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My Magic Chef Mini Fridge keeps clicking every minute or so. It sounds like the compressor is trying to start but then trips. The inside of the fridge is slightly cool and the compressor is hot to the touch. What's going on? Please help!

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The compressor start device is problably bad.

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SOURCE: MIni fridge stopped working/cool.

I got mine in 2005. It stopped working 4 or 5 weeks ago. It made a clicking noise and the compressor was very hot. Compressor is under warranty but appliance repair shop wanted $125 to install it and another $75 to charge it with freon. I saw a posting somewhere else that said it was a relay switch. I ordered one from RepairClinic.com for $24.00 incl. shipping, put it in and it's working now. There's a black plastic housing on the left side of the compressor. Just unscrew that, pop the cover off (that was a little tricky) and plug in the new part. Maybe I'll get another 3 years out of it.

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