Question about Magic Chef Refrigerators
After changing all, same result. With the new equipment if I switch the wires same thing, top doesn't work, bottom does. Seems I'm at square 1 after swapping out the old parts for new. FYI both fans go on when plugging in fridge. Then go off. When compressor kicks on that's when only top zone works bad temp sensor
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You're frosting up. Either the box is set too cold or you've got a moisture problem which requires a full defrost. The fan noise is the blades hitting ice. Leave the unit open and off for a day or more and then start with standard factory settings. Avoid open liquids and window shopping inside your fridge.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
SOURCE: Radiator fan not working
I am assuming that you are referring to the radiator fan. You need to verify that the fan motor is receiving 12V when it is supposed to be kicking in (engine hot) with a DVM (voltmeter) in its actual location. Having done this and likewise verifying that the ground is properly attached/connected, then your problem would be with the "clutch". Radiator fan clutch differs from aircon compressor clutch which is electrical and the transmission clutch which is mechanical. Most radiator auxiliary fans (not directly coupled) uses "silica oil". This oil has an inverse property, that is when hot it gets thicker and thus the rotation of the motor is transferred to the blades. There would be a filling hole adequately plug in or near the front of the fan assembly.
If your concern is not corrected by the addition of silica oil or if you can not measure 12V on the fan connector itself when it is supposed to kick in, then chances are your problem is electrically related. Some fan motor switching systems are coupled to the aircon switching.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on May 29, 2008
Unplug and look for the thermostat control. Try jumping the thermostat wires together. If it runs then replace the thermostat. Also feel the compressor to see if running, they run very silently. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
I got mine in 2005. It stopped working 4 or 5 weeks ago. It made a clicking noise and the compressor was very hot. Compressor is under warranty but appliance repair shop wanted $125 to install it and another $75 to charge it with freon. I saw a posting somewhere else that said it was a relay switch. I ordered one from RepairClinic.com for $24.00 incl. shipping, put it in and it's working now. There's a black plastic housing on the left side of the compressor. Just unscrew that, pop the cover off (that was a little tricky) and plug in the new part. Maybe I'll get another 3 years out of it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 18, 2015 | Refrigerators
Apr 30, 2015 | Magic Chef Refrigerators
Dec 14, 2014 | Magic Chef Dual Zone Wine and Beverage...
Aug 29, 2011 | Magic Chef CTB1521 Top Freezer...
Apr 01, 2011 | Magic Chef CTB1722 Top Freezer...
Nov 04, 2009 | Magic Chef CTF2126AR Top Freezer...
Nov 04, 2009 | Magic Chef Refrigerators
ok In the rear bottom where the wires plug into the compressor. There will be a plastic cover plate over the connecting wires. Remove it. Unplug the white wire. note the white wire was plugged into a small black box (3/4"x3/4") pull the black box out. It is connected by 2 prongs. If you open this up you will find a small metal disk that looks like a watch battery. pop it out and clean the contacts. put it all back together and it should work fine. I believe it is the thermostat and many times gets bad contacts and can even crack over time. The compressor will "click" on but the bad thermostat tells it "no"
Aug 27, 2009 | Magic Chef MCBR440 Compact Refrigerator
Aug 23, 2009 | Magic Chef MCBR440 Compact Refrigerator
Apr 27, 2009 | Magic Chef MCBR440 Compact Refrigerator
117 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!