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Hotpoint soultion If my fridge is stuck in defrost, how to unstuck? If it is my compressor is there a reset? If the the refrigerant has leaked out will the compressor still work?

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If defrost timer is clockworks type, manually force timer into run mode using flat blade screwdriver. If forcing works, replace defrost timer ($25.00 approx).

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