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Magic Chef 8 bottle wine cooler model MCWC8DSCT. When turned on light flashes and fan starts to move but doesn't. Sounds like a relay keeps switching off and on. Do you know what the problem is? And which part(s) are needed to fix it? Thank-you, JJ_TORLoozee@hotmail.com

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  • gwartneys Jul 27, 2008

    Same problem. Worked fine for two years. Then one day the display panel and inside light started flashing and it stopped working.

  • jlight2304 Nov 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem......the lights flash, the fan starts to move, and it sounds like a relay is clicking.....but the unit won't refridgerate.

  • bv59 Dec 20, 2008

    Exact same problem. Also worked for almost two years then this.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Exact same issue.

  • barry_morton Apr 15, 2009

    Lights flash, clicking sound, no cooling. Only 6 months old. Can it be fixed?

  • txxg May 02, 2009

    Have the exact same issue. Not sure if it's a power board or fan control board. Clicks and flashes after it was turned off and unplugged to move during kitchen rennovation. Same outlet, same area when completed. Nothing was done to the electrical outlets.

  • bmover Nov 17, 2009

    My cooling fan is just worn out where can I buy one ? Its 3.5inches, 12v dc .19Amps. Other than that the things works. I put a small fan on it and it cooled right down.

  • Jacektur May 11, 2010

    Same issue as all of you .Replaced pcb but still doesn,t work.I'm going to order semicuductor and see what happens.U can get all parts from

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I have the same problem as stated with the light flashing and fan tries to rotate. I found by disconnecting the power wires to the cooling unit, the fan rotates. light works and no clicking sound.
I suspect the cooling assembly is defective causing the unit to not work properly.
Does any one have a part number for this part and where I might purchase the cooling unit. RepairClinic.com does not have thhe cooling unit.

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  • JIm McCrosky Oct 02, 2009

    I have the same unit with the same problem. Here is a good way to troubleshoot the problem.

    First go to any auto parts store, I used O'Riely's, and buy a single element light socket and bulb. I used a Calterm Ford socket assembly #08551 and bulb #1156.

    Next find the 12 volt output wires on the power supply PCB board and hook up your test light. Plug in the wine cooler and see if the bulb burns bright or dim. If the bulb is bright the PCB is OK and your problem is in either the main pcb or the cooling unit itself.

    When I hooked up my test light up to the power pcb the bulb would flicker confirming the pcb was defective.

    Note: You cannot just use a meter to check the voltage because the meter does not simulate a load on the unit.



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SOURCE: Magic Chef wine cooler clicking

If I was abetting man - I would suspect that the fan is polarised, and has been wired incorrectly..

Check that there is nothing obvious in the way of the fan blades..

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