freezer defrost

econoOctober 5, 2012

hello I have a sears upright freezer that is about 6 years old. works great but I would like to adjust the defrost cycle to come on overnight instead of during the day when it is being used. looked at the timer and it has a small dial that can be turned with a screwdriver. would this be a matter of just advancing the timer or could that damage it.


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If its a defrost timer you can try this. Around 9pm turn the dial until you hear a loud click. It is now in defrost. It's most likely a 12 hour timer so this should keep it from turning on in the middle of the day

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 3:32PM
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Turn slowly. There's a 2nd click very shortly after the first when the defrost period ends. If you pass the first click and trigger the 2nd, crank it back around for another try.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 4:14PM
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thank you! I will give it a try

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 5:12PM
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I think you can also unplug it for a few hours each day until it is adjusted accordingly.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 8:44PM
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