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Replacing thermostat frig runs well and then stops cooling. i think the thermostat is bad. model sra0721 camper frig. it will start back up when you turn off and on again

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Try to determine if compressor is running when "stops cooling". then, if it is, look for frosted coils on back. if frost, then unit needs thorough cleaning with compressed air.

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