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MAGIC CHEF mcbr440w not cooling

I DEFROSTED THE FREEZER. AFTER, IT NEVER SEEMED TO COO IN THE FRIG. WATER IS ALL OVER THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT. I USED A SPATULA AND FLAT SIDE OF MEAT HAMMER TO BREAK AWAY THE LOOSE ICE. I UNPLUGGED, REPLUGGED TURNED THERMASTAT TO 7, I HEAR IT RUNNING, BUT NO COOLING. I HOPE THIS IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION. IT'S ALL MY SON AND I HAVE TO HOLD OUR GOODS. I can't say it runs continuously, or if it shuts off. It's in a walk in closet off my bedroom. Can't hear it, i check on it, didn't notice or pay attention to the on/off noise. Checked, felt no cooling. BUT ICE started to form in the back by the wires, dead center under back freezer. I jiggle around back there, i can hear a more progressive sound. When i initially tried to turn the thermostat on, it didn't click, or catch from off to 7 at all. that lil button in the center, i pushed that ****** in and out several times, it just kept falling out. I put it back on screwed it into that thermostat until it was flushed (almost) to the main thermostat regulator. Could I have jacked it up that way? :-( I'm sorry, but I need to make sure. It's never a goodtime for appliance deaths, but as everyone else, it really really really isn't a goodtime to divorce my lil' frig. -pattip

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What i hear bad about it is that then you bang it with the hammer, it might have domaged the evaporator coil and what you have now is a refrigerant leak, it may be the reason of frost. I recall have you cheked to make sure the fan is blowing air?

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