Self-defrosting or frostfree

Various threads keep talking about the heating elements in a freezer compartment, or the timer.
But I have a frost-free refrigerator freezer. Does it have heating elements and a timer?
(BTW, It must work, because I've never had any frost inside. And there is a tray at the bottom, near the coils, but the only time I've looked at it was when the fan was stuck at the time and it hadn't been cooling very much. There was no water in it then.)
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mm wrote:

Hi, How do you think your fridge does not have frost? Hope you're not trolling.
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see answer at: http://home.howstuffworks.com/question144.htm
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wrote:

Well this was right on. Thanks.
No, I wasn't trolling. I never noticed even 6 hours worth of frost, although maybe that is less than I would guess, and not noticeable.
And I grew up with a self-defrosting freezer that wasn't called frost-free. It only heated every 24 hours, and didn't have the fan that blew the cold air out when the door was open. I figured I had that fan and didn't need a heater. (Although I figured it was some industry secret where the air came from that replaced the air that the fan blew out.)
My mother was a smart woman, but she didn't understand the timer on our 1953 refrigerator. She would set the clock for what time she wanted it to defrost, but it was supposed to be set for the "current time". So I have to do the arithmetic on paper, but I think it would defrost at whatever time she did the setting of the clock. She would set it for three in the morning, and the fridge would think whatever time she did this was 3 in the morning. For a decade she thought it was broken. Even though it had no frost, it never defrosted at the right time. I was 15 or more before I read the instructions under some panel at the bottom of the fridge.
I guess making it do this every 6 hours eliminated the need to set a clock. It was probably women like my mother who forced this change.

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