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Where is the defrost switch on a Whirlpool refrigerator freezer side by side

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There are acutall 3 defrost components on a fridge, the defrost timer, which automatically puts the fridge into defrost aprox every 8-10 hours for about 30 minutes, and then there are the defrost heaters which come on to assist the defrost process and there is a defrost thermostat which cuts in and then out. what exactly is the problem with the fridge please?

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