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Magic Chef Freezer MCUF88W quit working. The motor protector

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Magic Chef Freezer MCUF88W quit working. The motor protector ( I think) is clicking, comp. buzzes for about 5-6 seconds and clicks off. The motor protector was not installed up against the compressor. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond as typing, researching and adding links takes me time to do so please be patient and often I will ask you questions to narrow down the issue so do not rate me until we are done thanks.

The compressor relay could be bad, but very often on that unit when that happens the compressor is actually bad. There is no for sure test to do on it and really you need to install a new relay on the unit to see if the compressor will fire up. In my experience on that unit the compressors are normally junk as they used a really cheap compressor on them.

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