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Freezer is constantly running and sides seem to be caving in on outside

We purchased a used 1998 upright freezer (auto defrost) and as far as we can tell it has been running since we plugged it in 1 month ago. Now when we look at it it seems the sides are being sucked in/caved in 1/2 inch. We have the freezer in our basement in a tight spot with only an inch clearance on the sides and 6 inches in the back. Unfortuately after we bought it we noticed that it said "3 inches of clearance must be provided on all sides of freezer for air circulation" Could this have anything to do with it? It is keeping the food frozen. It does not have coils in the shelves; are they in the walls, like a deep freezer? The refrigeration lines in the back seem to be very frosted.
This morning we pulled it out from the tight spot and unplugged it for half a day. After plugging it back in, it is inconclusive as to whether this is helping. We did hear it go on and off once today.

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Most likely there is a defect in the coolant system, you might want to get a repair man to help. What i think is happening is water is getting in the sides and when it expands/ contracts it causes the sides to cave in.

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