Question about Danby 3.6 cu. ft. / 102 liter Chest Freezer Millenium DCF401W

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Freezes for 7 to 14 days then just quits!

2 months ago I lost everything in my freezer. I unplugged and defrosted the freezer, placed a thermometer inside and once it was ready I put everything back in the freezer, like I always do and just left it. About 1 week or so later went to get a roast out, only to find everything was already thawed out and warm. I threw everything out and cleaned it again. left it open and unplugged for a week then plugged it back in. It started working great again. 2 to 2 1/2 weeks later it quit again. Please help me, it is and has been a great little freezer, just perfect for me and I would prefer to fix than loose it.

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Hate to tell you but your compressor is going out on your freezer ,,, i'd look for another freezer.
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