Older side by side refrigerator. Freezer side still makes and keeps ice but ice cream is "soft". Frig side is only "ok"--milk is not very cold and tends to sour too soon.
freezer at 10 degrees and frige at 58 not cold enough. have cleaned condessor coil works alittle better but still not cold enough.
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Re: Side by side Sub Zero not cold enough.
How old is "OLDER" ? If there is no frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer you could have one of two problems. On older units the compressor wears out with years of service and no longer pumps efficiently. Or it could possibly be low on refrigerant charge. ether one of these two problems is a sign that is time to update to new unit.
If you have frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer section you then would have a problem in the defrost circuit attributed to the timer, defrost heaters or defrost thermostat.
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Jai, If the ice is still frozen after any time the temp is below 32. But thats not cold enough as you know. Target temp in such a freezer is between +10 to 0 F inwhich ice cream is good and firm. BTW many restaurants and food pro's set and judge the freezer temp by the firmness of ice cream! A twelve year old Sub Z should not be having such problems and causes could be numerous. Lets talk about what you can do. This is a built in unit correct? Ok, get your step ladder and remove the cover above the doors and look for a dirty coil, a failed fan, or both. If the coil is dirty enough to restrict air flow or fan not blowing this IS a problem! One that will cause such problems and is my bet to whats going on.
the higher the # the colder the frig should be . / if ice cream is not hard the freezer is not cold ennogh . so clean the coiles and ck the two fans . also look in back of freezer side for ice build up there should not be any frost on back wall . if so you've found the problem . which is a defros problem .. mm
What is your Freezer temp rating?
Did you check the refrigerant PSI rating?
Is your condenser restricted?
Let try adjust refrigerator to less cold and adjust more cold for freezer. and see what your temp rating. email@example.com
Here are some things you can check yourself. Does it run all the time almost non-stop? if so check the vents under the front of the frig and make sure they are clean. Aslo check the condenser coil (either in back of the frig,or under the frig)Make sure that coil is clean. The condenser coil has to have contact with the outside air in order to release the heat it removed from inside the freezer.
Make sure you frig has plenty of ventilation ( wall too close on sides and back) Hope this helped. If not then you should have a pro look at it.