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What's the Kenmore 2804 auto defrost cycle? Can I make it manual defrost?

I am considering purchasing the Kenmore Freezer 2804 (Model 28042, Sears item# 04628042000), but am concerned about the heating cycle when auto defrosting. I am freezing items for a research laboratory. What heating cycle does it go through? What temperature does what part of the freezer go to, and for how long? If I have an item on the shelf, does the item touch something that gets heated up?

Is it possible to disconnect the auto defrost aspect of it, so that I have to manually defrost it? Since it was originally intended for auto defrost, would it get frosty much sooner than a unit originally intended for manual defrost?

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scott d
This freezer has an electronic control board and the defrost system cannot be disconnected. It's built into the board. It will go into a defrost every 12 hours of compressor run time and last for 30 minutes. There is a heating element next to the evaporator that heats up. There is no set temperature it will heat up to, it can vary due to different loads and door openings. I hope this will help you.
by scott d Earned 3,205 community points in Kenmore
July 29th, 2011
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