My beer box (literally - it's where I ferment my homebrew) is on the fritz. Just a precursor:
Fridge has been running fine for several years (bought used); recenly had to do some construction work in the garage, so the fridge got unplugged from surge protector, and then plugged into regular wall outlet, and the unplugged and plugged back in several times during the project. Project was over last week, but I noticed yesterday the temperature reading on my thermostat is too high (Digital Ranco 111000-00 External Temperature Control used to maintain proper fermentation temperatures) Posting this part for informational purposes, in case that might have something to do with it.
OK, I've been going through the Warm Refrigerator Flow Chart and the How to troubleshoot... by reading evaporator frost pattern; so far there is no frost at all; the fan (condenser fan?) above the evaporator (red blades) is running:
I do not see any condenser - I think it is enclosed within the cabinet, so I am figuring that it doesn't need to be cleaned (how could nasty dog/cat hair get all over it?)
I turned the fridge around to get access to the compressor. The compressor is very warm to the touch.
Is this beer box done? Or could it be something else beside a sealed system failure?
....<--------- me, upon finding out this box is done.
<-------- me, upon finding out how much it costs to replace.