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Freezer cycling on and off, will freeze then thaw out

Whirlpool Gold, freezer is cycling. it will freeze then thaw back out. cleaned coils, it may work for a couple of days then cycle back off. what do i need to check?

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You have a defrost timer that has possibly slowed down because it is defective. I need you to time the defrost timer or turn the defrost timer inside the fresh food compartment until the refrigerator compressor stops running. It should remain off for about 20 minutes. If a lot longer and the refrigerator does not defrost regularly about 3 times a day then it needs to be replaced. Yes there could be something other than the timer, but if you need my help I'm here let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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