Do you love collecting quality wine, storing, and bringing it out for special occasions? A wine cooler maintains a constant temperature and chills your wine, keeping it ready to serve. Wine can last for years, and it requires good storage to maintain quality and improve the taste with age.

Like any other home appliance, wine cooler repair and maintenance are necessary.  If not well attended, the wine fridge may break down, spoiling your precious wine collection. It would be frustrating coming home to a refreshing cold drink after a long day only to find your wine is hot. Big City HVAC & Appliance Repair offers reliable wine cooler repair services in San Diego County to avoid such inconveniences.

Big City knows how essential your wine cooler is. We offer reliable home appliance repair services in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Call today to request wine cooler repair in your area.

Common Wine Cooler Problems We Fix

Based on your wine cooler's technology, it uses either a compressor or a thermoelectric system to cool. Our wine cooler service team of trained and licensed technicians will diagnose and fix all your wine cooler problems. These are the most common wine fridge repair issues we fix.

1.   Condenser Fan Problem

The condenser is the heat exchanger of the compressor-type wine cooler. A faulty condenser may lead to overheating of the wine chiller system. The heat eventually reaches the cooler cabinet and its content.

 If the condenser fan is not running, first ensure that it is free to spin. Check for dust and debris buildup on the condenser fan blades. If that does not solve the problem, you may call wine fridge repair services.

2.   Broken Evaporator

The evaporator works with the condenser to lower the temperature in the chiller. If the evaporator fails, the refrigerant will not pick any heat even if the compressor runs continuously.

The evaporator may fail due to dust build-up or a broken fan. Sometimes there is ice around the evaporator; wait for it to melt before plugging in the cooler. If this does not solve the problem, you need to call the wine cooler service in your area.

3.  Defective Thermostat

The thermostat allows you to set and control the inside temperature of the wine cooler. It also supplies power to the cooling system, and if defective, it causes irregular temperatures inside the cooler.

Thermostat replacement is a complicated procedure that requires a wine cooler repair professional. Book a wine chiller repair service online to replace a defective thermostat.

4.  Compressor Problems

The compressor is an essential part of the wine cooling process, it circulates the refrigerant to enable heat dissipation. Sometimes, the compressor may not receive enough power or receives excess power, causing overheating. A faulty capacitor, which starts the compressor, will cause the compressor not to come on. Wine cooler compressor repair or replacement is complicated, so you will need to contact a wine fridge repair service in your area. 

5.   Improper Room Temperature

Environmental temperatures affect the functionality of a thermoelectric cooler. The ideal temperature for effective cooling is 50 to 80 degrees, and if it is hotter, the thermoelectric cooler will not be effective.

Since this is not a technical issue, you can quickly solve the wine cooler repair issue by turning up the AC or moving the cooler into a room with a lower temperature.

6.   Defective fan

A thermoelectric wine cooler has a condenser fan to cool hot air to keep the inside cool. Accumulation of excess dirt and debris or broken fan blades may lower the fan's efficiency, leading to a warmer internal environment. Contact our wine refrigerator repair service to fix the broken fan.

7.   Poor Ventilation

Because of how it operates, a thermoelectric cooler needs proper ventilation to maintain cool temps. Ensure adequate ventilation by placing your cooler away from the wall and other obstacles. Place your cooler away from heat-generating appliances such as microwaves and ovens. Lastly, avoid placing other items on the cooler.

Wine Fridge Brands We Repair

Our wine cooler repair technicians are trained and experienced in repairing all brands and types of wine fridges. We repair all wine fridge brands, including:

  • Frigidaire
  • Kalamera
  • KitchenAid
  • Whirlpool
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Edge Star
  • NewAir
  • NutriChef
  • Ivation
  • VinoTemp
  • Euro Cave
  • Koolatron
  • And many more

Trust the Wine Cooler Repair Experts

A broken wine cooler can cost you an excellent wine-drinking experience. You also do not want to go without your wine cooler for long, lest your wine stock quality depreciates. Call us or book online to get your wine cooler repaired by an expert to avoid inconveniences.

Why Customers Choose Us
Expert Technicians
Our team has certified and extensively trained technicians who have years of experience in troubleshooting even the most difficult HVAC and appliance problems.
Excellent Service
We do the job right the first time and with a smile on our faces. Only a sterling reputation in providing high-quality solutions of HVAC & Appliance services to our customers.
Fully Insured
Our team is fully insured, licensed and highly trained to do comprehensive repairs. Only affordable upfront prices and a seamless customer experience.
What Our Clients & PARTNERS Have to Say
June 14, 2022

Alex came out as promised when promised and made the repair on our icemaker. I appreciate his prompt and professional service.

