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Older Viking fridge/freezer stuck in Sabbath mode?

I have an old Viking 48 inch side-by-side fridge freezer. The lights are off and I "think" it might be in Sabbath mode. I'm pretty sure there is a "hidden" button somewhere, or some random buttons I am supposed to push. I don't have the model number, and my unit doesn't have any "activate controls" button. If I hold on "Display On" for a few seconds, it makes 3 beeps, so I am sure it has something to do with that. Anyone know?

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Sabbath Mode is designed for those whose religious observances
require turning off the lights and dispensers.
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are disabled, the dispenser display screen backlight turns off, and
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I think the the problems are:
1 - over application of foam insulation in the chute pathway in the door.
2 - possible bad timing on the flap opening causing the falling ice to get stuck.

My solution for the past 6 years:
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2 - inform my family member that if while you pressed for ice, and the ice is not dropping, but you hear the motor still cranking away, stop pressing for ice immediately. Stick you finger up the dispenser to make sure the flap is open, and push the ice to un-stuck them. And finally, be prepare to get 2 cups full of ice.

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