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Outside of chest freezer gets hot

Was given a fairly new GE 7.0 cu ft chest deep freezer, the motor and outside of freezer gets very hot. Should I unplug it, is this a serious problem? It was in storage for about 8 months not plugged up.

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It is normal for outside to get hot. that is where the condensor coils are located. if unit is working don't worry.

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