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Side of freezer seems warm

Pulled the plastic cover off the bottom and coils seemed hot and pulled out drain pan left cover off , while looking around inside noticed that one of the copper lines on the compressor looked like someone squashed it with pliers , freezer still works but runs a lot, runs a little less after I left the plastic cover off the bottom of the front, is the line on the back of compressor supposed to be crimped? sometimes hear noises like wooshing liquid thru pipe, thanks

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Don't worry about the line, it is supposed to be the way it is. If you are talking about the condenser coil, located on the back bottom part of the unit, with a small fan in front of it, yes, it is supposed to be hot.

The condenser job is to disipate the heat absorbed by the evaporator (the coil inside the freezer). Make sure the condenser is clean and condenser fan is working, also, make sure there is air circulating thru the back of the unit to help cooling the condenser.

The noises you hear, are probably the defrost coil melting the ice on the evaporator, this function is on a timer and happens 3 or 4 times a day.

Good Luck!!

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