Sub-Zero refrigerators are world-renowned for their quality, performance and reliability, not to mention a sleek and modern design that can elevate the look of any kitchen. However, like all appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerators require maintenance and can break from time to time.
At Alpha Tech Appliance, we always recommend getting your Sub-Zero fridge repair completed by one of our certified professional technicians, as we’re the number one team for Sub-Zero repair in Toronto. But there are a few DIY tricks you can try at home to fix your fridge quickly and affordably.
Here’s a look at some of the most common tips for your Sub-Zero refrigerator repair project.
Condenser Coil Issues
If your Sub-Zero refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, it might be caused by dirty condenser coils. All fridges have these coils which are usually located along the bottom or back of the unit. These coils are essential to your Sub-Zero refrigerator’s cooling system and if you let dust and dirt build up, they can’t function properly.
This is an easy fix for most homeowners. First, unplug your fridge and wait about half an hour for the coils to cool down. Next, use a simple household vacuum to suck up all that dirt and dust on the coils. Finally, take a damp cloth and wipe down the coils using only water. When that’s done, you can plug your fridge back in to see if the problem is solved.
Did you walk into your kitchen one morning to find a big puddle of water in front of your fridge? It could be that your Sub-Zero refrigerator is leaking. But don’t worry because the issue could be quite simple to fix.
In most cases, a leaking refrigerator is caused by a weakened door gasket. If the fridge isn’t sealed properly, condensation can form on the inside of the fridge and run out the door onto your floor. To see if this is the issue, simply open your fridge and conduct a visual inspection. If the gasket looks dirty with caked-on grease and dust, wipe it down with a cloth and warm water. It’s also okay to use some mild soap. Another trade secret is to use some petroleum jelly and spread a very thin layer along on the gasket. This can help you achieve a better seal.
If the gasket just looks old and misshapen, it might be time to replace it.
Another possible reason for your leaky fridge is a filled drain pan. In this case, just remove it, empty it and replace it. Check for damage while you have it pulled out as well.
Finally, a leaky Sub-Zero fridge might have an issue with the water dispenser or ice maker. Give these components a visual inspection as well to confirm if these are the source of your leak.
As your fridge gets older, it’s common to experience it slowly getting louder over time. However, if you notice your fridge suddenly making loud, unpleasant noises, there might be a more serious issue that needs to be addressed right away.
One cause of a noisy Sub-Zero fridge could be that the appliance is unlevel. If your fridge isn’t sitting flat, it might be forcing the fan to rub against other components inside the appliance. Using a wrench, you can adjust the fridge’s legs. If your Sub-Zero fridge is sitting perfectly level, the fridge door should close on its own when it’s sitting approximately halfway open.
If this doesn’t work, you can always try purchasing a product called a soundproofing mat. This can be placed underneath your Sub-Zero fridge so it can absorb extra vibrations, which may be causing your fridge to make a lot of extra noise.
Ice Maker Not Working
If the ice maker on your Sub-Zero fridge isn’t working, you should take the following steps to investigate:
- Make sure the ice maker is turned on via the control panel
- Make sure the ice maker is properly connected to the water supply
- Make sure that the container meant to catch the ice cubes is sitting in the correct position
If none of the above strategies work to fix your Sub-Zero refrigerator, you know what to do. Alpha Tech Appliance is the preferred team of experts when it comes to Sub-Zero refrigerators in Toronto. Our experienced crews are fully trained to work on all models of Sub-Zero refrigerators. We are fully licensed and insured to work with this premier product. We get the job done quickly at a fair price so you experience minimal disruption! Call us today for a free estimate.