Question about Sub-Zero PRO 48 Side by Side Refrigerator
We found the 48" PRO (made by Samsung in Korea) to be a very impressive built-in refrigerator and had everything we could have asked for, but, the doors took tremendous effort to open and only a little less effort to close. It has a self-closing mechanism that seemed to fight against the opening and closing, which made it too annoyingly difficult. A child could never open this model and it's a challenge for adults, even "Ahhnold", I would think. We asked if there were a way to adjust the door resistance but no one at Sears knew anything. The price makes this a great refrigerator but the doors cancel the deal. Can these self-closing mechanisms be adjusted or removed?
Since the doors on most refrigerators are adjustable, check the alignment of the door by pushing it close to being closed and seeing if the crack still visible is consistent around the three sides not yet in contact with the frame. These normally don't change much over the life of the unit but you may be able to improve the contact through an adjustment. Considering that the door does not seem to want to stay closed, check too on the hinge side to see if that part of the gasket is striking the frame too early.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
SOURCE: Door difficult to open
Simple fix! A small puddle of water near the fridge led me (indirectly) to this fix. Our model is a fridge only, no ice or water dispenser and nothing spilled inside. Upon closer inspection I found a narrow tray along the back wall above the crisper drawers with a drain hose leading under the unit. Apparently it's a condensate drain, a plugged one at that! I cleaned it out, yuk, and soon discovered it serves a dual purpose... as a vent to help relieve the pressure from the vacuum created immediately after closing the door. It has renewed our love affair with this fridge. Hoo Hoo!
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
This is a problem with freezers that have their drain outlet blocked.
Clean the doorseals anyway with a warm cloth and soapy water, then remove inner drawers. There should be an access panel at the rear to remove, and this will reveal the cooling coils and the drain at the bottom of these. You will need a short length of wire to clear the pipe. Make sure power is off while you do this.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Maybe I'm not understanding your question completely.. You can open the doors whenever you want - as often as you like. The doors are no different than any other fridge as far as how often you can open and close them. Please clarify if I missed your intent. Thanks!
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
SOURCE: The door on my subzero
Sometimes that's caused by a slight vacuum created by the cooling process(you must have very good seals). Could you attach a handle or use a pry tool?
Posted on Jun 22, 2011
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