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Food Wilting in Crisper Drawer


  • Food wilts quickly when stored in the crisper drawer.
  • Why are vegetables rotting inside a Sub-Zero crisper drawer?
  • Where to store fresh fruits and vegetables so they don't spoil too fast.


  • Temperature issues
  • Food not stored properly
  • Condenser needs to be cleaned


  1. Verify that fresh fruits and vegetables are stored properly inside the Sub-Zero.
    • Ethylene producing foods should not be stored with ethylene sensitive foods.
    • Ethylene sensitive foods wilt or rot quickly when stored with ethylene producers.
    • See Ethylene Producing Foods and Sub-Zero Food Preservation Laminated Cards for more information.
    • Store vegetables in airtight containers or plastic wrap, and store aromatic fruits in plastic bags.
    • Do not wash or rinse berries until using them.
  2. Verify no temperature issues.
  3. Clean the condenser if not done in the last 6 months.
  4. See also:

Refer to the product use and care guide for further information.


If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further customer troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.


Need further assistance? Contact Customer Care at 800.222.7820 or provide your information below and request a Customer Care representative contact you.

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