INFORMATION
MANUAL
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SUB-ZERO
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WARRANTY
Sub .Zero 500 Series
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Models532, 542 and561 .....
Models511 and 550 ..........
Models 501F and 501R .......
Model 590 ..................
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Product Operation
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TemperatureControls ........
Crisper Drawers .............
HumidityControl ............
Adjustable Shelves ..........
Roll-Out Refrigerator Basket..
Door Shelves and Dairy
Compartment ...............
Freezer Drawer Removal .....
Door Closing ...............
Fan Motor Operation .......
Ice Maker Operation .......
Automatic Defrost .........
Master Power Sw_tch ......
Sounds ...................
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FULLFIVE YEI_Z,WARRANTY
For five years from the date of original inst_lation, your Sub-Zero warranty covers all
parts and labor to repair or replace any components that prove to be defective in
materials or workmanship in the sealed Systef--n;The sealed system consists of the
• compressor, condenser evapora!gr; drier-_-d_ co_ecting tubing
FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY
For two years from the date of original installation.,your Sub-Zero warranty covers all
o parts and labor to repair or replace an_yp aJ'tof the product which proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
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LIMITED 6TH THRqUGH,!2_
Product
Care
• Maintenance and
Cleaning ...............
•• Lighting Information ..
• Vacation Tame .............
• Vacant House !.............
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Food Storage Suggestions
• Suggested Storage ......
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• Product Loading Suggestions•. 17
Service Information ......
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LOG YOUR MODEL"
AND SERIAL NUMBER
Have this information ready when
calling for service.
MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
INSTALLATION DATE
FAC TONYAU THORIZED SENVICEA GEN T
(PHONE NUMBER)
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Full 5 Year Warranty'iind lilmit_Jd 6th Through
12th Year Warranty on the Sealed System
Full 2 Year Warrantyon theTotal Product
_.._R WARRANTY
From the 6th through the 12th year fron'_tfi_ d_te"of'_dginal installation, your SubZero warranty covers all parts that prove to be defective in matenals or workmanship in the sealed system (parts only). The sealed system consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier and all connecting tubing.
TERMS APPLICABLE TO EACH WARRANTY
All service provided by Sub-Zero under the above warranty must be performed b_
author_ed Sub-Zero service repros ,t_,_u_e_iotherwise
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ONES WHICH SUB-ZERO WILl;' PRO VlDE_ EITHER UNDER THESE WARRAN.
TIES OR UNDER ANY WARRANTY*_t_ING!BY.
OPERATION OF LAW. MJ_
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CONSEQUENTIAL OR INOIDE_I
TAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM'THE _C_°OF
THESE WARRANTIES oR
ANY OTHER WARRANTIES. WHETHER F.XPRESS, /MPL/ED OR STATUTORY. _'';
Some states do not allow the ex'_si_
o_.'_'t.ati_)rl" Of incidental or consequ;n_
damages, so the above !imitation_j" e.xcl_
m a.y,_notapply to you. This wart .a_'ty
gives you specific legal rights and you rnayalso ha.ve Other legal rights which _'
from state to state.
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To-rece.._yep.arts and/or servicel at)d tSe '_.
0f-.{be Sub-Zero authorized service.; representative nearest you, contact yoLir Sub.Zero-dealer or distributor or contact
Sub-Zero Freezer Company, Service Department, NO. Box 44130, Madison,
Wisconsin, 53744-4130 or call: (800) 222-7820.
