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Freezer has been warmer than normal lately

We've notice ice cream is pretty soft lately, so we got a thermometer. It shows the freezer cycling between 3 and 20 deg. Tonight I noticed that the front edge of the freezer is staying pretty warm. This is a band about 2" wide across the top and down both sides of the front of the freezer, on the outside of course.

This is a Kitchenaid top freezer model, about 5 years old.

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Check the door beeding which make seal between the body and door.Clean with mild cold water and check it is sealing properly while it is closed.check the compresor ,it should be light warm not hot.

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