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I can't open the freezer door on my sub zero

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SOURCE: Sub-Zero model 211

First of all, the freezer temperature is the MAIN part of the unit. Either look for a new thermostat for your model unit and try switching it out, or look for a new fan motor for the freezer. The concept of the refrigerator is just like an A/C unit. It is designed to remove heat from one spot and andcarry it to a discharge place of NO imporatnce. I would definately start with the thermostat in the top of your refrigerator since it is likely the least expensive solution. Research your particular model number for proper fan replacement if it comes down to it. Also, check to insure that the freezer isn't frozen up behind the back wall. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with or if you need more assistance on the same issue.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Sub-Zero 550 water dripping on right side of freezer forming ice on draw

Sounds like your freezer drain is blocked up. You will require a freezer drain heater kit for this repair. It was a common problem for this unit and can be a easy fix. However it does take some patience to fish the heater down into the drain pan.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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Check water turned on. check ice button switch turned on in fridge. remove juice storage, ice container in freezer, check ice bucket full white plastic flapper to make sure not stuck on a white peg at top. flapper must hang down and be freely movable to signal ice maker to keep busy. If up high will turn off ice maker. Lots of other parts especially heater circuits involved also: fill tube supply heater not working then frozen supply line then no ice. Look for wiring diagram in ziplock behind compressor grille. can order parts at logical design, layout, easy to get to sensors, heaters. makes sense if look at it long enough.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

SOURCE: Freezer not working on Sub-Zero 550 Refrigerator/Freezer

You probably need to defrost freezer - frozen moisture possibly stockedevap. fan motor in the freezer. Turn it OFF for 24 hours and start itover. Make sure no moisture condensation on the freezer compartmentsurfaces as walls and shelfs. If so wipe it out. Pull out and remove upper basket from the freezer, push fan switch which is located almost under ice maker.You have to hear evaporator fan motor start working. Still not work? Call to professionaltechie! Good luck! :)


Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: I nee to tighten up the freezer door handle on a

There are different handles depending on serial number. The older of the two is at the top of the door. The screws are covered with a magnetic trim piece. You can remove this by putting tape on the chrome and pull up. You can then tighten the nuber two phillips head screws. The newer model is on the door itself. These are held on with small set screws accessed from the bottom of the handle. You may get by just tightening the set screws. If not you need to remove the handle by removing the set screws. You can then tighten the standoff and reatach the handle. For the 632 same procedure except it will be on the side.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Left door open on Sub zero model 650

It went into self protection mode. Just leave it closed and when the compressor cools down enough, it will start. Once the ref starts to cool, the lights and such will come back on.

All of this assumes that no failure was caused by the long run times when the door was open

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The sub zero should make ice soon after being installed. If there is ice around the door frame of the freezer there may be a problem with the door frame heaters. There should not be ice around the door frame.

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Left door open on Sub zero model 650

It went into self protection mode. Just leave it closed and when the compressor cools down enough, it will start. Once the ref starts to cool, the lights and such will come back on.

All of this assumes that no failure was caused by the long run times when the door was open

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well it depends on how long the door was open for during the cleaning, your evap coil was unable to cool the unit due to the warm air coming in, that will cause the evap coil to over frez . un-plugging the unit may work but the best thing to do is force it into a defrost you can do that by pressing and holding the ice key on the key pad for 10 sec or till you hear the freezer shut down this will thaw the ice on the coil and the unit with come back on within 20 to 30 Min's

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MY Subzero freezer door is also stuck shut .

This sounds a little high especially since the door can't be opened the check it out. I would call another appliance tech. First, unplug the Ref and let it defrost then plug it back in and send some more info on what it's doing before it gets so bad the door becomes stuck again.

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Cannot open the bottom freezer door anymore; it seems stuck

sounds as though the defrost system has failed or the freezer defrost drain is blocked. take off the back panel of the freezer and see if excess ice build up. if so, defrost carefully with a hairdryer. at bottom is a drain. check if blocked with ice and if so melt off with hot water till water flows away freely. if i'm right, appliance will start to work. if fault re-occure then defrost system is at fault

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