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FIXED 253.70313211 Kenmore Refrigerator - How to Force Defrost

Mr. Spires

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253.70313211
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Sears Kenmore
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I have a Kenmore french door refrigerator 253.70313211. This model has digital controls on the outside of the door. I am trying to figure out how to run a forced defrost. I have tried hitting the door switch 5 times in less than 2 or 6 seconds. I have tried opening the right door and hold the door switch, hit temp down 3 times fast then release door switch. Neither of these worked. Can someone tell me how to run a forced defrost on this model? Thank you!
 

Dan O.

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There should be a 'tech sheet' with the unit's wiring diagram in the unit somewhere. It might be folded up inside the kickplate or under the cabinet in that area.

from tech sheet # 240389646 said:
To initiate manual defrost press and hold, for 5 sec. FF(+) and FF(-), (d) and (f) will be displayed.


Dan O.
 
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