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Outside of freezer hot

Freezer is hot on the outside and inside is not freezing cold enough

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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Check the coils at the bottom of fridge to make sure they are clean . Also , check the fan motor behind the refrig , which cools the compressor , to make sure it is working .

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Make sure the condenser fan underneath where the compressor is, is running.

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