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Heating element in a refrigerator?

I have a GE side by side refrigerator. I was working in the kitchen and heard a strange noise. I looked in the freezer compartment and the noise was louder. I could see water dripping and when I wiped it with a cloth, it was hot. That is when I noticed an orange glow behind the wall ( I could see the orange reflection from a gap at the bottom. Is that normal? Is it what makes the unit "frost-free"? Thanks. Brian

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The orange glow you see is your defrost heater. Your refrigerator goes into the automatic defrost mode three times a day. This keeps the unit frost-free.

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