The partition between fridge and freezer is boiling hot
After moving my fridge to a different location in my house, the partition between fridge and freezer is boiling hot. I spoke to an appliance repairman who told me this is normal up to 12-24 hours. At 18 hours, I unplugged it due to smell of something burning. Do you have any input on this? Thanks a bunch!
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Re: The partition between fridge and freezer is boiling...
Some of the hot pipework is routed across the transom between fridge and freezer to prevent condensation.. this will be hotter when you start up a warm appliance.
temp can not go so high as to cause a smell of burning so look elsewhere for that - maybe the compressor electrics
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i have a hot point,side by side,little old but great fridge.It is located where adjustments are you can hear it click when you turn it up or down but their is a element in freezer like a big fuse that gets hot and defrosts the coils behind the plastic in freezer.if it is out it will cause unit to freeze up and it will not cool properly.I replaced mine and man what a difference.At first icecream would sometimes be ok then not.if you turn fridge down for while then turn it back up and hear a click then it starts to run its the element in freezer
It's usually caused by the condenser fan which is underneath around back. If it's not running when the compressor runs it will cause the problem you describe. You will need to remove the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge to access the fan.
shut off unit. find drain hole. pour HOT(boiling hot) water about a cup. wait so it will melt the ice. now either use a air from air compressor, or a portable steamer to run air thru the hole, also can use a long flex bar(like cloths hanger) or a flex pvc hose.
U also have to make sure your condensor coil is clean. dust at bottom of the fridge usuallu cloggs the drain as it normally drains to the boottom tray located beneath the fridge.
One you can to try and extend the life of the fridge is to vacuum off the compressor and coils. They can be located either behind the toe grill on the bottom front or through an opening on the back of the fridge. It is natural for a fridge to blow warm air.
It is 100% the condensor fan motor on the back. Its not two hard to replace. Take the screws off the back panel and remove. Then locate fan. Disconnect the wires going to the motor and then unscrew the scews that mount the motor. Take the part to parts store of look it up online. Then simply remount motor and plug wires in.
The drain is clogged. The drain is usually located inside the freezer on the bottom shelf to the rear. Use a meat baster and a solution of 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 cups of hot water-not boiling to unclog the drain. You probably also have about 1/2 inch of ice build-up on the bottom shelf. This will have to be removed first.
just called in a sears technician 150 dollar bill that was an easy fix.
he says my bottom freezer kenmore fridge with warm fridge problem was
due to the pathway being blocked by ice and garbage which is common
with these fridges. he took off cover from the fridge bottom and poured
boiling water down to the freezer. try that before you replace any
parts or call in a tech. next time im getting a top freezer because the
blower is on the top not in the middle with the bottom freezers and
thus more problem prone.