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We have a Frigdaire upright freezer which apparently has had the compressor so hot that it has greatly discolored the limoleum ( almost burned the linoleum) It works fine but we had to move it out to get something which fell behind the freezer. The compressor was hot to the touch. What to do?

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This could be due to a few reasons
1. not enough air circulation behind the frigde to cool the coils and compressor
2. compressor working in overdrive due to low temperature setting on the fridge or leaky doors (check of ice formation if door is leaky)
3. leak in refrigerant causing compressor to over compensate - might need to check if refrigerant is leaking

Observe if the compressor is running constantly or there are moments of quiet time.

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