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Certain models have it in the refrigeratoe side by the thermostat and somhave the timeron the top of the refrigerator behind the cold controls. look for a small hole with a red piece mounted in i black box with catchs that if you put a screwdriver on it and turn it should click. hope tht this helps.

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