Our Sub Zero Freezer has quit making ice. On average every 20 minutes I also hear a clunking noise come from the freezer. I've taken out the ice tray, looked at the bulb and ice unit, but not see anything that looked out of the ordinary. Of course I don't really know what I should be looking for. Please help...
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Re: Sub Zero 532 Freezer Not Making Ice
These all sound like there is no water coming into the ice trays. The main water valve where the water feed line comes into the unit is probably plugged or not working at all. The solinoid may not be opening the valve..If you can operate a voltohm meter then test the solinoid coil to see that it is good by seeing an ohm reading below 1000 ohms. Also if you are crafty enough you could unplug the wires from it and connect 110vac directly to the solinoid coil to see if it clicks and lets water run in.. Also be sure the water is coming to the solinoid...If water is coming to it and the solinoid is letting water go through when fed directly with 110vac the problem is in the control circuit that operates the ice maker.
That problem would be on the Ice maker itself...
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usually this is because the fan is clogged with ice and has frozen ice stopping it from spinning otherwise if you see no ice blocking the fan from spinning see the link below and purchase new fan and replace it.
Well, you probably have a bad defrost terminator if the fan is running. If the fan never runs, it's probably a bad fan. the terminator is what tells the heater when the defrost is done so it doesn't overheat. If it goes bad, the self defrost quits working. Another option is the defrost tier may be bad.
If you remove the grille up top the tier is mounted in a panel next to the condenser. it has a little place where you can turn it clockwise with a flathead screwdriver to "fast-forward" it. With the freezer still turned on, turn that timer very slowly clockwise. it will make tiny little clicking noises. turn it until it makes a much louder click. It should now be in defrost mode. If you go too far, just turn it all the way around again. Now wait a few minutes and see if it starts defrosting the ice in the freezer on the coils. if the defrost system starts working , you need a timer. The old part # was 3081180, but the deal should know what you need and be able to cross it. If it does not defrost, it is probably that terminator in the freezer, mounted to the coils just to the right and behind the icemaker. That is much harder to get to . Good luck!
try replace the cheapest part first.( vater valve). you only need 2 components to make ice. water valve and ice maker.is simple and easy water valve located in the bottom part of the unit. remove the kick plate. left side. and color blue. ice maker inside the freezer. (DISCONECT POWER BEFORE SERVICE. ALSO TURN WATER SUPPLY OFF.) try main box , garage. and water meter outside your house. good luck
The sub zero should make ice soon after being installed. If there is ice around the door frame of the freezer there may be a problem with the door frame heaters. There should not be ice around the door frame.
Hello, your refridgerator in most likely in defrost cycle. the noise your hearing is the water dripping on the hot heater and ice dropping off the evaporator. should only last 15 minutes and then your all set. Mike
We have the same SubZero unit and the water leak is the ice maker line or the pan that catches condensation. If you unscrew the panel at the bottom, you will be able to take the pan out and see if the water is from there. If it is from the ice maker line (which was plastic on ours), you should fix this right away as we didn't and we ended up having a $10,000 flood that ruined our hardwood floors. Also, the increased motor noise happened to us as well, but when we had the motor replaced, it is not much quieter.
When my repair tech came out, he showed me that the fill tube sometimes retracts toward the rear of the freezer. He simply pulled it forward with a pair of needle nose pliers until it rested in the delivery reservoir. This placement allows the detector to know when the tray is full and shut off; thus not overfilling the freezing tray and/or splashing additional water onto the freezer wall and into the ice cube drawer.