Last night, while we slept, the breaker for the refrigerator tripped. We didn't realize this until the morning. We re-set the breaker, and all seems fine. Except...
The fridge won't stop running now.
It's plenty cold in both the freezer and the fresh-food sections. But, that's the problem. No matter how low I set the temp controls, the thing just keeps running.
I pulled it away from the wall, and cleaned-out the dust bunnies from around the compressor, fan, and whatever the fan is blowing onto (it's covered by a metal plate that I can't seem to remove.
On thing I do notice...in the fresh-food compartment, at the top-center of the back wall, there's a molded-in "bulge" in the top panel that joins the back wall. There appears to be drops of water weeping from this area. Here's a photo of it.
That doesn't look good, though I don't know if it's done it before. I know there are coils in the deck between the fresh-food and freezer compartments.
Anyone have enough experience with old fridges to have an opinion on this? Fixable by me? It's dead, Jim?
FWIW, it's an old-as-the-hills 19cu.ft. Admiral. We really don't need to be dropping $700-800 on a new fridge right now.