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Why won't my magic chef model rb171a refrigerator stay cold?

The freezer is good, but the refrigerator is warm.

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I recently had the same problem on a Westinghouse fridge freezer. There was a vent bringing cold air from the freezer to the fridge. This vent was in the freezer low down behind the evaporator coil. It had become blocked when a piece of insulation had moved over several years. Might be worth checking.

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    Barney Sullivan May 13, 2014

    I recently had the same problem on a Westinghouse fridge freezer. There was a vent bringing cold air from the freezer to the fridge. This vent was in the freezer low down behind the evaporator coil. It had become blocked when a piece of insulation had moved over several years. Might be worth checking.

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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

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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

Could also be begining of a defrost problem.

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have you cleaned out the coils underneath the fridge? it's very simple. pull the fridge out, look underneath(try pulling off the bottom grill from the front for more access), and start cleaning. to much dust and lint will hinder the coils from cooling. A vacuum with the brush attachment or little broom works good.

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Could be frost build up in the freezer compartment or a bad defroster,
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SOURCE: My Magic Chef mini fridge temperature trouble

That can be very difficult to do with a mini refrigerator. There is just not enough separation between the freezer and the refrigerator.

You will likely just have to find a compromise setting and accept the results.

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