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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware of ambient temperature requirement!, January 11, 2013
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So we bought this wine cooler on reading the specs in the description, and not by finding the manual online and reading it, which was a big mistake. The description says "This wine refrigerator has a black cabinet with stainless steel trim and chrome plated racks. It's sure to complement just about any room in your home." Yeah, as long as your room temperature is between 77-80 degrees (stated in the manual). Our experience in regular room or a little cooler (60-65) -- it is winter here in New England, the cooler just got colder and colder -- as low as 40 degrees -- no matter what the setting was. We pretty much have decided to keep it though, and put it on a 48/0n/Off settings timer -- like 30 minutes to 1 hour on and 90 minutes to 2 hours off. That seems to be keeping it in a pretty tight range (we are using one of those thermometer with min/max readings).
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2013 10:12:05 AM PDT
I'm curious if this affects the flip side. I'm in Houston and in order to not have a $400 a month electricity bill in the summer, we regularly turn the air off during the day.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 10:58:33 AM PDT
Oh, it does the right thing when it's 75-80 degrees. Don't know about higher.

Posted on May 25, 2013 3:17:26 PM PDT
thack says:
Has turning the cooler on and off with the timer had any negative affects on the unit itself? Just curious, as I would have the same ambient room temperature issue in the winter. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 3:21:45 PM PDT
Not that we are aware off. I don't think it's any different than the thermostat initiating it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 4:56:38 PM PDT
thack says:
Thank you for the quick reply. Other than the ambient room temperature issue, do you have any other complaints about this unit?

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 5:00:45 PM PDT
Fatter bottles are tough, but I think that's a common problem. One other thing - I stuck a humidity/temperature gauge in just to confirm it's running as we planned. Otherwise, we are happy with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2013 3:39:32 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 27, 2013 3:44:11 PM PDT
MJC says:
I have had several free-standing cooling units as well as built a climate-controlled wine room in my home. Sounds like a problem with the thermostat...Did you contact the company about this problem? From other reviews, they are supposed to have good customer service.
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