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CTN1911GEW Magic Chef Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for CTN1911GEW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the refrigerator repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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refrigerator and freezer not cold enough

  • Customer: Greg from Williamstown, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I don't know anything about repairing a refrigerator - I'm a computer tech. I noticed that the outside of the fridge was warm to the touch and the inside was not getting as cold as it should. I took the lower back panel behind the fridge off and noticed that the fan was not spinning. The local parts dealers did not have the condenser fan motor that was needed but they did say that they do go bad. I decided to order one from PartSelect.com and do it myself. Using a 1/4 inch nut driver and a flat head screw driver to pry the old motor out of the casing, I got the job done in about an hour or so. It's a relativly easy job. Besides the ouside panel screws, there's 3 screws on the inside near the fan blades you have to reach in to get. Pop out the whole assembly, unscrew the nut that holds the blades on and pry out the old motor and replace.. Try it yourself and save a couple hundred bucks!

The evaporator fan quit working (second one to do so, even tho it is only about 5-6 years old), therefore frig would not stay cold

  • Customer: Kathleen from New Port Richey, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to someone else who had shared their repair story, we followed what she said she had done. Of course, we cut the power first, disconnected the ice maker, took the back off of the freezer compartment (from the inside), disconnected the defective fan motor. The fan blade just pulls off, you don't need a new one just because you need a new motor. Although the new motor came with a plug, there did not seem to be anyplace to plug it in. It was broken once before (5-6 year old name brand frig shouldn't have broken once, let alone twice....I anticipate more motors in my future, but at least I know how to fix it and where to get the part from), and the repairman had put the wires together and taped them up with electrical tape. My husband had no choice but to strip the wires and do the same, the wires are colored, so it is easy to connect them back again. It worked instantly. It works beautifully now. I have to add, in spite of the fact that I chose the most economical delivery choice, my part still arrived the very next day (a.m., at that!). I will say that I am very happy with PartSelect service and the information provided on their site which enabled me (my husband) to fix our refrigerator at a fraction of the cost of the last time it needed repair. Absolutely would refer to anyone, and use again myself (although, hope I don't need to!!)

lower left shelf support was broken

  • Customer: Michael from Torrance, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 29 people found this instruction helpful
I removed all contents from the lower shelf. I, then removed both of the pull out drawers. Secondly, I removed the lower glass shelf and the glass support tray. At this point all four plastic shelf supports were accessible. I removed the inner screw from all four supports and replaced with four new shelf supports. Then reassembled in reverse order. Very easy to do!

This is the second time this paticular motor has failed, refridgerator got warm, stuff in freezer thawed first.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Beaver Dam, WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Checked the electrical circuits to find out if there was power to the fan motor. there was and the motor would not run. Further testing found the motor DOA. Pulled freezer compartment apart, removed the Ice maker, unscrewed the four screws that hold the evaporator cover on the back of the compartment, and removed mounting bracket for the evaporator fan / motor. there is a two wire molex connector that you pull apart, two wires on the compartment light and everything is free. Swap out the motor and reverse the procedure.

Sides and door frames of the refrigerator warm to the touch.

  • Customer: Dave from Bedford, IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Confirmed the condenser fan was the problem when I noted it was not running when the compressor was on. Removed 3 mounting screws, unpluggede the fan. Removed and replaced the mounted flange(3 screws) and remounted. Plugged in fan and it started running.

Thanks for the diagrams and quick delivery. This is the second repair on appliances I have made with your parts and probably saved $300-400 in service calls.

freezer was leeking in the fridge and floor.Freezer drain was cracked

  • Customer: frederic from port st lucie, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the screw that held the housing in place. I then pulled the housing out about 3 inches and disconnected the wires.Put old housing next to new one and started stripping old housing and building new one.Reconnected the wires and screwed in place 15 min max

light inside fridge was flickering and clicking

  • Customer: bill from escondido, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
tested bulb good ,replaced door switch first(least expensive)then ordered light socket and circuitboard.If clicking sound is heard replace circuitboard first to save on return shipping because the switch and socket where ok

I broke the glass shelf over the crisper drawers

  • Customer: Carol from Glenside, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I was helping my son clean the refrigerator in the house he just bought and I accidentally broke the tempered glass shelf while cleaning it. I felt terrible. Glad I found your site. Your web site was really easy to use and you had the part to me in two days. It fit perfectly. Many thanks!

