I have the two door whirlpool fridge, model number wrx986sihv00. The fridge works fine except... It stops working occasionally and makes a ticking/knocking sound on the back. When I'm home I just unplug it for five minutes and re-plug it and it works again. When I leave the house for a week or more, it's almost always that I'd come back and have to throw everything away because of this problem. It also started leaking water occasionally too, so I would see a decent amount of water next to the fridge in the kitchen.
I looked for the relay but couldn't find one in this model. When it stops working and makes the ticking sound, I followed the sound and found the source to be the Solenoid W11429989 ( link
), but I'm not sure what this part does and if replacing it would help. Any assistance and help is appreciated.
Her is also the link to the ticking sound my fridge makes: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/pFpg9q8znQs