MODELS 532,
542 AND 561
FEATURES
I) Adjustable Dairy
Compartment w/Magnetic
Gasket (Dairy Compartment
of Model 561 has one
section)
2) Egg Trays (Model 561 has
one egg tray)
3) Adjustable Door Shelves
4) Four-Sided Magnetic Gaskets
5) Door Closers on Freezer and
Refrigerator Doors
6) Removable Toe Plate
7) Deluxe Crispers with Rollers
and Humidity Controls (Models
542 and 561 have two crispers)
8,) Adjustable Roll-Out
Refrigerator Basket
9) Adjustable Glass Shelves -Refrigerator
10,) Lighted Ceiling -- Refrigerator
and Freezer
13) Pull-Out Ice Drawer/
Automatic Ice Maker
11) Lighted Refrigerator Control
12) Roll-Out Freezer Baskets (Model
542 has three baskets)
18) Hermetically Sealed
Refrigeration Units
14`) Lighted Freezer Control
15`) Ice Maker On/Off Switch
16) Adjustable Wire Shelves -Freezer (Model 542 has
three shelves)
17) Serial and Model Number
Plate
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MODEL 532
19,)Front Venting allows unit to be
completely built-in
MODEL 511 AND 550
FEATURES
1) Adjustable Dairy
Compartment w/Magnetic
Gasket
2) Egg Trays
3) Adjustable Door Shelves
4) Four-Sided Magnetic Gaskets
Refrigerator and Freezer
5) Door Closers on Refrigerator
Door and Freezer Drawer
6) Removable Toe Plate
7) Deluxe Crispers with Rollers
and Humidity Controls
8) Adjustable Roll-Out
Refrigerator Basket
9) Adjustable Glass Shelves -Refrigerator
10) Lighted Ceiling
1I) Lighted Freezer Control
12) Lighted Refrigerator Control
13) Hermetically Sealed
Refrigeration Units
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MODEL 550
14) Front Venting allows unit to be
completely built in
15) Serial and Model Number
Plate
16) Automatic Ice Maker
17) Two Tier Wire Storage Baskets
-- Freezer
18) Roll-Out Freezer Drawer
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MODEL 501F AND
MODEL 501R
FEATURES
MODEL 501F FEATURES
1) Adjustable Door Shelves
2) Four-Sided Magnetic Gasket
3) Door Closer
4) Removable Toe Plate
5) Roll-Out Freezer Baskets.
6) Pull-Out Ice Container/
Automatic Ice Maker
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10)
Adjustable Wire Shelves
Lighted Ceiling
Lighted Freezer Control
Serial and Model Number
Plate
11) Hermetically Sealed
Refrigeration Unit
12) Front Venting allows unit to be
completely built in
MODEL 501R FEATURES
1) Adjustable Dairy
Compartment w/Magnetic
Gasket
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5)
Egg Trays
Adjustable Door Shelves
Four-Sided Magnetic Gasket
Door Closer
MODEL 501F
6) Removable Toe Plate
7) Deluxe Crispers with Rollers
and Humidity Controls
8) Adjustable Roll-Out
Refrigerator Basket
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12)
Adjustable Glass Shelves
Lighted Ceiling
Lighted Refrigerator Control
Hermetically Sealed
Refrigeration Unit
13) Front Venting allows unit to be
completely built in
14) Serial and Model Number
Plate
15) Optional D-Style Handle
MODEL 501R
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MODEL 590
FEATURES
1) Adjustable Dairy Compartment w/Magnetic Gasket
2) Egg Tray
3) Adjustable Door Shelves
4) Four-Sided Magnetic Gaskets
(Refrigerator and Freezer)
5) Door Closers on Freezer and
Refrigerator Doors
6) Removable Toe Plate
7) Deluxe Crispers with Rollers
and Humidity Controls
16) Adjustable Wire Shelves
(Freezer)
17) Model and Serial Plate
18) Hermetically Sealed
Refrigeration Units
19) Self-Vented Panellized Grille
Allows Unit to be Completely
Built-In
8) Adjustable Roll-Out
Refrigerator Basket
9) Adjustable Glass Shelves
(Refrigerator)
10) Lighted Ceiling (Refrigerator
and Freezer)
11) Lighted Refrigerator Control
12) Roll-Out Freezer Baskets
13) Bulk Ice Dispenser
20) Freezer Utility Rack
14) Lighted Freezer Control
15) Icemaker On/Off Switch
w/Indicator Light
21) Master Power Switch
22) Automatic Icemaker
23) Ice and Water Dispenser
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MODEL 590
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PRODUCT
OPERATION
The importance of the installation
of your Sub-Zero cannot be overemphasized. The proper installation of your unit is the
responsibility of the selling dealer
or installer. Any questions or
problems pertaining to the installation
should be directed to the selling
dealer.
TEM; ERATURE
CONTROLS
Your new refrigerator/freezer was
thoroughly inspected and tested
before it was shipped from the
Sub-Zero factory. During these
procedures, the temperatures
were preset to maintain approximately 38 degrees in the refrigerator section and approximately 0
degrees in the freezer section. If
you wish to adjust the temperature,
simply turn the control dial. The
illuminated dial indicates the
control setting, #1 warmest to #10
coldest. See Figures 1,2, and 3.
NOTE: Always allow 24 hours
for the refrigerator to reach the
temperature you set.
MODELS 532, 542 AND 561
The refrigerator control is located
on the back wall of the refrigerator
near the top right. See Figure 1.
MODEL 590
The refrigerator and freezer controls are both located inside the
refrigerator section on the left hand
side at a convenient level. See
Figure 3.
The freezer control is located on
the freezer panel just above the ice
drawer. To adjust, pull the drawer
out, on the left side of the panel
turn the control dial until the
desired setting appears on the
panel. See Figure 2.
