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Blinking message by temperature = "vacuum condenser" and frequent sound of running, almost gushing water after door is closed. Fidge is otherwise fine. Temp is as set.

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Re: Sub Zero refrigerator

Its trying to tell you to call someone to clean the condensor.....nice feature! Sub-zero refrigs are very sensitive and will run too much and even possibly start icing in Refrig compartment.

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"Vacuum Condenser" light on this refrigerator will appear if you have any kind of issues - some of their models would have "Service" light instead of Vacuum Condenser. As My expirience shows Most likely Your Fresh food section is low on refrigerant - Evaporator might leak freon - so what we would have in this case - compressor runs for longer time then suppose to - as a result "Vacuum Condenser" or (some models) "Service" appears. Another sigh of low freon pressure people would notice ice build up on the back wall of the refrigerator section on the left side on the middle. I post video on my YouTube chanel, so u can check how to fix it properly.

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