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Walls of freezer are hot to touch

My freezer is only one year old. The outside side walls are hot to the touch, when I pull it out from the wall the compressor is hot to touch, I do not hear a rush of air when opening and ice is accumulating on the inside walls. We unplugged for about an hour, cleaned out the freezer and plugged back in. We also placed a fan behind the freezer to try and cool it down. What can we do?

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Freezer is working overtime . these symptoms generally indicate excessive outside air coming into freezer. make sure doorgasket is completely sealed all the way around door.

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