Redbull Mini Fridge Compressor cycles every few minutes


I have a redbull mini fridge that stopped running, and sat for a few months. Initially I thought it was the PTC, overload relay, or compressor itself.

1. PTC: no rattling sound, burnt smell, and there is continuity between the 2 holes (circled in red), and continuity between each hole and the tab circled in green.
-I assume this means PTC Is ok?

2. Overload: has rattling sound when you shake it. has continuity between the large metal part circled in green and the tab circled in red
3. Compressor pins
-~24 ohms between the lower 2 pins
-14 ohms between lower left pin and top pin
-11 ohms between lower right pin and top pin
-there are no shorts
-I read that since the values add up to ~24 ohms, it means compressor is okay?
-I did notice a ton of oxidation, leaks (see pic)

Anyway, so I thought everything above was Okay as above.

The temperature control is adjusted in the back, it’s attached to a PCB board. I noticed that the starter relay on the PCB would engaged when powered, it also rattled. So I replaced the relay on the PCB. I also replaced a slightly bulged capacitor on the PCB board as well.

I plugged it in and it fried up!

The fridge itself can cool down to 1-5 degree Celsius depending on the temperature dial.

However the compressor runs for 2 minutes, then off for 5 mins, and repeat this over and over. The compressor is quite hot to touch.

I only let it run for a few hours as I thought the compressor cycling was too frequently.

Sorry for such a long post, but does anyone know why it would be cycling so frequently?
I am thinking is it the capacitor overload (ohms okay i think?), or is the compressor bad/low in freon (due to the oxidation/leaks?!)

thanks a ton!

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kenmore freezer 2010 model compressor running fan running does not cool at all room temperature only


i have a newer sears kenmore upright freezer auto defrost model made in 2010

model 253.284xxxxxx

it has an electronic display panel on top left corner for adjusting settings

when plugged in the fan immediatley comes on and you can hear the compressor humming slightly and is vibrating slightly (seems to be running) and gets luke warm to touch….not hot at all….just slightly warm

the air blowing into freezer is at room temperature only

does not get cold at all…the temp gauge on the front simply shows basically current room temperature

on the front it has the words high temp lit up and it displays the current temp which is room temperature….i have it outside today and it shows temp on front of 58f which is approx the temp outside

for the heck of it i connected the freezer to an electricity usage monitor device and it shows that the entire freezer is only drawing .6A including fan and compressor and using about 70watts…….this most certainly is an issue….

can someone guide me to find out why freezer is not cooling at all?.

thank you

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