- Model Number
- 6-10 years
I own a Hotpoint HTR16ABSHRWW that is in a self built camping trailer and the fridge is only used 6-7 times a year. It is a top freezer unit. When in use the unit is on for 5-6 days at a time. The unit is off and unplugged more than 320 days a year. When on the unit is powered off a 2,000 watt generator or a lithium battery that is charged via solar. The issue is the defrost cycle for the freezer, which triggers a heating element, creates a big draw on the generator and the battery. I do not need the defrost cycle for the unit because the lack of use. When we return from a camping trip the unit is unplugged and will defrost. When camping we do not need the unit defrosted. So the question is can I either unplug the defrost timer or remove the heating element, or both? Just looking for a way to bypass defrost and avoid the draw from the heating element. Thanks.