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I have a stand up freezer and it its hot on the outside from the middle to the top on both sides. Is this normal?

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Yes,
on many models this is where the condenser coils are to expell the heat...

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My frezer is getting hot on the sides-why?


Its normal. The manufacturers got smart and put the condenser in the outside freezer walls. A lot of home refrigerators also have the same hot walls. Hope this helps good luck.

Oct 06, 2014 | Kenmore Freezers

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Why are the sides of my frostfree freezer so hot?


check to see if you have a fan down by the compressor if so make sure it is running. if no fan you are starting to loose freon

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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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The outside of the freezer sides are extremely hot to the touch? Why? Freezing fine on the inside.


the coil normally on b ack of fridges is on sides of freezers under skin it is normal to be warm. The hotter the weather the hotter the skin.

Sep 02, 2010 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...

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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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New freezer from Sears, seems to be working okay, but the top and sides are very hot to the touch. I wouldn't think this is normal operation.


I don't know what brand or model of freezer you have but all of them have inside their walls a pipe with hot gas (freon under pressure from the compresor) or a heater to keep the outside free of moisture ,but if it's very hot it could be that the coil is dirty or something is blocking the air vent.

Aug 15, 2009 | Freezers

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My stand up freezer


If your freezer is working normally then this problem is normal condition as the condensor coils are behind the cabinet sides to radiate heat keep good ventelation around the cabinet

Jul 26, 2009 | Kenmore Freezers

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Freezer


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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Exterior side walls VERY hot


Hi wjjlaw,
ngafm at your service,

Is the hot side th open side or against the wall or cabinet side?

Have you touched this side before in he two years you have this appliance? Or is it that you just noticed it?

And if you can keep your hand on that spot for a long time it is not so hot only warm? If it is not burning your had it is probably just the characteristic of that fridge!
Check if the freezer part is full to the top and packed full.
Freezers can not be so full that you cover the cold air vents usually found in th rear of the freezer.


My advice is only a trained tech can remedy this problem, this time!
If I were there I'm sure I could nail it down!

You need hands on service!
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Thank you.

Sep 09, 2008 | Frigidaire 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter...

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My freezer is hot!


It is normal for the freezer or fridge walls to be hot sometimes, some important points are to make sure that there is enough ventillation around the fridge/freezer, especcially the back, so that air can circulate around it freely. Also maybe just check that there hasn't been anything fallen down the back blocking the vent, and that there isn't a dust collection or anything. Otherwise as far as I know this is normal.

Aug 19, 2008 | Frigidaire 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter...

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