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Magic Chef Mod # MCBR1020W - light is on but moter is not running, no cold.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Magic Chef refrigerator stop cooling

check the fan relay and the compressor to make sure it is still working...if not there is a capasiter you can replace to get it to work again

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Does not get cold enough.

HI THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.tHE FIRST THING TO LOOK AT IS . iF YOU HAVE FROST BUILD UP ON THE WALL, OF FREEZER.#2. IS THE FAN RUNNING. #3. CLEAN ALL COILS AT THE BACK, OF FRIDGE, VERY IMPORTANT . tHANKS THE APPLIANCE DOC.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

kel1guy2002
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SOURCE: Refrigerator not making ice or getting cold

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

Your symtom comment that it is barely getting cold leads me to think the problem is in the automatic defrosting of the refrigerator.

Your unit has a mechanical defrost timer. It is item 6 of this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5168518&diagram_id=1349648#d1349648

If you look at the panel all you will see of the defrost timer is 2 raised / tapered tabs that would only allow you to rotate those tabs in one direction.

Use a flat bladed screwdriver with a good blade or a rather wide flat ended kitchen utensil to rotate the defrost time until the compressor shuts off. That is the beginning of the defrost cycle. Leave the unit sit for about 1 hour and see if it performed the defrost cycle and restarted the compressor.

If the compressor did not restart.... there are other components of the defrost circuit that have failed.
Those components can be any one of the following:

1. The defrost timer itself.
2. The 60 deg bi-metal thermostat
3. The defrost heating element
4. A wiring problem to any of the above

If the unit did not defrost at all.... what you can do is perform a manual defrost by unplugging the unit, emptying the contents of the freezeer section and placing a fan blowing into the freezer section for just over 2 hours. This WILL make a WATER MESS so be ready to tend to the drips with rags and a mop.

After that 2 hour manual defrost reload the freezer and plug the unit back in. The temps should return to normal in about 4 hours.

If the manual defrosting corrects your no ice and warm fresh food problem then you for sure have an automatic defrosting problem.

One thing to note is.... if the evaporator fan in the freezer compartment is not running you will have a warm fresh food compartment and no ice. If the fan is NOT running and the compressor IS running the evaporator fan has failed.

The wiring diagram for your Refrigerator can be found here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=1326763&pkw_=basket&model_id=5168518&NewWindow=1

Thanks for using FixYa,

Kelly

Posted on May 01, 2010

mycem
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SOURCE: Magic Chef refigerator/freezer stopped running

if you said stop running id assume that there is no power?? even with good electrical input..
for that instance, better check.charred cables.. if not there maybe a problem with timer itself..

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Magic Chef

Is this a two door refrigerator?
If it is then their is an air duct that allows some air from the freezer to cool the fridge section.
Three things to look for;
Is the air duct blocked
Is the fan blowing air
is the freezer coil frozen over.
Try manually defrosting the fridge. If that helps then you have an auto defrost problem. A technician can help you there

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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