It's a Kenmore that I purchased right after we moved into our current home so almost 22 years. Not bad huh?
It's been threatening to go for 2 years now. I kept thinking it was an issue with the controllers at first but confirmed it's the freezer when it failed to cool plugged directly to an outlet.
A few times in the past when it stopped cooling I could unplug it for a few minutes and it would work when plugged back in, or it would just begin to work again after a day or so... It's been 4 days now with a couple hard reset attempts...no luck.
So, as painful as it is to spend $500, I've been anticipating this for a while.