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Magic Chef MCBR1000w stopped cooling

Sounds like the compressor is trying to start & then stops trying & after a few minutes it gets hot.

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If the compressor runs on 120 volts AC, (some are three phase DC, you can use a 3n1 hard start kit, they are very simple to use and cost around $20 dollars, you can purchase them at HVAC supply stores. If the compressor continues to short cycle after installing the hard start kit, then you need the compressor replaced and should check your warranty, this is often an expensive repair.

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