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Our upright frigidaire freezer get very warm on the outside on the sides - why and is this a problem. We have had the freezer for about 2 and a half years and this has been a worrysome problem with me - can you help me?? Barbara Walls

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This is where the freezer condenser is located. Known as "Through the wall".

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