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Sub zero refrigerator stopped working?


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#1 dr.ykang

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 03:33 AM

Hi, I have a sub zero 361rfd just stopped working. The lights and fan still work, but the motor (or compressor?) is not working.

It is 1987 model. What is the problem? Should I fix it or replace it with a new one?

Thank you very much.

Kevin


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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:31 AM

If the compressor is not running, you probably have an electical control problem. Get a pro to service the machine. You don't want to trash a $3000 machine if it just needs a thermostat or relay. It's worth the cost of a service call to know what is wrong and what it would cost to repair. Then you can compair the repair cost with the INSTALLED price of replacement.
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:34 AM

Thank you very much.

Could it be the defrost timer? It is constantly making faint clicking noise. The clicking noise is gone only after shut down the power.

Regards.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:47 AM

Could be the compressor start relay, or the start/run capacitor if your modle has one. That would explain the clicking.I've only worked on the Kitchenaid built -in units, so I don't know the Sub-Zero line.

I would still reccomend having a pro check it out, and I would want factory parts used. You don't want a compressor cooked by a "one size fits all" 3rd part part.

If you have a guy come out for repair, have the power off to the unit. That way he won't be working with a hot compressor that has been trying to start for hours.

Good luck

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:47 AM

You can manually tur
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:48 AM

You can manually tur
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:54 AM

sorry, computer operater error

you could have a bad timer, can you manually turn the control?

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:01 AM

The timer could not be stopped and keeps clicking. The refrig has auto defrost, no maual control for defrost.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:02 AM

Thank you. I'll shut off the power. It is Sat., could not get sub zero tech here.




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