Sub-Zero Wine Cooler Repair by Certified Refrigeration NJ

Sub-Zero Wine Cooler Repair & Service

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We get a lot of calls around the tri-state about Sub-Zero Wine Coolers not working. For years we told clients to part with the smaller ones and just replace them as they were not worth the headache of hauling out of a household to repair. However the replacement parts are better now, and repair of any Sub-Zero wine cooler is recommended. Not only can a wine cooler repair save you money on buying a new one, but the electricity costs to run it will go down significantly. You will immediately notice your Wine Cooler is running in much shorter cycles and holding temperature much longer than before. Let me explain.

If you are not an experienced technician and you have found this page looking to have your Wine Cooler overhauled, repaired or serviced in NY or NJ, please call us or email us, we will be happy to assist you! 


Not keeping temperature?

YSub-Zero Wine Cooler Repairou are probably noticing that your wine cooler is struggling. It gets loud and hot, it runs all the time, maybe it struggles to keep temperature. You have tried to vacuum the condenser and the problem persists. Before I get into it, I must tell you that I do not know why your sub-zero wine cooler is not keeping temperature, but I know why mine wasn’t. Do not bother trying to do this repair if you are not a qualified and licensed appliance technician. 


Low Gas.

Like other early models of Sub-Zero experienced , your Wine Cooler is low on gas, specifically 134A gas. Your wine fridge is running all the time to compensate for the lack of refrigerant left in its system, or perhaps it has sucked moisture in and created a blockage. Either way, we are not just going to recharge your unit as that would be the wrong move in this situation. We are going to find and fix your gas leak by replacing crucial parts in your wine cooler. This is a technical repair, it entails a lot of experience with Sealed Systems and requires an EPA license to perform.

Your Old Copper Evaporators are Leaking.

Evap Coil Sub-Zero Wine Cooler

A New Style Aluminum Evap Coil Replacement for a Sub-Zero Wine Cooler.

Your gas leak is more than likely coming from your evaporators. Almost any brand, size, or style of evaporator can leak gas, it is common. This is why you have warranties on new products and repairs. The model of Wine Cooler we are working on today has two different evaporators that work on each compartment of the box. We need to replace both. The reason they are more prone to a leak on a wine cooler with copper evaporator coils is that the humidity and moisture are much great in a wine cooler at 60 degrees than say a refrigeration system at 34, or a freezer at Zero degrees. You need to replace these evaporators, both of them. You are also going to replace your moisture filter drier, which is a specific to this unit and should be purchased from Sub-Zero. Throw on a Schrader Valve on the intake of the compressor if needed. Recycle your gas to EPA standards. Solder all of your new components back into the unit. You are going to want to nitrogen test your solders, so do that. Once you are sure that you have great solders, you are going to need to evacuate your wine cooler. Please Read below.

Evacuate your Wine Cooler

Evacuate!Once both Evaporators, the inline filter drier and a Schrader valve is soldered in, you must Evacuate your unit from both the low side Schrader and the schrader valve coming off the high side (filter.) Once you have a good vacuum on the system, slowly recharge the system with the compressor running. Your gas pressure should be in the positive, like 10-35 lbs. This is now an efficient wine cooler. Go ahead and put the unit back together.


Disclaimer: This is as rough of a guide as there could possibly be. I have not walked you through in detail how to fix a wine cooler. This should only be a reference for experienced technicians.  If you would like service on your Wine Cooler in New York or New Jersey, please call us today!

Please refer to this very helpful troubleshooting-sub-zero-wine-cooler guide for detailed info and troubleshooting information.

Cooler Back to normal

Wine Cooler back to normal, cooling great, running every so often as opposed to 24/7!

Back to Normal!

Back to Normal And put back together!











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Replace Sub-Zero Gasket – Instructions – Rubber Door Seal Guide

Gasket installation sub zero door seal

Sub-Zero Gasket Installation Guide & How To

If you have come here thinking a gasket install is a simple task, think again! If you think you aren’t capable of doing this, do not bother and call someone who says they are capable. If you are handy, read on, and have patience because this is a tough one! If you want us to put your Sub-Zero Gasket on your door, give a call and we will do it today.
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How to say: I am allergic to Shellfish in Thai, English Translation.

Seafood allergy Thailand

Going to Thailand with a shellfish allergy?

Like many, I am allergic to shellfish. Many times I considered canceling my trip to Thailand’s beaches because of the allergy. In the end I decided to go, with caution and a few epi-pens. I found that with proper planning, research and  caution all fears of surviving a shellfish allergy in Thailand could be avoided. While in the Krabi province and Phuket I dined out many times with very little issue. Thailand is becoming more Western friendly year by year and any qualms about going to Thailand with a Shellfish allergy  should not throw a wrench in your vacation plans. Below you will find some information on how to properly avoid having a reaction.
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Kickstarter Coupon

“Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013).”

When I am not working as a Sub-Zero repair mechanic I shoot street photography for fun. I have been doing it for years, in and out of American cities like New york, Washington and Chicago. I do not shoot a lot in New Jersey where I live as I get caught up in a work routine most of the time. I don’t make any profit from my street photography nor do I plan to. I look at it as a way to get more in touch with my sub-conscious as I believe photography in general can be used to tap into whats really going on behind the scenes. Well, good photography at least. A few years ago a student at School of Visual arts started a blog called The Idea was to interview a photographer every couple days and compile a large database of awesome photography. They succeeded at the website is constantly discovering new and awesome visual artists. The blog founder Romke Hoogwaerts next goal is to publish a compendium of sorts featuring all of our photography titled “Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013).” My work will be featured in this massive book once its kickstarter is funded.
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Things to do besides the Superbowl

Things to do on Superbowl Sunday

It comes without saying that we will not be working anywhere near New Jersey or New York City this weekend as superbowl sunday is coming to the Meadowlands in New Jersey. However, we will be actively avoiding the show in our living rooms. The folks in New York City’s premiere blog Gothamist don’t seem to happy about the festivities either. Many friends of mine seem to be very excited for the show and gearing up their nyc apartments for the parties they will be having. So much for Sub-Zero repair in New Jersey this weekend!

Charity  Work in Westchester, NY

Over in Westchester you can meet up with the guys and girls handing out 10,000 PB&J’S to the homeless and hungry of White Plains. They will be meeting at 6PM in White Plains : From their Website.
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