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Sub-zero 650 / bottom freezer

The desplay is flashing " vacuum condenser " although the unit seems to be working fine. What does this meen?

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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    How do I get the grate off the top of the refrigerator to get into the condenser.

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    We had the same problem. A "sub-zero certified" technician came, said we needed a new compressor. We are still under factor warranty for parts, but we paid for labor, etc. Anyway, about $1,000 later, we had a new compressor installed, a "leak" identified, and the "vacuum condenrser" off. Now (three months later) we have the exact same problem and the fridge won't go below 41 degrees. We're reluctant to "invest" another $1,000 on this, and are thinking about switching to a more "ordinary" but also more reliable model... any advise?

  • hildib Nov 17, 2008

    I had the same problem with my sub zero 650. I had to turn off the fuse power since the on off just wasn't enough. However, I too had to get a new condensor. You have to vacuum the condensor but I was doing that & it was all clean. I will NEVER get another subzero. The suction on the door doesn't work, the ice maker won't go on & off auto. anymore. My son cut his arm on the sharp edging and just missed his main artery & all sub zero did was come & "file the edge down". I've had too many services on it and now sometimes it runs loud. The suction thing is the worst, they said "to wipe it down" but that's not the problem, it just doesn't suction closed. I liked my GE Profile much better and never had issues with it.

  • laurie k Dec 16, 2008

    I too have the vacuum light and a warm freezer. Repair came last week and said there was a blockage in the line, which they cleared. Next day light was back and unit warm. Now service says I need a new condenser and compressor. the parts are covered but labor($500.00) isn't. Is this unit worth it? It is 8 yrs. old and was a replacement under warranty for a 5 yr. old 550 from sub-zero.

  • thomasr686 Feb 21, 2009

    The desplay is flashing " vacuum condenser " although the unit seems to be working fine. I have vacuumed it a number of times but the light still flashes. The refrigerator is maintaining 34 degrees; the freezer 5 below zero.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    refer wont get cold



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Clean fluff from condensor, turn off overnight and defrost, turn back on following day should start to work ok within 24hrs. Regards Advisor

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