Figure 3
CRISPER
You should be aware it is normal
for temperatures to fluctuate
slightly depending on external
influences, such as: an open door
for extended periods, the degree
of humidity present and room
temperature.
DRAWERS
To remove your crisper drawer,
pull open until drawer stops. Raise
front of crisper and pull out as
shown in Figure 4. To reinstall:
With the front of the crisper raised,
insert crisper into the tracks. See
Figure 4.
Figure 2
•MODELS 511 AND 550
The refrigerator and freezer
controls are both located on the
back wall of the refrigerator near
the top. The refrigerator control is
on the right and the freezer
control is on the left. See Figure 1.
MODELS 501F AND 501R
The temperature control for each
model is located on the back wall
of the unit near the top right. See
Figure 1.
Figure 4
Figure 1
PRODUCT
OPERATION
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
The humidity level in each crisper
may be controlled for the storage
of meats, fruits or vegetables, (See
"Food Storage Suggestions," (See
pages 17 and 18). Adjust the slide
on the front, to the left for higher
humidity, or to the right for lower
humidity. See Figure 5.
Figure 6
ROLL-OUT
REFRIGERATOR
BASKET
This basket rolls in and out for easy
access to small containers and
food items.
Figure 5
ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
To remove or adjust shelves,
tiltthe shelf up at the front, then lift
up and out of tracks on rear wall of
refrigerator or freezer as shown in
Figure 6. Note: If door is only
allowed to open 90 °, in order to
clear door shelves, lift and tilt right
end of shelf up and left end down,
_and lift out clearing door shelves ....
Caution should be exercised
whe_:handling refrigerator
glass shelves to prevent
breakage or scratching of
interior. To replace shelves:
Select desired shelf height. With
shelf front raised slightly, insert
shelf in tracks at rear of unit. Then
lower front of shelf until it locks into
position.
To remove: Pull basket out, lift up
on the front and then out as shown
in Figure 7 below. Note: If door is
only allowed to open 90 ° , then
entire basket and shelf must be
removed as one unit in order to
clear door shelves. Todo this, place
one hand palm up under the roll out
refrigerator basket and lift out of the
support track. Tilt right end upward
and remove clearing door shelves.
To replace: With the front of the
basket raised, insert the basket
roller into tracks and push in.
PRODUCT
OPERATION
DOOR SHELVES
AND DAIRY
COMPARTMENT
FREEZER DRAWER
REMOVAL
The door shelves and dairy
assembly are adjustable within the
guides of the door liner. See
Figure 8.
The freezer drawer will stop before
coming all the way out of the unit.
Lift up evenly on each side of the
drawer, while holding the top
basket in place and pull out. The
drawer and basket will come out
together as in Figure 9.
MODELS 511 AND 550
To remove: Lift straight up and out
-from the bottom. To reinstall:
Select desired position and push
down into guides.
I_CAUTION I
IMPORTANT." Unload the drawer
before removing. CAUTION
should be taken when
removing the drawer, keeping
your feet clear from under the
drawer.
MODELS 532, 542, 561 AND 590
To remove: Pull open until drawer
stops. Raise front of drawer and
pull out. Note: If door is only
allowed to open 90 o, in order to
clear door shelves, we
recommend the following
procedure. Pull ice drawer out until
it stops. Lift back of ice drawer up,
clearing carrier assembly. Pivoting
the right side of ice drawer toward
you, lift ice drawer out. Remove
the remaining drawers in
sequence by lifting up and out in
the Same manner, tilting up
sharply as soon as the rollers leave
the tracks. (If drawer sticks during
removal, lifting up will disengage
the rollers). To reinstall: Reverse
procedure. Note: To replace the
ice drawer, make sure the white
carrier assembly is pulled
completely forward and hang the
back lip of the drawer on the top of
the carrier assembly.
MODEL 501F
To remove: Pull open until drawer
stops, raise front of drawer and
pull up and out.
To reinstall: Reverse procedure.
Figure 8
Figure 9
PRODUCT
OPERATION
DOOR CLOSING
MODELS 532, 542, 561, 501F,
501R AND 590
Refrigerator and freezer doors are
both equipped with a spring
loaded door closure-mechanism.
As the doors are closed, the door
closure engages to assist in the
closing and sealing of the doors.
MODEL 550 AND 511
Refrigerator door: Your
refrigerator door is equipped with
a door closing cam to assist in the
closing of the door. With the door
opened to approximately 120 ° the
cam will hold in the open position
if the door is stopped. If the door
continues to swing open, have the
unit checked for proper leveling
by your installer or dealer.
