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Vacuum condensor light come on intermittently evry few days. i have vacuumed the top coils

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evaporator leaks freon, made a video on how to replace it

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Yuor sub zero is low on freon in the fridge side. if you call sub zero they will cover the repair, even if its not under warranty, as long as you use anathorized servicer. they had some failures of the evaporater in the fridge that caused the freon leak. Don't let the repair person who comes out tell yu it needs a compressor, that will only fix it temporarily. Good luck!

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