Question about Sub-Zero 642

2 Answers

I have ice forming on back wall above top drawer in refrigerator. Belive seal may need to be replaced. Any other suggestions?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 102 Answers

The gasket would be the last thing I would suspect. Is the ice a ball to the left side or is it all the way across? Could be a sealed system issue or a bad thermistor. I would recomend calling a factory authorized servicer for proper diagnosis before putting the money into a gasket. Besides look at the gasket all the wat around for any damage and make sure the door is closeing properly. Isee units with torn gaskets all the time and it doesn't cause ice build up in th refrigerator side.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 61 Answers

Try replacing seal and defrosting the whole unit.. May be ice building up in the back wall of the refer and freezing condensation

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sub Zero 690 ice maker I am constantly having to empty the ice drawer when the ice auger gets jammed.


Check the door seal, make sure it it's able to form a good seal. If that's not the problem it sounds like the condenser coil needs to be cleaned

Nov 19, 2016 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Samsung refrigerator is freezing up on back panel of refrigerator . Will defrosting the whole unit do any good? The unit is 2 years old


well yes and no , defrosting it will temporally make it work , but main problem is there isn't proper air flow over evaporator coils id clean them with soap and water while defrosting out unit , if low airflow is allowed to continue then refrigerant gas will build to high press and escape and render unit a total replacement

Sep 29, 2016 | Samsung RB215ACBP 20.0 cu. ft. Bottom...

1 Answer

Why is ice forming on refrigerator side, back wall, above crisper drawer?


Most likely a door gasket is leaking air, causing this problem.
I had one do the same thing, and after adjusting the door gasket, then replacing it, then replacing the whole door, nothing fixed the problem.
It turned out I had accidentally bent the door a tiny bit during installation, and finally had to get a whole new refrigerator.
God bless your efforts.

Jan 07, 2016 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Why is ice forming on the refrigerator side, back wall, next to freezer side, above crisper drawers?


you have an air leak check the ice chute door make sure it is closing tightly

Jan 07, 2016 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Why does ice form on the floor under the freezer drawer? [Refridge with bottom freezer model 79578092


Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge and or freezer

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.

Mar 01, 2015 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Why is there ice in the bottom of the crisper?


Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.

Sep 07, 2014 | Samsung RF217ABPN Bottom Freezer French...

2 Answers

Sub-Zero 690 Refrig Side Ice Forming on Back Wall


replacing leaking evaporator on Sub Zero Video

Jun 09, 2009 | Sub-Zero 642

1 Answer

Samsung RFG297AA Thin Film of Ice Forming Under Deli Drawer


My be an air leak,wipe/check all seals on doors and make sure doors are closing tight on seals.

Jul 24, 2017 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

1 Answer

Ice forming on the a shelf in my refrigerator


Hi .Thanks For The Question. You Probably Have A Drain Problem, From The Freezer TO The Back Of The Fridge. Pull Fridge Away From Wall ,Remove Back Panel Clean All Coils. Locate Drain Hose From Freezer. Clean Tube. And Fridge Is A Bit Too Cold

Aug 23, 2008 | Maytag MSD2656G Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

329 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sub-Zero Refrigerators Experts

ACME Sub Zero...
ACME Sub Zero...

Level 2 Expert

41 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Are you a Sub-Zero Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...