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MFC09M3FW1 Does the model MFC09M3FW1 defrost itself?

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Most (if not all) chest freezers are not self defrosting. Normally, defrosting is not required for long periods because the hotter humid air will not setting INTO the cold freezer.

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Larry, I want to disable the auto defrost or frost free function on my 20cu ft kenmore freezer


You could disconnect the power to the defrost timer or the heating element itself. I suspect that accessing the timer would be much easier that the heater - but I don't know which model fridge you have.

Jul 20, 2015 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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GE fridge not cold.


If the coil (in the freezer) is icing up then it's not being properly defrosted on a regular basis, ie. 2 - 3 times a day. On older models it's usually just a simple matter of replacing the defrost timer. On newer models, the defrost timer is integral with the 'motherboard', so the whole (expensive Chinese made) motherboard must be replaced because they're not serviceable.

Less likely (but possible) are the defrost heating element and/or temperature sending unit found on or near the coil itself. Least likely is a low refrigerant level, which would indicate a leak.

Mar 27, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

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Defrot timer biometal


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Kenmore Model Numbers Look Like 795.513012
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Turn the timer slowly clockwise until the compressor and fans stop. Leave the timer alone in that position that turned the compressor and fans off for up to 35 minutes. In the first few minutes after the timer turned fans and compressor off you should be getting defrost. If timer comes on by itself and you have defrost results the timer and defrost heater are good. If the timer does not turn the refrigerator back on but the defrost took place then replace the timer. Every different refrigerator or freezer has a different amount of time on for cooling and time off for defrost so it is important to know what the model number is to answer the part number and time off/on ratio. What is the model number of the refrigerator that the timer is on? Sea Breeze

Jun 30, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Freezer will not defrost itself. Where is the automatic defrost control located?


The defrost system is made up of the defrost heater, defrost thermostat and a timer. The defrost heater and thermostat are next to the evaporator which is behind a panel in the back of your freezer.

Suggest you go to sear parts direct and plug in the model number from the id tag (normally on the cabinet wall beside your crisper drawer) and it will give you an idea of the location.

Jul 14, 2011 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Have a westinghouse silhouette frost free 442 fridge freezer. It is full of ice behind the back panel. How can I remove the panel? Is there a simple way to defrost the ice? It is approximately 5 cm...


its easy to remove the ice ( just add heat ) / but you do need to correct the problem . this sounds like a defrost cycle failure .. ck the defrost heater and the defrost terminator . and the heater itself .. the model # is not complete try to find the one on the unit itself . in order to get better info .. hope this helps mmm. feed back pls.. 7/10 //11

Jul 10, 2011 | Westinghouse Refrigerators

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I have a GSS25LGPA side-by-side that the freezer completly thaws then freezes back a day or so later, then 3-4 weeks later it does it again.


could be 1 of 2 problems ...there is a defrost terminator located on the coil itself that when the timer gets to the stage it checks for temperature and if cold enough it will go into defrost cycle. this could be bad.... 2nd it could actually be the defrost timer ...if this unit is 2001 or newer most likely has a pd board that works the defrost cycle and compressor operation...the board itself is bad and needs to be replaced... some models still have the old style defrost timer with gears in them either located on bottom of unit in front or inside the fresh food refrigerator compartment up top near the lighting assembly.....hope this helps fairly easy to repair....

Jan 02, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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The freezer isnt working, it is running not cold enough model number ARB190ZCS


Your model has a simple defrost timer inside fresh food compartment and behind control panel. I would see if I could manually turn the timer clockwise until defrost comes on and compressor stops. If after 25 minutes it does not turn itself back on turn the time again clockwise slowly until it restarts. Part number 67001036 Defrost Timer

Dec 16, 2009 | Amana ARB190ZCS Bottom Freezer...

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My frigidaire refrigerator keeps defrosting on the freezer side


sounds like a bad defrost timer
or depending on the model a bad
electronic or adaptive defrost board

Oct 08, 2009 | Frigidaire Gallery Series GLHS269ZDB 36"...

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