Operation and Controls
The Whynter FWC-1201BB is equipped with an activated charcoal filter, which ensures optimum air quality
within the wine cabinet. This filter counters and prevents any contaminants and odors from the ambient air
affecting the taste of the wines stored.
Replace the active charcoal filter with new one once a year. It can be purchased from the retailer or
Whynter’s Service Department.
To change the filter,
Turn the filter cover 90° clockwise or counterclockwise and then
remove the filter.
Insert the new filter in the vertical position.
Turn the filter cover 90° clockwise or counterclockwise until it
click into position.
This wine cabinet refrigerator is equipped with 4 removable shelves. If you are having trouble fitting the stat-
ed listed number of bottles of wine in the wine cabinet refrigerator, try flipping the wine racks over. To pre-
vent damage to the door gasket, make sure the door is all the way opened when pulling the shelves out.
For easy access of the wine bottles, you must pull the shelves approximately ⅓ out of the railing.
When removing the shelves out of the railing, make sure to remove all items first.
To remove any of the shelves from the rail compartment, move the shelf to the position where the
notch of shelf is exactly under the plastic post and then lift it up and out.
In order to replace the shelves, repeat steps described above in reverse
Wine bottles may differ in size and dimensions so the actual number of bottles can be stored may vary. The
124 bottle capacity is approximate maximum when storing traditional Bordeaux 750 ML bottles and includes
bulk storage.
You may load your wine bottles in single row or by stacking while taking note of the following: if you
do not have enough bottles to fill your wine refrigerator, it is better to distribute the load throughout
the wine refrigerator so as to avoid “all on top” or “all below” type loads.
You can remove or relocate adjustable shelves to accommodate larger type of bottles
Keep small gaps between the walls and the bottles to allow air circulation.
Do not over load your wine refrigerator
Avoid obstructing the internal fans (located inside on the back panel of the wine refrigerator).
Do not try to slide the shelves outwards beyond the fixed position to prevent the bottles from falling.
Do not pull out more than one loaded shelf at a time as this may cause the wine refrigerator to tilt for-
ward if not properly installed.
The unit is cooled by a compressor. The compressor pumps coolant through the cooling system, producing
operating noise. Even when the compressor cuts out, noises caused by changes in temperature and pres-
sure are unavoidable. Operating noise will be most audible immediately after the compressor comes on. It
becomes quieter as the operating period continues.
The following noises are normal and occur from time to time:
Gurgling sound, caused by the refrigerant flowing through the appliance’s coils,
Humming noise made by the compressor. This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is
switching on.
Cracking/popping sounds, resulting from the materials contraction and expansion due to temperature
Fan operating sound, to circulate the air within the wine cabinet.
Unusual noise is normally the result of improper installation.
Where the unit is installed in open-plan kitchen or in partition walls, the level of operating noise will be
heard more acutely. However, this is due to the surrounding architecture and not to the unit.
NOTE: An individual’s perception of noise is directly linked to the environment in which the unit is
located, as well the specific type of models. Our appliances are in line with international standards for such
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