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Humidifier is very hot

The humidifier seems to be working OK in that it extracts water from the air in good quantities. However, it gives out what I think is an inordinate amount of hot air. What's more, the top of the unit cabinet is almost too hot to touch. The dehumidifier stands on a tiled floor and the floor near the unit has become very, very hot. I have recently switched the dehumidifier over to drain directly i.e. there's now no collecting bucket in the machine. Might this be a reason for the excessive heating?

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Doubt if there is a fault. if something gets cold ie freezing section then something else gets hot

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* Contact (note Live Chat link); https://www.frigidaire.com/Owner-Center/Contact-Us/
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