Magic Chef Refrigerators - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

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Anyone happen to know the dimensions of magic chef fridge?

Question moved from Garden category. Dimensions ยท H 59.4 in, W 23.6 in, D 25.2 in ; Appliance Type, Compact Refrigerator ; Color - Appliance Cabinet, White ; Color - Door Handle(s), White ; Color/Finish
8/3/2022 5:53:58 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Aug 03, 2022
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Magic Chef HDVR1040B. Where is the Defrost Timer located please?

Question edited for clarity. In my GE it is in the back of the freezer under the evaporator. This should help you though. https://www.fixya.com/support/t2558827-defrost_timer_magic_chef https://www.google.com/search?q=Magic+chef+HDVR1040B+defrost+timer+location ..
5/30/2022 4:00:07 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on May 30, 2022
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Magic chef freezer model HMCF7W quite working after power line went down and was repaired. What could it be?

The most likely cause is damage to the control board caused by voltage spikes.
1/22/2022 4:31:59 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Jan 22, 2022
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I have a magic chef model # CTB1521GR Freezer works, Fridge stays around 57 degrees.

CALL A REPAIR SERVICE LOCALLY AIR DAMPER MOTOR IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY
1/7/2022 2:06:20 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Jan 07, 2022
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I have a Magic Chef portable ice maker. My breaker flipped and when I flippped it back on, all of my appliances came back on except for my ice maker. It wont power on at all.

It sounds like the icemaker had a dead short and tripped the breaker. You would have to strip it down and check all the electrical components and look for water leaks onto electrics.
12/2/2021 7:33:02 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Dec 02, 2021
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Magic Chef HMDR1000BE - Garage Heater Kit

11/24/2021 6:33:59 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Nov 24, 2021
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Cubic feet of Magic Chef Model CTB1826ARZ/Serial 11820457JP?

21.4 cu.ft. Freezer Location - Top. Magic Chef CTB1826ARZ Energy consumption 480kwh. Annual Energy Star Saving $48 Page 79 refers https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2013/rncan-nrcan/M141-6-2012.pdf ..
10/4/2021 8:27:00 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Oct 04, 2021
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My refrigerator won't stop cooling, why?

Thermostat ...circuit .,compressor short door seal failure
9/6/2021 10:29:48 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Sep 06, 2021
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Refrigerator motor running loud after door left open all night

It will be trying to cool it back down .have you pulled the plug out let the motor cool gown then plug it back in
7/17/2021 9:08:17 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Jul 17, 2021
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Undercounter ice machine. What is causing it to leak from the bottom and onto the counter?

Either condensation or a crack in the ice bin is the most likely, but it could also be a lack of cleaning / descaling and that water is spraying inside and finding its way outside of the case. I have had a career dealing with icemaker issues. :>)
3/11/2021 3:26:44 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Mar 11, 2021
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I have a magic chef ...77DZC and the lower zone will not go below 49. I have temp set at 37.

possible bad temp sensor or low on freon
2/14/2021 4:34:06 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Feb 14, 2021
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Cannot find the defrost timer magic chef hdmr1000be

should be behind control panel or panel on back wall
12/14/2020 5:40:15 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Dec 14, 2020
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I have a Magic Chef mod HVDR430SE. It freezes super, but over the last few weeks the refrigerator has not been cooling . What is wrong with it?

POSSIBLY THE AIR DAMPER MOTOR QUIT WORKING OR YOU HAVE BLOCKED THE AIRFLOW FROM THE FREEER SECTION
11/26/2020 8:25:36 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Nov 26, 2020
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3.5 (cf) freezer. Why does it only cool to 28 degrees?

Defective temperature control
11/11/2020 10:42:23 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Nov 11, 2020
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I have a Magic Chef beverage cooler, MCBC580DBT,

same problem w mine and yes if you take the cover off the inside display you will be able to remove the board mine has a hole burnt in it.unplug harness w red blue and brown wires and jump and jump from brown to red unit will turn on you need a new board
5/18/2020 4:26:29 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on May 18, 2020
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I have a brand new magic chef chest freezer model number HMCF7W3 compressor gets hot but does not run I tried a three in one start run relay same thing

As it is brand new you should not be fiddling with it as it is likely to invalidate the warranty - if it doesn't work as it should you should immediately call the supplier, which is who your contract is with. Could be the manufacturer forgot to add lubricant and the compressor seized or perhaps the motor start winding is damaged - whatever the problem is, it shouldn't be yours.
4/30/2020 2:15:15 AM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Apr 30, 2020
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Magic chef freezer MCUF88W stopped working I hear a click when I turn it on then nothing happens

