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Sub zero refrigerator stopped working?

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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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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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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.

Kevin 

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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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You can manually tur

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You can manually tur

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sorry, computer operater error

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

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

Thanks.

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

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