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My Magic Chef mini fridge (model MCBR445B1) stopped working. When it is plugged in, there is an occasional clicking noise and the compressor gets hot, but it doesn't run.

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  • cgargan1 Jul 03, 2009

    If the problem has to do with wiring, I'm not much of an electrician, so I would need specific instructions on how to identify the wiring problem.

  • cgargan1 Jul 03, 2009

    Thanks for forwarding the link to that article - - it seems to describe my problem and its symptoms exactly. However, when I removed the start relay and shook it, I didn't hear any rattling, so I'm not sure that's the source of the problem. I did as the article suggested and used an ohm meter to test the the resistance between the pegs on the control pod of the compressor, but I didn't get any infinite resistance readings, nor did I get any reading when I measured from the compressor pegs to ground, so apparently the compressor itself is not "FUBAR". Any suggestions on what to do at this point? Is it most likely a bad start relay and I should just try replacing it?

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Hi!... Remove the cover on the back of the fridge and look at the compressor start device.
If it looks like a cube - remove it and shake it. If it makes a rustling sound then the start device is bad. Change it... Hope I Helped...

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This link will help you..

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2005/12/01/refrigerator-warming-up-and-makes-an-occasional-clicking-noise/

Let me know if you need further assistance

Thanks
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Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Just check the entire wiring it will be due to short off the wire so pls check the wiring and coil

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