Magic Chef Refrigerator MCBR170WMD and MCBR170BMD User Manual - Manualsee

Magic Chef Refrigerator MCBR170WMD and MCBR170BMD User Manual


Model No.: MCBR170WMD and MCBR170BMD


To ensure proper use of this appliance and your safety, please read the following instructions completely before operating this appliance. 




Warning 1

Never touch the interior of the Freezer Chamber or frozen foods in the compartment with wet hands as this could result in frost bite.




Warning 1

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:

  • Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
  • DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
  • To avoid the possibility of child entrapment, please take the following precautions before throwing out the refrigerator.
    • Remove all doors from the unit.
    • Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
  • Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerants: All refrigeration products contain refrigerants, which under the guidelines of federal law must be removed before disposal of product. It is the consumer’s responsibility to comply with federal and local regulations when disposing of this product.
  • Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other refrigerator. The fumes can create a fire hazard or an explosion.

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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 7)
Installing Your Refrigerator
  • This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
  • Place your refrigerator on a floor that is strong enough to support the refrigerator when it is fully loaded.
  • Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the refrigerator, which allows the proper air ventilation. Adjust the feet to keep the refrigerator level.
  • Locate the refrigerator away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. Ambient temperature below 50°F (10°C) or above 85°F (29.4°C) will hinder the performance of this appliance. This unit is not designed for use in a garage or any other outside installation.
  • Avoid locating the refrigerator in moist areas.
  • 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. Any questions concerning power and/or grounding should be directed toward a certified electrician or an authorized service center. This unit is not designed to be installed in an RV or used with an inverter.
  • 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

Warning 1

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 supplied.

This refrigerator requires a standard 115/120 Volt A.C. ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.

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 Dept. to consult with a representative at 888 775-0202 or visit our website to request warranty service at


Temperature Control

Temperature Control

  • Your refrigerator has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on the upper right hand corner of the interior compartment.
  • The first time you turn the unit on, adjust the temperature control knob to “4” 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 refrigerator temperature control is from position “1” the warmest to “6” the coldest. Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “4” should be appropriate for home or office refrigerator use.
  • Turning the temperature control knob to “OFF” position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the unit.


  • If the unit is unplugged, loses power; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the refrigerator will 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.
Ice Tray

Ice Tray

  • Recommended temperature control setting for ice making is “6”.
  • Fill the ice cube tray (2/3 capacity) with cold water and place the tray on the bottom of the chiller compartment to freeze properly.
  • To eject the ice cubes from the tray, place over the ice bucket and twist slightly.
  • Re-set the temperature control to setting “4”.
The Chiller Compartment
  • This compartment is designed for the ice making and short-term storage of some commercially frozen foods.
  • The temperature of the chiller compartment may not reach temperature low enough to store frozen foods safely and works well when the food is already frozen prior to storage.
  • 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.




Cleaning Your Refrigerator
  • Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
  • Turn off the refrigerator first and then unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
  • Remove all food content.
  • Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth soaked in lukewarm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
  • Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.
  • The outside of the refrigerator should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
  • Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
Vacation Time
  • Turn off the refrigerator first and then unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
  • Remove all the food.
  • Clean the refrigerator.
  • Leave the lid open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold, or odors.
  • Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child’s play.
  • Short vacations: Leave the refrigerator operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
  • Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary or have the door removed.
Moving Your Refrigerator
  • Turn off the refrigerator first and then unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
  • Remove all the food.
  • Securely tape down all loose items inside your refrigerator.
  • Tape the doors shut.
  • 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. Overloading the refrigerator forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.
  • 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. Remove as many items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.


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.


For Service or Assistance please call 888 775-0202. Or visit us on the web at to request warranty service.

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