My refrigerator has been unplugged in the garage for 8 months. Now that it's plugged in, there is power and lights, but it won't cool.
It keeps making a "clicking" sound from the compressor area, like a light switch is being turned on, then off. The clicking sound cycles anywhere from 2 - 7 minutes. When it clicks on, the motor and fan sounds like the power is drawing down a bit. When it clicks off, the power surges back up again.
I've cleaned the coils. I've unplugged it several times. Still won't cool. Still makes clicking sound.
Is this a simple fix?
Is this worth repairing for a 14 year old refrigerator?
Mfg date: 06/2000
**This may or may not be related, but the compressor has been worked on three times within the first 6 years. It stopped cooling. The prior repair history is:
08/2004 not cooling- leak in dryer, ordered compressor tube kit, added refrigerant, sweep charge
01/2006 erratic cooling - diagnosed sealed system problem, didn't repair
06/2006 not cooling - replaced compressor, flush, hi and low side sweep and recharge
08/2006 not cooling - replaced compressor, sweep charge and recharge to specs
2012 - erratic cooling, canceled service appointment when system appeared stable
01/2014 - unplugged unit, left in garage storage for 8 months
09/14 - plugged in unit after storing for 8 months, system not cooling at all. Makes "clicking" noise. Fan runs fine. Coils free from dust.
Any thoughts on this? I'll repair it if it's worth it, but I don't want to keep chasing the same stupid problem.