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Bad fan I cleaned my coils and aimed a regular fan, which cooled the strip between the doors (whirlpool Gold GS6HAXLL03) When I stopped the fan it heated up again, so your answer was right on. How hard do you suppose it is to replace the fan. Or could it be something else, i.e., some fan associated device?

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The condenser fan - the fan which blows across the coils outside the fridge - should be running any time the compressor is running. If you hear the compressor but don't feel air moving under the unit, then the condenser motor is probably bad. It's not hard to replace. Find a replacement motor at a parts store or website like www.repairclinic.com . Some of the fans come with instructions, but it should be easy to figure out. Just be sure to unplug the fridge before you start.

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