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Thank you Ruth. Your model freezer has no fans for cooling. A lot of models have an outside fan for cooling the outside coils that collect the heat from inside the freezer so it gets cold. In order for the inside to be cold the compressor pushes coolant into the freezer and that coolant brings the heat to the outside of the freezer and that is what makes the inside cold. In other words heat removal is how it works.
In your model freezer it has no fans for cooling, so in order to bring the heat to the outside Frigidaire put the outside coils just under the metal skin on the left outside wall and across the top. Lets say your freezer is 50 degrees inside, that left outside wall will be much warmer than it would be if it would be zero degrees inside because less heat is being pulled out by the coolant. That is normal. Warm is normal it should not be burning hot after it has reached zero degrees inside.
Now if it continues to feel burning hot after the inside has cooled for a few hours to a good temperature then you have a compressor that is about to fail. As a compressor starts to go bad it can build heat and that heat will also be transferred to the left outside wall and the top. So keep an eye on it for a day or so, if it continues do not stock the freezer.
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