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Not cooling My magic compact frig is not cooling. The inside temp is 51 degrees. I have the frig that is only a frig. No freezer. Can anyone give me an answer as to what needs to be done to make it work correctly? The frig is a year old. And yes I have changed the setting.

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    magic chef compact was running and cold -now no coldness what so ever. I've click a "red" button in and changed temp setting, left it like that while at work, returned home and still not cold. Pushed red button again to pop out left it for a day still not cold. Unplugged and re-plugged. Don't know if the motor is working, because it was such a silent running fridge. Never heard a humming sound. What is the "red" button for?? chillinginmaryland

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    not making ice

  • JaciWard Apr 25, 2009

    Our Magic Chef bar 'fridge is about 3 yrs. old, too.  We found it totally dead yesterday.  Unplugged, checked the outlet, adjusted thermostat, etc.  NOTHING.


    By the way, we tried the RED BUTTON, too.  That was not a reset, as we hoped.  The Instruction Manual for our model MCBR445S (stainless steel finish) identifies that button as the DEFROST button.  It certainly had defrosted!  Or just died...


    FYI.


    Jaci

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From my earlier post, our compact Magic Chef 'frig was not running at all.  It still looks perfect, so decided to check on the repair.  It turned out to be the "starter switch," I think is what the switch was called.  The repairman said this is a very common problem, so he had the switch we needed in his truck.  It was repaired quickly and is running great.  
Cost was about $140, part plus labor.  A replacement would have been only a few dollars more, but would take more time and effort.  FYI, the compressor on these Magic Chef refrigerators has a 5-yr warranty.
Hope that helps someone. Jaci 

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To reset you may have compressor problem

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