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Old 08-19-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Kegerator from Magic Chef MCBR445

First, gently bent the freezer coils down using some heat applied to the tubing with a lighter (see scorch marks on tube). Also, removed thermostat by prying a plastic strip off the thermostat and removing a screw underneath. The black and white wire need to be shorted together for the compressor to turn on, so these are the inputs to your relay.



Ok, everything fits now.



Auber controller all wired up. Cut out the hole in the front of the fridge with a dremel. You need to be precise with this, because the face is maybe only 1/8 inch wider than the rest of the controller. Had to drill a small hole through the hump in the back of the fridge to run a wire that would carry one of the power wires for the controller, since you can use one of the black/white wires that were attached to the old thermostat as the other (see schematic on back of fridge). Also removed the door trays by unscrewing them from the door and pulling the rubber gasket off. Reattached gasket with the screws, hot glue, and waterproof caulk.



Controller parameters set. It's alive!


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Old 08-20-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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83 degrees looks awfully warm to keep your beer Nice build.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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83 degrees looks awfully warm to keep your beer Nice build.
What? You can't taste all the rich flavors unless it's at least 80.

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Old 09-04-2010, 12:15 AM   #4
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How did you wire this up? What voltage do you need to run to it? I love the look and I want to try and build this, any help will be great.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
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Is there a "hump" in the back of yours that covers the compressor? And will 2 kegs fit if the CO2 bottle sits on this hump?

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You'll have to run the neutral from outside the fridge. It is safe to drill through the compressor hump to feed the neutral wire. Also, I recommend not to completely remove the plastic tray inside the door by unscrewing it, but to just cut it out. I get a much better seal this way.

Yes, there is a compressor hump, and I think if you bend the freezer coils down far enough, you could sit a 5lb CO2 tank on the hump and have 2 5 gal corny kegs inside.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #7
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Default Taking off the Temp Control

How did you remove the temperature control? I'm starting a kegerator build and dont want to break anything.

Also, did you put in a tower? Are there any lines at all running through the top of the fridge or is it safe to drill because they are all in the freezer tray?

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:16 AM   #8
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Don't **** this fridge up Smillie. I want a cold beer when I'm over next.

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There is a YouTube video out there of someone changing this exact model into a kegerator. He was able to fit two cornys and a CO2 tank put had to do some pretty intense modifications.

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I've seen that video. Helpful for sure, but not great on specifics for putting in a tower. Reaaaaally hoping I don't have to buy a 3rd fridge, finding reachable cheap ones in new york is a pain when you don't have a car.

Does anyone have any idea on whether or not I can drill right through the top on this fridge? Help would be hugely appreciated!

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