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Power Score 2.3 | 99 Reviews
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Magic Chef MCBR1020W White 10.0 Cu Ft Refrigerator
5 Star Review   By anonymous - Sep 10, 2013   

Zero issues with ours! Too many pluses to mention for a unit of this cost and size.

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Will break within a year.
1 Star Review   By BabyTanuki on Home Depot - Jan 28, 2013   

I have bought 2 of these and both have died within a year. Not worth it. Followed all the instructions and never turned it to the max settings.

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Dead in 3 yrs and evaporator freezes up 3 x a yr, losing all food
1 Star Review   By littlecheese on Home Depot - Jan 21, 2013   

Sadly, I may have to repurchase this fridge as the price is cheap and the size is right to fit in my RV door. Only 3 yrs old and it has died. On top of that, the evaporator freezes up about 3 times a year, causing it to stop cooling, losing all the food and then having to empty it and unplug for 24 to 48 hours to allow it to unfreeze.....the service call on it after only 3 months told me it is because these small fridges don't have a cooling fan for circulation to prevent them from freezing up. What a headache. and yes, according to other reviews....items left near the back of the fridge, freeze up....like eggs, bottles of water, etc.... only good thing about the fridge is the size and the price.

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Magic chef has burnt me again
1 Star Review   By columbusmike on Home Depot - Dec 17, 2012   

I have an apt building and bought 3 of these units from home depot. 2 have failed in less than 2 years. compressors are under warranty for 5 years but labor to have new compressor put in costs around $300. I cant believe that home depot allows these pieces of junk to be sold in their stores.

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Works good so far, but is LOUD
3 Star Review   By SMcLeod on Home Depot - Dec 15, 2012   

I don't have any compaints other than this fridge is so loud that I am looking to replace it after only 4 mths because I can't take it anymore. I would not mind it if it was the sound of a motor running, but it sounds like a moaning animal is dying in it. I am in a small 600 sq ft home which is why I bought this small unit. I have to sleep with the door shut so it doesnt keep me up.

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meet expectation
5 Star Review   By tab123 on Home Depot - Dec 12, 2012   

I would truly recommend this product. It functions exceedingly well. The design is very sleek. Proud of the purchase.

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Garbage!
1 Star Review   By Eric on Home Depot - Dec 5, 2012   

After only 2 years the fridge is completely dead except for the light. Piece of junk!

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DONT BUY THIS!!!
1 Star Review   By jennmom3 on Home Depot - Nov 28, 2012   

I agree with all the other negative reviews on here. Same thing happened to me. Had this refrigerator for 3 yrs and it stopped freezing and cooling. I had just gone to Sams Club about two weeks prior and stuffed the freezer full of meat. I had to throw it all out. I was sooooo mad! It needs a new compressor and theres no way I am spending one more dime on this piece of junk! If you buy this dont put any meat in it, or be sure you are checking the freezer every sinlge day to be sure its still working properly. Id hate to see you lose all that money on food like we did.

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AGAIN!
1 Star Review   By Deweysmom on Home Depot - Nov 27, 2012   

I purchased this refridgerator in June 2012 for my son's apartment. In July the refridgerator stopped cooling. He took it back to Home Depot where they replaced it for him. In September he moved into an apartment that included a refridgerator so we put this one in our garage. Yesterday I went to check on some items that I put into the freezer and found that it was not cooling. I lost a turkey and several pounds of meatballs that I had been storing in there for a shower this week-end. Needless to say I was furious! Now I have a a refridgerator that does not work and I am out about $100 in meats. NEVER purchase this product.

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Don't buy this refrigerator!!!
1 Star Review   By Unhappy on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012   

We bought this 2 years ago and it lasted 18 months before needing its first repair. That cost us 150.00 only to have it die again within 2 more months. We are now having to go buy a replacement refrigerator. This is way to short of a time for a refrigerator to last! DO NOT BUY THIS!!

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Magic Chef MCBR1020W White 10.0 Cu Ft Refrigerator
5 Star Review   By anonymous - Sep 10, 2013   

Zero issues with ours! Too many pluses to mention for a unit of this cost and size.

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Will break within a year.
1 Star Review   By BabyTanuki on Home Depot - Jan 28, 2013   

I have bought 2 of these and both have died within a year. Not worth it. Followed all the instructions and never turned it to the max settings.

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Dead in 3 yrs and evaporator freezes up 3 x a yr, losing all food
1 Star Review   By littlecheese on Home Depot - Jan 21, 2013   

Sadly, I may have to repurchase this fridge as the price is cheap and the size is right to fit in my RV door. Only 3 yrs old and it has died. On top of that, the evaporator freezes up about 3 times a year, causing it to stop cooling, losing all the food and then having to empty it and unplug for 24 to 48 hours to allow it to unfreeze.....the service call on it after only 3 months told me it is because these small fridges don't have a cooling fan for circulation to prevent them from freezing up. What a headache. and yes, according to other reviews....items left near the back of the fridge, freeze up....like eggs, bottles of water, etc.... only good thing about the fridge is the size and the price.

