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The sides of the upright freezer are very hot to touch. Is this normal?

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No this is not normal. Sounds like the defrost heater is staying on too long. Is the compressor running? If its not the unit is in defrost. Unplug the unit and let it cool down. and then plug it back in to see if the compressor kicks back on. If not its stuck in defrost mode. I hope this helps!!!

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Sides of upright freezer are very warm to the touch


Good Afternoon Chuck, thank you for your inquiry! From what you have described, it seems like you may be referring to the perimeter hot tube. It is normal to be warm to the touch; however, since it may feel hot to you, I would suggest verifying that you have the proper clearances around the freezer. You can refer to your owner's guide for those specifications. If you do not have an owner's guide, you can download one at the manufacturer site.


If the clearance is fine, you may need to clean the condenser coils. As part of routine maintenance, you can remove the toe grille (located at the foot of your refrigerator) by unsnapping the sides and lifting outward towards you. Now, using an extended vacuum attachment and condenser cleaning brush, remove dust buildup from condenser coils on left side underneath freezer. Cleaning condenser coils typically resolves this issue.


But, if clearance is fine and the condenser coils are free from dust and you are still feeling too much exterior heat, you may need to check with a local service tech to determine what else could be causing this issue.

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My Kenmore side by side freezer is so hot on both sides I can hardly touch it.What can i do?


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why the sides and/or seals couldbe getting hot on your refrigerator.

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The outside of the freezer sides are extremely hot to the touch? Why? Freezing fine on the inside.


the coil normally on b ack of fridges is on sides of freezers under skin it is normal to be warm. The hotter the weather the hotter the skin.

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Freezer is hot on the sides is this normal?


Good day,
Yes, that is normal. It is ideal to not be in a hot room but as it reaches temperature and begins to cycle off and on it will become somewhat cooler.

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I have an upright Frigidaire freezer. The outsides (left and right) are hot to the touch. Is it a problem?


No. Instead of exposed coils on the back side, many (most) freezers place the condenser coils near the outer wall of the freezer to disipate the waste heat removed from inside the freezer. It will not be as noticable when the freezer is not running, and is completely normal.

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The sides of my Kenmore freeze get very hot (138 F)


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