Sub-Zero Condenser Cleaning

Why is it necessary to perform a Sub-Zero condenser cleaning?

To help ensure efficiency and proper operation, you must clean your Sub-Zero condenser regularly. The condenser relies on airflow to work properly and any obstruction can cause the unit to fail. There are three reasons to vacuum the condenser.

  1. A dirty condenser will affect the Sub-Zero refrigerator’s ability to cool, leading to warm temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer, which may even cause condensation or frost buildup inside the compartments.
  2. A Sub-Zero refrigerator is built to use less energy than a 100-watt light bulb when running at peak performance; however, failing to clean the condenser may cause the unit to burn more energy to stay cool.
  3. If the condenser is not cleaned properly, mechanical components in the unit may fail prematurely.

How to clean your condenser:

Before cleaning any Sub-Zero model, shut the electricity off at the control panel. Then, make sure to follow these directions:

  • Use a soft-bristle brush and vacuum to remove dust and lint from the condenser.
  • To avoid bending the condenser fins, vacuum up and down in the direction of the fins.
  • Be sure to wear gloves to avoid injury from the sharp condenser fins.

We can help you over the phone, or you can schedule the annual condenser cleaning at a discounted rate. If you would rather a professional handle the job, please schedule annual service today.

How often should I clean my Sub-Zero condenser?

Cleaning the condenser is important for the overall operation of your Sub-Zero refrigeration unit, and Sub-Zero recommends vacuuming the condenser every six to 12 months. If you have pets, you may have to clean the condenser more often than the suggested three to six months.