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Magic chef has burnt me again
1 Star Review   By columbusmike on Home Depot - Dec 17, 2012   

I have an apt building and bought 3 of these units from home depot. 2 have failed in less than 2 years. compressors are under warranty for 5 years but labor to have new compressor put in costs around $300. I cant believe that home depot allows these pieces of junk to be sold in their stores.

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Works good so far, but is LOUD
3 Star Review   By SMcLeod on Home Depot - Dec 15, 2012   

I don't have any compaints other than this fridge is so loud that I am looking to replace it after only 4 mths because I can't take it anymore. I would not mind it if it was the sound of a motor running, but it sounds like a moaning animal is dying in it. I am in a small 600 sq ft home which is why I bought this small unit. I have to sleep with the door shut so it doesnt keep me up.

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meet expectation
5 Star Review   By tab123 on Home Depot - Dec 12, 2012   

I would truly recommend this product. It functions exceedingly well. The design is very sleek. Proud of the purchase.

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Garbage!
1 Star Review   By Eric on Home Depot - Dec 5, 2012   

After only 2 years the fridge is completely dead except for the light. Piece of junk!

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DONT BUY THIS!!!
1 Star Review   By jennmom3 on Home Depot - Nov 28, 2012   

I agree with all the other negative reviews on here. Same thing happened to me. Had this refrigerator for 3 yrs and it stopped freezing and cooling. I had just gone to Sams Club about two weeks prior and stuffed the freezer full of meat. I had to throw it all out. I was sooooo mad! It needs a new compressor and theres no way I am spending one more dime on this piece of junk! If you buy this dont put any meat in it, or be sure you are checking the freezer every sinlge day to be sure its still working properly. Id hate to see you lose all that money on food like we did.

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AGAIN!
1 Star Review   By Deweysmom on Home Depot - Nov 27, 2012   

I purchased this refridgerator in June 2012 for my son's apartment. In July the refridgerator stopped cooling. He took it back to Home Depot where they replaced it for him. In September he moved into an apartment that included a refridgerator so we put this one in our garage. Yesterday I went to check on some items that I put into the freezer and found that it was not cooling. I lost a turkey and several pounds of meatballs that I had been storing in there for a shower this week-end. Needless to say I was furious! Now I have a a refridgerator that does not work and I am out about $100 in meats. NEVER purchase this product.

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Don't buy this refrigerator!!!
1 Star Review   By Unhappy on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012   

We bought this 2 years ago and it lasted 18 months before needing its first repair. That cost us 150.00 only to have it die again within 2 more months. We are now having to go buy a replacement refrigerator. This is way to short of a time for a refrigerator to last! DO NOT BUY THIS!!

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Magic Chef 10 cu. ft.
1 Star Review   By Steve on Home Depot - Nov 18, 2012   

I got this at Home Depot about 2 1/2 years ago and the compressor went out on it. My repair man suggested I not buy Magic Chef again. I've had other refrigerators for 20 years or more without the compressor going out.

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Nice little refridgerator
4 Star Review   By sister on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012   

Works great for my studio. Small but holds a lot. Nice that it's self defrosting too.

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Stuck with 2 of these junk fridges
1 Star Review   By mischabi on Home Depot - Nov 3, 2012   

Bought one.. Had to exchange it within a week. The next one was included with the purchase of a home. The second one is still running, the next one died after two weeks.. Don't buy these fridges!

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I ignored the poor reviews, and paid for it
1 Star Review   By RobertaJ on Home Depot - Nov 2, 2012   

Don't ignore the poor reviews. This refrigerator, although it appears good, is not. After less than one year of service it has failed. When it worked, it was extremely noisy. Heed the warnings! Do not buy.

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DO NOT PURCHASE!
1 Star Review   By Berg on Home Depot - Nov 1, 2012   

This fridge does not last. We purchased it as a beverage fridge, and after 30 days had to exchange it for a new one. Now 2 years later the compressor has died. Do not waste your money on this.

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Great product!!
5 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Oct 31, 2012   

Excellent item!! Strongly recommend! Looks great and great value!

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"Magic" I don't think so.
1 Star Review   By venice420 on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2012   

I had to have this unit repaired about just 26 days of using it. Compressor went out and they tried to not repair it. Unit is VERY loud. It does work well though, and the price makes it a tolerable bargain. I would look at a different maker though.

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This is great for a small business.
5 Star Review   By Lynnie on Home Depot - Oct 18, 2012   

This is the perfect refrigerator for my husbands small business. Works great.

