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My Sub-Zero 611/O is not cooling enough. The temp is 0 in the freezer and 46 in the fridge. I vacuumed very well the condenser. I can't tell which compressor is running. There are two, one larger than the other. The fan is running non stop. Last month there was every day a frosted area inside the fridge of about 6 inches in diameter and up to 1/4 in thick. I would remove it by just pulling it away from the rear panel of the fridge. There was a lot of moist and sometimes even some drips. The frost is located in the rear panel all the way to the left side half down from the top panel were the on/off and control temp buttons are. My wife does open and slams the door about a million times a day. Please Help me!

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You have a hole in your evap coil in your fridge. What your are going to have to do is call a authorized service company and get it fixed. you will need a evap coil and a filter dryer and depending on how long your unit has been running maybe a compressor also. when ever there is ice on the rear wall on the left that means you are low on freon and sub-zero is very common on it's evap coil. Now as long as you get a subzero authorized company you will be able to take advantage of your warranty you have a 2 year full warranty, 5 year parts and labor warranty, on sealed system( what you need). and a 12 year sealed system part warranty, if your under 12 years you only pay labor. Hope this helps you

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More than likely the fan inside the back of the unit freezer compartment is not working and causing the freezer to freeze up.need to pull pannel off inside back of freezer and replace fan

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