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Sub Zero refrigerator

Blinking message by temperature = "vacuum condenser" and frequent sound of running, almost gushing water after door is closed. Fidge is otherwise fine. Temp is as set.

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  • karli44 Mar 27, 2008

    sub zero refrigerator- vacum condenser light is blinking

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    i cleaned the condenser and still the vacum condenser light is on and the temperature at 50.

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Its trying to tell you to call someone to clean the condensor.....nice feature! Sub-zero refrigs are very sensitive and will run too much and even possibly start icing in Refrig compartment.

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