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bought two both failed
1 Star Review   By detox on Home Depot - Oct 15, 2012   

bought one fridge and it went out after a little over a year so the warranty was up.. time to buy another then. thinking it was a fluke purchased the same unit and made it 60 days before it quit all together. appears to be a common theme would never purchase another.

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Not bad, great price
5 Star Review   By lprma on Home Depot - Oct 9, 2012   

For the money and for what it is, it's a great product. Its low cost, compact refrigerator that does the job. Lowest price for its size and easy to move around. Great overall.

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Perfect for our office!
5 Star Review   By Penny on Home Depot - Oct 2, 2012   

We are a small non-profit office that has doubled in size over the past year. We were desperately in need of something to accommodate as many as 40 people on a daily basis, but in a very tight space, and on a very tight budget.

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Buy a different brand
1 Star Review   By Alexandra on Home Depot - Oct 1, 2012   

I have had this refrigerator for about a year now and it has broken down on me 4 times. The first time was covered by warranty but the other 3 were not, as it is a short warranty. To fix your Magic Chef refrigerator, simply unplug it for 30-45 minutes until the freon un-sticks itself. If this doesn' work, empty the entire thing, unplug it again and open the doors so everything can get to room tempurature, then tilt the whole thing over so any excess water/fluids can drain out from freezing up inside the unit. The poor design of this unit creates a freezing problem if you turn the freezer up above a 2 or 3 (out of 9.) FYI -- You will never have icecream that is not milkshake consistency. I have FINALLY saved up enough to replace it and I CANNOT wait. I will never buy this unit/manufacturer again.

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5 stars
5 Star Review   By gmerida on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

Great refrigerator for the money and really nice future

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Fridge
4 Star Review   By evia on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

I liked this except that when the bottom door is being closed the top freezer door opens from the pressure of it. So you have to check that the top door is shut. Other than that I love the fridge size and all.

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Perfect size for a second refrigerator
5 Star Review   By josbls on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

This has been much more effcient than the bigger refrigerator we were using in the past.

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It is what it IS...a SMALL refrigerator
4 Star Review   By Kuma on Home Depot - Sep 12, 2012   

This unit went to our basement to minimize the traffic and fits serves the man cave well. Keep in mind, it's built as an INDOOR refrigerator & not designed for the garage, unless your garage is climate controlled - I've seen a few of those & the owners don't buy a SMALL refrigerator. The freezer & refrigerator independently controlled; however, like full-size models, keep the circulation flowing by keeping items off the back of the shelves. Items on the shelves in the far back, experienced frosting or freezing. The door compartments are fixed but offer two additional locations to accommodate various sized items. The clear plastic fruit & vegetable bins make know what's left & 're-order' simple. It's a great secondary frig when used be design; small, light weight, easy-to-move, frost-free value WITH rear wheels -- great value!!

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ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE PRODUCT
1 Star Review   By MsFixIt on Home Depot - Sep 11, 2012   

Wish I would have read reviews on this first because like most reviews said, the fridge died after 1 year, almost to the day, but just past the 1 year warranty. AWFUL product and POOR quality! DO NOT BUY THIS FRIDGE!!!!!!!

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Great for a limited use
2 Star Review   By cptts97838 on Home Depot - Aug 30, 2012   

Had to replace an old 10' fridge so picked magic chef from home depot. For the money I expected longer than 18 months. Not happening the pump froze up and just as the warranty ran out of course.

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very cheap, you get what you pay for
2 Star Review   By MADMATT on Home Depot - Aug 2, 2012   

I bought it 3 years ago, it needed repair after 9 months, a defrosting issue, good thing it was under warranty. Now it is not chilling anything and the repair company says 350.00 to fix. WORST product I EVER bought. Now I am spending 450.00 on a new but better product. It is the one I didn't buy the first time.

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Cheap product
1 Star Review   By mike on Home Depot - Jul 31, 2012   

I'm a landlord , have 8 apts, and need 24 inch refrigators.These are cheap, awful product. I ve had nothing but problems, motors and thermostats. Read the product reviews at the HD site. HD should drop of upgrade the refrigator.

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Inexpensive Small Fridge
3 Star Review   By JonK on Home Depot - Jul 31, 2012   

We bought this to use at a concession stand. Would be OK for apartment / garage use

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I went to Lowes, Sears, Spencers, Costco and Home Depot. Home Depot had the best price for that size (10cuft).
4 Star Review   By Earl on Home Depot - Jul 26, 2012   

This fridge was the best price for the size and warranty. It has gallon size space in the door, soda dispenser, dual temp control for fridge and freezer, has rolling wheels, hide away door handles, flat back no ugly coils on rear. Reversable doors. Frost free. Biggest bang for your buck.

