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MAGIC CHEF MCBR 360S Mini Fridge and compressor is not working or cooling. No sound at all from unit. See more details below please. Thank you!

About 7 years old mini fridge. Not cooling and I don't hear any sound at all when plugged in. ....MAGIC CHEF MCBR 360S Mini Fridge and compressor is not working. It was hot when I touched it earlier. Took out the black relay thing next to compressor and shook it but did not hear a broken disc rattling inside. Put it back. Opened the thermostat compartment but not sure which of the two leads to jump to see if the compressor will start. Model MCBR360S

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The compressor being hot means it is getting power to it. 2 possible problems. The compressor is locked up internally (too expensive) or the start relay or overload could be bad (approx cost for both parts about $45). You have to decide if you want to risk $50 and still find out you have a bad compressor. Most service techs have a direct test harness to hook up to compressors and make them run without the start relay and overload but not everyone knows how to do it properly.

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7 years old throw it away and get a new one not worth fixing

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