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Compressor in the back is hot

We just bought this compact Danby frig at an outlet store. It's been rebuilt. The number is D9604W Shortly after I plugged it in, the compressor is hot and my husband and I don't know if that's normal. If that isn't normal we are going to take it back. That is the second frig we bought from these people. We took a Diplomat back today because it was getting hot in the same place. Is this normal for this type of frig? We would appreciate your help. Thank you. Shirl Horton

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Good day,
It is normal for a compressor to run hotter than normal when it is going thru it's pull down cycle.
One, it is working harder than normal since the interior is still warmer than normal.
As well, at the beginning, since the machine is trying to get to normal temps as well as cooling the walls, it will run excessively if not all the time.
Waiting 48 hours would be prudent to make a judgement call.
The compressor should be warm, but since by then it should be shutting off and on it will tend overall to be cooler.
If it reaches normal operating temperatures and cycles off and on, I wouldn't worry about it.

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