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Sub-Zero Sabbath Mode and Star-K Information


  • How to enter Sabbath Mode on a Sub-Zero
  • Sub-Zero Sabbath Mode instructions
  • What process is used to turn on Sabbath Mode on a refrigeration unit?
  • Are the Sub-Zero units Star-K compliant?
  • Star-K information for Sub-Zero products
  • Sub-Zero Sabbath Mode guide


About Sabbath Mode

Sabbath Mode turns off the ice maker system, and door alarm and prevents them from turning on again while the unit is in Sabbath Mode. 

  • Depending on model, the interior lights turn off, or go into a constant dim setting for the Sabbath mode.
    • Refer to the model specific Sabbath Mode links below for more information.
  • Most Sub-Zero and Wolf products with electronic control panels have a Sabbath Mode feature when sold.
  • Star-K compliance requires strict adherence to Star-K guidelines. Some products may require a Sabbath Mode kit to make the product Star-K compliant.
  • In the event of a power failure, when power returns, the unit will return to this mode.
  • Visit Star-K Online for the most up-to-date listing of Star-K compliant appliances and requirements to meet Star-K standards.

Entering or Exiting Sabbath Mode

The following products have Star-K compliant Sabbath Mode as a standard feature and do not require a kit.

The following products have a Sabbath Mode, but require a Sabbath Mode accessory kit to be Star-K compliant. 

See Sub-Zero Accessory Sabbath Mode Kit Installation for more information on Sabbath Mode kits. 

  • Sub-Zero recommends that the Star-K Sabbath Mode kit be installed by a service technician.
  • Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for installation.

Products Without Sabbath Mode

Only the Sub-Zero product lines listed above have a Sabbath Mode available on the manufactured product. Other products do not have Sabbath Mode, including but not limited to:


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