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Freezer freezes and then thaws

Whirlpool ARC7472. 18 months old.
Came home one evening and fridge fine but freezer had defrosted and would not restart no matter what position thermostat dial. Have noticed that if I unplug from mains freezer comes back to life but when it shuts down will not maintain freezing cycle. Have to again unplug from mains when it starts again.

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Check wiring into outlet and at breaker that feeds outlet. you may be losing high volts at or to the switch. if possible check power into the stat when the condition occurs. this will telll you if stat is bad or power into it aka the outlet is bad. you may be jiggling wires in the outlet enough to fix short term each time you replug to outlet or get a good heavy extension cord and plug in else where to seee if problem goes away.Good luck

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