Fridge not starting?CLICKING? FIRSTALWAYSCHECK FORpower at the outlet,checkfor 120 volts. MAY HAVE A BAD START RELAY OR CAPACITOR ONTHE COMPRESSOR , CAN BUY A INEXSPENSIVE 3 IN 1 HARDSTART KIT AND BY PASS THEM , NOT THAT HARD TO DO, COMES WITH INSTRUCTIONS> ? BY THE WAY DO U HEAR ANY CLICKING SOUNDS FROM COMPRESSOR? BUT U MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECKURCOLD CONTROL THERMOSTAT IF IT GOES BAD U MAY GET A NON START ALSO HAVE IT CHECKED FOR PROPER VOLTAGE AND OHMS RESISTANCE WHEN IN THE ON POSITION A BAD DEFROST TIMER though seldom CAN SHUT DOWN COMPRESSOR HAVE IT CHECKED WITH MULTI METER. to check thedefrost timer, u can get by and test manually by placing a small screw driver into the tiny slot or hole underneath the timer and turn slowly clockwise till u hear 1 click. this will engageurdefrost cycle in about 15 minutes u should be able to come back and feel the heat in freezer as it melts the ice providingurterminator is not bad? Another way to test it is with a multi meter. Remove timer it from fridge and you will see 4 prongs numbered 2,1,4,3 in that order. Placeurmeter prong on prong 1 & 3 (if your fridge has a capacitor wired in series with the windings, then u check for micro fares rather than OHMS) If u cannot confirm this test, still try the next. Takeurmeter prong and connect to prong 1 & 4, it should read resistance or ohms ( closed) now remove prongs and place on prong 1 & 2, this should now read infinity or open (no ohms) now take a small screwdriver place it in the tiny hole or slot under the timer. Turn it clockwise slowly till u hear 1 click. Nowur1& 2 should read closed ( showing ohms or resistance) now place meter prongs on 1 & 4 and you it should now show open ( or no resistance - no ohms) this is how u knowurtimer is good, Remember when testing for ohms ADJUST meter to use a high ohms rating in the thousands as the resistance is very high in OHMS. And adjusting to low ohms rating may give a false reading or not show the proper resistance.. Some fridges are now using ADC boards. Designers are using microprocessors (on solid state circuit boards) to adapt defrost intervals and durations to compensate for differences and changes in operating conditions. Such techniques are calledAdaptive Defrost Control, commonly abbreviated as ADC.Theyare normally found in same locations as the timer would be but look somewhat different in appearance. It is more difficult to test these units without the appliance schematic. Some ADC / control boards control other functions of the refrigerator, too, such asicemakingand electrical air damper door opening andclosing.Thedefrost frequency may also be shortened under certain circumstances. AT TIMES YOU MAY HEAR THE COMPRESSOR CLICK OFF AND ON OVER AND OVER. Signs of a bad start relay or capacitor.Check with an OHMS meterfor continuity (ohms) and voltage, capacitor can be checked forMicrofares.( if in series with the windings) If you hear your compressor "short-cycling" (starting and stopping at short intervals) try jumping across the two leads of the cold controlthermostat ( in the fridge compartment)with an alligator jumper.You can also check both for live voltage current and ohms-If there is a greenthirdlead, ignore it for this test; it is the ground wire. If the fridge starts running constantly, the cold control is bad. Replace it. To checkurcompressor with multi meter: Disconnect and remove the relay and capacitor from compressor, sometimes located next to compressor in a casing. You wills see 3 prongs coming out of compressor. 1 goes tourstart winding, 1 goes tourrun winding and the center goes tourground or COM Placeurmeter connector or prong on the start prong and the other on the ground (center prong) take note of the reading in OHMS for example 5 ohms. Next place meter prong on run prong and the center ground prongagin. Take note of the reading in OHMS. Example 4 ohms Next place meter prong on the start prong and the other on the run prong, now take note of the reading example 9 ohms. Now match the total of this ohms test with the total ofurtwo separate test. 9 ohms, if they matchurok give or take 5 percent plus or minus. One more test to make to test of there is a short in compressor attach meter prong to ground prong and rub the other end of meter prong to metal ( scrape the metal clean of paint and test on metal surface not painted surface. If it shows continuity or ohms, u have a short inurcompressor. It should show infinity God is so good: so this is why I give free advice so please thank him not me. TO REPLACE RELAY AND CAPACITOR WITH A HARDSTART KIT YOU CAN USE A3 in 1 start kit for compressors sizes 1/4 through 1/3 HP. And a 5 in 1 for higher H.P. (BE SURE TO MATCH WITH UR COMPRESSOR MODEL NUMBER AND TYPE) Thekit includes relay, capacitor, andoverload device, pre-wired. Thekit will replace all 3 electrical components on capillary refrigeration systems. For newer systems with a run capacitor use?proper kit. For smaller horsepower compressors useTJ90RCO810. The wire set up is as follows the red wire goes to the right side of compressor prong, the white wire to the left side prong, the black wire to the center prong, and the 2 other black wires go to the power and the ground connection http://www.appliancerepair.net/refrigerator-repair-1.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L80Fk5had4 defrost timer compressor testcompressorwindings-undefined-undefined-0_2.jpg relay and capacitor compressor-undefined-undefined-2_1.jpg relay capacitor-undefined-undefined-5_1.jpg relay refrigerator-maytag-rear-components-undefined-undefined-9_2.png
3/29/2020 8:56:54 PM • Magic Chef... • Answered on Mar 29, 2020
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