Sub-Zero 642 with Service EC 24 and not cooling
Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:27 PM
It has been displaying "service" and 24 EC for a week or so. Haven't had time to call anyone in yet. Just noticed this evening that it is reporting the refirg temp as 45 (set to 35).
Are the high reported temps related to the service code?
Can I repair this myself or is it a sealed system problem?
Model - 642/S
Serial -M1826850 / Date Jul 2001
Refrigerant - R134a
Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:45 AM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:58 AM
Your actual problem may be condenser/fan related (easy to fix yourself) or could be a sealed system problem (this must be dealt with by an authorized servicer, should be covered by Sub-Zero since the evap was recently replaced).
Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:47 AM
By middle bar of the fridge, I assume you mean the section between the fridge and freezer? If so, it is slightly warm. (edit - looking at the fridge section again, I am guessing you mean the top between the door switches - in any case, that is slightly warm as well).
I did just take off the top panel and dust bunnies is a definite possibility. Looks like the little guy from Easter is hiding up there until next time he needs to color eggs.
So I vacuum and reset the warning and see what happens?
Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:12 AM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:34 AM
Since we moved all the stuff to a secondary fridge, I took out the shelves and took off the back panel. The top left of the coil inside is iced up. There also appears to be an oily residue below the coils on the back wall on the left side. Not sure if from the first time it was replaced or now.
Sounds like time to call the repair folks. Is this something that I could expect to be covered or is it going to be a big ticket item?
Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:02 PM
The system did cool better once I cleaned out the dust, but it still didn't do the job.
the repair person came out and confirmed the system has lost freon. He ordered me a new evaporator and should be back in operation by tomorrow. Hoping sub-zero will pickup the tab as this is a repeat offender.
Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:23 AM
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