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Vacuum condenser light is blinking and no ice is being made.

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<span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt">Hi,</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />If your refrigerator is running but warm, then&hellip;</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </span><br />Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...<br /><br />Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor</a><br /><br />heatman101 <br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"></span>

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Its not necessary when "Vacuum Condenser" light is blinking means That condenser is dirty. That light will come on if compressor running too long. Most common problem is that Evaporator coil in fresh food section is leaking freon. It still might keep temps ok, but compressor need to run much more to keep temperature you set. check back wall in fresh food section on left side at the middle, behind drawers. if you see moisture in one spot or a little bit of ice build up, then You will need to call people who can replace evaporator. It is pretty expensive fix. I made video how it looks to repair this problem. Thanks.

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From the manual:

The Control Center monitors refrigerator and

freezer temperatures as well as the ice maker

system. If there is a temperature or ice maker

problem, you'll be alerted by a flashing

SERVICE indicator light. This same SERVICE

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CONDENSER CLEANING

In all Built-In models, the condenser is located

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CAUTION

Before cleaning the unit, shut the electricity

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Your unit may still be under warranty- the following blog has the warranty lengths (in years):
http://applianceguru.com/forum1/16671.html
Here is a general ice-making troubleshooting guide that may help you:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3876071-ice_maker_problems_ice_maker
Here's what a tech on applianceguru.com says about the vacuum condenser problem:

The vaccuum condensor light just means one or more compressor in the unit has excessive run time, you need to have this unit checked, your compressor(s) are running too long for some reason so might be a sealed systen problem developing.

Read more: Subzero says vacuum condenser - The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum - Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help - ApplianceGuru.com: The Samurai Appliance Repair Forums http://applianceguru.com/forum1/2410.html#ixzz14kiAdO9r
Get appliance parts at http://parts.fixitnow.com Since you have a sealed system, a tech will have to come check it out and troubleshoot it. Hope it's still in warranty, and good luck.

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