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It works
5 Star Review   By Donald on Home Depot - Jul 25, 2012   

i was looking for a inexpensive reefrigerator for employee lunches and to keep water bottles cold. Perfect refrigerator for this. Just the right size.

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great size
5 Star Review   By Evangeline on Home Depot - Jul 18, 2012   

We were looking for a new refrigerator for our camper, the one I was looking for was only available on line. They suggested that I look at the Magic Chef that was on sale. It was a perfect fit .It's guiet and runs great.

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bare bones but does the job
3 Star Review   By lgempire on Home Depot - Jul 17, 2012   

I am a bit hesitant because I bought Magic Chef before in the past and the compressors failed on me. But I really have no choice because of space constraints and can't have fridges wider than 28 inches. It works, for now. Can dispenser is a nice plus. A little pricey for the size and lack of additional features but I guess that is what you are paying for. I bought it with a credit card that extends the warranty for an additional year so that adds peace of mind.

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OK features but poor quality
1 Star Review   By throttlejocky on Home Depot - Jul 8, 2012   

Bought it yesterday. Plugged it in 20 hours ago and it is still warm inside! This fridge is going back to the store!!!

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Just what we needed, an extra fridge for the garage.
5 Star Review   By Kelly on Home Depot - Jun 26, 2012   

So far so good. We only place drinks in there as well as pop cycles for the kids throughout the summer.

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not satisfied
1 Star Review   By greg on Home Depot - Jun 21, 2012   

bought one for my Office. three years and it is gone. poor quality and loud

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poor quality
1 Star Review   By paulayanne on Home Depot - Jun 3, 2012   

i did not want to even give it a 1 star..... i bought this fridge about 1 1/2 years ago... already had it serviced 2 times.... now i am going to get an American made fridge... yes i said American made.... even though this has the name of magic chef its made in china!!!! parts are extremely expensive if you can find them.....

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Compressor dead at 2.5 years
1 Star Review   By warmbeer on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2012   

Bought for garage fridge for beverages. Worked OK, but loud. Compressor died and was told $550 to repair even though still in warranty

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A cooler would be more reliable.
1 Star Review   By nothappy on Home Depot - Apr 7, 2012   

A piece of garbage. Has broken twice in 2 years. I'm on the website now searching for a replacement, and sure as heck won't purchase this again. First breakdown was under warranty, 2nd was not. Not happy, would never buy again.

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very poor item
1 Star Review   By ampm on Home Depot - Mar 17, 2012   

bought this a little over a year ago to replace an old fridge that failed after 30 years of reliable service and it worked great at first then the auto defrost went out just after the warrenty was up, wish I had looked at the reviews for this thing before buying it. do not buy this thing unless you like being frustrated.

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Worst Fridge Ever
1 Star Review   By Professor on Home Depot - Mar 13, 2012   

I could not imagine a worse refrigerator. I have to unplug it at night so I can sleep because it is so loud, and in the morning my food is warm. Makes a terribly irritating clicking sound constantly. Too small, overpriced, worst thing ever.

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Terrible product.
1 Star Review   By ApartmentManager on Home Depot - Mar 10, 2012   

We have an apartment complex. Of the 5 refrigferators I've bought, I've had to replace 3.

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Go to another brand
1 Star Review   By JimH on Home Depot - Mar 7, 2012   

This product temperature varied even though the temperature setting did not vary. Then it died unexpectedly in less than a year. Go with another brand.

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Not bad once sensor was moved.
3 Star Review   By queenbee on Home Depot - Feb 23, 2012   

This refridgerator did have problems at first. I called within the 1st years warranty and Magic Chef had a repairman come for free. Per him they put a sensor in the wrong place so it would not regulate the temperatures in the fridge right. Once it was fixed it is working great.

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DO NOT BUY!!!!
1 Star Review     

Strengths: fits in a small space

Weakness: just stops working

I bought 2 of them, one stopped, now the other one!!!!! They are both only a little over a year old!!!

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small but works great
4 Star Review   By Rich on Home Depot - Feb 22, 2012   

We bought this as a extra frig and it is on the small side but it does work great. We are very satisfied with it. It was a great price compared to others.

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How sad....
1 Star Review   By Spope on Home Depot - Feb 15, 2012   

Bought this for my father-in-law....plugged it in and noticed how noisy it was, but tolerable....then it qiut running completely....riuned all of his food in the fridge and freezer...not going to buy this model again! It's only a year old!!!!!!

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Very noisy
2 Star Review   By A2012 on Home Depot - Feb 8, 2012   

This fridge makes a very loud internal grinding/creaking noise when the motor is running. It lasts for about 5 minutes every 10-15 minutes....very annoying. The doors are reversible, which is a nice feature...but when I tried to reverse them, the top screws were impossible to loosen..virtually cemented on. The food is kept cold though, which is why I feel it deserves a fair, rather than poor rating. But I certainly do not recommend it unless you plan to keep it in a basement or garage.

