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#1 Post by Brian Tuite » December 1st, 2016, 12:52 pm

I'm looking at a used 500 bottle wine cabinet that has a Wine Mate cooling unit. The owner states it could use a shot of freon. To me that means it has a leak or possibly the condensor is dirty. Anybody have any history with these?
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#2 Post by C. Mc Cart » December 1st, 2016, 1:22 pm

800 bottles fit in that?
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#3 Post by mpepe » December 1st, 2016, 1:23 pm

I have two wine mate cooling units. One died a year in...it's still dead and in NJ I can't find anyone willing to even come look at it. So I'm screwed there unless I pony up $$$ for a new one. So that's a passive cabinet. :/

The other unit is still going almost 3 years. Good luck.
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#4 Post by Brian Tuite » December 1st, 2016, 2:37 pm

C. Mc Cart wrote:800 bottles fit in that?
Allegedly. I stopped by and looked at it racking holds about 470 bottles with stacking ability on top. 55w x 88h x 30d.
mpepe wrote:I have two wine mate cooling units. One died a year in...it's still dead and in NJ I can't find anyone willing to even come look at it. So I'm screwed there unless I pony up $$$ for a new one. So that's a passive cabinet. :/

The other unit is still going almost 3 years. Good luck.
I bit on it. I'll service it before I put it into use. For the price I couldn't pass it up.
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