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Sub-zero 561 constantly running. cold on both sides

I even turned off both sides and the fan or compressor still running even after 30 minutes.

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First do the simple things like cleaning the condensor coils and turning the defrost timer a few times, also check the evaporator motor or just listen to the fan by opening the freezer door. Also check the light switch, make sure it turns the light off every time you close the door.







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SOURCE: sub-zero model#3211-rfd, side by side,

Have you cleaned the coil? Pop the grate off the top of the fridge and vacuum the coil as well as the grate thoroughly.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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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: Subzero model #561, freezer is warm, water leak

Check to see if the freezer fan is running. Push in the two switches at the top. The light should go out and if the freezer is powered on the fan should come on. The icemaker runs on temperature so no cold means no ice. Check for ice build up around the evaporator. Could be a defrost issue or a sealed system problem. As for the water, is it the floor of the unit or the floor of the house? Is the drippan in place or sitting on the floor? Also check the condenser fan motor. If this is all greek to you, you should probably call a factory authorized servicer.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: sub zero fridge model 561 not making ice

Thanks to everyone for the help.We did get it moving and working finally. My husband took the ice drawer out. Reached up to where the ice drops out and poked around a bit. He said he didn't move anything but I heard a piece of ice move. We then shut the power off at the breaker switch, waited 10 seconds or so then turned back on. An hour or so later, we heard ice drop and it's still making ice. What a relief. I
could tell there had been a power failure as the clocks all needed resetting. So as someone suggested, we just had to reboot the thing.
We tried everything after reading 50 plus pages of questions and answers and finally got it. Thanks so much!

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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No cooling


Look at the back wall on the left hand side. "near the middle shelf"
If you find a wet spot or ice ball odd are you will need a Evaporator coil.
See if the fan is running when you open the door. By pushing the fan and light switch closed. "light will go out, Fan should come on" easy way to see if thermostat is telling the compressor to run"

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Sub Zero 561 Refrigerator side is not cooling." the freezer side is working perfect.."


pop the top panel and clean your condenser,this is the most common problem,other than that it could be your compressor or refrigerant leak.this model i believe is two separate systems so one will not effect the other/. good luck!

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I have a 20 year old sub zero side by side model 361RFD. The compressor and condenser fan aren't running. The defrost controller appears to be making a noise and is warm.


Good day,
The defrost control on that model could well have failed. If it failed in the defrost mode, then the compressor and condenser fan motor would not run.
The timer is easy enough to remove. Take it to any appliance parts house. A good counter man if you explain the machine is not running could check the contacts that run the compressor.
If it's noisy I would replace it anyway.
If they can't cross the timer, just ask for a replacement with a timing sequence of 8 hours-30 minutes. That means it will run the machine for 8 hours, then shut it off, and defrost it for 30 minutes.

The other possibility is the cold control (thermostat which is located in the fresh food compartment.
That cold control is expensive and labor intensive to replace.
Buy it only if necessary.
However, both items are popular replacement items on your machine.

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My sub zero 561/F has what I think is a noisy compressor. I would like to know how to get to the compressor and clean/lubricate. I believe the noise is coming from the top grill area. Don't know how to...


the grill has two and maybe three screws onthe under edge of it remove and lift up and tilt out / there is a spring holding it in place / remove and lif off .. do clean the condenser coil ( unplug or turn off power befre doing this ) vacuum the compressor area. you cannot lube the compressor as they are sealed .. the fan motor is generally the noisey . replace if so ./ clean both sides of cond and fan blades .. mm

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I have a 20 yr old Sub Zero 561 side by side. The


If it were not a Sub Zero i would say its time for new. It sounds like it needs a service call and shot of gas and all will be well for many more years.

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Subzero model #561, freezer is warm, water leak


Check to see if the freezer fan is running. Push in the two switches at the top. The light should go out and if the freezer is powered on the fan should come on. The icemaker runs on temperature so no cold means no ice. Check for ice build up around the evaporator. Could be a defrost issue or a sealed system problem. As for the water, is it the floor of the unit or the floor of the house? Is the drippan in place or sitting on the floor? Also check the condenser fan motor. If this is all greek to you, you should probably call a factory authorized servicer.

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Subzero 590: freezer works, refrigerator not cooling


This is a Sub Zero and many technicians do not realize that these units most all run on 2 separate systems. 2 cold controls 2 compressors 2 evaporators. They share a condenser and condenser fan motor. What you are describing is most likely a bad cold control. It is pretty common for these to get some age and go bad. If you are very savvy with repairs yourself then if you access the compressor area and feel that the compressor on the right is cool and the compressor on the left is warm then you know that the ref. compressor has not been running. UNPLUG THE UNIT OR CUT THE BREAKER OFF. Remove the shelving from the fresh food section and the cover to the lights and the panel below the lights and lean the back panel forward to access the cold control. You will see 3 wires to the cold control. The green wire is the ground wire of corse. Unplug the other 2 wires remembering their location on the control unit. Take a jumper wire and jump these 2 wires. If when you power the unit up the right side compressor comes on then you know that your fresh food cold control is bad. Replace fresh food cold control.

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two comperssor ... check the thermostate ..or make sure there is power to the compressor...

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Condenser fans (the fan next to the compressor) do run all of the time. That is normal.

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