I came home yesterday from work and noticed the power must had gone
out during the day cause I had to reset the microwave. Then I noticed
the fridge was not running. The compressor was very hot, not running
and the inside of the fridge was not as cold as it should have been.
This happened 2 years ago during another power blip when I was home to
So I let it sit for about 1 hr unplugged thinking I needed to let the
compressor cool; although I doubt I really needed to unplug it. It
finally kicked back on and ran for about 1.5 - 2 hrs straight cooling
the fridge down properly. It worked fine overnight and so far this
Chances are this has happened other times and it has reset itself
without my realizing cause I've sometimes noticed a thin layer of
solid ice on the bottom of the ice maker bin.
One thing I noticed when I pulled the fridge out was that the tile
grout under the compressor had absorbed some oil. Does that mean it
is freon, or could it be something else? How could it loose freon
without continuing to do so and without completely not working?
Thanks in advance