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CTN1911GEW Magic Chef Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for CTN1911GEW parts

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All Instructions for the CTN1911GEW
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freezing of evaporator and no cold airflow to fridge side from freezer.

  • Customer: david from yucaipa CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First i unplugged the appliance!!! Then I removed the three screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. installed fan.
Removed inside panels from back of freezer and de-frosted coils with hair dryer (20mins).
CAUTION! "Mop up and dry area of exsess water before pluging appliance back in!
Re- assemble panels and plug in.

broken shelf supports

  • Customer: vickie from Acworth GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 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.

cooling fan not working condenser hot noisey

  • Customer: Gregory from Bettendorf IA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
unpluged frig, removed rear cover removed 120v supply connector, removed three fan support screws.Changed fan blades to new motor unit installed fan support screws,installed 120v connector plug frig in, test fan installed rear cover .....

Fridge was cold but not cold enough. Stuff in the front was too warm.

  • Customer: eugene from ypsilanti MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the condenser fan motor.
1. Empty freezer
2. Loosen nuts that hold the back panel of freezer
3. Disconnect light and other wires (unplug plugs)
4. Remove the panel with motor from freezer
5. Replace motor, take the fan from old motor
6. Reassemble

Awsome

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
  • 3 of 4 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.

Raplaced switch

  • Customer: Winston A from Brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went well,took about five to ten minutes to disconnect the power from the fridge removed the defective switch installed the new one ,reconnected the power,,,and Let there be light and there was light!

damaged trim and retainer bars

  • Customer: Stephen D from Newport Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced parts. PartSelect service, web site, telephone discussion, and response time all truly remarkably excellent.

Handle cracked

  • Customer: diane from Tickfaw LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First my dad removed the screws that hed the boken handle in place. Screwed on the new handle. This was done in a flash. This saved him from purchasing a new refrigerator. Thanks Magic Chef!!

Refigerator/freezer was not cooling

  • Customer: Barry from Westlake Village CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I first removed the freezer shelf, then the back internal freezer wall by removing the 4 screws with my nut driver. Then removed the fan cover, by releasing the clips (6). Then unscrewed the fan mounting brackets (same nut driver), then released the fan. The connector on the replacement fan was different to the original, so I cut both connectors off, and reattached the 2 wires with wire nuts.
I then reassembled everything, and all is well. The refrigerator was successfully repaired

Light didnt go on

  • Customer: dorotea from staten island NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The light rocker switch wasnt working. I found the part on the web site. It was so easy. I used a screw driver to pop out the old one and pop the new one in. It took 5 min. Thanks!!!

it kept kicking on and off the relay would kick out.

  • Customer: Donnie from Campton KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
just took a screwdriver and prized of the little ketch that holds it on and then unpluged the parts then pluged them back on. i do all of my repairs myself.

need better space

  • Customer: Mabel from Newington CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered a freezer shelf to add a shelf. Tried to install when arrived only to discover that the 2 brackets were needed and I didn't know. Once I ordered the brackets it was a breeze to set it up . Nice to have things so I can actually see the items not being pilled on top of each other. Hopefully will not lose food.

lights wouldn't come on/work in refrigerator

  • Customer: Jane from Albuquerque NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Referencing the info/schematics you have on your website, I unscrewed/unattached top-front panel (carefully), from behind the panel you have to detach the wires (2) from the switch, pushed "in" the switch to remove, put in new switch and attach wires to test BEFORE remounting panel. Tada!! Thank you PartSelect! You saved me at least $80...would have been at least $100 to have a repair person come to the house!

Light switch wasn't working.. As I would close the door I would notice our frig light wasn't going off...

  • Customer: David from Hemet CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed the old switch by gently pulling down on the old switch with a screwdriver. When it was about half way out I just gently pulled down on the old switch and it popped out... I removed the two connectors attached to the old switch by pulling on the connectors with a pliers...I tried using my fingers but wasn't able to pull the connectors off so I used pliers. It worked perfectly.. When pulling off the old connectors, make sure you attach the new switch to the same tabs on the new switch... It was very easy to do and took under 5 mins.....The light switch works perfect....P.S. You should unplug the frig while making the connection just in case....Safety first....!!!

The refrigerator stopped running

  • Customer: Barbara H. from South Hill VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I was told to order the run capacitor and the technician thought it would repair the refrigerator; but it did not. The appliance technician had to take the run capacitor off and install what he called a "hard start" and the refrigerator is operating right now.
All Instructions for the CTN1911GEW
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