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Sub Zero model # 695 is flashing EC-40 error message. No ice.

I know the error code means the freezer compressor is running longer than normal. I have cleaned the condenser what else could be wrong. Is it something I can fix myself.

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When our Sub-Zero Model 650 quit making ice, and the SERVICE ICE lights started flashing, we called our technician who said, "You can pay me $178 for a service call or have another option - you have 2 seconds to decide. Oops, your time is up, I will decide for you!"

"Open the door and push the REFRIGERATOR UNIT ON / OFF message button; wait 30 seconds and push it again. About 95% of the time, the unit creates the glitch, and you are simply rebooting the computer. If that doesn't work, call me. I hate to take your money to come out to push a button."

IT WORKED! The warning message turned off and the freezer started cranking out ice.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014

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SOURCE: sub-zero 650 vacuum condenser light keeps comming on

1st is the Condensrer clean?? if so has the light been reset ??? need to know how ask... the pressures will vary depending on the coil temps if you reset the light and it comes back within a day or two and the coil is clean.. It is a long run time error given from the compressor

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: ICE MAKER SUB ZERO REFIGERATOR

Check water turned on. check ice button switch turned on in fridge. remove juice storage, ice container in freezer, check ice bucket full white plastic flapper to make sure not stuck on a white peg at top. flapper must hang down and be freely movable to signal ice maker to keep busy. If up high will turn off ice maker. Lots of other parts especially heater circuits involved also: fill tube supply heater not working then frozen supply line then no ice. Look for wiring diagram in ziplock behind compressor grille. can order parts at repairclinic.com. logical design, layout, easy to get to sensors, heaters. makes sense if look at it long enough.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Sub-Zero 550 water dripping on right side of freezer forming ice on draw

The drain line has been clogged. There is actually a defrost heater kit for that problem if you can get the obstruction out. Did you call factory at 800-222-7820 or a local factory authorized servicer? The drain is accessed by removing the fan shroud and evaporator cover. There are a number of of phillips head screws that hold this in place. Once you have removed the two cover you will see the drain tube on the left side of the unit. I use a hair dryer to start defrosting the tube. If you have another freezer in the house it is easier just to turn the freeezer section off for a day or so. I use nitrogen to blow the line out from the bottom once everything has defrosted. Test for water flow, then put unit back together. Call the factory at the number above for the heater kit part number and they will also give you the local authorized parts supplier. The locator web address is http://subzero.com/locator/locator.aspx?type=0&zip=Zip%20Code

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 650 sub zero that has a vacuum condenser message returns.

I have seen this many times and have fixed the problem many times. You may notice a ball of frost or ice build up in the fresh food compartment, This is because you have a leak in your evaporator coil and it needs to be replaced. It is a pretty costly repair but well worth it in consideration to what you paid for this unit or what the cost of a new one would be. Because it has less freon in it is why the compressor is running longer and causing message to pop up. Have the evaporator replaced in the section that is giving the issue and this will solve your problem with the unit.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: vacuum condenser light of sub zero 650 is on - how to clean it

We recommend vacuuming your condenser every 3 - 6 months. Cleaning the condenser is important for the overall operations of the unit including cooling functions. A dirty condenser may lead to warm temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer. It may also cause the unit to run excessively. It may contribute to condensation or frost inside of the compartments. If the condenser is not cleaned properly it may even cause premature failure of mechanical components in the unit. Condenser Cleaning - All Models Before cleaning the unit, shut the electricity off at the control panel. When you clean the condenser, wear gloves to avoid injury from the sharp condenser fins. Use a soft bristle brush and vacuum to remove dust and lint from the condenser. To avoid bending the condenser fins, be sure to vacuum in the direction of the fins, up and down. Clean the condenser every three to six months or sooner if you have pets. 600 Series Framed and Stainless Steel louvered grilles: First remove the grille screws located at the bottom of the grille. Tilt the top of the grille forward and release the springs from behind the grille, then lift off. Overlay Panel Grille: To remove, lift up then pull out at the bottom and down to release from its mounting bracket. Remove the two black screws in the lowest louver of the grille. Tilt the bottom of the grille out and away. It will release from the top of the grille. Model 601RG Stainless Steel Grille: Remove in a similar fashion as the overlay grille panel. 700 Series All Units: At the bottom of the unit, remove the four screws holding the kick plate/grille in place. It will then slide forward, giving you access to the condenser area. 400 Series 424/424FS At the bottom of the unit, remove the screws holding the kick plate. The condenser is located behind. 427/427R: Remove the four screws holding the kick plate/grille in place. It will then slide forward, giving you access to the condenser area. 430: First remove the screws located at the bottom of the grille. NOTE: These screws (Phillips head) are accessed with the door open. Tilt the top of the grille forward and release the springs from behind the grille, then lift off. 200 Series 245, 249, 315W Remove the kick plate at the bottom of the unit, giving you access to the condenser area.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: sub zero ref 690 s model with error code ec 50

EC code is on with a flashing service light . Is this a problem that I can fix on my own?

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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CODE INDICATION
05 Refrig. Cabinet Thermistor read open or shorted for 10+ seconds, or repeatedly read erratic temp’s
06 Refrig. Evaporator Thermistor read open or shorted for 10+ seconds, or repeatedly read erratic temp’s
07 Freezer Cabinet Thermistor read open or shorted for 10+ seconds, or repeatedly read erratic temp’s
08 Freezer Evaporator Thermistor read open or shorted for 10+ seconds, or repeatedly read erratic temp’s
20 Defrost Under-heat with No Voltage Feedback Through Gray/White Wire at Defrost Start
21 Defrost Overheat
22 No Voltage Feedback Through Gray/White Wire at Defrost Start
23 Defrost Overheat with No Voltage Feedback through Gray/White Wire at Defrost Start
24 Defrost Under-heat
30 Excessive Icemaker Water Valve Solenoid Activation (Exceeded 15 Seconds)
40 Excessive Freezer Compressor Run
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