Question about Sub-Zero 685/S Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
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?
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.
Posted on Nov 21, 2013
Clear the air way for circulation
Posted on Nov 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
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....
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
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
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
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.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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Feb 18, 2017 | Refrigerators
the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost. Check the freezer (
evaporator) fan to see if it is running. Check the condenser coils under the
unit for blockage from dust. Check the condenser fan (under the unit) to see if
it is running.
If you have frost in the freezer there is a problem with the defrost system and the freezer will start to warm eventually as well as the fresh food section. If that is the problem you can check the defrost terminator, defrost heater/s, and the defrost timer or adaptive defrost control If used on your unit or the main control board if so equipped. These things usually require dismantling the freezer and other areas of the refrigerator to be checked.
can be many factors for the no cooling factor: the condenser coils could be
blocked with dust, the condenser fan could be bad or stuck, the freezer fan
could be stuck or bed, the freezer coils could be blocked with frost because
the self-defrost system is not working or the compressor is not running because
of a bad relay etc.
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