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I have a very old Beverage air DD-22 beer dispenser. I think it now goes by BM-23 When I plug it in I get a shorting out sound and the smell of something burning. My question is is the compressor failing and is it worth fixing?

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Yje compressor is probly what is causing the shorting out signs you decribed. If the compressor has shorted it in not worth the money and time to replace. Do you have an OHM meter? Below is how to test the compressor.
Unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel that covers the compressor. There should be 3 wires going inside the cover of the compressor. Mark all 3 and mark their location so if compressor is OK you can put them back in same order. The plastic cover may snap on and you may need to squeeze the sides to unlock the cover and sometimes there is a metal clip holding the cover in place. Remove the cover. May look hard but it's simple. There will be three connections under the cover and 2 will go through the start relay. Unplug them leaving the three prongs exposed. They may be marked R =Run, S=Start and C=Common. Set your meter on continuity and then begin by testing 2 at a time until you have checked S to R and R to C an C to S and S to R again. You should get a reading all the way around. If no reading between any of the pairs as you go around you should get no reading between any two the compressor has an open winding and is defective. Then if it passes that test then touch one probe to R and the other to the copper pipes or clean metal on outside of compressor, then S to metal outside and C to metal outside. If you get a reading this way even just a little. The compressor is a burnout. Then let me know what you find. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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This may be due to compressor over working. A dity condensor, or runing power cord on a excored, compressor is pulling high amps and will damage compressor. You can replace bad parts and rewire. You need to have someone check amp as compressor starts up and as it runs. If it trips the over load on start up compressor bad. has grounded out.

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