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If the freezer is still working and keeping the food frozen, then this is normal. In previous years the freezers used eletric heaters for this and these days they use the hot gas discharge line from the compressor (more energy efficient), the purpose is to keep the door seal from freezing to the cabinet. If they didn't build it that way, you would really have to work for your dinner! cheers!

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That is ok these fridges have the condencer lines within the walls of the fridge or some have heaters this is for condensate not to form on the fridge it keeps the fridge dry on the outside

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Excessive heat coming from bottom, and the wall

very repairable, the unit is tryin to release exessive heat from lower compartment, pull unit out and vaccuum the coils,as well as underneath the unit, when pulled away form wall, make sure that the fan behind the unit(next to compressor) is running.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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Unless you have an energy saver switch (GE trademark) inside the fridge section, which you can turn off, there is no way to disable these added elements. If you find that you're getting ice building up in the freezer, you'll need to turn off the energy saver switch to resolve that issue.

Energy Saver switch "ON" means these elements are off, while having the ES switch "OFF" means those heaters are running all the time and costing you more in energy consumption

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