Question about Sub-Zero 601R
I have an 8 year old Sub-zero (all refrigerator). The unit will not get below 48 degrees and always reads "vacuum condensor". I clean the condensor frequently but message never goes away. When I removed the back panel on the fridge, the top left corner of the coils are frozen in ice. I tried defrosting but iced formed up again. The last repairman that came out simply defrosted the ice and had no real clue on the potential problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The leak in the system can be located by a number of methods. First I would look for a slight sign of oil at the point of the leak. 10% of the compressor oil circulates with the refrigerant. Although the refrigerant will leak out as a colorless, odorless gas and be invisible to sight it will leave an oil trace. Electronic leak detectors can detect leaks as small as .5 ounce per year. If the leak is large enough it can be detected with simple soap and water which will form bubbles at the leak point.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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