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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

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