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Arctic has announced that some of its Liquid Freezer II units shipped between May 2021 and March 2022 may be affected by a manufacturing issue.

Apparently, their gaskets were “not sufficiently vulcanized, causing a chemical reaction to occur between the copper cold plate and the gasket.” Such a reaction could “lead to sulfur residue and copper plate deposits,” which in turn could “lead to a reduction in cooling performance and potential loss of cooling liquid,” Arctic explained.

Arctic is addressing the situation with a webpage that allows Liquid Freezer II users to check whether their model number is affected. Those who are affected can contact the company for a free service kit, which can be used to replace the affected parts “in a few simple steps,” per a video shared by the company.

Liquid Freezer II Series Product Announcement

WHICH PRODUCTS ARE POTENTIALLY AFFECTED?
Affected products first went on sale in May 2021.

WHEN CAN THE PROBLEM OCCUR?
The chemical reaction and degeneration of the gasket is a slow process and can occur within the 6-year warranty period. Thus, there is no reason to panic. We recommend that all affected coolers are serviced as soon as possible.

ARE CURRENT PRODUCTS IN STORES AFFECTED?
All products that were on the market and in our warehouses have been subjected to additional quality control testing and have been replaced to ensure that no affected products entered the market.

We have since increased quality assurance and quality control testing. We have also marked these products with a “QC Passed” sticker.

HOW IS THE PROBLEM SOLVED?
We know that our customers depend on their cooling solutions. In order to ensure the shortest possible interruption, we have developed an at-home service kit to safely guarantee the 6-year life expectance of the product. With this service kit, our customers can easily replace the gasket and copper plate of their Liquid Freezer II themselves within minutes and without any expertise. Providing this service kit to our customers is a sustainable and environmentally friendly process, which upholds our company’s commitment to creating a brighter, cleaner environment while reducing downtime.

HOW DOES THE SERVICE KIT WORK? WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
Replacing the gasket and copper cold plate is done in a few simple steps and does not require any expertise. In the video, we show how to exchange the gasket, the copper cold plate, and also provide detailed instructions to ensure the replacement is done easily and effectively. As always, our support team is happy to assist our customers with any questions.

IS THE WARRANTY OF MY PRODUCT AFFECTED?
No. The 6-year warranty will always remain. We are confident in the quality of our products and are committed to keeping our promise to our customers. ARCTIC wants to formally thank our customers for their cooperation in implementing a sustainable solution and for helping us uphold our promise to our customers.

HOW TO SEND IN YOUR PRODUCT FOR SERVICE?
We also offer to do the rework for you. To have the gasket and copper plate replaced, you can send your Liquid Freezer II to our service teams in Germany or the USA.

Please note: Due to shipping times both to and from our facility, plus weekends, you will have to do without your Liquid Freezer II for a few weeks, depending on the destination.

Please use the form below to continue. For processing we need the information and a photo of the motor code of your Liquid Freezer II and the invoice. The three-digit motor code can be found under the water pump.

Source: Arctic

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