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Does not work properly
1 Star Review   By rsgs on Home Depot - Jan 25, 2012   

We're going to have to take this back. It will not run at a temp above 25F and we have tried all sorts of troubleshooting. I would not have purchased it if I'd seen the reviews first. :/

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problem common in this model
1 Star Review   By DocT on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2012   

This model has problems with the auto defrost cycle. Mine began to fail at about 1.5 years old. The evaporator freezes up so the freezer remains cold but the ice buildup prevents cold air flow down into the refrigerator compartment.

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This refer works well for money
3 Star Review   By homecheepo on Home Depot - Jan 3, 2012   

This refer works well for money the only problem it makes a loud ticking sound that drives you nuts

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This product has great features
5 Star Review   By MTarrats on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011   

i but this for my husband computer room Very happy with this refrigerator i love it

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Stoped working in just a couple of months
1 Star Review   By Jaye on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011   

Bought this for a summer vacation cottage for I thought the size was great and low cost on energy. Unfortunately I only got a couple of month’s usage before it totally stopped working.

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Not Great!
1 Star Review   By Birdie on Home Depot - Dec 24, 2011   

Purchased two of these at the same time, one for back rec room. First, one stopped running completely, all food ruined, realized it was not balanced, put a piece of wood under left front, now running fine. If it's so tempermental that it needs to be perfectly balanced, should include adjustable feet, but does not. The second one stopped working, balancing it did not work, but, jiggled wires in back and it's working again. Not a good thing if wires need to be jiggled! Was sooo happy with both of them at first, just the right size for what I needed, but the quality just isn't there. Always happy with Home Depot, never had a bad experience, just not happy with Magic Chef!!!!!

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Not a Good product
1 Star Review   By Debbie on Home Depot - Dec 21, 2011   

I bought this fridge for my vacation home. It worked when we first plugged it in. I don't know when it stopped working (we aren't there but every couple of months) but a few months later, our food wasn't cold and water wouldn't freeze for ice. We tried moving it to another location in the kitchen and nothing is working. My husband is still trying to figure out what to do as it is so hard to coordinate repairs being that it is our second home. So disappointed. I just wanted a nice little fridge with no hassle.

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Delivery was ahead of what date furnished by ordeer confirmation
4 Star Review   By Lessssssssssslongenough on Home Depot - Dec 21, 2011   

Prpduct was good for the price. Quality will be determined after use. Door reversal was with adequate iinstructions/ Your submittal is rediclus to not allow YOUR nickname

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Defroster
2 Star Review   By Slipperypte63 on Home Depot - Dec 7, 2011   

this is the forth Magic Chef that I have purchased for my facility, and have had problems with the auto defroster on everyone. The coils freeze up and the defroster does not kick in and have had to replace entire defrost mechanisim, one frig. had to be done twice.

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Fits the need
4 Star Review   By MarkoPolo on Home Depot - Dec 6, 2011   

This refrigerator is the just the right size as a spare frige. It works well and is sturdy. If your needing something small and compaq, this one will fit the bill.

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Quit cooling
1 Star Review   By JCinTX on Home Depot - Nov 27, 2011   

Loved the size and capacity of this small frig, but in less than 3 months it has stopped cooling. We defrosted the vents with a hair dryer, and they are already re-icing in less than 24 hours. Will not get lower than 51 degrees. Wished I would have read the reviews on this product before purchasing it. Having to throw out quit a bit of costly food.

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It is soooo bad. Do not buy this product. Same problem as everyone else...freezer ices fridge warm. don't buy!!!
1 Star Review   By nancy on Home Depot - Nov 14, 2011   

Terrible. Do not buy. Waste of $400..total bummer.

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I AM NOT JOY FILLED WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR
1 Star Review   By CONSUMER on Home Depot - Oct 19, 2011   

GASKET AROUND DOOR CAME OFF WITHIN ONE YEAR. THE DOOR IS HARD TO CLOSE WHEN FOOD IS IN THE REFRIGERATOR. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BLOCK THE DOOR FROM CLOSING. FOOD HITS FOOD INSIDE AND BLOCKS CLOSING OF THE DOOR. FRUSTRATED WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR. YOU MUST REALLY THINK ON HOW TO EVEN PUT FOOD IN THIS REFRIGERATOR.

