In manual defrost thru electronic control will display show it and if defrost thermostat is bad will it work?
Answer Paul, No there will not be a "visible" indication from the control or otherwise. First thing to remember, the refrigerator needs to be in a cooling mode, (compressor running) System Diagnostics An electrical connection between the light switch and refrigerator light bulb is coupled to the ADC system board, providing a manual method of initiating defrost and back to compressor. The actuation code will be a minimum of (5) depressions of the light switch within a (6) second time period. • If a defrost is initiated manually and the termination
thermostat is closed, the heater will be actuated until(the compressor will cease running) • If a defrost is initiated manually and the termination thermostat is closed, the heater will be actuated until the termination thermostat opens. A 6 minute drip time follows before actuating the compressor and setting the next defrost time. • When terminating the defrost manually and the termination thermostat is closed or open, the compressor is activated and sets the next defrost time.
I depress light switch 6 times on fresh food side but unit does not go into manual defrost mode.
Answer Hello Paul. This product comes equipped with an Electronic Defrost Control. To initiate defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds (light bulb must be working). To terminate defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds. If not, replace the switch board 5303918538.