Classic (Formerly Built-In) Series Crisper Drawer Lighting


  • How to remove Classic (Formerly Built-In) Series crisper light diffuser
  • Crisper drawer lights in Classic models
  • Replace crisper light bulb in BI units


Prior to serial number 4380000, the crisper light bulb is the same as the other lights in the refrigerator section. Starting with serial number 4380000, a long LED tube light is used in the refrigerator crisper area. See Classic Series Light Bulbs for light bulb information.

  • Sub-Zero recommends service to replace the crisper lighting for units starting with serial number 4380000.
  • Freezer drawer lighting is the same as the overhead lights. Model BI-36F, all freezer, is the exception, as drawer lighting uses the long LED tube light.

To remove the crisper light diffuser or cover:

  1. Remove the drawer and shelf in front of the crisper light.
  2. For products prior to serial number 4380000, place both hands under the right and left sides of the diffuser and push upward. For products after serial number 4380000, squeeze the lower light diffuser with both hands, four inches from each side to release it from the diffuser retainers.
  3. Pull the lower light diffuser from the unit.

Crisper Light Part Numbers

ModelPart Number
BI-36U(FD), BI-36R, BI-36F7040338
BI-42S(ID), BI-42SD7040340
BI-48S(ID), BI-48SD7040339

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.

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