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My 3.6 cuft Magic Chef frig quit over a weekend. When I plug it in, the compressor is not running and is getting very warm. Is there any quick/inexpensive fix?

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There's a small compressor starter that can be replaced. i had similar problem and it seemed to work. the bad starter could be a result of an underlying compressor problem though. for $40 i took a chance and all seems fine so far. the starter simply plugs in and is found under the electrical cover on the compressor. my pt# was P6R8MC, and the starter was black in color. be sure your unplugged first.

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Are we talking about the fan near the compressor? It is important to know if the compressor itself is running. If there is a loose connection to the compressor via the start/over load relay (normally attaches directly onto the compressor), or if the start/over load itself is bad the compressor will not run. It will click trying to turn on untill the over load gets hot Check to see if your compressor is really hot. Could be bad start/over load relay or bad compressor. Try unplugging your frig for say 30 min then, with your hand on top of a cool compressor, plug the frig back in and see if compressor smoothly vibrates for at least 5 min without becoming very hot or shutting off even though fan continues to run. The fact your fan is not running could itself be the problem. It is needed to keep the freon, and the compressor cooled.

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Could be bad start/over load relay, or bad compressor. Try unplugging your frig for say 30 to 40 min then, with your hand on top of a cool compressor, plug the frig back in and see if compressor smoothly vibrates for at least 5 min without becoming very hot or shutting off even though fan continues to run. When the start/over load relay fails, it can apply power to both the compressors start coil AND it's run coil at the same time for to long and it very quickly causes and over load situation. I bet your "Starting Components" (start/over load relay) are bad. Any decent appliance parts store will have what you need. Just take in the make, model, and serial number of tour frig.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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