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Mold Inside a Sub-Zero


  • Sub-Zero has mold inside the unit
  • How to remove mold from refrigerator, freezer or Wine Storage unit?
  • What is recommended for mold inside a refrigeration product?
  • Remove mildew from a Sub-Zero
  • Mold in unit


  • Excessive moisture inside a unit
  • Food debris growing mold


How to Clean Mold:

  1. Wipe out the interior with a solution of one quart warm water, 2 caps full of bleach, and a few drops of dish detergent.
  2. For information about cleaning interior components, such as shelves, drawers, and light diffusers, see Cleaning the Refrigerator Interior
    • Leave the unit off and prop the doors open if possible to dry out the unit before turning it back on.
  3. For information about cleaning the ice or water dispenser, see Ice and Water Dispenser Cleaning Instructions.

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

Tips to Prevent Mold:

  1. Make sure the Condenser Is Clean.
  2. Listen for the condenser fan motor to run when the unit is cooling.
    • Mold is not caused by the ice maker or condenser.
  3. Check to verify temperatures are properly set, 38 in the refrigerator and 00 in the freezer (dial set between 4-6) or at the desired temperature for Wine Storage.
  4. Make sure door and/or drawer gaskets are not ripped or torn.
  5. Make sure that no food spoilage or spillage has occurred.
  6. Verify the drain tube is not clogged. See also:


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