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Maytag chest freezer mqc1557aew not freezing

I moved the power cord to a new plug and a few days later noticed problems. i checked the power and am getting 124 hot to neutral and hot to ground so I feel that it's not a power problem. the compressor runs (seems not to shut off) and at times it cools (when set to 7 down to almost 0 F) then over night warms up to 34 degrees and there's water drops on the inside vice frost. it's a june 2004 model mqc1557aew. hate to junk it but I can't afford to give all my food away when it decides to thaw out. any suggestions on testing or replacement of parts? the liquid and suction lines are a bit cold and slightly warm but I expected a bit more in terms of temp of each line. should the liquid line have condensation in a humid area? Mine doesn't. Thanks for the help. robert.sorenson2@va.gov

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Idiot alert!

Seems I moved the plug to a switched outlet in a dark room. Every time I went in the unit was running and everything seems to be fine except the temp was rising....always worse after an overnight without a light on! I tested the power (can't do that in the dark) and checked the freezer over without finding issue.

My stupidity resulted in cookouts for all my friends three nights in a row and a bruised ego......at least my friends think I am a great guy and a good cook! I was rolling the unit to the curb when it dawned on me! Thanks

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