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I have a model MCBR980W Refer and with the thermostat on 7 (HI) the best it will do in the refer compartment is 50.2f and at the crisper is 61.4f. The freezer does freeze but is not iced over. Temp was tested with a Fluke #52 thermometer with remote leads. Fridge is located in my garage which is on average 100f. Magic Cheif gives us a warranty with a web site WWW.Magicchef-ewave.com to contact for warranty which is not active.. Where do I go from here?? Refer has not been an outperformer since I got it a christmes time but a 50f beer is terrible.. Thanks Steve Stewart, Lake Havasu AZ

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SOURCE: Amana Refer. runs all the time.

Have you ever cleaned the condenser coil in the back or under the bottom of the refrigerator. Dirty coil will cause this problem, also make sure the little fan motor in the back is working if it stops you can get the same condition. If not these two conditions you may be starting to have a refrigerant problem.
The unit gets low on refrigerant and just dosen't cool properly.

Posted on May 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Fridge, freezer compartment is cold

Should be around 10 degrees.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: The Fridge of my Rangemaster SXS Fridge Freezer is freezing up

my ice depenser is only making a couple of ice cubes the others are staying iin the ice cube tray

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refer model ET1MHKXMT01. Water either

clogged freezer drain-mike

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SOURCE: GSH25JFTACC freezer coil icing up. Heater tests

Motherboard. Sounds bad, change it.

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Ice maker not working, and water at door not

The water solenoid valve might have gone bad. Also bear in mind that the ice maker has a spdt switch that send power to its water valve for just enough time to fill the ice tray. If the switch fails, the ice maker will stop working. The water dispensing solenoid valve also is controlled by switch, and if that switch goes bad, water dispensing will not take place. If you could test and confirm that those switches are OK, that would be a clue to the solving the puzzle. However, the water solenoid valves are still questionable; check them first. The ice maker spdt switch can be tested, but you need to be an experienced troubleshooter. If you feel good at troubleshooting; go for it, but remember that replacing those questionable parts may be one of the options to repair the problem(s).

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

Testimonial: "Very good information. Unsure, however, how one may do testing of switches. Thanks."

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