I think I know the answer, but just checking. I bought a house with an old hotpoint fridge in the basement. I plugged it in a couple days ago, it worked for a few days, and now it doesn't. All the lights are on, the compressor is burning hot to the touch. I don't know much about appliances, but i bypassed something that kept clicking on and off, and the house breaker blew. From reading this forum, it turns out I bypassed the guardette. The sticker says it is a manual defrost, so I gather the compressor is shot. Anything else it could be?