Possible Sources of Noise from a EuroCave Wine Cabinet
Although significant noise is rare, please note that a wine cabinet consists of a motor and other fitted parts. Any make/brand of 'fridge' will sound different depending on the set temperature and location. Meaning, the same unit set colder than another will work harder and so sound different. All manufacturers by law must now publish dB levels, but the usage and positioning will be far more relevant to any sound you may experice from a machine, than a published dB level. Hard floors amplify sound more than carpet. Corners amplify sound more than flat walls. Sparsely furnished rooms will reflect sound more than rooms with many furnishings. Very quiet rooms with no ambient noise (traffic outside/other appliances) will make a fridge seem louder. A freestanding unit with no furniture or cabinetry around it will allow the sounds of the motor to travel. The unit only makes a sound when cooling (either a blue light or snowflake on the screen illuminated) and may sound louder on start up rather than through the cooling cycle.
This material placed under and on the wall behind a unit will soften noise
Please read below to identify possible sources of noise.
- *83/*64 models pre 2012 only. Loose drip tray. Slightly pushing the cabinet backwards from the front at the top (door closed) stops or changes the noise. To remedy, get your hand around the back from the left side when facing the front to nudge the drip tray a few mm into place away from the compressor. VIEW Incorrect drip tray placement.
- *59 Compact models only. Front lower fan making a rattle or knocking sound. Clean front grill every 6 months. The lower fan makes a gentle fan sound when running, this is normal.
- *83/*59 models. Loose internal fan. Noise stops when door is open. Restarts when door is closed.
- Heat exchanger is pressing against back panel or wall. Gently press or pull grill to isolate noise.
- Noisy compressor. A distinctly loud fridge sound. Please contact us.