Question about Magic Chef MCBR440 Compact Refrigerator

3 Answers

Compact refrig not cooling

The unit is making a clicking sound about every minute and red button on thermostat is out and won't reset.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 8,619 Answers

Hi!

It is due to multiple reasons, compressor and relay of the compressor being the most common. Is the fan working?

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 14, 2009

    Can you hear rattling or vibrating noise? If not then replace the PTC relay at the back of the fridge which is placed next to the compressor(held on with a metal clip).

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your described condition indicates an electromechanical device activating and thereafter shutting down. After a preset period it engages again and goes through the routine. Almost always, this would be a relay that serves as a switch to engage a component such as the compressor, fan/blower or defrost heater. Course of action would involve checking/replacing:

  • compressor;
  • compressor relay
  • compressor overload protector;
  • fan/blower;
  • defrost system; and/or
  • controller board.
Except for the last, all could be tested using a DVM/VOM either checking for continuity/resistance and/or the presence/absence of supply voltage.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,902 Answers

The clicking sound is your relay trying to send a signal to your compressor to start. REplace the relay which is on the back of the fridge and away you go. Located next to the compressor square box with 4 wires attached to it. Good luck and thank you for using FIXYA.com

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ac won't blow any air


Good Morning David - Here are some simple troubleshooting tips to help resolve this issue:
If the outside temperature or inside temperature is below 60 degrees, the unit may not run.
·
Confirm that the unit has power to it.
·
Check the power cord connection to the wall outlet is secure.
·
Make sure that the house circuit breaker has not tripped.
·
Make sure the unit is turned off, Press the TEST button, you will notice a click as the BUTTON pops out. Then press the RESET button. Again, you will notice a click as the button engages, now turn unit on. If the LCDI plug does not reset the cord may be damaged.
·
The "Cool" circuit has an automatic 3-minute compressor time delayed start if the unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping and the fan will continue to run during this time.
·
If the unit has been turned off and on rapidly or if the thermostat was changed to a lower number and then immediately turned back to a higher number the compressor may not start. You must turn the unit off and wait a minimum of 3 minutes for the unit to equalize before restarting.
I would recommend reaching out to an experienced appliance tech just to ensure no troubleshooting step has been missed. Parts are often costly and if the problem is precisely diagnosed, it can save you a lot of time and funds. I hope these troubleshooting tips help you in some small way.

Jul 09, 2013 | Frigidaire Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Unit will not blow cold air after starting up for first time this season


That's because this unit is only designed to cool a room to approximately 75 degrees. http://www.fixya.com/support/p114531-delonghi_pinguino_pac_700t_air/manual-1811/page-2 It's not supposed to make the room cold, just comfortably cool. It automatically switches off of Cooling when it achieves this. If you want it cooler, you'll have to get a traditional air conditioner unit (like a window unit).

Sep 01, 2007 | DeLonghi Pinguino PAC-700T Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Bull BC-130 compact fridge won't cool anymore


hi clicking sound is not goood.sounds like the motor is gone.but try basics first.clean condensing unit.ventilate.check refrigerant and motor relay.good luck.Ali

Jun 24, 2012 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

My frost free fridge freezer comes on for five minutes every half hour and is not cooling very well, what's the reason for this?


1 Check the thermostat settings i.e. temperature control. Hope it is not on the lower number. 2 If the thermostat setting is OK then there is every possibility that the cooling gas has leaked out. Call the technician and get it recharged. 3 Also check the compressor that it is working properly.

Jul 31, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My AC unit is 3 years old. its set at 72 but wont go below 78 degrees. im in Las Vegas...Help


Set System Switch to Cool and lower setpoint below room temperature.
Verify thermostat and system wires are securely attached.
Diagonistic: Set System Switch to Cool and lower the setpoint below the room temperature. Within a few seconds the thermostat should make a soft click sound. This sound usually indicates the thermostat is operating properly. If the thermostat does not click, try the reset operation ( . If the thermostat does not click after being reset contact your heating and cooling service person or place of purchase for a replacement. If the thermostat clicks, contact the AC manufacturer or a service person to verify the cooling system is operating correctly.
Or call the techline 18002842925.

Jul 18, 2010 | White Rodgers White-Rodgers 1F85RF-275...

1 Answer

We have the white and rodgers thermostat model 1F81-261. The problem is that the ac unit will not work. We have reset and changed the batteries and set the point 4 degrees less than the actual room...


Set System Switch to Cool and lower setpoint below room temperature.
Verify thermostat and system wires are securely attached.
Diagonistic: Set System Switch to Cool and lower the setpoint below the room temperature. Within a few seconds the thermostat should make a soft click sound. This sound usually indicates the thermostat is operating properly. If the thermostat does not click, try the reset operation ( . If the thermostat does not click after being reset contact your heating and cooling service person or place of purchase for a replacement. If the thermostat clicks, contact the furnace manufacturer or a service person to verify the heating system is operating correctly.

Reset the thermostat by pressing , UP,DOWN and TIME at the same time.

Jun 28, 2010 | White Rodgers White-Rodgers 1F85RF-275...

2 Answers

I have a Haier compact refrigerator (Model: HSP03WNWAWN-01, Serial Number: A205673063 - I defrost it and know it will not get cold. It comes on but will not get cold. I tried plugging in in for 24 hours...


Unplug the unit then turn the thermostat all the way on then all the way off, then slowly move from off to fully on position do you notice a spring popping sound at a certain point? Yes No? if yes turn it all the way off and wait ten minutes then plug back on, notice if the compressor comes on or not. If it does then turn the thermostat to half way on does it cool now? if yes you have the problem solved, if not you have an issue with the defrost circuit and you need tools to test it, if you have an ohm meter let me know and I will help you further. Thanks for using fix-ya

Jun 05, 2010 | Haier HSB03 Compact Refrigerator

2 Answers

Reset Button


There is no reset button on most of these units. If nothing is running at all when a call from cooling from the thermostat is made your problem could be a tripped or breaker in the off position. When you turn the thermostat to cool have someone listen for a click at the unit. If no click is heard it may be in the low voltage circuit that your problem is. If a click is heard which is the main contactor pulling in to run then your problem may be in the high voltage power supply. If you have a fused disconnect check the fuses. They should be of the time delay type (slow blow) and sized according to the ampacity on the unit name plate. Also check the main breaker in the house power panel.

May 22, 2008 | Intertherm P3RA-030K Air Conditioner

4 Answers

Refrigerator won't get cold


hi!, if you did not turn on the thermostat by turning it clockwise and set on highier setting, it will not getting cold. 1hr is enough to test if the unit is in good condition.

Nov 19, 2007 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Magic Chef MCBR440 Compact Refrigerator Logo

409 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Magic Chef Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4638 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

8173 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

7409 Answers

Are you a Magic Chef Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...