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Horizontal fridge freezer - Freezer over-heating

Horizontal fridge freezer. After defrosting, freezer section over heating: Metal surround where doors magnetic strips connect.

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The door frame has a heater to stop ice forming around frame. This is normal. You don't notice it when freezer is cold. The freezer should start working again.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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  • Check for air flow restrictions in vents
  • Test the temperature control
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  • Test the door switch
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