The fan next to the compressor is running and the compressor id hot to the touch. You can touch it but can't keep your finger on it for more than a few seconds.
Actually, I'm going back to your question about the coils inside the freezer. I did not understand these were inside and my wife was actually looking at something on the back side and calling it the coils. So, let me check the coils inside the freezer. I understand the comressor is hot and I know what to do now. Thanks! But I want to actually see those coils to see if they are frozen
OK, the coils are clean, dry, and free of ice until the very bottom 2 or 3 coils. Those are (were) covered in ice but are quickly thawing as I type.
Is there a trick to removing that box from the compressor?
OK, we got the cover off the side of the compressor but was not able to actually unplug either of the devises actually plugged in to the compressor. I tried to rattle the top one around which actually looks like it may be the relay. But it's not rattling or making any noise. It moves a little but I don't want to force it and end up with a broken down fridge. I mean our unit is actually working but not as good as it should. Anyway, we are going to let the thing cool down for the next couple of hours and the see what it does. If that don't work we will call in a repair man or just go get a new one! :( Thanks for your help.