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Re: freezer runs all the time
I don't have enough information. Use a freezer thermometer and check the temp. If below 0 probably a bad thermostat. Sides getting hot is normal. Thats how it gets rid of the heat from inside. In the summer a freezer can run over 80% of the time. Again this is normal. Another thing to check is the gasket around the door. See if it is worn or torn and is sealing properly. If there are condensor coils under neath clean them check to see if the fan under there is working when compressor is running. (Not all freezers have coils underneath. Some have them in back, Smaller units just use the side of the cabinet.)
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This heat is normal. The refrigerator you have in your kitchen will have the condenser coils which get very hot on the bottom or back of the frig. A deep freeze has the condenser coils inside the walls of the freezer. Hot temps are normal when it is running.
Try to leave an inch or so of space around it for air flow and that will help.
check door gasket, proper clearance from sides.the more it runs the hoter the sides get.the cooler the room temp the less it will run ect.. does it ever shut off by the control? set control on one and listen for it to shut off wait a couple min and turn it up does it come on if it doesn't it may be in defrost so wait a wile and do it again if every time it's off it won't come on (in defrost) the cold control may be bad what temp is it in there. is it frost free and is there frost buildting up where there shouldn't be it has a defrost problem
If the food is at normal temperature, then what you are describing is normal. On a chest freezer the condenser coils are embedded in the outer walls, as the evaporator coils are embedded in the inner walls to provide cooling.
This is the very basic principle of refrigeration. One set of coils (the condenser) are allowed to get hot, so the other set of coils (the evaporator) can get cold.
When the unit is not running, which is most of the time, the walls will cool to room temperature.
Was the condenser fan back there running. It should be when the compressor is.
Is the fan in the freezer running. Check for ice buildup on the back wall and behind the back wall cover on the evaporator coil. Heavy ice here would be defrost problem.
Hi, The walls are getting hot because that is where the condesor coils are. The condensor coils are where the heat is disperst that is trap as the coolant pumps through the evaporator coils inside. The fact that it is holding 0 degrees is a good sign. Is this freezer in a garage?
Check the door seals to make sure no heat is getting into the freezer other then when the door is opened.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
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.
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!
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