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Outside of refrig/freezer hot

My upright refrig/freezer is HOT on both sides of freezer (on outside of refrig) what does this mean? the freezer is still working fine.

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Heat exchangers for rejecting heat to air are built into the outside walls. This is normal. Just make sure you have enough clearance for free air circulation around it.

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Kenmore upright freezer hot on the sides, stop freezing


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Without the model number I'm not sure how to answer your question. Does your model have fans that blow warm air on the outside bottom or a front kick plate? What is your model number? Kenmore has model numbers like this example=> 123.3214567 If the fan has a restriction that causes a lack of airflow it can cause the hot Freon liquid that normally flows around the Yoder Loop inside edges of the freezer door to prevent frost buildup to become very hot because the condenser fan is defective or coils are dirty with dust restricting airflow. If the outside is hot you may have a defective condenser fan motor. That will cause the freezer to ger hot. I am here should you want my assistance....Sea Breeze
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Bought an upright Frigidaire Freezer on Craigslist and the inside gets cold and works like a champ but the outside side panels get very hot- is this normal or is there a short?


If there is a short circuit, the circuit breaker protection in your house wiring would trip (Open the electrical circuit path).

It is normal for the condenser, which is on the outside of the appliance to be hot because it is transfering the heat from inside the freezer cabinet to the ambient air outside the cabinet. Make sure that you give the appliance enough space all around the hot condenser so that it can transfer its heat to the surrounding air efficiently.

P.S. Some freezer designs integrate the condenser coils into the metal cabinet, thus the hot side panels.

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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?


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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 inside frame/black in color that divides the freezer and refrig is very very hot


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Is it normal for the outsides to get very hot


No. If you feel the sides getting hot, it usually means that the ref. isn't cold enough inside. There us either an electric heater or a pass of the hot gas from the compressor around the edges of the doors as well as the mullion between them. If they feel hot, it's too warm inside.... Check the ice cream: It's the 1st to go.

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My wife called me home to a thawing freezer.The outside stuff was thawed and the temp was 40 inside.The sides were hot on the freezer and it is a 20 cubic foot upright that is 12 years old. have not had...


Check the fan down by the compressor to see if it's working . If not , it needs to be replaced .Also check the coils to make sure they are clean of dust , lint , etc... Is the fan inside the freezer working ? The hot sides are good . This means the compressor is working ( the " freon " attracts the heat inside the freezer , pulling it out , to make the freezer cold . The air flow over the sides , help dissapate the heat ) . Without the model number , I cant look up to see how the freezer is made .

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Outside of freezer is hot


HI thanks for the question. the heat around the cabinet and doors is normal . the heat prevents moisture from hitting a cold surface, and turning to water , which would cause water to run down the sides, rusting the hinges. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

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