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My refridgerator is not staying cold in the freezer compartment...

I think it is the defrost thermostat or the defrost heater from everything I've read. I know that I'll have to get in behind the back wall of the freezer but I can't figure out how to get the walls of the freezer out. It is a Magic Chef Model RB214R and I don't have a manual. I found one on Magic Chefs site but they did a crappy job scanning it in and every other page you can only read half of the page. Any help would be appreciated

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Kelly

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  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    THE coil on your unit is in between the ref and frez section remove the bottom of the freezer panel it is not on the back wall

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You have to loosen hinge screws as well as screws on opposit side. Then pry up plastic floor at front the two corners are a little difficult then slide it out.Backing up a little though none of this shoul be nessesary if you could come up with an amp probe as you can check amps to see if heater is comming on. Rember the amp probe only goes around one of the line wires to read meaning you would have to split wire about 6 inches.Heater should pull about 3 to 5 amps. If your heater is not comming on it could be the limit control or you are getting alittle short on freon. The limit control is at the end of the line on the magic chef frig. I hope i have helped to diagnose your problem. Fxit

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