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Sides of top freezer burning hot

Each side of my freezer is extremelly hot. Sometimes it cools down for a few minutes. Has anyone got a solution?

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Your frig does go into a defrost mode this should only happen on an intermittent basis

Call a local dealer/ service center and ask them if it is abnormal for this to happen


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If you remove the rear panel inside the freezer and examine the evaporator while running you will most times see a few rows of the evaporator with clear ice and the rest will be sweating water droplets. That is what a leak in the Freon will cause and look like. When the door frame gets hot it is sometimes caused by a defective condenser fan or blocked air flow and also reduce cooling. Warm is normal around door frame because you have hot gas flowing there to reduce sweating around doors. I will be here to answer any questions you may have, Thanks Sea Breeze

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if you can hear the fan still blowing but no cold air coming up to fridge section a common problem with bottom mount freezers is the door gets left open and the air ducts freeze up and the air can't blow up to the top.turn the control off in the freezer.remove the top shelf and the door,check to see if there are any screws one on each side of the slide arms,if there are remove them and lift the door up and out,with a hair dryer melt out the ice by blowing the hot air up each side of the back wall,also if the back inside wall of the freezer is covered with ice or like snow then you have a defrost problem but if there's no ice on back wall do what i said and blow the air up the sides of the back wall through the vents until no more water is seen dripping through the vent holes,then turn the freezer back on and check to see if you feel cold air blowing in through the vents in the fridge section,if you feel cold air then you're all set,if not keep blowing the hot air up the sides until it's melted out.let me know what you find,you'll know if the door was left open,ice will be on the ceiling near the light switch and sometimes on the top of the freezer door.
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