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No cooling Just bought runs, but no cooling, compressor doesn't kick on.

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  • osumason May 31, 2008

    No, no other codes! I can barely feel some cool air in the freezer, but nothing up top.

    What color is the test button?

  • NMarkel Sep 06, 2008

    I have a LFC20740ST that does the same thing...the fan runs, the compressor gets unbelievably hot....and no cooling in freezer or fridge. I can't feel any air movement with the freezer or fridge.

  • jbshah2321 Jan 03, 2009

    my magic chef refrigerator is 20 months old. It has a 5 year compressor warranty. It does not cool even tho it runs. how do i diagonise this problem? How do i know that compressor is a problem? Thanx for your help. jay


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If you just bought reforbushed, it should still be in warrentee. Yes you could have a leak, but if this was the problem before the owners originally, It could be many things. The capulary tube could be restructed. Or the compressor valves that are only reeds could either loose or faulty. The only way to verify this is to open the compressor side and check the pressure right off the compressor. Just because the compressor is new doesn"t mean it can't be faulty.
If the Compressor doesn't cycle properly, check the coil that plugs into the side of the compressor. This acts as a capacitor **** switch to start the Compressor in place of a capacitor. It could also be faulty.
Dan Sims

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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Try putting it in test mode. Easiest way is to take cover off of board and look for little test button. Press once and fans and compressor should come on. Press twice the damper will close. press three times will go into defrost, ( only if it is cold in freezer) otherwise comes out of test mode. Press 4th time and comes out of test mode.
Do you have any error codes displayed?

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Posted on May 31, 2008

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