Old evaporator fan motor died

  • Customer: Richard from DeKalb, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws holding left side of ice tray. Removed 4 screws holding back of freezer compartment in place.
Pulled center plastic air duct out of freezer.
loosened two screws holding fan mount on either side of central fan hole.
Pulled top of freezer compartment back down to expose fan and mount.
Removed fan mount screws and unplugged fan.
disassembled fan mount and removed fan blace from motor.
reassembled mount and motor being sure rubber bushings are in place.
Put fan blace back on new motor (slip fit).
Remounted fan mount on freezer back and plugged in.
Reassembled in reverse order.
This time I kept the old motor (2nd one in 3 years) so I can identify the replacement easily by photo.

I was in the process of cleaning my refrigerator and pulled the shelf out at which point the crisper drawer glass shelf shattered.

  • Customer: Cheryl from Macedonia, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I visited your Website used the model number to located the proper glass shelf for replacement. Ordered the item in your self-check out and was informed via email that I should receive the shelf in 5 to 7 business days. With much surprise I was emailed informing me when the item shipped received confirmation etc. The experience was seamless and much appreciated. I thought when this accident occurred it would be difficult to replace. Your services were great, and I would highly recommend your Website to anyone.Thanks!

Freezer and Refrigerator temperture unstable

  • Customer: Alan from Brandon, VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
My frig was cycling between upper 30's to 60 degrees, the freezer would make ice one day then be melting the next. I started by replacing the CONDENSER FAN MOTOR, relatively easy, unplug the motor, ratchet off the three supporting screws, splice the wires together, attach the ground wire and reinstall. That didn't seem to fix my problem.

I then ordered the Defrost Thermostat and Defrost Timer, based on past advice these were frequently replaced parts. Both installs were easy, the DEFROST TIMER was installed first, one screw holds the housing in the fridge, just unplug and unclip and install the new one. Very easy. This didn't seem to correct the problem overnight. I then installed the DEFROST THERMOSTAT, which was a couple of screws in the back of the freezer and uncip and install the new one. Very easy. This seemed to help the freezer maintain temperature, but the frig was still cycling up and down in temp on a daily basis and I had the temp knob all the way to 7 when it would normally work at 4.

I ordered the TEMPERATURE CONTROL ASSEMBLY. Easy to install, in the same housing as the Defrost timer, unhook some wires, reinstall and run the coiled part toward the back of the housing. This fixed the problem and has maintained my temp in the mid to lower 40's at the setting of 4.

There was no light on in refrig area

  • Customer: Lori from Chuluota, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the switch, but unfortunately that was not the problem; nor was it the bulb....so I am back to square one.
But Parts Select is a great place to order from. Thank you.

Replacing the bulb in the freezer side

  • Customer: Yafa (and David) from Bothell, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the ice brucket,
Removed the light shield by releasing one screw using a nutdriver.
Replacing the bulb and reinstalled the light shield.

Your web site is one of the best and most helpfull service sites I ever used. Just wish that in the future you will ship parts overseas.

broken shelf supports

  • Customer: vickie from Acworth, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
It was easy breezy!! I felt like an empowered woman that I did it myself. I simply removed the old shelf supports with a screwdrive and inserted a screw thru the new supports and screwed them in.

shelf bar end caps broke

  • Customer: Donald from Taneytown, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
slid new end caps onto bar and snaped back in to door. It took less than 1 minute.
All Instructions for the CTN1911GEW
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