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Single mom VERY disappointed!!
1 Star Review   By Calliope on Home Depot - Oct 7, 2011   

I have a three story townhouse and since divorcing I thought hey how do I make it easier to pay the mortgage? Get a renter for the first floor. I bought this fridge on 12/04/10 and it is only 10/07/11 and it has stopped working. (Actually it did 2 weeks ago.) So it didn't last even a year. I had probably 6" or more space per side so there was no reason for it to just conk out but it did. Trying to get Magic Chef to come out was not hard but took awhile to schedule. They found that it had a bad seal and are mailing me a complete reimbursement check. (Which I am grateful for!) From all the reviews I have read it seems with these compact fridges it can be luck of the draw. This time I have done my research and looked at Lowes, Home Depot, and Sears. I am still unsure where I will purchase from but I think the lesson learned is that compact refrigerators have a “short shelf life” period.

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Total waste of money
1 Star Review   By nick13 on Home Depot - Sep 15, 2011   

Since there's not an option for zero stars, I have to give it a "one" but it doesn't even earn that. I bought this fridge less than 2 years ago because I wanted the smaller size. Three days ago, the compressor quit. Total junk. Please don't waste your money.

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Great product.
4 Star Review   By Paul on Home Depot - Sep 6, 2011   

Perfect fit. Great refrigerator for a small space. Lots of features it's larger counterparts have to offer.

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Not a good product
1 Star Review   By LMoss on Home Depot - Aug 18, 2011   

I like to leave good comments when it is warranted. Unfortunately, this is not one of those occassions. This is not a good product. If you get two good years out of this appliance you are lucky. I learned a costly lesson in purchasing this product. If I can help the next consumer, my advice would be to save your money.

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non-functional
1 Star Review   By Independent1 on Home Depot - Jul 11, 2011   

this refrigerator ices up every few weeks, in the summer within days, and I get tired of defrosting. The regulator seems to be just a placebo because turning it in any direction has no effect at all. The temperature can not be adjusted, and once it starts icing up - which is always - it will barely cool the refrigerator compartment. I never had really solidly frozen food in the freezer! Ice cream is soft even one day after deicing - why I did not return it right away I don't know. Well - It's a lot of work to bring it up the stairs, then down again to return it and then up again another model!!!

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As pictured and described
5 Star Review   By Belle on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2011   

We received the refrigerator in good condition and are satisfied with the purchase.

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Nice size but totally unreliable
1 Star Review   By Seayanika on Home Depot - Jun 23, 2011   

I bought this perfect sized unit for a small apartment. I really liked the size of the freezer. After just over one year (of course), I noticed that it was running ALL THE TIME! And very noisy. Since it was out of warranty I checked online to try and figure out why it was running constantly. Figured it out....and it's not pretty. The coils behind the removable panel in the back of the freezer are freezing up. Some unknown (to me) part has failed. When the coils freeze, the ice blocks the cold air flow from the freezer to the refrigerator, and the thermostat must be in the refrigerator portion. Therefore the refrigerator portion isn't getting cold and the unit keeps running. The only remedy I have found is to once a month (or every few weeks), I unplug the refrigerator, remove the back panel in the freezer, and defrost it with hot pans of water. A ROYAL PAIN.....but it's better than losing food and listening to the constant noise of this little nightmare. I've been told that "apartment" sized refrigerators are mostly all unreliable....but this one seems to be the worst. I'm replacing with a Whirlpool 9.7 cubic foot from a competitor and crossing my fingers.

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product works well and is economical however
4 Star Review   By georgejv on Home Depot - Jun 22, 2011   

I have 11 of these in apts which i pay for utilities -have learnt to change out defrost timers when the refrig stops working and freezer frosts up--in the back of the refigerator in the rear left bottom corner 2 screws hold a little container in the container is a defrost timer with 4 prongs -2 screws hold the timer onto the small container-bring to appliance repair shop who sells parts-universal defrost timer is $25-same prongs -should have extra wire put over no 1 prong-defrost refrigerator over night -built up inside behind plastic-empty overflow at rear bottom-

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Run Away From This Product, Don't Walk!
1 Star Review   By winthrop on Home Depot - Jun 1, 2011   

Don’t walk, run-away from this product. On the average, you will have to defrost this refrigerator once-a-month or loose your food in the lower compartment. Basically this refrigerator runs continuously on the medium cooling setting. Matter of fact, it runs continuously on all settings. This refrigerator will frost up inside the interior back wall of the unit and then will not allow the cold air from the freezer compartment to circulate to the lower unit. Nothing but junk!

