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The coil of my majic chef refridgrator was not

The coil of my majic chef refrigerator was not defrosting and frozen all over. I have manual defrosted it several times and it works for a short, like a month. After a month of not running at all, it started running again for about a week. Then quit again. Now it stopped running all together. I am getting ready to look for a reset for the compressor. And also how to check them defrost unit part.

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Hi, To be honest, you won't find a reset button on the compressor or anywhere else. If the freezer was icing up on you, more then likely you have a defrost timer that is going or has failed you. Normally located at the back on the bottom. You should have a fiber panel you can remove to get to it, the condenser fan motor and the compressor. Make sure you have power to the unit that it hasn't tripped the breaker. If not, make sure the condensers coil is clean in the front, and the motor runs when the thermostat is set for the unit to be on. Make sure of this. If the compressor is not on and the motor is on, you have a problem in the compressor. A faulty external overload protector, or it could be locked up with a locked rotor. Make sure the fan in the freezer is on, the evaporator fan. On the defrost timer is a screwdriver slot you can turn in the direction the arrow says, just a notch to see if it comes on and runs. If it does, the timer needs replaced as the timer motor or clock is faulty if it comes on manually. Check all of these things and keep me posted.
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