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The first thing you'll need to do is pull everything out of the freezer and remove the back panel inside the freezer. Look at the silver evaporator coils behind this panel and are they packed with frost, lightly frosted from top to bottom, some frost on top but not on bottom, not frost at all, etc... ? Also, is the fan above the coils running?
OK so unfortunately this means you have a freon leak or an inefficient compressor. The coils should be lightly frosted from top to bottom. Make sure the fan down by the compressor is running to cool the compressor and the coils below the refrigerator are clean. If that all checks good, then you'd need a technician out to check the freon pressure to see if you have a leak or need a new compressor. A freon leak is about $450 to have repaired and a new compressor is about $650 so it may not be worth fixing, but that is up to you.
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That's not that strange. Often times if you let the compressor cool down, it'll start functioning again but after a couple days or weeks it will eventually act up again. It does mean that you don't have a freon leak. That confirms that your compressor itself is the part failing and would need to be replaced.
Yes, unfortunately you just have a bad compressor. I had warned you that the issue comes back after a couple of days or weeks, but you'd need a new compressor which is about $650 to have replaced if you wanted to repair the issue. It may not be worth fixing at that cost but that's up to you to decide. Please remember to rate my service by selecting a star at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need anything else, just let me know. You can continue asking follow-up questions at no additional charge after rating my service if you still need assistance.