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How important is it to vacuum coils on a 632S sub zero? How often should it be done? What happends if coils aren't vacuumed regularly?

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Once a month would be ideal. It prevents the unit from dissappating heat which effects the way the unit cools and runs less efficiently.

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If the fan under neath is running, and the light is still on, look real close at the coil and into the fins for dirt or lint, they get very dirty, when they are running its literally cleaning the air.
If the unit has metal with a screen as a schroud and fan guard, you can use water to clean but the water you use will run onto the floor, I have used hand squirt bottle for washing the coil. If the fan schroud in made of a card board only use air, water will distort the card board and stop the fan from spinning, why so I know this? If you use air to blow it out using a vacuum will help control the dust.

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At the top or bottom of your unit you have a removable panel that covers your compressor and condenser, you should hear a fan, that is your condenser fan, those coils need to be cleaned with a vacuum or dryer brush

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My 650 sub zero vacum condensor error code is flashing and the refrigerators inside temp rose to 58. Should I try and clean the coils first or does this sound like a more serious problem

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Cleaning the coils on a Sub Zero should be a routine procedure.
At least once a year.
Unfortunately the depth, fin design and overall layout of the Sub Zero machines does not lend itself to vacuuming.
The coils, to be cleaned properly must be blown out, from both ends.
Service techs carry nitrogen tanks or air under pressure with a hose to do the job.
If you do not have access to one of these devices, a quality push/pull shop vac with a crevice tool and some patience will do the job.
It's ugly and messy but there is no other way to do it properly.

It should be done as soon as possible, and if it produces no results on frig temperature a service tech qualified on Sub Zero should be called since it could easily be a serious problem.

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Have a sub-zero 601F about 10 years old and the 'vacuum condensor' light is flashing whenyou open the door in the same box as the temperature.

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Try cleaning the dirt off the coils. First vacuum off all you can. If there are a lot of places the vacuum cannot reach, get a refrigerator coil brush at the hardware store and losen the dirt, then vacuum again.

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The condenser coil is located behind the cover on top of the two doors and when you take it off you see the coils that look like a radiator (fins and copper pipes) ,turn of the refrigerator and with a brush and a vacuum clean the coil very carefully and don't push to hard against the fins.

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I had the same problem with my sub zero. I took off the grill on the top and vacuumed the coil that has the fan in front of it. The problem has not happened since. I'ts worth a try.

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