As you close the door, the cam will
take over at approximately the 15 °
position and assist in the door
closing.
MODELS 532, 542 AND 561
ICEMAKER
OPERATION
The icemaker in your Sub-Zero is
fully automatic and has been factory pre-tested. To put into operation it requires only a connection to
the house water supply.
MODELS 501F, 511 AND 550
The icemaker is shut off when the
container is removed from the
freezer basket. Replace the ice
container and ice production is
restored. For Models 511 and 550
see Figure 10 and for Model 501F
see Figure 11.
Figure 12
Freezer drawer: The freezer
drawer is equipped with a selfclosing mechanism. The incline,
built into the roller assemblies on
the basket, uses gravity to assist in
the drawer closing.
Figure 10
FAN MOTOR
OPERATION
All units have one fan behind the
grille to cool the compressor
area. l"Bis fan runs with either
compressor.
Figure 11
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The icemaker may be turned off
and on by the switch on the front of
the freezer control panel. See
Figure 12.
To remove the ice drawer for
Models 532, 542 and 561: Pull
it out until it stops and lift back of
ice drawer up clearing carrier
assembly, and lift ice drawer out.
Note: If door is only allowed to open
90 °, repeat above procedure, but
when lifting ice drawer out, pivot
right side of ice drawer toward you
and out. This will allow drawer to
clear the door.
PRODUCT
CARE
MODEL 590
WATER DISPENSER
I_t,CAUTION J
This automatic water and ice dispensing product offers the convenience of dispensing both chilled
water and ice from the product
without having to open the doors.
See Figure 13.
Do not run the water dispenser
switch any longer than 8 minutes continuously as this will
damage the equipmenL
MODEL 590
ICE DISPENSER
The ice dispenser operates as
follows: Tooperate the ice dispenser, the ice dispenser switch
must be depressed continuously
for the required amount. This
switch is located on the refrigerator
door glasswell. See Figure 13.
Figure 14
After original start-up of the icemaker operation, it will be necessary to discard the first few batches
of ice as they may be discolored
due to the new plumbing connection to the home.
Figure 13
The water dispenser operates
as follows: To operate the water
dispenser, the water dispenser
switch must be depressed
continuously for the required
amount. This switch is located on
the refrigerator door glasswell. See
Figure 13. The very first time the
water dispenser is operated, it will
be necessary to flush and purge
the water system and water
storage tank for three minutes.
This procedure will clear out any
air in the system a_swell as any
foreign material that occl,Lr.s
with a
new plumbing connection in the
home.
The chilled water container is
mounted inside the refrigerator
section. It will take several hours to
chill the water to the refrigerator
temperature upon the original fill or
if a significant amount of water is
The ice dispenser feature can
deliver ice in two different ways:
(1) By inserting a glass into the
glasswell and then depressing the
ice dispenser switch as in Figure
13, ice cubes will automatically
dispense into the glass. (2) If a
larger quantity of ice is required,
open up the refrigerator door, position an ice container underneath
the ice dispenser chute and then
depress the button for bulk ice
dispensing. See Figure 14.
I_,CAUTION J
Do not run the-ice dispenser
switch any longer than 8 minutes continuously as this will
damage the equipment.
IACAUTION I
Do not use a fragile glass as the
ice crescents dropping into the
glass from the ice dispenser
may break this type of glass.
MODEL 590
ICE DISPENSER
OPERATING TIPS
1) If no ice, is the ice system
switch on? See Figure 18.
2) Make sure there isa supply of
ice in storage container. See
"Ice Storage Container"
page 12.
3) Make sure storage container is
all the way in to insure proper
engagement of auger motor to
back of container. If ice container is not all the way back,
push on container and ice
dispenser switch at the same
time to properly engage.
4) Make sure freezer utility rack
isproperly installed as this
insures proper ice storage
container positioning. See
"Freezer Utility Rack" page 12.
5) Press ice dispenser switc,-h. If
no auger motor noise is heard,
wait 5 minutes and try again.
On second try if no auger
motor noise is heard, call
your local Factory Authorized
Service Agency.
6) If the icedispenser is not used
for an extended period, the ice
will tend to fuse together. It will
be necessary to discard old
ice.
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PRODUCT
CARE
MODEL 590
FREEZER UTILITY RACK
The freezer utility rack is specifically designed to accommodate
and hold freezer juice containers.
For the removal of the freezer utility
rack, lift up and pull out atthe bottom with one hand and then support the top with the other hand as
in Figure 15.
