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My name is ***** *****. I have a subzero refrigerator, model

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a subzero refrigerator, model 690. Freezer stays cold but the refrigerator is at 60 degrees with temperature set at 42. i have vacuumed the coils but no improvement.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: the unit is over 10 years old. but has not been moved or worked on recently.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond sometimes I get your replies late so there may be a significant delay in responses. Please be patient and often I will ask you questions to narrow down the issue to get is diagnosed correctly.

Can you remove the back panel in the refrigerator to look at the evaporator?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to remove the unit from the wall or is this a panel inside the refrigerator?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

The panel inside the refrigerator.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am at work now. I can communicate later today. 4:00?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Yes I am on all day till about midnight.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was told my unit might need freon,however, some of the internet stuff is suggesting a faulty thermostat since the Subzero 690 is a sealed unit. I might have to continue this conversation when I can take time to remove the contents of the refrigerator, etc. Do you think the thermostat could be the culprit? If so, how hard is it for a civilian to replace it?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

I doubt the thermostat is bad for those temps in the freezer. I would check the evaporator frost pattern before doing anything else. Then you will know for sure.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will get home around 5:00 and follow up by removing the panel you referred to yesterday. Thanks
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Yes no problem