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650 sub zero that has a vacuum condenser message returns.

650 sub zero has a vacuum condenser message that returns after cleaning the condenser and turning the unit off to reset the message. Within 24 hours the message returns. One post stated it is a long run time message from the compressor. What does that mean and what needs to be done to fix it, if anything?

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  • igiggle2 Mar 01, 2009

    except we have a 611 model.

  • cbsumm Mar 12, 2009

    Vacuum condenser message light returns after I have reset the unit. What should I do?

  • billfox7185 Apr 13, 2009

    We had the subzero service center take a look at the unit and it was a leak in the evaporative coil. Thanks for the help.



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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.

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