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My frigidaire glfc2027fwo is getting very hot above the compressor area. I believe this would be the condenser location. however i do not see how to access it for cleaning.

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  • masd1964 Jul 16, 2009

    I am also getting corrosion on copper tubing and a strong oder. is there any way to clean the condenser?

  • masd1964 Jul 16, 2009

    the smell is comming from the compressor area.

    We have a small catering service. We keep everything clean. I have removed everything from the freezer and cleaned under and behind it.

    this has been going on for 2 weeks now. could it be the condenser burning the insulation ?



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Here is the link to the original owners manual:

I looked over the manual and here is what I have found:

Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
* The external freezer walls can be
as much as 30ºF warmer than room
* This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.

Page #7 is all about the care and cleaning of your Frigidaire

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2009

    Is the odor coming from the inside or outside?

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2009

    I would open it up and check...look for some screws or bolts that are removable...flip it over if you have to...if that odor is "food" related then you may need to get to it so you can clean it out (maybe some meat juice dripped down into the bottom) If it smells like burning wire then I would unplug it and not use it untill you can see the compressor area and verify everything is 100%



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