replace a lot of start relays on refrigerators that are around that five year range.
The compressor is quite warm, so it's either tripping out on a thermal stop, or the start relay is bad like you say.
How do I check the windings on the motor?
One last question: could it be the starting cap?
How does one check this (I don't have a capacitance check on my meter)
how does this thing work, as it is not a relay that I am familiar with. There seemed to be a disk inside that was burned up and cracked.. is this some sort of bimetalic element that makes or breaks contact?
I reinstalled the icemaker, and it seemed to be pumping out ice last night. However, this AM the ice bin is only partially full. Looks like the icemaker did about 4 or 5 cycles and then stopped. The ice tray is dry. I'd suspect the water valve, but I just replaced this a couple of months ago (another appliancejunk guided tour).Any ideas?
(just one question this time....)