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MODEL 590
LIGHT BULB AND LIGHT
SWITCH IN DISPENSER UNIT
Figure 15
MODEL 590
ICE STORAGE CONTAINER
The ice storage container holds
an ample supply of ice for
the average family's daily
consumption.
The ice storage container can be
removed for discarding unused ice
or for general cleaning purposes.
To access the ice storage container, the freezer utility rack must
be first removed. See Figure 15. To
remove t_e ice storage container,
lift up on the ice container handle
and pull out having the bottom of
the ice storage container supported with the other hand as
shown in Figure 16.
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The door dispenser light switch is
located in the upper left hand
portion of the water and ice
dispenser glasswell. Depress the
light switch to turn the dispensing
light on and off. NOTE: In the off
mode the light will activate when
either the water or ice switch is
depressed. The light bulb can
easily be replaced with a 7 watt
appliance bulb. See Figure 17.
NO TE: Dispenser light will re.
main on for 5 seconds after
dispenser switch is released.
IAWARNINGI
Shut off circuit breaker to
refrigerator or master power
switch before attempting this
.maintenance. See Figure 19.
Figure 17
MODEL 590
DISPENSER SPILL TRAY
At the bottom of the water and ice
dispenser, there is a spill tray assembly. This tray will catch and
evaporate small spills. NOTE:
There is no drain in this area;
therefore do not pour water
into the spill tray. See Figure 17.
To clean this area, depress the
front left corner of the spill plate and
it can easily be removed.
MODEL 590
ICEMAKER SWITCH
This switch is located in the refrigerator section on the right hand
side of the Control Panel Assembly. See Figure 18. NOTE:
When the switch is on, the icemaker system light will be illuminated. See Figure 18. The design
of this sw_ch is to allow the icemaker and ice dispenser to be shut off
for extended _cation periods.
During these vacation periods, we
recommend the icemaker switch be
turned off. Then the ice storage
container can be removed, emptied
and returned to its location. See
Figure 16. This prevents the unused
ice, over a period of time, from
shrinking and sticking together,
possibly causing a'no ice" situation.
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PRODUCT
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OPERATION
during each off cycle of the refrigerator. The freezer section is controlled by a timer which defrosts as
needed.
A gurgling sound or running water
sound may be evident as the refrigerant circulates through the
tubing.
MASTER POWER
SWITCH
In Model 590, the ice dispenser
valve within the refrigerator door
snaps closed 5 seconds after
either the water or ice dispenser
switch is released.
MODEL 590
Figure 18
ICE PRODUCTION
ALL MODELS
The level of ice in the ice containers
is controlled by an ice level arm.
When the containers are filled with
ice the ice level arm senses the
level and shuts down the icemaker.
As ice is used, the level drops and
the level arm signals the icemaker
to restore ice production.
The Model 590 features a Master
Power Switch. This switch, which is
located behind the top grille, will
turn off all electrical power to the
equipment. See Figure 19. This
eliminates having to shut power off
at the circuit breaker or having to
pull the power plug from the wall
receptacle. This switch can be
used for either shutting down the
equipment for servicing or during
extended vacations.
During the icemaker cycle you may
hear the sound of ice dropping into
the container or of the solenoid
valve while refilling the icemaker
with water.
In order to access this switch, the
front inner grille panel assembly
must be first removed (refer to
panellized grille removal instructions on Page 14, Figure 23).
While the compressors are in
operation a slight hum may be
evident. During the startup and
shutdown of the compressor,
some vibration may occur lasting .
only a few seconds.
These icemakers are designed
to produce an adequate
supply of ice for normal family
consumption. The length of time
between ice harvest cycles will
vary depending on load conditions, door openings and ambient
room temperatures. On the
average, you can expect a harvest
of ice every 2 hours.
During the freezer defrost you may
hear crackling and/or sizzling as
the heat from the defrost element
clears the frost from the freezer coil
and water runs into the defrost
water pan.
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
AND
IACAUTION J
We recommend for maintenance and cleaning, that the
circuit breaker or master power
switch if applicable to the refrigerator be shut off and protective gloves (when cleaning
the condenser) be worn.
If ice is not used regularly it will
tend to fuse together. Te..avoidthis,
empty the ice container'periodically.
Figure 19
AUTOMATIC
DEFROST
SOUNDS
For your convenience your SubZero unit is equipped with an automatic defrost system. The
refrigerator section will defrost
Certain noises may be evident with
the normal operation of the unit.
Surrounding acoustics like walls,
floors and cabinets may affect the
sound level of your unit.
CONDENSER:To insure pro_e r
performance, the cleaning of your
unit's condenser is required. This
should be performed every 3 to 6
months under normal use. To
clean, remove grille. See page 14.
