I have an older Sub-Zero fridge. It has a freezer at the bottom which
recently completely defrosted (Ice in the ice tray turned to water)
Any idea what can be done? I cannot find any temperature controls
to adjust. Is this a normal de-frosting cycle?
Not normal. Unplug and clean any coils you can find then restart it and
observe after 24 hours. If it's not back to it's old self call a repair
man or replace it because it's not a normal DIY to troubleshoot electrics.
#1 Offishul Ruiner of Usenet, March 2007
#1 Usenet Asshole, March 2007
Don't know, but I suppose that is because they've promised you
sub-zero and it's not a question of letting you decide how hard the
ice cream should be. (Although in my fridge the freezer temp control
is in the fridge part.)
Yes, it's the normal ice-water-ice-water cycle. Called IWIW in the
trade. :) It is designed to make the ice cream icy. :)
Is it making any noises at all?
Is it still plugged in? Maybe the cat unplugged it?
Can you see the coils? Is there any ice on them?
Fridges can sometimes be DIY. When mine wasn't cooling well, it was
just because there was a mouse stuck in the little fan. I took that
out and two weeks later, another problem. I guess I or the mouse had
nudged the insulation because this time it was insulation in the
little fan. I don't think that's your problem, but check it out again
and get back to us.
Update. The freezer was completely defrosted - for a few hours. Then
picked up again and started making ice and acting normal.
A week went by and it did it again. Water in the ice tray - then
I realize it should defrost - but should it *completely* defrost?
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