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I have a 05' samsung side by side, with a bad heater

I have a 05' samsung side by side, and the frame heater on the freezer side is heating up to about 117 degrees is this repairable?

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Wish it was but this is totaly normal, it might feel hot but the acceptable industry standard here is 125
sorry but there is no "repair" here

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