Magic Chef MCBR510W Troubleshooting guide

Structure Illustration……………….....2
Important Safety Instructions…...3
Installation Instructions……………...3
Operating Your Refrigerator……….4-5
Freezer Compartment Operation….5-6
Care & Maintenance……………….6
Changing the Reversible Door……....7-8
Trouble Shooting Guide…………….9
Structure Illustration
8.Freezer door rail
9.Can rack
10.Bottle rack(long)
11.Bottle rack(short)
12.Adjustable feet
1.Ice-making tray
2.Freezer compartment shelf
3.Freezer temperature
control knob
4.Refrigerator temperature
control knob
5.Lamp switch
6.Refrigerator compartment
7.Vegetable bin
Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury follow these
basic precautions when using your refrigerator.
DANGER: Risk of child entrapment. To avoid the possibility of child entrapment, please take
the following precautions before you throw out your refrigerator.
o Remove all doors.
o Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb in.
o Never allow children to play with, operate, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Do not store or use gasoline or any flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
All refrigeration products contain refrigerants, which under the guidelines of federal law must
be removed before disposal. It is the consumer’s responsibility to comply with federal and
local regulations when disposing of this product
Installation Instructions
Before Using Your Refrigerator
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Before connecting the refrigerator to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately
4 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from improper
handling during transportation.
• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth. (Cleaning instruction on
page 6.
• Do not recess or build-in. This appliance is designed to be free standing only.
• Allow 5 inches clearance space between the back and sides of the refrigerator, which allows
the proper air ventilation.
• Avoid Installation:
o On weak surfaces unable to support refrigerator when fully loaded.
o In direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Ambient
temperature below 50°F or above 85°F will hinder the performance of this appliance.
o In moist areas.
o In garage. This unit is not designed for any type of outside installation.
o In moving vehicle. This unit is not designed to be installed in an RV or used with
an inverter.
Installing Your Refrigerator
• Adjust the leveling feet to keep the refrigerator level.
• Plug the refrigerator into dedicated, properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under
any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
• After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, turn the unit on and allow the unit to cool
down for 2~3 hours under before placing food in the refrigerator or freezer compartment.
Electrical Connection
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of
electrical shock. If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced
by an authorized service center.
This refrigerator should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this refrigerator
is equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to
minimize the possibility of electrical shock.
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord
This refrigerator requires a standard 115/120 Volt A.C. ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong
This refrigerator is not designed to be used with an inverter.
The cord should be secured behind the refrigerator and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
\Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull
straight out from the receptacle.
Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified
electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance. Use of an extension cord
can negatively affect the performance of the unit.
If any problems with the appliance persist, please contact our Customer Service Department to
consult with a representative at 888 775-0202 or visit our website to request warranty service at
Operating Your Refrigerator
Temperature Control
• The temperature control is located on the top right had corner
of the fresh food compartment.
• The first time you turn the unit on, adjust the temperature
control knob to “7” and run for at least 2 hours before putting
food inside. This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled
before food is inserted.
• The fresh food compartment temperature control ranges from
the warmest position "1" to the coldest position "7".
• Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits
your needs. Moving the control to the “OFF” position stops
cooling but does not shut off power to the refrigerator.
If the unit is unplugged or loses power; you must wait 3 to 5
minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before
this time delay, the refrigerator may not start.
Large amounts of food will lower the cooling efficiency of the appliance.
Do not place the foods on the air outlet, and leave spaces for airflow.
If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one increment
at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Changing the Light Bulb
Before removing the light bulb, turn off the refrigerator first. Then
unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Failure to do so may result in
electrical shock or personal injury.
1. Use a screwdriver to take out screw.
2. Remove the light cover by pulling downwards gently
3. Unscrew the bulb
4. Replace with a 15 watt-refrigerator bulb that is the
same shape and size.
5. Replace the light bulb cover and tighten screw.
Freezer Compartment Operation
Temperature Control
• Your refrigerator has one control for regulating the
temperature in the freezer compartment. The temperature
control is located on the center of the freezer compartment’s
interior back panel.
• The first time you turn the unit on, adjust the temperature
control knob to “MAX” and run for at least 2 hours before
putting foods inside. This will ensure the cabinet is
thoroughly chilled before food is put in.
• The range of the FREEZER temperature control is from
position "MIN" the warmest to "MAX" the coldest. Adjust the
temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs.
Ice Tray
To make ice, pour cool water into ice tray and place it in the freezer
for two hours. To release ice cubes, twist the ice tray and the ice
cubes will separate from the ice tray. To shorten the time of making
ice, you can set the temperature control knob at a colder position.
Do not store can foods or food stored in glass containers in the
freezer compartment.
The Freezer Compartment
• This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food. The storage life of
frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded.
• Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are
instructions on the packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times.
