It’s possible to change the air filter on an Electrolux wine cooler by following these nine simple steps. However, keep in mind that doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty if you should need any future repairs or replacements.
Please use caution and adhere to all safety precautions provided by the manufacturer when changing your air filter, as improper installation could lead to damage of your appliance or injury during use.
Step 1: Locate The Air Filters
The air filters are located near the rear of your wine cooler.
Step 2: Unplug The Unit: Make sure that you have unplugged your wine cooler before proceeding with any maintenance steps.
Step 3: Open The Back Of The Machine: Use a screwdriver to remove all four screws that hold the back of your machine onto its metal frame. Once you have done so, gently pull off your machine’s back panel. Step 4: Remove Old Filters and Replace With New Ones:
Simply remove any old air filters and place new ones in their place, keeping track of which side goes where so you can replace them correctly next time around.
Step 5: Reassemble Your Machine and Plug It Back In!
Step 2: Take Out The Old Filters
Check out your owner’s manual for detailed instructions, but in general, you’ll need to remove a few screws and/or clamps and pull out two air filters.
Make sure you note where they came from so you can replace them exactly. If one is dirty, wash it with a bit of soap and water, then dry it thoroughly before re-inserting it. You don’t want any moisture trapped inside!
Step 3: Clean Up Any Debris
Before removing your old filter, you’ll want to clean up any debris that might have collected. Once you remove your old filter, empty out any dirt or dust that has accumulated in your wine cooler’s cabinet.
This will ensure that nothing falls into your new air filter and gets trapped inside when you install it later. Wash off any large particles of dirt or dust from inside of your cabinet with soap and water, then use a vacuum cleaner to suck up anything smaller.
Step 4: Place The New Filters In
Once you have taken out all of your old filters, all that remains is to put in your new ones. Insert them into their corresponding slots so that you can easily access them later for replacement. These filters are made of charcoal which will help remove odors and dust particles from your wine.
They are relatively cheap and effective at doing their job, so long as they stay clean. Dusting off with a brush or vacuum cleaner once every month or two will keep these filters in good shape over time.
The better care you take of these, the longer they’ll last and they should only need replacement once every few years or so. One thing you don’t want to do is use regular vacuum bags as these can contain allergens and other things harmful to wine.
Step 5: Secure the New Filters in Place
The final step involves securing all three filters in place. The first filter should already be secured to its frame, but there will still be two empty filter frames. With a flat head screwdriver, apply force to the back side of each filter and push it into its respective frame.
Once secure, fasten down each filter with another 5 Phillips screws. Be sure not tighten them so much that you crack or bend any pieces on your wine cooler. The final step involves securing all three filters in place.
The first filter should already be secured to its frame, but there will still be two empty filter frames. With a flat head screwdriver, apply force to the back side of each filter and push it into its respective frame.
Step 6: Turn On The Unit and Let it Run For 10 Minutes
Don’t forget that your unit should be off for at least a few hours before you start changing its air filter. When you turn it back on, it will take another 10 minutes or so for it to really get going again, as all of its internal parts need time to get warmed up and running smoothly.
Step 7: Plug Everything Back in
Once you’ve changed out your air filter, check all of your wires and make sure that they’re all plugged back in where they belong. Plug in any electronics and give them a try to make sure everything is working properly.
When you’re done, pat yourself on the back for a job well done! If there are any problems, you’ll need to go back through these steps and figure out where things went wrong. Consult with a professional if necessary.
Step 8: Turn on the lights (optional)
Before you flip up the air filter cover, make sure you have a replacement filter handy. After all, you’ll need it in just a few seconds.
Once it’s back in place, turn on your wine cooler so that its lights will illuminate once again. Once it’s done warming up (about 30 seconds), you can proceed with your next step: replacing that dirty old air filter with a new one!
Finally, congratulations! You’ve come a long way and have successfully changed your air filter. Now that you’re done, you should be able to enjoy your unit for years to come. This is a great time for a glass of wine as you bask in your newfound cooling mastery. Cheers!