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MTF1955GR How to manually start defrost cycle?

moundtown

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Location
WV
Model Number
MTF1955GR
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
Is there a way to manually start the defrost cycle on an older Maytag that has a mechanical defrost timer?

Thanks
 

Jake

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Hi,

The defrost timer is #15 here: Parts for Maytag MTF1955GRW: Controls Parts

#16 is the console on the refrigerator ceiling, you will see a hole in the console where you stick the flathead screwdriver in and turn it till the refrigerator shuts down, then stop turning it.

Here's the timer for your model:
WP68233-3 Defrost Timer


Jake
 

moundtown

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Thanks for the information. Will turning that until the refrigerator stops put it into a defrost cycle? I need to check to see if the defrost heater is working. Also, will the refrigerator automatically start up again?
 

Jake

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Yes and Yes.

Jake
 
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