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
• Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
• Turn the control to the OFF position and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
• Clean interior and parts with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water and baking soda solution. A
solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda to a quart of water will clean and neutralize odors.
Rinse and wipe dry.
• Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.
• The outside of the refrigerator should be cleaned with a warm damp cloth and mild
detergent. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
• Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard.
Vacation Time
• For long vacations, remove all food and turn the control to the OFF position. Then, unplug
the unit from the wall outlet.
• Clean the interior and leave doors open to avoid possible odor or mold formation.
• Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child’s play.
Moving Your Refrigerator
• Turn the control to the OFF position and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
• Remove all the food and securely tape down all loose items such as shelves, drawers, and
• Be sure the refrigerator stays in the upright position during transportation.
Energy Saving Tips
• The refrigerator should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator.
• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the
refrigerator. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the refrigerator.
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches
Changing the Reversible Door
Your refrigerator is built with a reversible door. You have the choice of either opening it from
the left or the right side. NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while hinges are
being removed. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold the door in place.
Step 1
Step 2
Have a second person help you tip
the unit back to access the bottom
hinge screw. Remove screws and
bottom hinge.
Carefully slide the door down off the
middle hinge pin and set the
refrigerator door aside.
Remove screws holding on the
middle hinge
Step 3
Step 4
Unscrew the threaded top hinge
pin and reattach on opposite side
of the unit.
Carefully slide freezer door down off
top hinge pin.
Step 5
Step 6
Insert washer on top hinge pin, and put
freezer door on.
Turn the middle hinge over so that the
upper and lower pins are on the left
side, and attach on left side of
*Do not completely tighten the screws
at this time.
Remove Right side hinges from the
bottom of the freezer and refrigerator
doors. Replace both with Left side
Step 7
With help, insert the middle hinge pin
into hole on the top of the refrigerator
door. Insert the hinge pin from the
bottom left hinge into the hole in the
bottom of the refrigerator door, and
screw hinge to main body of unit.
Make sure refrigerator door lines up
and closes tight, and then tighten
screws for bottom and middle hinge
Troubleshooting Guide
You can solve many common refrigerator problems easily, saving you the cost of a
possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem
before calling for service.
Possible Causes
Refrigerator does not operate
Refrigerator is unplugged.
The circuit breaker is tripped/ fuse blown.
Compressor turns on and off
The room temperature is warmer than normal
Door is left open or is frequently opened.
The refrigerator does not have the correct
The refrigerator has recently been disconnected for
a period of time.
Refrigerator compartments are too
Vibrating or rattling (slight vibration
is normal)
Temperature of external refrigerator
surface is warm
Temperature control is not set correctly.
Door is left open or is frequently opened.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
A large amount of warm or hot food was stored
recently. Wait for the refrigerator to reach its
selected temperature.
The refrigerator has recently been disconnected for
a period of time.
Leveling legs need adjusting
Refrigerator is placed on an uneven or weak
The refrigerator is touching the wall. Re-level the
refrigerator and move it from the wall.
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.
Moisture collects inside the
Door is left open or is frequently opened.
Moisture forms on outside of
Is normal in hot and humid weather. Air carries
moisture into the refrigerator when doors are
Bubbling or gurgling sounds (like
boiling water)
This is the normal sound of refrigerant (used to cool
refrigerator) circulating throughout the system.
Popping or cracking sounds when
compressor comes on
This is normal. Metal parts undergo expansion and
contraction, like hot water pipes. The sound will
level off or disappear as refrigerator runs.
The door will not close properly
The refrigerator is not on a level surface.
The gasket is dirty.
The storage basket is out of position.
Refrigerator Warranty
MC Appliance Corporation warrants each new refrigerator to be free from defects in material
and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect or to furnish a new part(s) (at the
company’s option) for any part(s) of the unit that has failed during the warranty period. Parts and
labor expenses are covered on this unit for a period of one year after the date of purchase. In
addition, MC Appliance Corporation warrants the compressor (parts only) to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 5 years. The consumer is responsible for all
labor and transportation expenses related to the diagnosis and replacement of the compressor
after the initial one-year warranty expires. A copy of the dated sales receipt / invoice is
required to receive warranty service or a refund.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States, Puerto Rico
and Hawaii. The warranty does not cover the following:
Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation.
Damages due to misuse or abuse.
Content losses due to failure of the unit.
Inside components such as door panels, door shelves, racks, light bulbs, etc.
Punctures to the evaporator system due to improper defrosting of the unit.
Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instruction
on proper use of the product, door reversal or improper installation.
Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
Failure of this product if used for other than for its intended purpose.
Disposal costs for any failed unit not returned to our factory.
Any delivery costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform as specified.
This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and no representative or
person is authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this
product. Under no circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the
factory without prior written consent from MC Appliance Corporation.
Parts & Labor
(Part Only)
Type of Service
Five -Years
For Service or Assistance please call 888 775-0202. Or visit us on the web at to request warranty service.