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Outside wall on freezer side is hot to the touch

I have a side by side and the outside wall on the freezer side is hot to the touch any one no what it might be

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  • gfpinc Nov 02, 2008

    outer edge of wall separating refrig from freezer has become hot to touch

    in specific areas, & freezer doesnt completely freeze its contents..

    its a kenmore , & im wondering if its time to throw it away its less than 10 yrs old, i believe...model 363.8400410...thanks bruce

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Clean your condenser coils under the frig,your over working with dirty coils and it is over heating-mike

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