Manually Defrost a Sub-Zero

Core Issue:

  • How to manually defrost the freezer section?
  • Ice or frost building up inside top area of freezer section
  • Ice on the back wall of the freezer

Answer:

It is possible to disable the freezer section only in Sub-Zero units with an electronic control panel.General tips for defrost:
  • Remove food and place in another unit if possible.
  • Place towels on the floor of the freezer or on the kitchen floor in front of the unit to catch water created during the defrost process.
  • Leave the door open during defrost.
  • Wave a hair drier on a medium setting over any visible ice or frost.
  • Fill a bowl with hot water and place inside the freezer with the door closed, as the hot water evaporates it may speed up the defrosting process but does require frequent changing of the hot water.
  • The entire defrost process could take several hours depending on the original circumstances requiring the defrost.
  • Wait 24 hours for the unit to return to normal temperatures after correcting any of the above.
Refer to the product use and care guide for further information.

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