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PRODUCT
CARE
STANDARD GRILLE REMOVAL
MODELS 532, 542, 561, 511
AND 550
Remove center grille screw. Tilt the
grille forward at the top and
release the spring(s) from behind
the grille and lift off. See Figure 20.
To reinstall: reverse procedure.
PANELLIZED GRILLE REMOVAL
The optional panellized grille which
is removed by lifting up (1) and
then pulling out at the bottom (2)
and then down to release from the
grille mounting bracket (3). See
Figure 22.
I'_CAUTION I
Failure to properly clean
this area could result in
temperature loss, or possible
mechanical failure in both
refrigerator and freezer.
Figure 23
Figure
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GRILLE REMOVAL
MODELS 501F AND 501R
To remove grille, remove two black
screws located in the lowest louver
in the grille. Tilt the bottom of the
grille out and away, it will release
from the top of the grille. See
Figure 21. To reinstall: reverse
procedure.
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Figure 22
CLEANING PROCEDURE
Use "soft" bristle brush and
vacuum hose to remove the
accumulation of dust and lint
particles on the condenser
(radiators). See Figure 23 for
Models 511,532, 542, 561,550
and 590. See Figure 24 for
Models 501F and 501R
Figure 24
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INTERIOR: For cleaning of interior
surfaces and removable parts of
your refrigerator/freezer,wash with
a mild solution of soap and
lukewarm water to which a small
amount of baking soda has been
added. Use of vinegar is not
recommended. Rinseand dry
thoroughly.Avoid getting water on
lightsor control dials.
PRODUCT
CARE
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590 Exterior Surfaces: Same as
interior for all Factory Supptied
Exterior Surfaces.
590 Glasswell cleaning: Wipe up
spills after removing dispenser spill
tray. See Figure 17. Clean with a
mild solution of soap and water to
which a small amount of baking
soda has been added.
I_wARNING
pulling out as in Figure 25. Once
the panel is removed, the clear
plastic ice chute will be visible as
well as any obstruction.
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Shut off electrical power to
equipment before cleaning
product with soap and water
solution.
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Do not submerge or pour hot
water over cold glass shelves.
On occasion, ice crescents may
become lodged in the ice chute.
The ice chute is a clear plastic
housing that directs ice from the
freezer section's ice storage container to the refrigerator door ice
dispenser. This may prevent the
icemaker from supplying ice to
either the ice dispenser or the bulk
ice dispenser. We have made available access to the ice chute to
allow a convenient way to unblock
any obstructions.
IMPORTANT." When the
refrigerator doors (all models)
or freezer doors (501F, 532, 542,
561 and 590) are left open for
an extended period of time, the
lights may go off. This design
protects the internal parts from
overheating. To reset the light
switch, close the door(s)
for approximately 15 to 30
minutes.
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CLEANING OUT THE ICE
CHUTE MODEL 590
LIGHTING
INFORMATION
Figure 25
To remove the side cover of the ice
chute, depress the two side
locking tabs, then pull up and out.
See Figure 26.
To reinstall, make sure the bottom
section of the ice chute is installed
first; the outside front cover lip fits
inside the stationary portion. Then
push the two assemblies together
and secure the self-locking tabs
closed.
The ice chute is located behind the
freezer control panel, mounted to
the left hand side of-refrigerator.
The side panel is removed by
holding the bottom of the"_ide
panel and pushing rearward, then
For your safety, the circuit
breaker to the refrigerator
should be shut off (or on Model
590, the master power switch is
turned off, see page 13) before
replacing bulbs. Protective
gloves should be worn when
handling light bulbs (40 watt
maximum).
REFRIGERATOR LIGHTING
The light shield in the top of the
refrigerator must be removed
to replace the light bulbs. To do
so: Place your hands on the back
edge of the shield and pull towards
you to release (this shield may have
a snug fit). Drop the front edge
of the shield out of the channel and
remove. The light bulbs are now
accessible. To reinstall: Engage
front edge of shield into channel
and snap the back edge up into
position. See Figure 27 on
page 16.
Figure 26
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PRODUCT
CARE
VACATION TIME
For extended vacations: The
control(s) to your refrigerator or
freezer should be turned off or the
circuit breaker can be shut off (on
Model 590, the master power
switch, Se_ page 13.) Empty all
contents in the refrigerator/freezer.
BLOCK THE DOORS OPEN
SLIGHTLY WHEN THE
UNIT IS NOT IN USE. About
one inch space will let fresh air in to
keep the interior dry.
