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True cooler made a pop sound and was a bad odor thereafter

We have a older True Cooler, that has been making a funny ZZZ sound, not really an electrical short sound, but closer to a metalic ball berring sound, it did this for a second or two every time the compressor would turn on. Then last night it made a pop sound, and there was a bad odor. Not really an electrical smell, more like cardboard smell. Needless to say we unplugged it, moved the contents out. The fans start, but when I plug it in it makes that ZZZ sound for a second or two. Then a min or two later another ZZZ sound for a second or two, on and on... like the compressor is trying to start. Not sure if this is the relay needing replacement or what. Any assistance would be great, thanks!

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Sounds like the compressor may be going off on overload. The start parts for the compressor may need replacement. Tell me the numbers on the compressor and I can come up with a universal replacement part! ;)

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