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My mini fridge will not work. compressor is hot. thanks

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I have the same problem as the June Post, Magic Chef Model # MCBR445S won't run and the Compressor is Hot. I do have a tester.

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The first thing that I would look for is a defective start relay and start capacitor. If you are ready let me know and have a ohm meter and we can do some test. Sea Breeze.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My Magic Chef Mini Fridge just stopped but the compressor is hot.

ok 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"

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

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It is possible that the setting of the thermostat is too high and that the compressor is finding it hard to reach the set temperature thereby making it work so hard so as to heat up. Now as per design this must not happen but if the thermostat or the auto defrost does not work then the compressor might be working too much and so will BURN OUT in the long run. The compressor might warm up but not HEAT.
So if the fault stays with a lower settting please contact dealer for warranty. If not this seems to be a fault with the compressor and you must stake claim for warranty.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

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SOURCE: Mini Fridge not working MCBR445

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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Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my mini fridge will not work. compressor is hot.

Believe you need to change the start relay and overload, Sea Breeze

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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Might just be the compressor relay. They had a bunch of them go bad in recent years. I have repair photos HERE

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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