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On a Designer Style top freezer fridge, what is the switch for Power Saving? It says, less power, or otherwise less moisture (red light on).

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  • nvalbers Mar 10, 2009

    Thank you muchly! I thought it had to do with the auto defrost. How does that work?

  • nvalbers Mar 10, 2009

    You are very helpful folks! I care a lot about energy and efficiency so now I understand my unit. CHEERS. Norm Albers

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The power saver switch is used to activate a low wattage heater in the center rail between the freezer and refrig door to prevent moisture build in hot humid locations. if you live in a dry arid location then using it on pwer saver will save you some money on your power bill. if it sweats between the doors then the switch needs to be set to  reduce moisture to prevent mold and mildew build up on the seals and the water dripping on the floor. thanks Peyton

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    peyton thompson Mar 10, 2009

    the automatic defrost works off of a timer or a circuit board (depending on the refrig and manufacturer). this control determines how often and how long the unit goes into and stays in defrost. it is seamless and you will probably never catch it in defrost. if you do atch it in defrost you will hear what sounds like water runing and hear a sizzling or crackling noise. on some units you may even see something glowing red in the freezer section. this is all normal and nothing to worry about. Thanks peyton

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