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Magic Chef Refrig Model MCBR445B1, the motor/fan/compressor is not running when plugged in.. It is approx. 5 years old. Is it worth repairing?

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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you may just have a bad relay. with the power removed ..(unpluged)
remove the relay cover ( on the side of the compressor)

remove overload and relay

check relay for 4-5 ohms
check overload (if open it is bad)

let me know

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