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My mini fridge turns on, but is does not cool. When I open the door there is also a weird odor being produced. The compressor (I guess it is, the ball thing in the back) gets hot and I hear buzzing in the fridge but its not getting cold inside. :(

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THERE IS A FREON LEAK OR YOU ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF FREON
Freon is a coolant/refrigerant used in A/C's or refrigerators to cool the air

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    vbiteng Dec 11, 2012

    Is that pretty inexpensive to fix?

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Look In the rear bottom where the wires plug into the compressor. There will be a plastic cover plate over the connecting wires. Remove it. Unplug the white wire. note the white wire was plugged into a small black box (3/4"x3/4") pull the black box out. It is connected by 2 prongs. If you open this up you will find a small metal disk that looks like a watch battery. pop it out and clean the contacts. put it all back together and it should work fine. I believe it is the thermostat and many times gets bad contacts and can even crack over time. The compressor will "click" on but the bad thermostat tells it "no"

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There is a service bulletin related to this, dealing with deformation / melting of the lamp cover. The fix is to change the lamp wire harness to one that now has a thermal protector incorporated in it (part number 6621JK2003B) along with changing the main PCB board to one that uses a larger relay for this function (part number 6871JB1423N).

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I tried to cut and paste a few photo's, but was unsuccessful. Sorry. Make sure to test that fans and light switches work after part changes.

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Compressor is in a locked up/ no start condition. the overload cools enough to reset and tries to start it again and kicks out on amp draw, then the whole cycle starts over again.
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