General Temperature Settings
All wine is stored at the same temperature and a single temperature EuroCave model is the same temperature at the top and the bottom inside the unit.
There is up to a 2 degree tolerance either way in the thermostat. This is measuring the air temperature within the cabinet. Over a 1 hour period, for a 1 degree change in air temperature there is a 0.1 degree change in liquid temperature. This is because far more energy is required to change the temperature of liquid as opposed to air. The liquid temperature is remaining virtually constant.
We recommend setting the dial/settings on your cabinet at 12ºC or above. If set too cold, during warm humid weather, you may experience excessive condensation.You should only see the snowflake symbol on the screen, or coloured lights on older models, illuminated when the cabinet is cooling. Set at 12°c in a 21°c environment, the unit wil cool for approx. 20 minutes per hour.
Fill the cabinet from the bottom up, evenly spreading the wine out across all the shelves. Do not leave the bottom half of the cabinet empty as you may see fluctuations on the temperature display even though the bottle temperature remains constant.
Please see separate note for D283/D183 temperature settings.
If your unit is located in an unheated garage or outhouse, if the ambient temperature is within 4 degrees of the set temperature, the unit will not do anything. You may think it is not working, but it should be fine. You will need to wait for the ambient to get hotter or colder to tell if the unit is functioning well, if you have concerns. Units with a glass door kept in a freezing environment may drop a few degrees internally and this will recover when the ambinet gets above 4-5°C.
If you have a concern, we will need to know the exact temperature displayed on your screen as well as the set temperature.