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My condinsate pan on my sub sero 642 was overflowing after I returned from 3 weeks away The machine is holding temp , the hot side cois are warm I can't figure out why the water collected in

My condinsate pan on my sub sero 642 was overflowing after I returned from 3 weeks away The machine is holding temp , the hot side cois are warm I can't figure out why the water collected in the pan and did not evaporate ???

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Because the refrigerator wasn't opened for those three weeks, the machine did not have to work as hard to maintain temperature, causing shorter cooling cycles, a good thing; but this also means the compressor isn't getting as warm as it normally does either which means less evaporation from the condensate pan. The defrost timer keeps doing its job melting off accumulated ice; but it is time regulated, not usage regulated. Best idea would be to raise the temp setting a couple clicks when you are going to be away for awhile.

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If the drain opening has frozen over you can thaw it out with a hair dryer. The drain can be cleared by inserting a short piece of hose into the drain and blowing in the other end. Another method is to insert the tip of a turkey baster into the drain hole and apply air pressure by squeezing the bulb.
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The condensor fan and the heat from the compressor help the evaporation of the condensate. Sears has a complete model number system that is confusing I know. Sears made it that way. Not sure why but look around the cold food door while open and look near bottom on the frame just above the kick plate. The number looks like this, (model No. 253.64802400 for example) Find that number and we can go from there, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Sub Zero 642 side by side stainless steel leaks water from right

remove the crisper drawers and you will see a drain trough and a drain line . One or both is most likely blocked. If you pull the drain line off the trough usually you can clear it with a turkey baster filled with hot water

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If you have a water filter the water will leak past the filter to the pan if it's clogged up and needs changing.
The defrost water drains to the pan, so if you are having a lot of frost it could fill it up. Excess frost can be caused by leaky door gaskets and frequent door openings.
The condenser fan near the pan should be running when the compressor runs to help evaporate the water in the pan.

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you obviously live in a high humidity area.(or you are putting warm/uncovered food inside) but the answer is yes,or you could collect the water to use on you indoor plants.........better than tap water...

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