I started to notice a noise coming from my icebox over the last few weeks and wondered if something was about to go south with my refrigerator. I just purchased a new ATV for the homestead so I thought that it would make sense for something major to fail given Murphy's law as it applies to my world. Forgive me as I don't have the model information however after reviewing the flow chart for troubleshooting, I think I may know the answer.
I woke this morning to see a puddle of water on my floor. My unit is a Frigedaire side by side with ice and water dispenser purchased around 2003. When I opened the freezer, all of my stores were defrosted. The refrigerator side was still cool but warming quickly. I pulled it from the wall and looked at the business end. The condenser fan was running, coils were still clean and dust free for the most part, and I could hear that the compressor was trying to start every 2 minutes or so but to no avail. On the big black ball there appears to be a small module I believe holds the compressor pump but not sure. This seems to be the source of the buzzing sound.
I managed to salvage most of the refrigerator side and place them into a spare fridge in my basement reserved for Molson Canadians. This presents two issues for me. One, I have to go to the basement for anything at the moment until I either fix or replace my injured appliance; Two, the Canadians are threatening with uprise as they have been displaced from their perfect home.
Not crazy about the thought however I will purchase a new unit if necessary. I'm comfortable with any electronic changeout however not much experience with refrigerants. Any advice welcome and thanks again.