We need your advice about whether it pays to make these repairs. Are we throwing good money after bad or are they sensible? For example, can you give us a ballpark sense for the cost of replacing the thermostat -- part cost and labor time? Can you do the same for replacing the compressor? Would there be any other component needing replacement in the normal equipment lifetime? So all in, how much would we spend to give the fridge a makeover instead of replacing it? We travel on business and can't always be on hand to save food if the fridge goes bad, so the solution needs to be complete and reliable. We would greatly appreciate your advice.
If the relay is OK, and the inside temperatures are as expected (at least for now), can we judge the compressor as probably good and focus on the thermostat? Or will we need a tech on site to determine which is bad? That's the last question...many thanks.
Confirming: Silence = thermostat issue; sound + no cooling = compressor issue? Correct?