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We have a general electric 20 cu ft chest freezer. the outside becomes hot to the touch is this normal?

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Yes, the freezer / refrigerator is a heat pump, it transfers heat from the inside to the outside. Heat transfer effitiance is reduced if the outside is at hight temperature, so it is sudgested to allow free air flow for the back of the cooling device (where the radiator is )

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