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Magic Chef Model# MCBR1010W approx. 2 years old. Has been plugged into the same outlet since we purchased it. It shares the outlet with a box freezer. This past month I found the unit to be off, noticing all foods were partially defrosted, but shortly after checking things out it turned itself back on. I figured it was just on a defrost, although a bit sceptical seeing things so defrosted..... It has been working fine for at least 3 weeks since the first incident. However, 2 days ago I noticed it had stopped running again....this time not coming back on, and all food items were completely defrosted. Today I found the reset control (lower left of back of unit) twisted it and the unit came back on...... and continues to run??? My outlet seems to be fine and have not had trouble with the freezer or any other appliances in the garage. Hope you can help Thanks

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The timer is located behind the fridge , down by the compressor .

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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twist your defrost timer with a screwdriver clocwise till it will click and compressor shut off, check voltage on defrost heater. You should have 120volts.When wait 20 min if compressor start up back and defrost heater is off ...your timer is fine. It can come on early then 20 min....
P.S. defrost heater located on the bottom of the coil, also make sure your defrost thermostat is frozen when you going to check voltage on your heater. Thermostat located on the top of your coil.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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do a total, 24hour,defrost,with the doors open,(loads of towels)this should melt all the ice you cant see/get at.DO NOT use hairdryers/scrappers as they only do the surface ice.Wash out/spray all vents/drains with clorine bleach.(clorine is a gas and the smell will not permeate food if left to vent naturally) then switch onto fast freeze,check door seals are tight all round(hot cloth will help mould them).hope all works well for you/please leave feedback.ta!

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in the bottom back of the fridge, there is a black box (3"x3") with a little white plastic screw type thing in the center. turn it slightly to see if the fridge starts up. Mine is doing the same thing, making it untrustworthy as it shuts off at will. I am currently looking for the replacement part.

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