June 14, 2022

I walked into a very wet kitchen floor this morning and quickly determined our refrigerator was leaking. I reached out to Big City via Yelp and within 10 min heard back from Val. We discussed a window of time we might meet later today and boom! the technician (Alex T) not only showed up on time but a bit early. He quickly went to work and the problem was solved within 90 minutes. Very efficient & fairly priced

June 9, 2022

I contacted them through Yelp at 9pm and they were the first to respond. Set up an appointment for 10-1 the next day and the technician arrived at 11am. His name was Ozzy and he was very nice, clean-cut, and respectful. Took about 40 minutes to diagnose the problem, get the part from his car, and get the oven working again.

June 3, 2022

My dishwasher has been a stinky nightmare these last few months. The water wasn’t draining, just sitting causing a disgusting smell at least once a week. I finally decided enough was enough and reached out to some appliance companies in my area of San Diego. This company responded quickly and their price estimate was fair. I was able to get s next day appointment at noon. Highly recommend!

May 26, 2022

This company was referred to me by my home warranty carrier. Leo was out the same day to repair my washer that was leaking. Badabing badaboom – fixed!! Professional – clean – knowledgable – great service!! Thank you Leo!!

May 20, 2022

Nick was amazing! He was polite, professional, knowledgeable, and fixed my dryer issue in the one visit which I did not expect! He also gave me some tips and some guidance about keeping my dryer in good shape with proper use. I would highly recommend working with them! Thank you, Nick:)!!

November 28, 2021

I have a 10 year old Kitchenaid Stove that the broiler quit working. Mark from Big City came out and new right away what was wrong. He had the correct parts with him and fixed it quickly. He was very polite, clean and tidy. Would use them again for any appliance repair.

November 3, 2021

Great job! My washer wouldn’t agitate or spin and it had been previously fixed by Best Buy when it was under warranty for the same issue. This time it is fixed and so quiet! I feel like Big City made it better than when a Best Buy fixed it! Thanks to the tech who came this am!! Happily not going to the laundry mat anymore!

November 3, 2021

Both our washer and dryer needed repair at around the same time, so we tried Yelp to get a quote.  It was a Sunday morning and we were pleased that Big City responded within minutes, offering to send a technician to do a diagnostic the same afternoon at a very reasonable price.  Vlad arrived on time and spent an hour with us, thoroughly going over each appliance.

February 27, 2021

Surprised to see a GE range microwave die after a year of home ownership.  Since it matched the other kitchen appliances I figured I’d give repair service a try to avoid having to buy a more expensive non-matching unit. To my further surprise Big City Appliace Repair came out to pull the unit & repaired same day for a low flat fee.  Service tech Mark was professional courteous and fast.  I’d use this team again!  Good luck

February 1, 2021

Very satisfied with their services and customer service! Val didn’t take too long to figure out what the problem was with my 20 y/o fridge. He’s is super knowledgeable! Excellent service. Very professional, did a great job at fixing our stove. The serviceman was awesome!

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Included In the Wine Cooler Repair Service?

Wine chiller repair includes a comprehensive diagnosis of your wine cooler and all necessary repairs to get it in good working condition. Some mandatory checks include temperature and humidity tests.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Wine Fridge?

Wine fridge repair cost varies according to the repairs and part replacements. A complete diagnosis costs about $60 to $100. Compressor replacement costs anywhere between $430 and $450, inclusive of labor.

What Causes Some Wine Cooler Repairs to be Expensive?

Some wine cooler spare parts are more expensive than others. The repair cost will vary according to the parts replaced and their availability. Previous repairs and maintenance also influence the price. A well-maintained cooler is easier to repair and costs less than one without routine maintenance.

Is it Worth Having a Wine Fridge Repaired?

Consider age and repair costs before deciding between replacement and wine fridge repairs. A wine cooler lasts ten to fifteen years. It is worth repairing for up to ten years, as the cooler still has years of service. But, the older it gets, the more expensive it becomes to maintain. Consider replacing after ten years to avoid frequent breakdowns and a poor ROI.

How Long Do Wine Chiller Repairs Take?

Wine chiller repairs take less than a day. However, it also depends on how long it takes the technicians to get to your location. Local wine cooler repair technicians offer fast and personalized services compared to larger chain suppliers. Big City offers same/following day wine cooler repair arrangements to suit your schedule.

Does Big City Offer Wine Cooler Repair Service Outside of San Diego, CA?

Yes! We are based in San Diego, but we have technicians who can travel to your home or office anywhere in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Coronado, Poway, Lemon Grove, Alpine, and many more. If you live outside of our service area, please contact us to see if we can help you with your wine cooler repair needs.

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