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How do i defrost a fridge?

Its a whirlpool model; 3xart731gb01 and the type is:art731 and the serial number is: sl0325196

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To defrost a fridge, you simply move all of the food to somewhere it can stay cold and unplug the fridge. That's it!

The purpose of defrosting a fridge/freezer is to melt the ice that has accumulated around the condenser to restore it to maximum efficiency. Once it has melted (using a hairdryer can speed it up) you can plug it back in and put food back.

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