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Running intermediately, have to knock to get compressor running. refer and freezer will warm up before it will cool.

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Sounds to like a sticking cold control, Once the unit cuts off it will not come back on until the box is either hit on the side or hit around the cold control. The next time it does not come back on, try taping the cold control, if this does not work then you have a defrosting timer that is hanging up.

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