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Accidental defrost I think i accidentally started defrosting my fridge by pressing a red button on the temp control, now it's losing temperature and I don't want my food to go bad. how can i stop it?

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    anantha reddy May 11, 2010

    hello mam

    you should defrost when the ice is fully packed,unless there is no ice please dont press the defrost because this stops the rrefrigerator to maintain the temperature.

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I did the same thing. I know it's a little late now but for anyone that does this again here's what to do. There's a thermostat in your actual freezer you might not be able to see it, because it might be covered in ice. It looks like a tiny tube, To stop the defrosting all you have to do is warm up the thermostat either pressing a hot towel agaisnt it or meltling the ice with a dryer (but be careful)! After a minute or so the red button should pop out again and the refrigerator will start humming again. Unplugging the refrigerator will not reset anything and don't try to pop the red button out of your own!

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