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Model 611 - I turned the Unit off to clean the condenser intake grill, and now cannot get it to turn back on.

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  • enteleki_ray Feb 01, 2010

    It is NOT in defrost mode. It now has a tempo reading of 40 degrees. Can you help or should I CALL MY OWN REPAIR MAN?

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  • enteleki_ray Feb 01, 2010

    What is wrong? Obviously you don't know anything about my subzero 611.



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May have been in defrost mode. probably working now i suspect if not give a make and model #.

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    harold nesmith Feb 01, 2010

    make and model #

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    harold nesmith Feb 01, 2010

    have a nice day

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    harold nesmith Feb 01, 2010

    i was trying to help you. i am not being paid in any way. i have extentsive knowlegde regarding your sub zero. call your repairman. sounds expensive. snicker.



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