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Why is my Electrolux freezer outside walls hot

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The condensing coils are embedded in the walls of the freezer. The freezer uses the wall as a heat sink. This allows the freezer to dissipate the heat that has been pulled from inside the freezer to the area outside of the freezer.

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freezer is working overtime . these symptoms generally indicate excessive outside air coming into freezer. make sure doorgasket is completely sealed all the way around door.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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