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Stuck valve exhaust on left gets way hotter than on the right. exhaust on right side tries to suck dollar bill in.

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It is not unusual for the left side exhaust to be hotter. It hooks to the rear cylinder that has the least air flow and consistently runs hotter.
If the back pressure draws a dollar bill in when placed at the end of the pipe, this is typically caused by improperly closing valves.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013


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I understand the freezer of your Frigidaire refrigerator is properly cooling but the refrigerator side is warm. May I have your model number please? The serial tag, which lists your model number, is normally located inside the cabinet, on the left/right side wall. With this information I can better determine the underlying cause.

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