Sub Zero Repair
You are probably here because you are looking for a professional Sub Zero refrigerator repair service in San Diego. If that is the case, you certainly have reached the right place. We have a team of experienced and fully trained technicians, who specialize exclusively in refrigerators. Wherever you may be in the city, and whatever the make and model of your Sub Zero refrigerator, you can count on us to deliver.
Sub Zero has been manufacturing refrigerators since 1945, and since then it has built a reputation for itself in both innovation and reliability. Nearly 70 years later, the company that invented the first free-standing freezer, continues to be amongst the top brands in the American refrigerator market.
Understanding any Sub Zero repair issue will be absolutely no trouble for our technicians, no matter how old your model. However, we also recognize and respect the fact that we live in a country where people value DIY. So, if you want to make an independent attempt at solving your refrigerator problem, here is some free help from our technicians: a compilation of a few major Sub Zero problems and their solutions.
Problem #1: This one is a common Sub Zero repair issue that owners with bottom-freezer models have reported. Water drips into the freezer area from the end opposite the ice maker (generally your right side). This problem sorts itself out if the freezer is defrosted for a few hours, but the solution is only temporary. After a month or so, the leakage starts all over again.
Solution: If you have noticed such a problem, it means that the drain tube in your freezer, responsible for draining away the defrost water from your evaporator coils, is blocked with mold or debris. The blockage restricts the flow of water, and every time your refrigerator’s automatic defrost heater switches on, the water only accumulates in the drain. Over time, this accumulated water freezes up into ice, and the drain gets blocked completely. This is what causes the leakage a month or so after every manual defrosting effort.
To get rid of this problem, you will have to clear your drain tube of all debris. To access the drain, remove the back cover of your freezer, and you will see it below the evaporator coils. Start by defrosting the ice. After that, apply pressure with a turkey baster to clear the debris in the drain. This should work, and you could follow it up by flushing your drain with hot water. After this process is done, the leakage should stop.
Problem #2: Side-by-side refrigerator owners often report that their ice makers stop working after a while. The problem remains even after the power to the freezer drawer is turned off.
Solution: If turning off the power to the freezer does not solve the problem, it means that the line connecting the ice maker to the freezer is not blocked by ice buildup. There are a couple of other things that need to be checked.
To begin with, check your freezer temperature. If it is not down to 6-10 degrees, most icemakers will not function. If the temperature is ok, pour water into the icemaker physically and see if it ejects. If it does, the problem is a defective water valve. The water valve is located at the bottom of the fridge, and it is attached to the water line coming in from the wall. If the icemaker doesn’t eject, naturally the defect is in the icemaker itself.
Problem #3: This is an awkward problem, and quite a few people have reported it. Their icemakers don’t stop producing ice and need to be emptied out everyday.
Solution: This is not a very complicated problem. When the icemaker is empty, there is a bar or arm in it that drops into the down position. This switches on the icemaker, and when it has generated enough ice, the ice pushes up the arm, and the machine stops. If the machine is continuously generating ice, it means that either the arm is bent or the micro-switch inside the machine is defective.
Hopefully, this troubleshooting advise has been of help. If you continue to have trouble and want Sub Zero repair in San Diego.