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We have a stand alone freezer (Whirlpool) and just notices the sides of the freezer are very hot to the touch. Could that mean the coils are not working properly?

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It is normal.That is a portion of a refrigeration system where high pressure gas condensed into a liquid by means of transfering heat to the surrounding air.
That portion is called CONDENSER COIL.

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