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Pressed a button, now fridge won't work

I have a very old mini brown Danby Ignis fridge. I'm not sure where it came from or how old but as I was putting groceries in, I accidentally pressed this button in the center of the low, medium, high knob. (assuming it's the temperature knob??) As soon as I pressed it, the fridge stopped running. The button stuck and won't pop back out. The light still works. Please help!!! This is my only fridge. Thanks!

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    I have the same problem with my refrigerator. I hit that stupid red button by accident that is in the middle of the temperature knob and now my refrigerator is not working...(the light is on but it isn't cooling). Wondering if defrosting is the only way to get the darn thing to work?


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You have pressed the defrost button that is why the compressor stops and would not come back on. there could be a temperature sensor on the thermostat or a timer where in it would only reset back after the temperature of the fridge warms up. try to remove all the food and let is sit for a while, plugged and watch if the compressor would kick in after about two hours or untill the fridge warms up. if the button is stuck, you may have to spray lubricant in the thermostat or replace the thermostat .

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I pressed the red defrost button as well and while I was Unloading all of my food I turned the dial all the way left (counter clockwise) to the "0" on my dial (the one with JUST the dark and light blue gradient, no numbers) and then turned it back on and it started up again!!

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Please help my fridge isnt working but the freezer is what has happened all my food is going to waste

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