Question about Magic Chef Refrigerators
The fridge is cool on the bottom, but the closer you get to the top there is no cooling. We have recharged with coolant with no change.
If you charged the unit yourself the only thing I can think of is that you did not charge it properly. Refrigerators are not like AC units - the amount of charge, measured in ounces is very critical. You have to be right on the money lest it not cool properly.
If you have access to gauges and you are using the AC refrigerant normally used for cars, the pressure at ambient room temperature of 78 degrees should be around zero. Let the unit run for about thirty minutes to stabilize pressures and then do the reading. If room temp is higher than 78, then pressure can be a tad higher but no more than oupounds.
If no gauges, then allow unit to stabilize and then observe the temperature and condition of the suction line to the compressor. On a properly functioning unit the line should be cold to the touch and maybe sweating or beading. If it is warm to the touch you are low on refrigerant - add small amounts slowly till pipe cools. If you have frost forming on the pipe going to compressor the unit is overfilled and you have to bleed it slowly till it is cold and wet, not covered with frost.
Insufficient cooling is also caused by a improperly working freezer defrost mechanism whereby ice accumulates in freezer compartment. Here the culprit is either the defrost timer and or defrost heater element.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am experiencing the same problem with my GE fridge. We have already tried the Turbo Cool, but nothing seems to help.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
please switch off your refrigerator for at least 8 hrs. than again switch it on. if your problem is not cured than it is sure that your refrigerant is not circulating well....... please visit your service authority
Posted on May 14, 2009
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I've had a lot of experience with this problem in Magic Chef refrigerators. It was the fan motor in the freezer section not working. It is a fairly easy item to change out and the part runs about $40.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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We will need to see if yours has the defrost timer or the adaptive defrost. Let me know if your model is the JSD2789GES. I have the manual we can work with. ..Sea Breeze
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
I got mine in 2005. It stopped working 4 or 5 weeks ago. It made a clicking noise and the compressor was very hot. Compressor is under warranty but appliance repair shop wanted $125 to install it and another $75 to charge it with freon. I saw a posting somewhere else that said it was a relay switch. I ordered one from RepairClinic.com for $24.00 incl. shipping, put it in and it's working now. There's a black plastic housing on the left side of the compressor. Just unscrew that, pop the cover off (that was a little tricky) and plug in the new part. Maybe I'll get another 3 years out of it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
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