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10.0 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR
1 Star Review   By SHAM on Home Depot - Apr 21, 2011   

GOING ON OUR THIRD ONE IN FOUR YEARS ALL OF THEM MADE NOISE AND THEN JUST QUIT AND OUR THIRD ONE IS ALREADY MAKING WEIRD NOISES AFTER ONLY ONE DAY

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refrigerater
1 Star Review   By pinkangels on Home Depot - Apr 8, 2011   

i bought this refrigerator for my room and it hasn't make a year yet going to in a month or 2 and it made a weird sound on Wednesday during the day and at night i notice the ice creams were melting and bottom part wasn't cooling either 4/8/11 is hot not cooling at all not working

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HIGH QUALITY > Nominal Service
5 Star Review   By DECATUR on Home Depot - Apr 7, 2011   

I am replacing a 30 years of service, Magic Chief 10ft. unit that had a problem with the defriost-timer one time in all those years, the (parts cost $48.99 + tax and a $ 60.00 service fee are current charges as of 2009.) The previous reviewer got RIPED-OFF by the service company; being a FACTORY TRAINED servicer for 40 years "I" never riped my customers off intentionally and when mistakes like the previous review > should be referred to the manufacturer or Home Depo! Small apartments or rec-rooms this unit is an excelent choice.

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A No Buy
1 Star Review   By ColoradoRealtor on Home Depot - Mar 26, 2011   

Bought this small kitchen refrigerator to outfit kitchen in 1 bedroom rental cottage, long term lease unit. After one year parts warranty lapsed, this appliance stopped cooling in the freezer compartment. Authorized Magic Chef service came out, found that defrost cycle timer went bad. $300 to replace. Never expected such an expensive repair possible on anything other than compressor, which is covered for 5 years. I'll not buy another Magic Chef refrigerator.

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Get what you pay for
1 Star Review   By JimH1014 on Home Depot - Mar 22, 2011   

Bought two of these units... Both made very odd noises. One the compressor stopped working and occassionally would work, then shut off, then start up - enough to lose food one day at work, and not allow one to feel it was reliable. Other unit the freezer continues to work but the fridge only area doesn't. GARBAGE - don't buy this fridge!

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Great Product
4 Star Review   By JPHinLBCA on Home Depot - Feb 22, 2011   

We received our mini refrigerator and were surprised at how much more of product it was than we expected. More shelves, drawers and storage than we thought; it if for a small office, and the staff is delighted. I was sorely disappointed that the old one did not get hauled away, which was why I had purchased from the Home Depot website, at it was replete with details of the set up and haul away service; however the 3rd party vendor shrugged their shoulders and left; leaving our new item in the hallway still boxed up.

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Total Junk
1 Star Review   By dcr0311 on Home Depot - Feb 18, 2011   

Only lasted 2 years. Never again!!!!!

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Not even 1 Star!
1 Star Review   By stevwel on Home Depot - Feb 17, 2011   

Purchased this for a small studio, what a disappointment. The fridge looks great, it ends there. After one noisy, clunking year of operating, it stopped working. Could not find anyone to work on it. Maytag was uncooperative because they actually don't make this fridge, they just put their name on it, and Home Depot said it had multiple complaints on the unit. After significant research found parts, only to have it break again, I'm junking it today.

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Magic Chef
5 Star Review   By Mike4862 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2011   

We fund that this size and preformance works well in our small office. It is quiet running and yet compact enough not to dominate the break room.

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Don´t buy it!
1 Star Review   By tomfromtexas on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2011   

I bought my refrigerator two years ago. And now it stopped working. The compressor is defect. Yes, there is a 5 year warranty for the compressor. But you get only the compressor and have to pay the labor by yourself. The techs told me the cost for the repair would be around 300 Dollars plus tax. Which means more expensive than the refrigerator itself. I am very unhappy with this deal. I can not recommend this refrigerator for anyone.

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Noisy
3 Star Review   By Tam5 on Home Depot - Jan 3, 2011   

We recently purchased this fridge for our cabin. Our other fridge stopped working and this was the only fridge that would fit in our little kitchen, so we purchased it without reading the reviews. The fridge does make some really strange growling noise, almost sounds like an animal growling! I'm not sure why it happens, but had I read the reviews first, I would NOT have purchased. The fridge did cool down quickly and it is nice looking both inside and out. I am glad the fridge is not near the Loft! Hopefully, they will fix this problem.............

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Very Good for 12 Months only
2 Star Review   By Maxxxss on Home Depot - Oct 25, 2010   

Worked fine for 12 months then no longer works. What a convenient coincidence died few days after warranty expires.

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great
5 Star Review   By prowler on Home Depot - Oct 10, 2010   

I put one in my sport fishing boat . it has held up great. It can get well over a 100 Deg in the cabin during the week , get pounded in heavy seas ,no power for hours at a time or run on a gen set when anchored or on a long cruse . You could not abuse this more then I do . Yet I know when I get to the boat the food and drinks will be cold. I have had this for 3 years or so . I would buy another one tomorrow .

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Magic Chef Model MCBR1020W
1 Star Review   By NashNari on Home Depot - Oct 3, 2010   

This model works OK for first 18 months and then stops working. After a week it is OK and again after few months same problem. It has something to do with the sensor inside and it costs $100 plus labor to replace this. Not a good model.

