Our Vintec wine fridge is 8 years old & was bought courtesy of a Penfolds/Cellarbrations deal, it was kept in storage (ie:never used) for 5 years. 3 years ago we moved house & cranked it up for the first time, now just 3 years later it doesn't hold the designated temperature & won't cool lower than 24 degrees.
Judging by other disappointed customers it would appear Vintec make lousy wine fridges, how can they still be in business??? I'll be buying a new wine fridge & it definitely won't be a Vintec!!
Purchased in June 2014 at Cellarbrations.
I have two. Both not cold at all. Temperature doesn’t go below 20d. Cost few hundred bucks to repair. Only 4 years!! Anywhere or anyone can help me save the cooler?
Purchased in August 2014 at Dan Murphy's Online store for $500.00.
Had 2 Vintec wine fridges one white the other for reds for nearly 10 years
I have had my fridges for 10 years, which seems above par compared to some of the reviews, the last two years I have started having cooling issues. After reviewing the recent product reviews on vintec wine fridges I am not sure which brand of fridge I should go for?
If all brands are all lasting only a couple of years which brand should I go for?
Purchased at Harvey Norman.
Worst consumer electrical product ever
Just read all the reviews and the story is the same. I bought 3 of these fridges and all failed within 4 years. Same issue. Loses temperature, identified as gas leak, can’t be repaired.
Purchased in April 2015 for $1,800.00.
6 Years Old and still going strong...
I purchased my Vintec wine cabinet through the Penfolds promo in 2014. Mine seems to be chugging along ok and hasn't succumbed to the failures of the others. We are renovating our house which I'm hoping to allow space for the Vintec in the kitchen but worried it'll fail as soon as we put it in given it's age. I know they're not supposed to be built in but this will have free space around it.
It's pretty loud when the compressor kicks in, just like an old fridge. I hope it continues on but it seems like it'll be a ticking time bomb.
Purchased in July 2014 for $299.00.
Great reputation but poor product.
I purchased a Vintec Wine Fridge through a Penfolds Wine Promotion in 2015 and the compressor motor windings are leaking to earth so tripping out my power to the house. On contacting Electrolux they wanted $189:00 just for the call out and an parts required would be an additional cost plus labour charge to fit them. For a product that holds a great reputation it certainly doesn’t last.
Purchased in September 2015.
Loved it till it stopped working and unrepairable
We have had ours for just 3 years working for 2 ! Gave it to my partner as a present and it stopped keeping its temperature. We took it in for a repair and they said it has an internal gas leak and is nothing to do with us and it is unrepairable . Sadly for the price I paid it is very disappointing !
Purchased at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $750.00.
Great wine fridge
Compact sleek unit. Keeps bottles at optimum temperature.
No issues in the four years since purchase. Love that shelves can be moved to accommodate as required.
Very quiet to run
Purchased in October 2015 at Wine deal for $399.00.
Gas Leak, not repairable, call out fee $185
It is utterly ridiculous that right after 2 years, the wine fridge stopped working, not cooling. I rang Vintec and was told someone will come out to have a look. Then it is reckoned as "gas leak " and "economically not repairable". Call out fee is $185 and nothing can be done.
Purchased in December 2016 for $750.00.
Was good until it stopped working
Shut down wine fridge for 3 months while away on holidays. When returned switched back on but would not run, compressor o/k as was by passed and was cooling so not faulty. As the unit is fitted with pcb’s inside and out very hard to fault find problem, indoor fan still works o/k
Great little wine fridge
I had my fridge for over four years & it worked flawlessly.
It's quiet, the temperatures are very stable and looks great.
The fridge is very flexible as you can adjust shelves to suit your needs.
The quality & finish is top notch.
Very happy with my purchase.
- 30 Bottle Wine Cabinet V30SGES3
Good Wine fridge
Have only had this fridge 6 weeks but I can say compared to the useless Hi Sense fridge I had, this fridge is a great improvement.
The fridge is very quiet and maintains the set temperature. It is only a single zone fridge but does the job well.
The inside lights are blue LED which unfortunately do not turn on automatically when you open the door which is disappointing. To turn the light on after opening the door you have to search in the dark for the on switch! However the light does turn off automatically after about 10 minutes.
Bought in January as part of the boxing day sales. Great sleek and simple modern design and does a great job in maintaining an optimum temperature (fluctuates by 1 or 2 degrees only). Can be slightly loud though but we keep it in a spare room so does not bother us. No dual zones, but perfect for cellaring.
Absolutely Useless after 15 months
I purchased this from Dan Murphy's and it stopped working after 15 months, I rang and was told it was a 1 year warranty and would cost $180 just to send a repair man to find out what was wrong with it. The only wine it is good for now is me whining to everyone I meet telling them to steer clear of Vintec fridges at all cost
Complete Junk, terrible warranty, looks good but so does the pony that ran last in the Melbourne Cup
Got this in April 2015, worked fine for the 2 yrs, and all of a sudden it stopped cooling. Let me be clear, I had read the reviews and made sure that it was well ventilated, it was indoors, and not in a hot room.
I have expensive wine, in this fridge, got the shock of my life when I grabbed a bottle out and it was warm (the temp notification can't be seen unless you open the door) temp was 26 in there, checked everything, fan was working, just not cooling.
Rang up Vintec, sorry out of warranty can send a serviceman for $180. Its 2.5 yrs o...ld. was told if I took it to another repairer that they won't help them with parts. This is the report I got back from the other repairer. (who is licensed to repair Vintec Fridges) dropping to him cost $65 to look at fault, as opposed to $180 from Vintec!! "Its always going to be a hard call as to repair or replace, the most common faults we have come across with the Vintec wine fridges as far as gas leak issues are concerned are leaks on the evaporator (cooling tubes) and the pipework repair we have quoted ($405). To replace the evaporator now (same time) would cost an additional $180.00, to replace later if it fails (might never happen) would be considerably more."
Questions & Answers
On our Vintec 30 Bottle Wine Cabinet V30SGME, we can press the Temperature button to make it cooler, however it doesn't lock in and seems to stay at the 16º mark. There doesn't seem to be any temp. lock button.
My fridge seems to cool OK but the compressor start working every 15-20 minutes.
1. what should I check concerning this issue.
2. The fan works for 30sec. stops for about 5sec. start working again for 30sec. and so on. Is it OK?
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