Figure 27
FREEZER LIGHTING MODELS
532, 542, 561 AND 501F
The overhead lighting is accessed
the same as described for
"Refrigerator
Lighting," on
page 15.
Figure
28
FREEZER LIGHTING
MODELS 511 AND 550
The freezer lighting is supplied by
bulbs in the top of the freezer
(Model 511 has one bulb, Model
550 has two bulbs), mounted to
the front of the evaporator cover.
The bulbs are accessible by opening the freezer drawer and unscrewing the bulb from the top of
the freezer.
FREEZER CONTROL LIGHTING
MODELS 532, 542 AND 561
Additional freezer lighting is
located behind the control panel.
To replace: Remove ice
container, reach behind the
control panel and unscrew bulb.
See Figure 28.
FREEZER BASKET LIGHTING
MODELS 532, 542 AND 561
FREEZER LIGHTING
MODEL 590
Below the icemaker, mounted on
the back wall of the freezer, is the
lower freezer lighting. To remove
the light shield and access the
bulb, gently compress the shield
to release the top and then the
bottom.'TSeeFigure 28. To reinstall: Engage the bottom first and
then compress and insert the top.
The overhead lighting is accessed
the same as described for
"Refrigerator Lighting."
See Figure 29.
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For short vacations: Remove all
perishable items. Shut off the icemaker switch (see Icemaker
Operation page 10) and dump the
unused ice out of the ice container.
Do not change the settings of your
controls.
VACANT HOMES
If for any reason this unit is put into
service on a temporary basis, and
later shut off, the doors should be
blocked open to allow fresh air to
circulate within the compartment.
Also, the circuit breaker to the
refrigerator or freezer should be
shut off (on Model 590, the master
power switch, see page 13).
CAUTION: The moisture
developed during even the
shortest amount of running
time could attack the metal.
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FOOD STORAGE
SUGGESTIONS
SUGGESTED
STORAGE*
New techniques are constantly
being developed. Consult the
College or County Extension
Service or your local Utility
Company for the latest
information on freezing and
storing foods.
*U.S. Department of
Agriculture
Fresh Food Storage
Shelf life of fresh foods may vary,
depending on the freshness at
time of purchase. To keep your
foods fresher longer, follow the
recommended storage
procedures.
Vegetables
Wash in cool water and drain.
Store in air-tight container or plastic
wrap. Most vegetables should be
stored in higher humidity.
Fruits
Wash and dry. Store in crisper
compartment. More aromatic fruits
should be stored in plastic bags.
Most fruits should be stored in
lower humidity.
Prepackaged Mea ts
Store in original packaging. After
opening rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Unfrozen Fish, Meats, and
Poultry
Remove store wrappings. Then
rewrap in plastic wrap, foil or
waxed paper, and refrigerate immediately.
Eggs
Store unwashed in carton or portable egg tray. Use within 2 weeks.
Milk, Cream, Cottage Cheese
Keep carton closed. Store on refrigerator shelf and use within
5 days.
Cheese
Store in original packaging until
ready to use. After opening, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or
aluminum foil.
PRODUCT LOADING
SUGGESTIONS
Items that inhibit the proper
closing of your doors will affect
the temperatures
and should
not extend beyond the front of
your shelves or beyond the
face of your door sheff
assemblies,
DO NOT fill your
freezer with large quantities
of
unfrozen foods expecting
to
"fast freeze" these items. Space
out new unfrozen items to
allow for air circulation
for best
freezing
results.
Left Overs
Let cool and cover tightly with
plastic wrap or foil. Airtight plastic
containers work well to prevent
drying out and odor transfer.
Freezer Storage
Foods should be wrapped in material designed for frozen food
storage. The wrap must be sealed
so as not to allow air or moisture
through the wrapping. DO NOT
refreeze thawed meats.
Ice Cream
The firmness of the ice cream will
depend on the cream content of
the ice cream. The higher quality
ice creams usually have a higher
cream content requiring colder
freezer temperatures to maintain
its firmness. Soft ice cream is not
always an indication of a temperature problem.
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SUGGESTIONS
SERVICE
INFORMATION
Eating quafity drops after time shown in chart.
Before calling for service -If you think your refrigerator or
freezer is not operating properly
check the following before calling
your Sub-Zero Factory Authorized
Service Agency or dealer. This
may save you time and the expense of a service call.
