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Wine Cooler Fan replacement

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    • The Cuisinart - Private Reserve 16-Bottle Wine Cellar often is replaced because the cooling fan becomes noisy.

    • The original fan has a sleeved bearing (which becomes noisy as the lubrication wears out) and you can replace this fan with a ball bearing fan for around $10

    • The replacement 12 VDC fan may have an additional wire (yellow) but it is not needed, just splice in the red and black wires to the original connector.

    • when you order a replacement fan. measure the diameter (usually 4x4) and the thickness, to make sure it fits under the rear cover.

    • To access the fan - unplug the unit. Remove the rear cover with a #2 phillips screw driver. Once the cover is off you will see the fan and it is held on by 4 small screws and nuts. The electrical connector location on the circuit board is labeled "fan". Carefully unplug the connector and remove the fan.


for around $10 you have a working wine cooler

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Michael Williams

Member since: 12/02/13

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What direction do the fans need to blow? Into the fridge or out? I took the fans out and didn't look what way they were blowing

Steve - Reply

You want the heat to be blown out.

Michael Williams - Reply

Mine is a Koolatron 24 bottles dual compartments wine fridge. It is a thermoelectric model. Each compartment has two fans - one that is visible when the back is removed and the second further inside. There is a cooling module on a heat sink between the two fans. I was informed that the exterior fan must blow towards the module( drawing in room temperature air and blowing it along the “heat side” of the module) and the inside fan must blow into the fridge (drawing the cold from the “cooling side” of the module and blowing it into the fridge) Does sound correct to you?

Louis Kohn -

How do I order a brushless DC fan model #9025S and from where?

thank you,

Skip M.

Skip McDowell - Reply

I had to order a replacement from the manufacturer in China. I Googled the name on the fan and found the site. I ordered 2 replacements as my cooler has 2 levels. $14 and free shipping, but it won’t be here for 2 months. You might try entering the fan specs on your search engine (brushless fan whatever volts, amps, size). I got some hits on that but the amperage was too high as I need 0.8 amps. Good luck.

Donna Brinkoetter - Reply

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