2010 Sears Kenmore coldspot 106-59422801 refrigerator/freezer just stopped working at the same time that a periodic "humming and then clicking" noise started happening.
Inside temperature this morning was 59F degrees in the frig and 49F in the freezer (outside temperature is about 70F).
Both dial settings are on cold (mid range) where they were always left. There is no on/off switch that we know about. Electricity is working (fan and lights are working).
Fan is blowing full time (dunno if it always did that). http://i.cubeupload.com/dQOTKL.jpg
Coils are at room temperature and are dusty: http://i.cubeupload.com/jgkVXv.jpg
Compressor may not be turning on (how can we tell)? http://i.cubeupload.com/p2OiCZ.jpg
No reason to suspect icemaker water supply yet: http://i.cubeupload.com/myOvgH.jpg
Top of compressor is hot to the touch but not so hot as to burn (but pretty hot otherwise): http://i.cubeupload.com/wAX37P.jpg
We hear a humming noise kick on every five minutes for about 10 or 20 seconds and then a click when it shuts off: http://tinypic.com/r/e6abk7/9
The only things new are the humming noise, and the fact that the refrigerator and freezer aren't working.
First aim is to figure out how this thing works. I was expecting to see a "motor" for the black compressor "bulb" but there is no motor I can see - but the top of the black compressor "bulb" is hot to the touch - but the coils are not.
I think the solenoid at the compressor "bulb" is what is making the noise. Any debugging advice?