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I have a small refridgerator with a LG MA53LBCM compressor. The compressor make a clicking noise every minute or so. The compressor makes no other noise and does not seem to run or try to run. The compressor gets very hot to touch, almost too hot to touch. Should I check into the overload or does it seem as though the motor has failed?

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Hi. thanks for the question. the heat between the doors is normal . to solve . pull the fridge away from wall .remove back panel. clean all lint in coils .Dust in the coils causes the heat between the doors to get warmer . so cleaning of coils. will solve the problem thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator Compressor hot to touch & fridge/freezer not cooling

you need to do an amp draw with your meter,clamp the run wire on the compressor,you should get 2-5 amp reading,any higher means the compressor is going bad,also should be a locked rotor amp(LRA) reading on comp.-mike

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Relay close to the compressor clicks on and off

It can be either. Cheapest is to try the relay pack and see if that cures it. Most likely culprit.

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 2 year old Haier kegerator and it seems

Do you have any technical background? There is a simple and sure fix to this but you will need to be able to read a wiring diagram and have basic electrical tools like a wire stripper and electrical tape.

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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SOURCE: very hot day (93F /

try to clean your condenser and check the condenser fan motor if working good. then observe the unit.after u perfom cleaning try to start your ref. if the unit cannot start check ur over loador replace it if deffective. the n observe unit.or try to relocate your ref. unit may the circulation or air is not good cause of trippng of compressor. or check your breaker if ok.

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

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