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I have a Magic Chef upright freezer. The compressor comes on and makes a gurgling sound on the inside. I heard this means that it has freon, but it still won't get cold. Is there anything I can do

There is a plastic box that is attached to a metal bracket that attaches to the compressor tank. when I checked it , it wasn't secure to the metal bracket and the contents are exposed. I don't know if there is supposed to be a cover or not, but there is a round plastic thing with a chrome looking ring around it. The round black thing looks like a small horn and has a black and purple wire attached to it. It also has a prong on it that is not attached to anything.

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SOURCE: magic chef portable freezer not cooling.

first of all are you sure its running correctly,if its overly hot to the touch is may sound like its running which it may be,but only on the start/run windings and if left this way it will burn out soon,it needs start/run windings to oppose the pressures inside the compressor to get it up to correct operating speeds,then the start winding cuts out of the circuit,this is where the ptc overload comes into play,as it does this sequence switching to make it operate correctly,just unplug it from the compressor and plug in a new one,also you may think you hear the compressor running,but its only the fans in the unit running,a compressor will run warm but shouldn't be overly hot to the touch,then if this isn't your problem,it could be an evaporator core blocked by ice and you cant get cold thru a solid block of ice so iuf its a self defrost model the defrost thermostat or defrost heater might be inopertive too

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SOURCE: MAGIC CHEF FREEZER THE DOOR IS NOT OPENING FOR 8.8

If You run Your finger in between the rubber seal that is resting on the freezer and the frame of the door , the rubber seal will break lose. When you open the door the seal is attache to the door.
Just had the same problem after unboxing.
Simple, just be sure to do the entire door.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011

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