How long does a defrost cycle last on a refrigerator?
approximately 25 to 45 minutes
Can you bypass a defrost timer?
Connect the common wire and the compressor wire together and that will cause the compressor to run 100% of the time unless the thermostat turns it off or you manually turn it off, completely by-passing the defrost timer. Leave the other wires connected to the timer so they’re out of the way.
How do you force a defrost cycle?
To run a forced defrost cycle open the refrigerator door or doors if your refrigerator is a french door model. Then hold down the door switch or switches, the display should go blank. Next press the refrigerator temperature (-) button 3 times in 10 seconds and release the door switches.
How do you start a defrost cycle?
To begin a manual defrost cycle, open the refrigerator door and depress the fresh food light switch five times within a six-second period. To stop the cycle, depress the switch again in the same pattern.