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Freezer is running constantly and sides and top are hot.

I have noticed this today, that my freezer is running constantly and the sides and top are hot to the touch. The freezer is ten to 12 years old, so I am wondering if it is "dying" on me or what could be the problem. I need an answer fairly quick as I am going to be picking up about 200 lbs of meat on Monday. The food in the freezer is frozen, so it seems to be working fine, I am just worried about it being so hot.

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First whirlpool makes a good product as far as the sides being hot good sign the condensing coils are in the sides are supposed to be hot worry if its running and they are cold then not working right ok as far as running modern units useing 134a do have long run times but are not using but same enegry as 100watt light bulb otay

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