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  • TwySoft Aug 13, 2008

    It is a double door side by side Fridgidaire Fridge. I have had it about 1 year. It does not seem to be defrosting. Any help would we appreciated.


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See if you can locate the defrost timer sometimes behind front bottom kick panel sometimes at rear of fridge.its a small box like thing with wires coming out of it,they often have a knob protruding from it or a recession that a screwdriver fits into,rotate this until you hear a click,this should put the fridge into defrost mode,you will hear the heaters defrosting the freezer,if the timer is working correctly after about 10 minutes or so the cooling will restart,if the timer is not working it will not restart into cooling,if this is the case the timer needs replacing and you will have to again rotate the knob to restart the cooling

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