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The refrigerator and freezer are working perfectly. The problem is that it completes the defrost cycle @ 10:00 pm. Just when we want our ice cream cold the temperature in the freezer is up around 20 deg F and the ice cream is soft. Is there an easy way to change the cycle? Would it be enough to unplug the unit for a couple of hours to delay the cycle?

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Generally, the defrost is based on compressor run time and not ime of day that it defrosts. The defrost cycle time is between 10 and 30 minutes and does not allow the temperature to increase enough to defrost or start to thaw food. This suggests that another problem may be occouring. The goal temperature in the freezer should be 0 degress F. It may not be reaching this temperature due to a dirty condenser coils (clean with a bottle brush and vacuum, or a air leak through the door seals.

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