Put it in another ice box for a couple hours then quickly check it before it gets a chance to open. The most common terminator will close contacts (have continuity) at 25f They open (no continuity) at 50f. The job of the termination thermostat is to kill power to the heater element when the temp gets warm enough to melt frost off the coils. If the heater were to stay on for the entire 20 or so minutes of defrost it would not be pretty in there. It takes no time at all for the temp transition so you gotta be ready and check the terminator pretty fast.
By the way that is an Amana Bottom Mount ice box ain't it? AMANA ICE BOX SERVICE MANUAL
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