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this is a maytag model
model # XXXXX
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to put it in forced defrost
Forced Defrost Mode:
The forced defrost function is performed using the refrigerator display and keypad. Enter the Forced Defrost Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Hold the refrigerator door light switch closed.
2. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Down keypad 3 times consecutively.
Note: The 3 keystrokes must be consecutive and within 10 seconds
3. Release the refrigerator door light switch.
4. The control will display Fd to confirm entry into the Forced Defrost Mode
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Refrigerator Down key once more. The unit is off and in the Defrost Mode.
Note: All control functions will be turned off (Compressor, Defrost, Evaporator Fan, the damper will remain in its current position).
6. The control will default to the short run period
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i tried this yesterday and the defrost cycle did not work. when i close the door to the fridge the systems come back on. should i leave the door open?