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Sub Zero 601F Ice buildup and moisture in ice bin

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#1 richards

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

The metal bar that goes across the back of the freezer has a wall of ice on it. The ice in the basket tends to quickly turn into a block of ice (more so in the back of the drawer). What's causing this? How can it be resolved? I found info on the web that indicates a part that heats the trough should be added, but it appears to no longer be made.

Thank you in advance for you input.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:53 AM

Could be a defrost failure; could be a leaking ice maker. Need a visual. Post some photos like GMF Reg suggested.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

Here are the images. There is water fall shaped ice on the metal bar on the non-icemaker side and both above and below the icemaker.Posted Image
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:21 AM

Looks like a frozen condensate drain. You'll need to remove the icemaker and the back inside wall to clear the ice from the trough and then clear the drain. You'll need to add a condensate drain heater kit or it'll happen again.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Thank you. Do you happen to have a part number for the kit?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

When you take ice maker and trough cover off there will be a bi-metal you need to check while it is cold. Not main defrost bi-metal. If lower bi-metal is closed trough and drain heaters will need replaced.
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