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First thing to do : Check the freezer compressor and refrigerant gas performance

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My 82L Upright Freezer from The Good Guys - a GVA is very hot on the outside - almost too hot to touch. Is this normal?


yes
the freezer works by taking the heat from the inside and exchanging to a coil that is under the outside of the freezer
It will be quite hot until such time as the inside temperature is brought down to the setting
the thing with freezers is that on start up the food that you are putting in should be cold to start with and not hot ( if necessary , use a bag of ice as a helper ) Later on any hot food added will not affect the operation that much as it is be in small quantities
this would be explained in the user booklet that was inside the freezer

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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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Describe your FFU2124DW12 Problem The freezer works very good and gets very cold, But the outside walls and top gets EXTREMLY hot


Freezers have tubes that run inside the walls and top of the case, these carry the refrigerant thru the heat exchange process, this will cause the outsides and top of the freezer case to get warm/hot some times, this is normal, but I recommend you to make sure there is at least 1 1/2" of ventalation clearance around the entire freezer so that it can exchange heat efficiently.
If you don't think the amount of heat present at the outside of the freezer case is NORMAL, then I recommend contacting Frigidaire directly and discuss this with there customer service people.
1-(800)FRIGIDAIRE
GOOD LUCK !!

Aug 03, 2010 | Frigidaire Freezers

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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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Unit get hot on side


Freezers have their condenser coils in the outside, near the sides and all wrapped around. This part gets warm/hot during operation. The evaporator coils is around the inside wall, right next to the food. This coil gets cold when the freezer runs. It's a fairly efficient way to route these coils, and they don't need to have a fan this way.

So this is normal.

Oct 04, 2009 | Frigidaire Freezers

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The outside of the freezer door is cold, and the surrounding floor is cold - even in the hallway outside the room the freezer is in. Can't find any obvious leaks around the door seal. The sides of the...


the # should be inside, the temp in side the freezer needs to be checked. does the thing ever shut off, if not it may need a cold control

Jun 28, 2009 | Freezers

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Plugged in chest freezer is cooling inside but hot to touch on the outside


yup, if you make cold theres gonna be heat. they run the lines through the case for cooling. it will get usually warm so maybe cause it's running alot to get cool initially. then it should normalize. if after a day it's still pretty hot, then it may be an old freezer and the compressor may be wearing out slowly, pumping slower and causing more heat.

Jun 20, 2009 | Freezers

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The condenser or high side is built into the side walls on these modern freezers and refrigerators in many cases. It is normal for the outside walls to be hot when the unit is working. Frost on the inside of the sealed packets of food is from the moisture content of the food. Running the temperature setting to cold will accelerate the moisture freezing to the inside of the food packets. This also is a normal condition.

Sep 15, 2008 | Freezers

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Outside surfaces of freezer very hot to touch


it should be warm to the touch but not so hot you cant. and also depending on how long the freezer is running and how warm it is where the freezer is will effect how hot the outside is. the reason the outside of the freezer is hot is because thats how the freezer releses its heat from the refrigerant. the longer it runs or the harder it has to work the more heat it has to hive off. so unless the freezer is not cooling there is nothing to worry about.

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