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Why Does the Outside of the Cabinet Feel Warm

Why does the outside of the cabinet feels warm?

The outside of the freezer may feel warm, this is normal. The freezer's design and main function is to remove heat from the contents and air inside the freezer. The heat is transferred to the room air, making the outside of the freezer feel warm.

At times, the freezer exterior may feel even warmer than usual in these areas. This could last up to 24 hours. This condition may be caused by one or more of the following:

  • Initial startup of the freezer from room temperature
  • Loading fresh food or food that is near room temperature
  • Heavy usage during certain times of the day 
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