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Plugged in refrigerator and it's getting really hot on side

Mini fridge for garage was unplugged to defrost, then when plugged back in it is getting extremely hot on the side while beginning to cool off. Worried it might catch on fire???

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I don't think fire is any issue. The unit cools itself by dissipating it's heat on its outside walls. For the moment, the outside is hotter than normal because the inside is also hotter than normal. Both will normalize after a while.

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