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Fan not working

My wine cooler is not cooling at all. It has three fans inside it and one is not running. I have switched the fan connection at the circuit board and the non-working fan starts right up. Do you think the circuit board could be the problem?

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  • troutbum Mar 15, 2008

    My cooler shows and upper deck temp of 73 and 71 on the lower. Compresor is hot but does not seem to be running. I've got the unit unplugged for now fearing a fire hazard. Help?

  • perplexxed Mar 22, 2008

    wine cooler only cools to 65 degrees- fan not working- have unplugged our wine cooler as suggested and plugged back in but that didn't fix the problem. Run activation light keeps turning on.

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Does it have a compressor and does it run? If so there is probably a relay on that board that is bad or only runs with the compressor.

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I had a similar problem and just solved it.
My cooler was leaking and had trouble keeping the proper temperature.
It was also making a buzzing sound which is what lead me to my solution.
BTW - The liquid that was leaking was condensation, probably because the unit was not holding a constant temperature.

Unplug the unit first - no need to get electrocuted.
These units use peltier cooling- essentially a large heat sink with three fans attached.
Click here for more info regarding peltier cooling.
The peltier unit is not repairable, but the fans are; which was what my problem was.
There are three fans on this unit, one on the inside and two on the outside.
Follow these steps to remove them.
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