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Ambiance 16 seer unit frozen

My outdoor unit on my Ambiance Eco Green 16 SEER unit has become so frosted over, that I am unable to get the indoor temp above 68deg. The unit is supposed to have an auto defrost, based on the manuals, but I can't figure out how to manually kick it into gear. It is 20deg outside and I've even tried leaving the unit off, but my apt has already dropped into the 50s in the past twenty mins. Help!

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This sounds like a heat pump. If so, it sounds that the unit is not staying in the defrost mode. Heat pumps have a temp sensor so when the outdoor unit goes into a defrost mode, this temp sensor takes it out of the defrost mode when the temp reaches a set point to ensure there is no more frost. Usually about 51 degrees as a general rule. I would start there.

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