I have an amana sxd23vw side-by-side refrigerator that won't get cold...
starting about 2 or 3 days ago, it started making a high-pitched whine/buzz for about 10-20 secs at a time, every 10 mins or so. it sounded almost exactly like the sound the ice maker
makes when it's filling with water, but it wasn't that, as i turned off the ice maker and the sound remained. today, i noticed the temperature had dropped and everything was melting.
I've already toubleshot to some degree... I've cleaned all the vents, front/bottom and back. I've removed the panel in the freezer
and see that the coils are not at all frozen. the fan inside the freezer immediately above the coils runs fine, as does the fan in the back/bottom next to the compressor.
the coils are barely cold to the touch when the freezer is plugged in and on. i don't think the compressor is running. I don't hear anything other than the fans running, but the compressor is hot to the touch.
Is it the compressor? anything else i can check?