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Based off the information you have provided me with it sounds like a possible issue with your sealed system or the sides may need to be further ventilated. Typically with a freezers you need to assure there is a at least two inch space between the sides and top to provide proper ventilation. If the appliance is ventilated and it still heats up you can speak with a professional for further diagnosis on your freezer. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt
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.
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! Bless You , ngafm, Please give me a good rating before you sign off. Thank you.
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.
first whirlpool makes a good product as far as the sides being hot good sign the condensing coils are in the sides are supposed to be hot worry if its running and they are cold then not working right ok as far as running modern units useing 134a do have long run times but are not using but same enegry as 100watt light bulb otay
Will need a little more information to assist you with answers. Will need the model number if available for you Kenmore and will usually be on inside Freezer/refrigerator door and near bottom. Will look like model #363.1234567 for example.
Now if it's not cooling at all, is the compressor running beneath the fridge? Is the condenser fan running that is below the freezer and near the compressor? Is the evaporator fan blowing air in the freezer section? Do you hear clicking noises in the compressor area and can you feel the compressor to see if you feel warm or hot to touch around its side and top? Can you tell me of any other things that you noticed before the refrigerator stopped working? Is the temp control digital or manual settings? Has the settings been changed since you turned the refrigerator off and then back on? Thanks, Sea Breeze
it should be warm to the touch but not so hot you cant. and also depending on how long the freezer is running and how warm it is where the freezer is will effect how hot the outside is. the reason the outside of the freezer is hot is because thats how the freezer releses its heat from the refrigerant. the longer it runs or the harder it has to work the more heat it has to hive off. so unless the freezer is not cooling there is nothing to worry about.