Refrigerator - Automatic Defrost System

The automatic defrost refrigerator system saves time and energy. It eliminates the necessity to defrost your freezer or fresh food compartments. The refrigerator is designed and equipped to defrost itself automatically.


It accomplishes this by melting frost that accumulates on the evaporator during the normal refrigeration process.

  • The heat naturally rises up to melt the ice for a programmed amount of time. No fans run during this defrost cycle.
  • The cycle runs according to a programmed time. It is generally every 8 to 10 hours, and it lasts for approximately 25 minutes.
  • The defrost water is deposited in the drain pan below your refrigerator, and it evaporates from the heat of the compressor.
  • The cycle then automatically terminates itself.

This process does not cause food to thaw.