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subzero 532 refrig evaporator iced over. Which part to replace?


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#1 pman626

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:06 PM

Can someone tell me what might be wrong, and which part should I replace?

I haven't opened the back panel, but I can guess the refrig evaporator coil is iced over, since the ice has wrapped around the front of the back panel.

the fridge knob is set at 5.

there is a wall of ice on the food side of the refrig, just above the fruit basket.

also, there's ice next to the thermostat dongle thing. see pics.

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Wall of ice next to food:
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:11 PM

evaporator is definitely iced over.

I pushed on the back wall of the fridge, and I could hear the frost crunching sound on both left and right sides.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:45 AM

looks like you need a fresh food side cold control...this side is an "off-cycle defrost" so in short, it is never shutting off. dont think you have a sealed system issue as your frost pattern looks pretty uniform.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:12 PM

i turned the knob down to 4, and all the ice melted away.

is the cold control connected to the knob?
cold control = thermostat ?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:16 PM

[user=68898]pman626[/user] wrote:

.. is the cold control connected to the knob?
cold control = thermostat ?

yes..

or leave it there and check temperature in a few days

may be OK
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