Was very excited with the purchase of this cooler because ...
Manuel M., Amazon
26 December 2014
Summary: Was very excited with the purchase of this cooler because of it's compact size. After only 3 months of use it started to emit a clicking sound and stopped working. This now seems to be a common problem that the manufacturer should be responsible for fixing.
Summary: I purchased this unit in 09 from COSTCO. As the rest of the reviewers have indicated with in 6 months the control board went out. Vinotemp sent me a new board of ~$40 and it worked. One year later we repeated the process....bad board. They sent me a board for free. 2011 I had to replace the board again. It has worked until 11/2014. You guessed it, I have another bad board it would appear. I just contacted Vino and spoke to the tech guy.
Summary: I recently purchased a Vinotemp VT-12TEDS-2Z from Craigslist. The lower zone did not work. I removed the back and found the lower fan was not moving and was full of dust and lint. After cleaning it, it was still stiff to turn. The blade on these little fans should spin freely. Removing four screws holding the fan to the cooling fins, I released the fan from the cooling fins.
Really great wine fridge - shockingly good for the price!
7 February 2014
Summary: We've had three different wine fridges in our kitchen in the past 7 years…one was cheap (lasted a year) one was expensive (lasted 3 years) and one died almost right away. This fridge got good reviews and figured it was worth a try b/c the price was fair. It is a really good looking, well made fridge! The handle is substantial - metal like the outer frame (others I've bought were cheap plastic and cracked). The wooden shelves are removable and adjustable, which is great.
Summary: I purchased this because my wife wanted a wine fridge and she found this. Price was good and with Prime shipping I couldn’t say no. To say the least I read the reviews after purchasing it and was a bit scared and almost canceled. To say the least it’s been running strong so far, both temps are fairly accurate. The only thing that bothers me is it’s a bit loud. The fans are noisy at night and I can hear them from about 20 feet away.
Summary: Purchased a Vinotemp wine cooler 84 bottle dual zone. There warranty is 3 months and after one year the cooling system failed. I ordered 4 new computer boards that control the cooling. Every month Vinotemp said the parts have been shipped and I am still waiting 9 months and they have no idea if and when they will receive the parts. This wine cooler is worthless. Vinotemp is the worst company I have ever dealt with, they do not stand behind their product of service.
Summary: I got this and about 10 others free. Replaced the cap on the electric ones from radio shack. I replaced with a the 35v 1000u one and been working every since. Forget vinotemp and buying bs board. Just make sure the cap is drained and the unsolder it. Make sure you put the cap in the right way by looking at the numbers the way they are on the old one. This is a $.99 or $2.00 cant remember but i brought all they had.
Summary: This particular wine cellar was extremely quiet, is not overly large, will fit 12 normal size bottles (or just a little less with bigger bottles) and just looks good. Since I do not necessarily always have 12 bottles in stock at home, the size of the bottles do not affect me that much. As to the shelves sliding all the way out, again..
Summary: After less than 1.5 years the control panel went blank and the top zone quit working. I read the reviews and didn't believe it could be that bad so I bought it anyway...it is that bad, don't waste your money.