I ran the test as you suggested. Here are results.
Hold off button down until screen shows a message
Message: AUTOECON -188.8 C AMB
Turned temp dial to 2
Message: number 2 shows, there is some whirring noise, then the number 5 shows next to 2
Turned temp dial to 3
Message: the number 3 shows, there is whirring sound, after about 45 seconds the number O shows next to 3.
Turned temp dial to 4
Message: the number 41 shows along with a blowing sound
Turned dial to 5
message: the number 51 with no sound
Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 1:25 PM