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1.0 out of 5 stars Fix Controller Board Yourself!, November 5, 2010
This review is from: Vinotemp VT-12TEDS Thermo-Electric Digital 12-Bottle Wine Chiller, Black and Stainless (Kitchen)
VT-12TEDi stopped working after about six months; the common ticking sound from the controller board. After a little research, I found the 16V 1000uF 16mmx10mm capacitor (silver and black can) on the board (upper right corner) was bad. Visual indications are the typical "popped" top of the capacitor can. I purchased a higher quality replacement capacitor for less than $1 and replaced it. It was a very easy soldiering job that most people with a pencil iron could do. The unit works great now and I don't expect it to go out again anytime soon.
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Initial post: Jun 22, 2011 11:23:25 PM PDT
macr88 says:
Just in case you can't find a 16v cap you can use a 35v cap and these are available at Radios Shack

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2011 8:01:09 PM PDT
James Frey says:
You are awesome! The cap cost me $0.65 and it's working good as new again, thank you!

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 12:25:49 PM PDT
C. K. says:
Thanks! I bought the 35v 1000uF from radioshack for 1.79 and had it working in about 30 min.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 3:52:47 PM PST
ropsaka says:
I just fixed my using a 16V 1000uF capcitor from Radio Shack. Works like a champ now.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 6:44:27 PM PST
JJ says:
Awesome dude.That worked for me. (My cap cost $1.85...due to living in a small town and inflation?) BTW, go here for manuals: http://www.vinotemp.com/Service-Support/Owners-Manuals.aspx

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 7:50:41 PM PST
Thanks everyone I also just bought the 35v 1000uF from Radioshack for 1.79 and it's working perfectly.

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 7:43:22 PM PST
I. Iakovou says:
The best and cheapest fix ever.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 8:54:19 PM PST
Joel Kaye says:
I literally had this unit in the trash and was looking for a replacement when I saw this comment.

I found the capacitor locally for $1.99. I'm a newbie and I installed it backwards at first and that failed. I flipped it around and it worked! So you need to know there is polarity on the capacitor. Glad to have it working again, thanks for leaving the tip!

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 5:45:44 AM PDT
The exact fix I was looking for. You are a God send !

Posted on May 10, 2012 10:13:01 AM PDT
jcbl says:
I had the same issue with my unit and performed the same repair. Lasted about four months and has now died again.
Looks as if the temperature controller (see manual here:http://www.vinotemp.com/Resources/Documents/TEDs_service.pdf) is now the problem.
This is a very nice small unit too bad they are so unreliable.
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