because of the size. It fits perfectly into a small area and holds 18 botttles of wine which is perfect for me. It runs very silently and only switches on occasionally. I have not noticed any change in my electric bill. It is very attractive with the blue light. The down side is the temperature control has no settings to regulate the temperature. You need to put a separate thermometer in the cooler to check the coldness.
Summary: We purchased one of these wine coolers in October of 2007. It failed( stopped to cool) in March of 2008.Haier sent us a replacent for $35 or so in June of 2008. Now in February 2009, that one doesn't work either(no cooling,no lights etc). So we conclude that this product is a poor product. Consider that it has also ruined a good number of fine wines that were worth a lot more than the JUNKY cooler cost to buy. I would avoid them!!
Summary: Looks nice and has a compact foot print but does not last. Wish I had read the reviews before buying ths unit. Mine stopped working after 8 months, completely dead. That seems to be the trend here.