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I HAVE A HOTPOINT FRIG THAT IS PROBABLY 35 YEARS OLD.IS IT NORMAL FOR THE COMPRESSOR TO BE QUITE HOT ALL THE TIME?

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Yes it is normal for them to run hot, a lot depends on the ambient temp.
If it is working normally then you have no worries, but if it is running continuously , then there is a problem with it.
Make there is adequate ventilation, and that the thermostat is set correctly.

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