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Seals are hot

Seals to both the refrigerator door and freezer door are hot.

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    first what is the inside temperature of the freezer and fridge.... second... any smoke ?





    Robert

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    freezer door seal not working

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HI iF YOUR FRIDGE AND FREEZER ARE COLD AND TEMP IS OK THEN ITS FINE oN FRIDGES THERESHEATERS THATGO AROUND THE DOOR TO KEEP THE CABINET WARM TO STOP CONDENTION SO THIS IS NORMAL THANKS FOR THE QUESTION THE APPLIANCE DOC

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal surface is HOT.

transom between fridge and freezer is usually haeted to stop condensation when you open freezer door. suspect you have no fault

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Delfield Refrigerator/Freezer Condensation forming outside door seals

I would expect at the very least a heater circuit around the freezer door. Some of the commercial units also have sprung doors to keep the doors firmly shut which you could check by opening the doors. Door heater circuits are normally very reliable and it would be worth checking the voltage is getting to them, they are also a pain to change out. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

fridgetech
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SOURCE: Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors

Either the fan motor has gone bad or the coils under the fridge are too dirty. Both will cause a no cool situation and cause this area to become too hot. Part of the coil runs thru the cabinet in this area to prevent sweating. This is a good indication of dirty coils or a bad/weak fan motor. If your fan was noisy I would replace it before it goes out completely. This excessive heat will lead to premature compressor failure.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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SOURCE: The refrigerator and freezer rubber door seals are

Pull fridge out and clean the grill on the back , its a hot pipe running around the door for condensation , if the grill on the back is clogged with dust it will get very hot , see how that goes enjoy

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: center divider between refrigerator and freezer

check the fan in the machine compartment...if the fan is not turning when the compressor is running you have a bad fan motor. this caused the youder loop to over heat trying to cool the condencer...hope it helps

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

SOURCE: outside freezer hot and seals

My fridge had a fan that wasn't working. I fixed the fan and blew the dust off the coil and everything started working correctly again.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

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