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Whirlpool Side by Side - Overheating

The dividing section of our side by side (the part that separates the freezer from the refrigerator) is very very hot to the touch where the doors rest. The walls on the inside do not feel hot. What could be causing this?

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  • pwilkinson Oct 14, 2008

    It may be normal, but burning and I mean burning hot?

  • deborah5960 Apr 10, 2009

    The strips on the inside of the door panels get really hot, I never noticed this before. Is there something wrong here?

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HI thanks for your question. the heat between the two doors is normal. its heated there to stop moisture, from hitting a cold surface , and turning to water, so its normal. but pull fridge away from the wall. remove the back panel by the compressor. clean all coils. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • john gagnon
    john gagnon Oct 14, 2008

    HI is the freezerok is it cold freezer cold. no strange noises.i cant tell how warm it is im not there. but it does get very warm

  • john gagnon
    john gagnon Oct 14, 2008

    you see the hot freon lines run through there to help cool the refrigerant so if the coils at the back are dirty, then the freon gas gets hotter and hotter, so this is why its so important to have clean coils . thanks the appliance doc please rate my answer. thanks

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