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Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« on: January 24, 2010, 07:40:49 PM »
My son's "dorm room" refrigerator (Magic Chef MCBR360S) is not working.  When plugged in, it runs for a few seconds (hums) then stops (silence).  A finger-sized copper tube on the back is corroded (black and green).  What is that part?  Could that be the problem? It does not look serviceable. Is it worth fixing (having it fixed by a repair person), or should I dispose of it?  In case you couldn't guess, it was made in China.  :D

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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 08:44:26 PM »
Did yall take a look at the relay?
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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 01:49:19 PM »
Did yall take a look at the relay?

No.  Where is the relay?  What does it look like?

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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 02:16:12 PM »
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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 01:44:44 PM »
I finally got around to pulling the relay.  The sound it makes when shaken is a click, click, click (with 3 shakes) that has a bell-like high frequency component to it.  This "rattle" is quite easy to create, with barely any movement causing it.  Do you think it's bad?

The numbers on it are 265RFBYY -520  F0B5K

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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 02:07:30 PM »
The part I mentioned previously is the "motor protector" .  The relay (part number P6R8MC) actually makes no noise when shaken.  Is it bad?  Or is the relay you mentioned actually a combination of the relay and motor protector?

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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 02:16:55 PM »
Hard to say on those particular ones. Can you smell anything burnt. Are you getting power to that relay?
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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 02:52:27 PM »
Fixed!!! :)

It was the relay, as suggested. THANKS!!!

(Although, in this case, both the bad relay and the new one were silent when shaken.)

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Re: Magic Chef Compact Fridge Not Working
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 02:56:33 PM »
Thanks for letting us know. Glad you could Git er Done!
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