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CONDENSATION FORMS ON THE INSIDE OF THE REFRIG ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT AND THEN IT FREEZES. THE DOOR SEALS ARE GOOD AND WE RARELY OPEN THE DOOR FOR MORE THAN A FEW SECONDS. WE HAVE ADJUSTED THE COLD TEMP SETTING FROM 3 TO 6, BUT THE PROBLEM REMAINS. THE UNIT MODEL NUMBER IS 532. PLEASE HELP----THIS IS THE SECOND SUB ZERO UNIT WE'VE HAD IN HOMES, AND WE LOVE ITS PERFORMANCE UNTIL NOW.

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  • bendescoteau Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem however I have noticed that the fan at the top of the fridge doesn't work. so it may not be getting proper circulation.... any thoughts anyone?

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Love this machine. Mine is 22 years old and has had minimal problems. Just had this same problem on my frig, including the ice buildup on the back panel.

The Schrader valve that controls the freon is defective (think valve stem on your tires), The old Freon was evacuated, new valves (2) put in and the Freon was refilled and pressurized. Everything is back to normal -- even better than before.

Total cost, including some heavy cleaning of greasy dirt on the condensor coils came to around $300 in the Chicago area. I usually clean the coils monthly, but noticed that there was a buildup of oily gunk on the coils. The repairman used a food-safe chemical cleaner for this.

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Check and see it there is a power saver/ moisture control switch.
If there is... Switch it back to normal/or what ever the other setting is. (they all have different names for this feature). This will cause the frig to go into de-humidify-ing mode. In the winter you should not have to use this feature, winter has dryer air than summer.
let me know what happens

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