02 Dec Make Sure Your Sub-Zero Refrigerator Is Ready For Christmas
Sub-Zero refrigerators have been on the cutting edge of refrigeration technology for decades. They are designed to last about 20 years on average. However, the life of your refrigerator may vary widely due to levels of use, ambient temperatures, maintenance and mechanical failure of part components. Some Sub-Zero refrigerator problems can be solved through maintenance, others require a fix by a professional appliance technician only.
On Christmas holidays you will be opening and closing your fridge much more times than you usually do. That may increase the burden on the fridge.
Here’s a list of things that you can do to make sure your appliance survives the holiday:
- Open your refrigerator and use hot soapy water to wipe down the door gaskets as well as the areas where they come into contact with the refrigerator body.
- Unplug the power cord, remove the grate at the bottom of the appliance as well as the back panel. Then, use a condenser brush and vacuum to clean the coils cooling fan and the surrounding area.
- Consider using baking soda or one of the many deodorizers available on the market to remove any stubborn odors from the inside of your refrigerator.
- Clear the area around the freezer vents by repositioning food in the freezer compartment.
- Allow cold air from the freezer to move more freely by repositioning food in the fresh food compartment.
- If the vacuum condenser light comes on, the condenser coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. They are usually located on the top of the refrigerator behind the grille. You can use a condenser brush and vacuum to clean the coils, cooling fan and the surrounding area.
- If your coils are clean, another possibility is that your evaporator coil has developed a tiny hole and is leaking freon. In that case, contact Denver’s Best Sub-Zero Wolf Repair by calling (720) 930-4212 today. We will send one of our professional technicians to diagnose and fix the problem at the soonest possible time. Without prompt service, your refrigerator will eventually fail.
Here are some Sub-Zero refrigerator problems our technicians encounter the most often:
Sub-Zero refrigerator is not cooling
There are a lot of possible reasons why your Sub-Zero refrigerator isn’t cooling properly. Some of them are simple fixes, other – much more difficult and need professional appliance repair technician help. The easiest way to figure out why your fridge is not cooling is to check the electronic control panel for error codes or service indicators. If there is an error code, check your user manual. In case you followed all troubleshooting instructions but it didn’t help to resolve the issue, call us at (720) 930-4212 today to schedule a repair appointment.
Take a look at the most common parts that might be at fault causing refrigerator not cooling properly:
Malfunctioning condenser fan motor
A malfunctioning condenser fan motor prevents the refrigerator from cooling properly by failing to draw air past the condenser coils.
Defective evaporator fan motor
The evaporator fan motor draws air over the coils to cool it and circulates the air through the refrigerator compartment. If the evaporator fan motor is defective, the cold air will not be circulated into the refrigerator.
Faulty start relay
The start relay works in conjunction with the start winding to cycle the compressor on and off. If the relay is faulty, the compressor may fail to cycle properly or may not work at all.
Faulty temperature control thermostat
If the temperature control thermostat is not working properly, it may prevent the refrigerant system from running and as a result, causing a not cooling issue.
Sub-Zero refrigerator is getting too cold
When your Sub-Zero refrigerator is too cold, you need to find the cold control. You can use the electric control panel to set the best temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. For older models, take a look inside your fridge to find the dial control and set it between 4 and 6 for the optimum temperature. The higher the setting, the colder the temperature. Once you change the setting, allow 24 hours for it to reach the new setting. If you adjusted your refrigerator temperature but your fridge is still too cold and freezing food and drinks, it could be due to a problem in the cold control, a switch that sends electricity to the fans and compressor that is triggered by temperature change.
Sub-Zero refrigerator is leaking water
There are numerous possible causes if your Sub-Zero refrigerator is leaking water. The most common reason for this is a clogged or frozen defrost drain. If it is a frozen or clogged drain, thaw the ice or clear out the drain of debris by flushing it with hot water. Other common culprits of this problem include:
- Leaky water tank assembly
- Faulty water inlet valve
- Misaligned water filter
- Cracked water filter housing
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