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Magic chef compact fridgerator model mcbr445b1

My compact fridge is no longer cooler. my 2 year old son may have opened it one day and who knows how long it was running for. when i plug it in the compressor heats up but does not run? is it worth repairing/replacing the compressor or should i just buy a new unit.

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You may just have a bad relay. with the power removed ..(unpluged)
remove the relay cover ( on the side of the compressor)

remove overload and relay

check relay for 4-5 ohms
check overload (if open it is bad)

let me know

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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