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This unit was purchased new 61 months ago. First instance of any problems, ever, today it seems food isn't being kept frozen solid. We suspect the compressor is having a problem. There was no sound coming from the unit, unusually quiet! I changed the temp setting to cooler, heard a click sound, and the compressor starts humming, sounds like it's trying to work. After about 5-10 seconds I heard a loud click and the humming stopped. After a minute or two, I can repeat this. It seems like something is possibly overloading a circuit and automatically shutting off the compressor. I don't need to reset a circuit breaker or anything like that. I left the temp setting at "6" with the unit still quiet, to go and research online. About an hour later I returned and found the compressor humming and the interior compartment seemed like it was getting cold again, as it should be. We haven't touched the temperature setting control all these years until today. Could the refrigerant be getting low or something? Right now the unit appears to be working OK, but I'm concerned. I'm wondering if this is the beginning of compressor failure, or something else to be concerned with.

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Yes it is a very big concern.It sounds to me like your condenser is dirty and the compressor gets hot and goes off on overload.You can tell by putting your hand NEAR the compressor.Be careful as the compressor can be very hot

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