I believe that what is happening on yours is that the evaporator is being covered with ice! I have seen this before when the drains are blocked or when the evap temp sensor is faulty and not cycling the compressor. If the sensor on the rear of the compressor fails, it will not come back on until you turn the key off and back on again.
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