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Kegarator not working...please help!

I've got a Haier Kegarator model # H8FO5EBSS. Basically what happens is right when you plug it in the compressor hums and kicks on and after about 5-10 second the motor protector or overload switch trips and the fridge stops. The thermostat is fine and I believe/hope the problem is either the motor protector/overload switch or the relay for the compressor. The only way to get the fridge going again is to pull the relay and switch off the compressor, put them back on, and plug the fridge in again. But obviously it does the same thing every time within a few seconds of turning on. If anyone has any suggestions for anything I can do to test anything to figure out exactly where the problem is that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your help. PS I hope it's not the compressor itself because that's expensive and I'm not sure I wanna spend that money to fix this crappy fridge!

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Hmm, I'm no expert but since I don't see any other solutions I will give you my meager opinion. 1. In foresight you can't disconnect a compressor while it's running and reconnect it repeatedly or you will fry the compressor, especially in bigger units. A period of 15 minutes should be given to let the gasses convert back or the compressor works overtime. Same reasoning when moving a fridge to not lay it down but if necessary allow the fridge to remain upright for a while prior to operating. For the temperature relay, it is a black on one side, and aluminum on other, 4x a nickel - sized coin shaped looking thing that is a safety feature and it is on the compressor for overheating shut off. This typically wouldn't allow you to hear anything once burnt or shorted so the compressor wouldn't work at all. Therefore I suspect the Capacitor or compressor in this case and be careful to short it out with a plastic handle screwdriver once unit is unplugged as all capacitors retain power and will give u a jolt if not more serious :(_ I would seek a used capacitor from a junk fridge these are typically located under a black cover on the compressor as well and look like a small soup can. Take pics of the wiring for reconnecting and be sure not to contact the ends of the capacitor until you shorted it out as described above. Capacitors can be tested with an ohm meter but is not an accurate test. Try to get the right measuring capacitor for replacement and the amount of farads next to the voltage on side of capacitor is more important than a voltage as long as voltage isn't lower than the original. Also a capacitor is polarity sensitive so don't mix that up. Not sure if I answered your question but may have given you ways to solve them.

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