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My freezer is having issues.  It will work for a day (freeze, make ice, etc.) then it stops freezing.  The ice melts, refrigerator warms, etc.  Then it'll start working again - for no apparent reason! 

 

I've noticed the coils in the back of the freezer will sometimes be covered with frost.  That doesn't seem to bother it, though.  I've defrosted it twice (unplugged for 24 hours), but it still does the same thing.  It works, then stops, then works, then stops.

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  • notmyfield Nov 06, 2007

    My side by side stopped blowing cold air and freezer items melted. I unplugged unit for 24 hours and plugged it back in and it worked fine for about 2 to 3 weeks and then the same thing happened. I unplugged again and cleaned every thing behind and under, it was pretty dirty. Upon plugging back in the unit worked a bit longer and it then seemed to be doing it again and after about 5 to 8 hours it seemed to start working again. After about 10 days it is now having the same problem. I can hear a fan running but ther is a distinct difference in sound when the problem occurs. Any suggestions

  • s0bczak Nov 13, 2007

    I had this problem and mine turned out to be a bad defrost timer.

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Replace the defrost timer!

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Do you hear any clicking during the time it is not working? The start relay on the compressor may have a bad connection internally.

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