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Noisy
2 Star Review   By yar2 on Home Depot - Sep 21, 2010   

This fridge is a great size for a single person and it looks slick. The problem is that it makes really strange noises. In addition to the normal, consistent "buzzing" noise of a fridge, it randomly makes odd "scraping" sort of noises...really loud. It is just a very inconsistent fridge. It isn't ideal for a studio apartment unless you wear earplugs when you sleep. :(

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Magic Chef
4 Star Review   By Hollywood86 on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2010   

Bought this fridge at Home Depot marked down for a small ding on the front door (cosmetic only). Took home to our studio and plugged in, got cold quick. Worked great the entire time, even after moving around a couple times. Overall this was a good little fridge at an affordable price. Only complaint that it was a little noisy at night in a little studio, but decent for the bargain.

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MC 10cuft Refrig
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Size

Weakness: Noisy

I purchased this refrig for a cabin. Size was good, but the refrig compressor sounds like an old fashion percolator coffee pot on steroids. I returned the refrig to Home Depot in exchange for the same model. After switching out the hinges (again) and plugging it in, the noise was even worse than the first one. After listening to gurgling and squealing most of the evening, I resorted to using ear plugs. I'll be returning this refrig as well, and looking for something a little more quiet.

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Noisy
1 Star Review   By bverme on Home Depot - Aug 16, 2010   

I have bought several small refrigerators for my rentals, but this one is the worst. It is noisy to the point of needing earplugs to sleep at night. It sounds like an old percolator coffee pot on steroids, with occasional squeals of unknown origin. I returned the first one that I had purchased thinking there was something wrong with it. When I got the second one installed, it was actually worse. I have a $400 GE and a $400 Whirlpool that I am very happy with, but the $350 Magic Chef is a waste of money unless you are fortunate enough to be hearing impaired, then it might not bother you. Home Depot has been good to work with on the matter, but frustrating nevertheless.

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12 Months Dead
1 Star Review   By Dellynn on Home Depot - Aug 9, 2010   

We purchased this Magic Chef as a secondary fridge for hosting parties and needing the extra room for food and leftovers. It only lasted for 12 months. I was hoping to get at least 3 to 5 years since we never fill to capacity during normal use. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. It suddenly died after returning from vacation. Not a pretty sight. After clean up the smell lasted for a couple of weeks. Not good. Next secondary fridge we'll purchase a better name brand and quality.

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10.0 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator, White
5 Star Review   By tf44 on Home Depot - Aug 7, 2010   

Great Product. Product is great for our basement small kitchenette we added. Energy eficiency rating could be improved. Liked best about this is the process of ordering on-line, and free delivery. This is helpful when you live in a rural area and also havenot truck or means to transport large appliances.

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Do not buy this item
1 Star Review   By Sabatoge on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2010   

We purchased this unit for a small remodeled apartment for our senior citizen sister, and it did not last 2 years. The unit is barely used and quit working ruining all the freezer meats, costing over $100. Do not spend any money on this brand. It is a waste of money, not worth the repair bill.

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Not reliable
1 Star Review   By mntaylor on Home Depot - Jul 14, 2010   

I bought this fridge for a house with a small galley kitchen and my old fridge took up too much space. It worked fine for 3 months and then stopped cooling. After being repaired it worked for 1 month before the same problem occurred again. The fridge is noisy when it works but when it breaks down it is very quiet. Good size fridge for a small space but too unreliable.

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Great value
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

I bought this for a studio apartment with a small dorm-style fridge. I bought this fridge to replace the smaller one, and couldn't be happier. I've never had a problem. Great for 2 people, or for a basement area.

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Poor Quality
1 Star Review   By robottechman on Home Depot - Jun 6, 2010   

In less than 10 months, this refrigerator began spewing a white powder out on the air flow outlets in the freezer compartment. The refrigerator will no longer cool properly. I am now in the process of trying to get a repair person to come and check it out. I think that the white powder is a result on an internal freon leak of the cooling system. Even if this refrigerator is repaired, I do not have faith that it will last very long.

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Good for College Students
3 Star Review   Home Depot   

I purchased this a few years ago for my daughter for college because she wanted a freezer too. I have moved it in and out of dorms each year without any trouble.

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waste of money
1 Star Review   By mikeinfl on Home Depot - Apr 29, 2010   

quit after 6 months unplugged and replugged and worked again same thing a few months later after 13 months it quit for good and was off warranty if you buy one of these things get an extended one

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Magic Chef Model # MCBR1020W
1 Star Review   By pupster1 on Home Depot - Mar 31, 2010   

Great price, but this refrigerator makes a lot of noise. It also leaks water int he back of the refrigerator. Not good. I would not buy this again.

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