I checked that the comp is running and the timer seems to be operating normal, runs for about 6-8 hours and then defrosts for about 15-20 min. I am guessing about the actual run time, but I did catch it just as it shut off into defrost and timed it about 20 min. I had the cover inside the freezer loose and immediately looked in there, the coils were frozen, but when the defrost kicked on they started melting immediately, which leads me to believe the heat strip and timer are working. It gets cold in the freezer about 20F and the fridge side gets down to about 50F, but that is when it is set as cold as it goes. Before this it worked ok, and freezer was about 0 when set at medium temp, had to replace the fan by the compressor a few monthes ago, but had worked fine since then. I am thinking maybe the comp is staying in start but can't find my amp meter. It is running continuously, so I would also assume the thermostat is working. In high school I had appliance repair and there was a start "relay" on the comp that could sometimes stick, is that still the case. I do have a fluke MM.