Question about Sub-Zero Refrigerators
Noticed our milk was sour for the second time and figured out that the refrigerator is not cooling properly. Door gasket is fine, freezer is working ok. We vacuumed the vent for lent last night.
Is it worth fixing or time to get a new refer, I would not buy a Sub Zero given the price, something like a Bosch or GE side by side.
20 years puts a lots of questions. Still I would recomend you try the following:
Time to unplug the refrigerator. We need to check the compressor, start capacitor and start relay. If you do not unplug until we solve the problem the internal overload inside the compressor will be damaged.
The machine should regularly go through an automatic defrost cycle. The timer is often in a white box, bottom LHS, looking from rear. With a stub handle screwdriver you can fast forward the mechanical clock (there is a hole for this in the side of the box which is facing the compressor) to defrost part of cycle. With power on you should be able to hear a constant whirring noise from this clock and its cogs (no noise means clock has probably died). However you will not be able to the noise if the compressor is running at the time. Be very careful as there are mains power leads very close by. I would not recommend you do this unless you are confident you will not kill yourself. You could switch off at plug, turn the clock till you hear a click, switch mains back on and watch to see if the coils defrost from front.
If its still no go then its time to replace it with a new one.
Posted on May 21, 2009
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