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Trouble shooting defrost system

Maytag side-by-side refrigerator Model:MSD2556.
Question: What is the procedure for manually making the refrigerator go into the defrost mode. It has the solid state module that controls the defrost (not the older defrost timer).

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  • Allena33 Apr 29, 2008

    On a Maytag, to put the adaptive defrost board into defrost cycle/mode, short "L1" and "Test" on the board with a small screwdriver and wait three seconds. You should hear a clicking noise from the relay and the fridge cooling/freezing cycle will shut off and go through a defrost cycle.

  • John2804 May 12, 2008

    Freezer section cools properly. Refrigerator section is barely cool. I've checked the air duct passage between the freezer and the frig and it is clear of any ice build-up or any other obstruction. What's next.

  • panzadebagre Jan 23, 2009

    Whirlpool side by side. water ice dispenser. the freezer is icing up and then doesn't stay cool long enough.

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You can not manually start a defrost cycle
go to the freezer and check the heater and bimetal they are in the evaperator coil if these parts check good then replace the adaptive defrost control

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