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Kenmore upright freezer. left and right outside box sides are fairly warm. Is this common?

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Yes. This is the way freezers work. Every freezer will do this. If the freezer doesnt do this it generally does not work properly. So to answer your question... its nothing to worry about.

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This is normal. The condenser coils on freezers are typically located in the walls.

The refrigerator in your kitchen has condenser coils that are hot either under the frig or on the back. Freezers do not need as much heat transfer on the coils with the air so they put them in the walls, it is called a warm wall condenser. It may even feel hot to the touch if you happen to feel it near the end of a cooling cycle. It will be the warmest close to the compressor and cool off at it makes it around the cabinet down to the other side.

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