Magic Chef Refrigerator Troubleshooting

It is very convenient when a fridge features a display screen. Error codes, which appear on it, help users save on repair and diagnose problems at home. If your model does not feature a display screen, use troubleshooting tables and locate problems by respective symptoms.

Magic Chef MCAR170B Refrigerator Troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE
Refrigerator does not operate.Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the refrigerator.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The refrigerator does not have the correct clearances.
The refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. 4 hours are required for the refrigerator to cool down completely.
Temperature inside the refrigerator is too warm.Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a cooler setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the refrigerator every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
A large amount of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the refrigerator has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
The refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. 4 hours are required for the refrigerator to cool down completely.
Temperature inside the refrigerator is too cold.Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Temperature of external refrigerator surface is warm.The exterior refrigerator walls can be as much as 30?F warmer than room temperature. This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the refrigerator cabinet.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes on.Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as refrigerator continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling.Refrigerant (used to cool refrigerator) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.
Vibrations.Check to assure that the refrigerator is on a level surface.
Floor is uneven or weak. Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can adequately support refrigerator. Level the refrigerator by putting wood or metal shims under part of the refrigerator.
The refrigerator is touching the wall. Re-level the refrigerator and move it from the wall.
Moisture forms on inside refrigerator walls.Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.
Door is slightly open.
Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.
The door is not sealed properly.
Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator.Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the refrigerator to meet warm moist air from outside.
The door will not close properly.The refrigerator is not on a level surface. The gasket is dirty.

Magic Chef MCSR-6085W Refrigerator Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Refrigerator does not operateControl in 0 position.Move the control to a temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Vibration or rattling (slight vibration is normal)Front leveling legs (on some models) need adjusting.
Refrigerator is on an uneven surface.Use shims to level the refrigerator.
Motor operates for long periods or cycles Normal when refrigerator is first plugged in.Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.
Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator.This is normal.
Door left open.Check to see if package is holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent door openings.This is normal.
Temperature control set at the coldest setting.
Not enough clearance from the wall.
Fresh Food/Freezer too warmTemperature control not set cold enough.
Note: Changing the temperature control will change the temperatures of both the Fresh food and Freezer compartments.
Warm weather or frequent door openings.Set the temperature control one step colder.
Door left open.Check to see if package is holding door open.
Cabinet sides are warmThis is normal for a hot wall type condenser.
Ice/Frost build up
Refrigerator has odorFoods transmitting odor to refrigerator.Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped. Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator; replace every three months.
Interior needs cleaning.
Moisture forms on outside of refrigeratorNot unusual during periods of high humidity.Wipe surface dry.
Moisture collects inside (in humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator when door is opened)Too frequent or too long door openings.
Fresh Food/Freezer too coldTemperature control set too cold.
Note: Changing the temperature control will change the temperatures of both the Fresh food and Freezer compartments.