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Can Automatic Defrost be bypassed on Amana ATB1932MRW

I have an Amana ATB1932MRW and am wondering if I can bypass the defrost cycle and just make it run all the time. What I want to do is like the old days, where you just check and manually defrost when you need to.

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Good day,
Not really effective. In the old days the coils were exposed and could be defrosted relatively quickly.
In a frost free machine the coils are located behind the rear wall of the freezer compartment. That compartment is well insulated and you have no practical way of accessing it.
The bottom line is manually defrosting the frost free
machine involves shutting the machine down completely for about 12 hours, with the freezer door left open. For most people that would cause a lot of food to be lost.

You have made an interesting point. Actually, it's kind of ludicrous to turn on high wattage electric heaters every 12 hours or so to gain automatic defrosting. But that's the world we live in.
Conventional defrost refrigerators are still made, but only come in very small sizes.

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You would have to remove the timer and tie the power and control wires removed together.

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Clean the back of the freezer and you will not have to bypass the defrost cycle or pull it out a bit and let it breath more.adrian,,,,,,,

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