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Changed thermostat worked 4/5 days and defrosts again

Hi I have a westinghouse silhouette upright freezer model fj383G.
the fan is working but its not freezing. We changed the thermostat and it was working fine, but after four or five days the food starts defrosting. what could be causing this?

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Take back of freezer out does the coil have a full frost pattern? make sure the bulb to the t stat is where it needs to be and make sure they didnt give you the wrong one it might be a frig stat

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