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Refigeration line in freezer gets so hot it glows red.

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Hi,
What you are seeing glowing red happens to be the defrost coil, not the refrigerant lines... the coil glows red to heat the refrigerant lines and defrost them...
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Thats your defrost element :) If you are not having any problems with your freezer staying frozen, that is normal

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