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Stops freezing for a few days,food starts to thaw, no ice. Thn will start to freeze again

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Sorry to read about your problem. you can have many different problems.

1. Bad temp control
2. Failing compressor
3. Defective start cap
4. Defective overload protector
5. Defective control board

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