I came to work on Monday to find that my mini fridge (Frigidaire FRC25B2GB, purchased < 2yrs ago) isn't working. It had completely defrosted, so had been off a while. It was on a power strip that was off, so I just assumed the power had surged and the strip shut off. When I tried to turn the power strip back on, the fridge compressor would turn on for a couple of seconds, then stop. The power cord wouldn't turn on with the fridge plugged in. It seemed like there was something going on with the fridge that was keeping the power cord from turning on. I eventually plugged the fridge directly into the wall, but it no longer makes any noises to attempt to start and certainly isn't getting cold. (btw, other electronics have power when using the same outlet so I know the outlet works)
I have a repair shop that's willing to look at it for $30 if I bring it in, but this is 1/3 of the purchase price so I'm hesitant to do that. Who knows what they would charge to actually repair it? Is this something I could fix myself (no electrical knowledge), or should I pay the repair shop, OR should I just toss it and buy another one?