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Find and fix the refrigerant leak ( soap bubbles sometimes works). then recharge the system.

Magic Chef... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

The defrost timer for your model is located in the fresh food compartment. Providing the model number above your post is correct. The part number for your defrost timer is 61005388
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Magic Chef... | Answered on May 07, 2014

It is located in the control panel assembly in the refrigerator section at the top

Magic Chef... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

Set the freezer so the temp is between 0 and -5 deg the numbers are only for reference you can start in the middle and go from there

Magic Chef... | Answered on Jan 24, 2014

I've learned that when people say this the first thing a technician assumes is the timer, but I think that your machine isn't cold enough, more than likely because its low on freon. Check the freezer temperature, on normal settings it should be less than 5 degress F. If not call an EPA certified tech

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Magic Chef... | Answered on May 11, 2012

The first thing you want to check is if the fan is running. If not thats your problem, if it is your problem is one or more parts of the defrost system is malfunctioned and in return your problem arises. There are three parts to the system, the defrost timer or in some cases control board, defrost thermostat also known as a bi-metal, and the defrost heater. The defrost system is set up to operate as so. The defrost timer or control board will turn the machine off, in some cases every 8 hours, some 12. During this time period the defrost heaters, located behind the freezer wall and rest underneath the evaporator, yet wires to them run up the side of it, are energized and emit heat that raises upward to melt the ice that has formed on the evaporator coils. The bi-metal or defrost thermostat is at the top of the evaporator. When the heat from the heater starts to reach the bi-metal, it breaks the circuit turning the heater off. The whole purpose of this is because the freezer cool the refridgerator side by drawing air across the coils and blowing to the other side via the evap fan motor. In my opinion, if you change one part of the defrost system change them all because usually when one part fails another will follow, so save yourself the time and the food loss, the cost difference is minute.

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Magic Chef... | Answered on May 09, 2012

The solution to all of the above problems. Disconnect the blue wire from the timer and connect a wire from the white neutral to #1 pin on the timer. As shown the timer operates thru the defrost bimetal

Magic Chef... | Answered on Mar 15, 2012

contact the manufacturer

Magic Chef... | Answered on Jan 17, 2012

The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Magic Chef... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011

Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why the sides and/or seals couldbe getting hot on your refrigerator.

RefrigeratorTrouble The Outside of Refrigerator Hot

Magic Chef... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

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