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Subzero condensor fan direction

Replaced a bad Condenser Fan and now the ref and freezer are warm. Ice has formed on the interior condenser and frost on back wall now in front of wall plate. Ice is on the upper left quadrant of the interior condenser. Probably a leak and a thousand dollar repair but I want to check air flow direction on my fan first. Mine is set to pull air over compressors and through the condenser. Is this correct?

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Yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.

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  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.if you removed the back wall of the fridge side and ice is where the lines meet the evaporator coil you have a freon leak,if it's under 12 years old the coil is covered under warranty and you will pay 550 to 650 dollars for the repair,if over 12 years it could cost 10 to 12 hundred for the job,if the freezer compressor is bad that could cost 17 to 2000.

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.if you removed the back wall of the fridge side and ice is where the lines meet the evaporator coil you have a freon leak,if it's under 12 years old the coil is covered under warranty and you will pay 550 to 650 dollars for the repair,if over 12 years it could cost 10 to 12 hundred for the job,

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    yes the air blows to the compressors,was the freezer and fridge running before you changed out the condenser fan motor?it sounds like you do have a freon leak in the refrigerator side but on a sub zero you have a compressor for the fridge and another compressor for the freezer so whatever is happening in the fridge side has nothing to do with the freezer,you might have a bad freezer compressor now from having a bad condenser fan motor,if the compreesor was running hot from the fan motor not working you could have cooked the compressor on the freezer side,let me know what's happening with it.if you removed the back wall of the fridge side and ice is where the lines meet the evaporator coil you have a freon leak,if it's under 12 years old the coil is covered under warranty and you will pay 550 to 650 dollars for the repair,if over 12 years it could cost 10 to 12 hundred for the job,

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 21, 2013

    sorry about that,every time i tried to send you this email it said it couldn't be sent because to many people were signed on the site

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1. check the comp. working touch the top of the comp. 2.if the motor comp. working touch the high side tube of the motor comp. if to hot the freon is ok. 3. check the cooling fan inside.

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SOURCE: Hi...need help...subzero 550

Make sure the condensor is clean, blow some Air though the Condensor to make sure good Air flow towards Compressors. also, you might have a bad defrost timer or Freezer Control... worst case you might have a bad Compressor... hope I can help....

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SOURCE: Subzero 561 Fridge side works, Freezer side working fine

Sounds like a cold control. It is located behind the panel and can be ohmed out to check for proper operation. You need to remove the light shield then after the shelves have been taken out remove the two screws that hold the fan shroud in place. This will allow back panel to come for so you can check the cold control. It should read as a short in all positions except off when the cap tubes have come to ambient temp. If you get the back off and see ice on only a small portion of the evaporator you have a sealed system problem and need a qualified technician.

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SOURCE: Subzero 590: small upper fan inside the refrigerator not working

The fan circulates the cold air accross the evaporator to distribute the cold air around the fridge. It appears that your defrost system isn't working since you have ice buildup. You have a defrost heater and defrost thermostat and timer or motherboard which need to be checked to determine the problem. How to check everything http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: My Subzero Condenser fan runs constantly - but coils are clean

If it is similar to mine at home (Model 550) the condensor fan is designed to run continuously, even when both the freezer and refrigerator are shut off. There is no control or switch in the fan circuit, so it just runs whenever the fridge is plugged in to the wall. It uses about 56 watts.

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