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Freezer cycling on and off rapidly

I have an old (maybe 15 years) upright Hotpoint freezer. Ever since I defrosted it 2 days ago, it has been cycling on and off about every 2 - 3 minutes. It is still maintaining a 0 degree temperature, but on a lower setting than before (2). Mainly, I just want to know if the problem might be an easy (inexpensive) fix, or is it time to get a new freezer?

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If it still maintaining temperature but is short cycling your control for the temperature is wearing out causing the short cycling. This is a replaceable part that can be obtained through a dealer or appliance parts supplier. By lower setting do you mean lower number on the control, or lower temperature setting? Normally the higher the number the colder the temperature.

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I bought an upright freeser but don't know how to set it is number 6 ok ? or do I have to set to a lower number.

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