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Hi...need help...subzero 550

Here's a quick description of the problem...Refrigerator running warm but freezer still able to maintain freezing conditions but warmer then usual...water would freeze but slower than usual....Subzero 550 Condenser fan not working....Condenser motor and fan not working...Had condenser moter replaced...assumed everything would be fine but freezer never recovered....seemed to get warmer still....Now water will not freeze...What is the next thing to look at? Thanks,

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Re: Hi...need help...subzero 550

Make sure the condensor is clean, blow some Air though the Condensor to make sure good Air flow towards Compressors. also, you might have a bad defrost timer or Freezer Control... worst case you might have a bad Compressor... hope I can help....

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