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Could you let me have the full model number please - Ian
OK have you got any electrical experience at all? It sounds like you have a problem with your electro/mechanical thermostat are you happy to try and change it?
Yes, what I would do initially is to short out the two wires on the thermostat that feed the power to the compressor. Then run it for a couple of hours to check that the compressor is OK. If so replace the thermostat.
Looks like it just flicks off -- http://www.appliancepartspros.com/control-parts-for-whirlpool-gd22dkxfw01.html