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Magic chef dual zone mini fridge, bottom zone not working, switched the two plugs, top zone then doesn't work. I changed the circuit board, wires from board to fans (both) and the fan.

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

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: dual cooling fridge feezer top part of fridge warmer than bottom

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

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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.

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Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Magic Chef Mini-Fridge not Working, Model # MCBR360S

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

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SOURCE: MIni fridge stopped working/cool.

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 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

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: my mini fridge will not work. compressor is hot.

Believe you need to change the start relay and overload, Sea Breeze

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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