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GE fridge and freezer cools when it wants to - freezer on top

Noticed ice melted in freezer and everything thawed. Unplugged for about 25 minutes. Plugged back in. Everything worked. 2 days later, everything thawed in freezer and everything in fridge was warm. Unplugged as before and when plugged back in, nothing. Left plugged in. Noticed 45 minutes later, fridge had turned on and everything back to normal again.

I had already vacuumed underneath and behind fridge. Today I pulled off the back kick panel and vacuumed everything in there the best I could. There was plenty of dust build-up back there. Could this have been causing the problem, or do you think I may have a thermostat, condenser, or coolant problem? Please advise. I am tired of throwing away many $$$$$ of groceries.

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