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In the back of the freezer there are vents along the bottom. When I opened it last night it was very warm near the vents and I could see a heated element that was bright orange in color from the heat. Is this normal??

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Yes it will go into defrost anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day depending on what timer is in it

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • brian turner Jul 12, 2009

    yes it will go into defrost anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day depending on what timer is in it

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