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Viking VCBB362 I turned the unit off to get rid of ice build up in the freezer. I turned the unit back on but the compressor did not come on. There is a code sequence on the electronic control board to manually start the compressor, do you know what it is.

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    There is power to the unit but nothing is getting cold.

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Press Display on

then press and hold Max Frz and Display off, you should hear 3 beeps and the compressor should start.

It may also be that when you turned the unit off you hit the showroom switch that is located up behind the top grill, the power off switch is also in here.

The easy way to tell the difference is see which one turns the lights off, the showroom switch will not affect the lights.

With the lights on switch the other switch and leave it for 6 mins to see if the compressor, if not repeat.

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