Question about Magic Chef CTB1521 Top Freezer Refrigerator

2 Answers

Compressor won't stay on...

I just got home from a few days away and noticed that the refridgerator had quit. The fan was still running but it wasn't at a cold temp. After playing with it a bit, I unplugged the appliance and plugged it back in. The fan started and continued to run. The compressor started for about 30 seconds then there was a click and it quit. Is this a compressor, thermostat or liquid problem or is something else?
Thanks

Posted by on

  • thomasw956 Jul 10, 2008

    Away for 3 days, got home and fridge is not cold. Ice in freezer still frozen so it must have just happened. The condenser is hot and fan is running but tubings are not cold. Unplugged for an hours to cool down the compressor, restart but it works for a minute and quits. Light stays on, fan continues to run but freezer and main not cold. Any DIY tips? TCW.

  • ppav59 Feb 24, 2009

    my compressor won't start, it clicks but nothing

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi,
I got home that is three to four years old, and already having trouble with the A/C system. First time the system cool the place for few minutes then few hours it was just after playing with it a bit. Then A/C tech. did diagnostic and the system cooled the place for Five hours. Again the A/C tech replaced a Capacitor on the system, the system start working again for a week.. 
In other words, The A/C system start working from few minute - few hour- finally stop after five day ...
Solution suggested  was to replace TXV @ metering ...

From: Steven

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 833 Answers

My guess is that you have a problem with one of the following:

Start relay...this gives a quick shot to the compressor to start the cycle...if it doesn't shut it will go to overload. The capacitor in the start circuit which assists the start relay or the compressor itself. Best bet: get a service guy in.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

We have a refridgerator, about 2-3 years old, Model #ED5JHEXTB00. Side by side freezer, refridgerator that is not cooling as much as it should in the refer part. I'm not sure of the temp, but milk goes...


if your noticing frost on the back wall you have a defrost problem and need to address it immediatley before u get warm in freezer and refrigerator sides remeber that a refrigerator is just a cold air duct from the freezer.... defrost heater bimetal defrost thermostat ot timer defrost control is bad ...

Feb 01, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

GE side x side refridgerator temperature is


unlikely both temp.sensors will be faulty at the same time. Notice how different the internal temps.are compared to the acurate one you are measuring it against. Almost certain board is defective because incorrect info in the processor will tell the compressor/s to switch off before time.(hence not correct temp. all the time.) Suggest replacement.I normally replace probes as well to eliminate problems later..

Sep 17, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Top refridgerator does not get cold but the bottom freezer works fine


Most of these have a fan that blows the cold air for the freezer into the refrigiator section. If the fan quits running you will experience your problem.

May 08, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Whirlpool gold:upper half of refridgerator side not cold


Either the evap fan has a problem, or the defrost system has failed. You should never see frost in the freezer section as the defrost sensor should sense that the coils need to be defrosted before that much frost accumulates.

Unplugging to clean out helped because the frost got a chance to melt away.

If you find the evap motor is running, then the things to check are the defrost sensor, the defrost timer, and the defrost heater.

Reply back if you would like more info.

Jan 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

1 Answer

Fridgidare, freezer cold fridge warm


sounds like you may have gotten a refridgerant leak causing a low charge condition. some refridgerators have a evaporator fan if this quit working it will cause it to freeze up .thus the freezer does not use a fan and it will still get cold

Jan 05, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26ZSG

1 Answer

NEW FAN WILL NOT QUIT RUNNING


Hello.
How long did you wait after installing the fan? It takes 24 hours for the unit to recuperate.
If the fan hasn't been working for a long time, you may have not noticed it was running a lot, but with the new fan you can hear it. Let me know if you don't think this is the case and I can guide you through some other options.

Dec 03, 2008 | Roper RT18DKXKQ / RT18DKXKT Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Refridgerator (Bottom Frzr-French Door) not getting cold....Freezer is o.k.


could be a few issues, id open teh freezerdoor at looka t back panel id tere frost building up??? if so youhave a defrost issue, can you here the fan in freezer conmpartment spinning you may have a bad evap fan

Mar 16, 2008 | KitchenAid KBFA20ER Bottom Freezer French...

1 Answer

I have a ed5fhgxkq00 side by side Whirlpool refridgerator that stopped cooling. It worked fine up until last night when we noticed that the ice was melting. Now it gets a little cool but not cool enough....


If the compressor has a fan next to it, be sure it is running. if the relay is clicking every few minutes it may need to be replced. contact local parts distributor.

Nov 04, 2007 | Whirlpool ED2FHSS Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Magic Chef CTB1521 Top Freezer Refrigerator Logo

1,149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Magic Chef Refrigerators Experts

evans_lloyd

Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4655 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

1216 Answers

Are you a Magic Chef Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...