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How do I defrost freezer compartment without switching off fridge

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There should be a hole behind the temp controls in the refrigerator top, you insert a large flat head screw driver in there and turn until you hear a click, then you will hear the fan stop, This is defrost mode. It will advance on it's own if everything is working properly. Tip: Hold the screw driver even and flat to make contact with both edges of the slot when turning.

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