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Orange star button inside fridge

Can you tell em what the purpose of the oragne star button inside the fridge next to the temperatue control is?
Also how do I defrost ? I have a whirlpool fridge freezer with no instruction manual,
Many thanks

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  • mark108 Jun 30, 2008

    Thanks for the reply; the problem was that the freezer section got toally iced up and in order to defrost it I switched off the whole machine. I notice that there is the ornage starred button next to the temperature control and was wondering what that was for. If pushed on is it to defrost do you know?

  • James Helmer
    James Helmer May 11, 2010

    Most refrigerator freezer made today are frost free and defrost is automatic unless there is a problem. If there is a fan in the freezer section it is a frost free model. Exactly what is the nature of the problem you are having?



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There is a defrost timer that starts the defrost. It may be in the section where the temperature controls are located. You will find a round hold with a clutch head screw accessible through the hole. Turn the screw clockwise SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The system should then be in the defrost mode. Wait about 25 minutes and if the timer is good the system should go back into the cooling mode. If it does NOT, advance the timer to the next click and get a replacement timer. The defrost should have taken place if there is no other problem. If the unit went back into the cooling mode and defrost did not take place your problem is in the freezer section behind the rear wall. There you will find two items, a defrost heater and a defrost thermostat. You can check out the heaters with an Ohm meter. No reading, open, means replace the heater.

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