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Glowing light and warm air freezer side

I noticed a dripping noise (similar sound to dropping drops of water on a hot skillet). I looked at where I thought the sound was coming from which is the lower vent in the freezer section. I saw a glowing yellow-orange light and felt heat coming out of the vent. Please help! The temp is set at zero but is ready at 3.

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    tkee4 Oct 27, 2012

    It it normal for the panel on the back (inside the fridge) at the bottom to feel hot to the touch?

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HI thanks for your question. you found your freezer in a defrost cycle, which is normal function.the defrost cycle happens every day every 10 hrs. on for about 20 min. then resumes the cooling cycle. so its normal. thanks the appliance doc, please rate my answer. thanks.

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