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Troubleshooting: Icing Up / Loud Noise BREEZAIRE

Icing Up / Loud Clattering Noise

Breezaire wine cooling units are not equipped with automatic defrost cycles, and if/when ice builds up inside the cooling unit, a loud clattering sound will occur as the fan blades strike the ice.

Good airflow for the cooling unit - inside and outside the wine cellar - is essential to the performance of the wine cooling unit.

Outside the wine cellar, if the coils are not cleaned periodically and/or airflow to the coils is restricted, the cooling unit will need to work extra hard to achieve the desired temperature inside the cellar, and as a result may cause ice buildup.

Inside the wine cellar, if bottles are placed directly below the cold airflow, the airflow will be restricted and may cause the cooling unit to backup, thereby causing ice buildup.

The cooling unit also may ice up if it starts losing its refrigerant (until the refrigerant is gone, at which point the ice buildup will cease.)

If your Breezaire cooling unit ices up (or starts making a loud clattering noise), follow the instructions below:

  1. Unplug the cooling unit, and leave unplugged for at least 8 hours or overnight so that the ice can melt. While the unit is unplugged:
  2. Clean the condenser coils on the back of the cooling unit
  3. Inside the wine cabinet, move any bottles that are placed directly below the airflow of the cooling unit.
  4. Once the ice has melted, drain the water. On the underside of the cooling unit about 3” back and 4” over from the right hand corner is a black drain plug. Rest a shallow dish or pie tin on the racks below the cooling unit, pull the plug, and drain out the melted water.
  5. Return drain-plug and restore power to the unit.
  6. Raise the temperature set-point to the full warm position (counter clockwise on manual thermostats, or 62 degrees on the digital display) for the first 24 hours. Lower the temperature incrementally over the next few days until the desired cabinet temperature is reached.

If you continue to have problems after following the instructions above, please complete our Troubleshooting Inquiry Form for further assistance.

If your wine cooling unit no longer is covered by warranty, see ourOut-of-Warranty Instructions.