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Sub Zero 650 bottom freezer stuck shut

william13

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Location
florida
Model Number
S 650
Brand
Sub Zero
Age
More than 10 years
Happened suddenly
Right side opens less than inch
Left side does not pull out at all
Rocking in place no help
No water visiable
Turned off power and now I wait
Questions: aside from pulling out full unit and tipping back, what can I do?
 

paulhl

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You're going to have to determine whether it's freezing on l/s (ice maker) or r/s (freezer drain) or after waiting something is not jamming on the ceiling, not easy. If it's ice it will take a while. Tipping back won't help
 

william13

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So all I can do now is wait!? I dont feel the seal is frozen at I can slightly move right. Its definately on left side. thank you. so now I must determine if ice maker or jammed object.
 

william13

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More info:
Able to open freezer door after about 5 hours of defrosting.
Found the ice cube bin a sheet of solid ice and below the freezer tray (on bottom of freezer) was (is) a solid piece of ice also. What went wrong to cause this?

I found this on web: am I on right tract:?
 

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paulhl

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Obviously overflowed. When I run into this, after checking water supply for proper valve on plumbing, I replace the ice maker + valve in SZ.
 

william13

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Obviously overflowed. When I run into this, after checking water supply for proper valve on plumbing, I replace the ice maker + valve in SZ.
Thank you. The funny thing is that I always by cubes at store. If I shut icemaker off (button in top fridge) would this prevent the leakage?
 

william13

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That makes sense. Is there an internal shut off valve or might it be on the wall behind the fridge?
 

paulhl

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Normally it's below the unit, even tho it's on rollers it's still a pain to have to pull it out. Remove the toe kick, valve is on l/s, see where tubing to it is going.
 
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