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The panel between the freezer and fridge is extremely hot! I am worried there is a potential problem looming. When I open the door, I can feel the heat on the outside door edge and the panel inside the fridge that separates the two.

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Try vaccumming under your frig coils, and pull away from the wall and clean under there too. i would check to see if the fan behind the unit is spinnig( its suppused to cool the compressor) if its not youll need to replace that.a pretty common problem easily fixed

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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Dont know about the noise prob. but I can help with the over heating cabinet. Your condensing coil is dirty and needs cleaned. it is located under your refrigerator or behind the back panel. You should use a brush and vac. it out. Air must travel through the tubing freely in order to cool properly. It should be easy to find following the tubes coming out of your compressor.

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