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We have a GE Freezer made in 1997. The compressor doesn't shut off.

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That sounds like it isn't cooling or the thermostat is bad (and not registering the temperature change). A freezer thermometer might help determine which is the problem. If it isn't cooling, then I'd suggest having the refrigerant replaced by a professional who will check for any leaks in the system. If it is getting cold (and then colder), it's more likely to be the thermostat. It may be possible to order a replacement part. However, I don't know if this is a do-it-yourself job.

In either case, you may want to consider replacing the unit. Energy Star requirements have gotten better over the years and you'll get a more efficient unit.

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