I have a 20+/- year old 532 which has only had one major problem. I had one compressor replaced 5 years ago. I've also replaced two door closers but it has performed great. The refrigerator section keeps icing up half way down the back wall on the left side. I keep scraping it off but it comes back. Also I noticed the ice cubes keep getting melting down to a smaller size and now it will not make ice at all. I'm pretty handy. I think that one of the main reasons for having this type fridge is that it can actually be worked on and repaired if need be.
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You might have a dirty condenser or possibly a freon leak. Check to see if the fans are running and lights are going off when the doors are closed. You didn't mention what the model number is, that might help.
With E.P.A. laws, of you do not have the equipment, I would donate the unit for a great tax break. Any unit that is over 10 years old, always replace to a higher energy effiecient unit. It will pay for it self in a few years, just off the money you saved. If the unit is only a few years old, the new compressor will run $120-$175, plus a coupple hundred for labor.
First make sure your condensor fan motor is running and your condensor is clean. If this is ok and If the compressor is running, and you have no cooling at the evaporator, you have a freon system problem. This means that you have a bad compressor, freon leak, or a freon system restriction. If the refer is under 5 years old, it usually has a 5 year system warrantee that covers everything, parts and labor. Some brands have longer warrantees, Sub-Zero has a 6 to 12 year warrantee. If your refrigerator does not have a warrantee on it, it is not worth repairing. In Seattle Washington , this repair is usually 900 to 1100.00 and we don't recommend it unless it is a very expensive refrigerator such as the 8000 to 12000.00 Sub Zeros. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Hi I'm a subzero asc (Autorized service center) Subzero would not be responsible, your unit is out of there warranty. Now if the service company your dealing with is any good they can get a new compressor under a part warranty from there part distributor. Also in my many years working on subzero I have never seen oil dripping from the compressor unless you have a leak somewhere in the sealed system. Unfortunately the only thing you can do is see if your service provider will fix the unit. they will charge you labor if they get the part in warranty. It's possible that the service provider did not to the job properly but that's your word against there's. Good luck I hope everything works out for you..
First do the simple things like cleaning the condensor coils and turning the defrost timer a few times, also check the evaporator motor or just listen to the fan by opening the freezer door. Also check the light switch, make sure it turns the light off every time you close the door.
You do have a leak and it will be in the evaporator. So call a factory authorized company and have it replaced.The warranty of a Sub Zero sealed system is full parts and labor for years 1-5 and parts only in year 6-12. Sub Zero expects a lot of their service companies so it behooves you to call one. To find an authorized company go to http://www.subzero.com/locator/locator.aspx?type=0&zip= or call 800-222-7820