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What does it mean when inside the refrigerator a sign comes up that says "vacuum condenser"?

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Means that compressor runs more than usual, so try to clean condenser coils, turn off fridge at breaker box for 5 min, turn back on. If light will come on in couple of days, then most likely Your refrigerator is low on freon, usually they have leak at evaporator coils. And most likely You will need to call refrigeration company. Thats how I fix it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2015

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SOURCE: Sub zero vacuum condenser

Top of grill is held by a spring. Pull out the top and lift the grill to remove. It can then be dropped down out of your way.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

SOURCE: refrigerator keeps running

I have the same problem. I called a service rep for G.E. and he said that there are 3 thermodisc
sensors behind the white evaporator cover. He gave me a price to repair that was completly out
of range for the problem. I paid him for his service call and sent him on his way. I then decided to
to order the parts from a factory online parts center at less then half the cost of my estimate not
to mention that when I was ordering the part the Factory emailed me a complete parts breakdown showing the Thermodisc and that my unit only has 1 thermodisc not three installed from the factory.
I ordered 2 one for a backup just in case. I deiced the buildup and installed the disc after 24 hours the refrigerator was working normal for about 4-months. Once again the refrigerator iced up and stopped cooling so I called the factory tech support and they told that it is normal to have some ice on the cover of the evaporator and the thermodisc is at that point supposed to open the cooling circuit to let the unit go into defrost mode and then close again. The Tech said that I had a bad
Thermodisc again so I put the spare one that I ordered in and it also worked for about 3 months
now I have the same problem ????????

Brad

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator side of side-by-side model 632 not

I'm sorry we must have got disconnected somehow, like I said the problem is going to be with the defrost system or the evaporator motor from the limited information you gave me...hope your problem was resolved. Thanks! Mike

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Subzero--Vacuum Condenser Signal Won't Turn Off

The vacuum condenser indicator keeps flashing on and off. I did vacuum the unit, the the indicator lights keeps flashing on and off. How can I reset it and keep it off?
Thanks,
Rob

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

SOURCE: The refrigerator had a blinking message to clean

Remove shelves and check if there is a small frost or ice buildup on one of the corners of the back panel. If there is - there is likely a problem with the sealed system (freon leaked out)

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Its not necessary when "Vacuum Condenser" light is blinking means That condenser is dirty. That light will come on if compressor running too long. Most common problem is that Evaporator coil in fresh food section is leaking freon. It still might keep temps ok, but compressor need to run much more to keep temperature you set. check back wall in fresh food section on left side at the middle, behind drawers. if you see moisture in one spot or a little bit of ice build up, then You will need to call people who can replace evaporator. It is pretty expensive fix. I made video how it looks to repair this problem. Thanks.

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How do I turn off and reset side-by-side Subzero fridge, to vacuum condenser?


Usually vacuum condenser light is on, not because of condenser coils dirty, but low on refrigerant unit, so compressor is running longer then usually. You can shut your subzero off at breaker box, if light will keep coming on in day or two, you will need to call service to replace evaporator. Most likely evaporator in Fresh food section has leak(at list its most common place). Check this video I made, even if Your Sub Zero sideXside it still will look the same about changing evaporator. Hope that was helpful.

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It starts flashing VACUME CONDENSER after 24 hrs on my sub zero 690 side by side fridge .I cleaned the condenser but some one suggested I can wash with hot water spray bottle (I did not tried).If there is...


"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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My sub zero refrigerator makes a gurgling sound when you close the refrigerator door - sound is coming from the side of the unit.


Hi this is the drain tube sucking water back up through, this is caused by the vacuum inside the refrigerator that is formed when the air condenses, not much you can do about this sound its fairly normal.


Sean

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clean your condenser coils. located in the top part of the fridge. unplug the unit before service. vaccum the condenser. if after 2 or 3 weeks the vaccum condenser comeback is really posible that you have an evaporator freon leak. in the fridge side

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We have a flashing vacuum condenser message on our screen -- what does this mean?


It probably means that your condenser coils are dirty and need to be cleaned up. The condenser coils are the copper tubes in the back of the machine next to the condenser fan. If just vacuuming them up doesn't sufficiently clean them then you may want to get some coil cleaner from your local hardware store or whoever sold you the refrigerator.
If the condenser coils are already clean then you may not have enough airflow. Be sure you have 4 to 8 inches of free space behind the unit to provide adequate airflow.

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Hi, hope you haven't called anyone to come rip you off again.

use this link and go to page 22 of the document.

http://www.subzero.com/resources/products/downloads/600ucguide.p

Good luck

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Hi,

Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

Evaporator coils
Condenser
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.

The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.

Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:

  • The defrost timer


  • The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch)


  • The defrost heater


If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.

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probably a  thermistor. common part to go bad in these units

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