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Auto defrost cycle

All of a sudden, my refrigerator stopped working. How do I know if it is going through an auto defrost cycle. Can I reset it?

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You can tell if it is in a defrost by listening in the freezer for a sound similar to water dripping on a hot surface. this should only be for a short time.

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