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What's your problem?glow in freezer of kenmore side by side

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During the Defrost cycle, the Heating located behind the back panel in the freezer is engaged...... and is Normal.. It's one the method's used to melt the build up of Ice that has developed, keeping the foods nice and cold. You may also experience hearing the same sound you get, if you went to Iron clothes and test the Iron to see if it's hot.

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