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Subzero 700BR is not cooling. When colder button pressed it

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Subzero 700BR is not cooling. When colder button pressed it doesn't reduce temp, just displays current temp, sitting between 49 earlier & 55 now. I vacuumed the condenser, it had a lot of lint. I turned off for 20 minutes then on. Has dropped from 57 to 55, home temp is 79.
I read the other 700BR (2005)question and answer to help me. I can hear the fan, so wondering if condenser needs a recharge??
Is the control panel supposed to display a lower temp when colder is pressed, or continue to display current temp?
I have tried turning off power again for 5 minutes, to see if control board will reset. Is the control board under the panel display? If not where is it located?
Connie D in California
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Connie, based on the unit the age and the issue I would say 99% that the unit is low on freon based on those temps. You should get a tech out ASAP as the compressor is likely running too much and you could damage it if you let it run like that too long. It will be repairable though and worth fixing for sure.

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