IN REFRIGERATOR
AT35 ° to 40 ° F
Fresh Meats
Roasts (Beef and Lamb)
Roasts (Pork and Veal)
Steaks (Beef)
Chops (Lamb)
Chops (Pork)
Ground and Stew Meats
Variety Meats
Sausage (Pork)
Processed Meats
Bacon
Frankfurters
Ham (Whole)
Ham (Half)
Ham (Slices)
Luncheon Meats
Sausage (Smoked)
Sausage (Dry and Semi-Dry)
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
days
days
days
days
days
days
days
days
7 days
7 days
7 days
3 to 5 days
3 days
3 to 5 clays
7 days
14 to 21 days
Cooked Meats
Cooked Meats and Meat
Dishes
Gravy and Meat Broth
3 to 4 days
1 to 2 days
Fresh Poultry
Chicken and Turkey (Whole)
Chicken (Pieces)
Turkey (Pieces)
Duck and Goose (Whole)
Giblets
1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth)
Pieces (Not Covered)
Cooked Poultry Dishes
Fried Chicken
1
3
3
3
to
to
to
to
2
4
4
4
(Other than for meats and poultry)
Most fruits and vegetables
Lean fish
Fatty fish, rolls and breads, soups, stew,
casseroles
Cakes, pies, sandwiches,
leftovers (cooked),
ice cream (original carton)
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days
days
days
clays
clays
days
days
days
days
IN FREEZER
AT O° F
6 to 12
4 to 8
6 to 12
6 to 9
3 to 4
3 to 4
3 to 4
1 to 2
months
months
months
months
months
months
months
months
1 month
1i2month
1 to 2 months
1 to 2 months
1 to 2 months
Freezing
not recommended
2 to 3 months
2 to 3 months
12
9
6
6
3
6
1
4 to 6
4
months
months
months
months
months
months
month
months
months
FREEZER
8-12 months
6-8 months
2-3 months
1 month max.
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'f Refrigerator/Freezer is not
_perating -, Is there electrical power to
equipment?
, Is home fuse blown or circuit
breaker off?.
0 Is refrigerator/freezer control on?
, Is your condenser clean?
, Has either door been left open?
Be sure no foods are obstructing
proper door closing.
, If still not running, unit may be in
defrost; wait 30 minutes to see if
unit will restart.
'f Refrigerator/Freezer is
Narmer than usual -, Is control set properly?
Has door been open too long?
• Have you recently added a large
quantity of food?
f Refrigerator/Freezer runs too
nuch -, Is condenser behind grille
clean? See pages 13 and 14.
, On hot days and warm room
ambients the motor runs longer.
, Have doors been open for
extended times or large amounts
of food added?
_fRefrigerator/Freezer is
_rosted up -• Have doors been left open?
• Are doors closingand sealing
properly? Contact your dealer if
door not adjusted properly.
, When opening the freezer
drawer you may notice side to
side motion in the drawer. This
motion is normal with the
tolerance built-in to the drawer
slides. When the drawer is
closed it will automatically adjust
and close with the proper
alignment.
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If you hear unusual noises -• These may be normal operating
sounds (see page 13,
"Sounds").
ff condensation forms inside
the unit -* This is normal during high
hLimidity and frequent door
openings.
• Are doors closing and sealing
properly?
If condensation forms on the
outside -• It is possible during periods of
high humidity some
condensation could appear. This
condition will subside when
hum!dity levels drop. If
condensation is excessive
contact your Sub-Zero Factory
Authorized Service Agency.
• Be sure doors are closed and
gaskets are sealing.
If it is too hot around freezer
compartment -• Clean condenser (see pages 13
and 14).
If no ice -• Models 511,550 and 501 F, is ice
container in position (see page
10)?
• Models 532, 542 and 561, is
icemaker switch turned on
(see pag_ 10)?
• Model 590, is icemaker switch
turned on (see page 12)?
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If there is odor in the unit • Completely clean product
(see pages 13 and 14).
• Cover all food tightly.
If light bulb needs replacing --
• Turn off circuit breaker to
refrigerator, wear gloves to
protect against broken glass
(see pages 15 and 16).
If you hear occasional
buzzing -• Is water supply connected to
icemaker and turned on?
If you need product
information -• Please call 1-800-222-7820 for
information on planning,
installation or product knowledge.
If you need product service -• Please have model and serial
number available (for model
and serial numbers refer to
plate located on top frame of
unit inside door.)
• Call your nearest Sub-Zero
Factory Authorized Service
Center. For the location of a
Sub-Zero Factory Authorized
Service Center in your area,
contact your dealer or: SubZero Freezer Co., Inc., Service
Department, P.O. Box 44130,
Madison, W153744-4130,
Telephone 1-800-222-7820.
3UE TO OUR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, MODELS AND SPECIRCA TIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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SUB-ZERO FREEZER CO., INC.
FORM NO. 3-75-217-14
P.O. BOX 44130, MADISON, Wl
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