Whirlpool Model # ED25TQXGW00. My problem started after a storm one night and the power went off for only a few seconds. I noticed clicking noises for a while after that and then it stopped clicking and started to run normally. After a few months I noticed one morning it was clicking again (about every 5 min.) so I checked the freezer and found that everything was thawing out. I unplugged the power, removed the back and found the clicking sound is coming from the relay/overload switch on the side of the compressor. Is there a way to by-pass the relay or the overload switch to determine if the compressor's bad.
I plugged the power cord back in after about 20 or 30 minutes and the compressor started immediately and that's where I'm at at this point. I don't have any warranty left unfortunately so I'm on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm pretty handy but I don't know much about refrigeration so if anyone can guide me through some troubleshooting I would appreciate it. I live in the United States. Thanks in advance for your help and quick reply.