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The center divider in our hmg-2170-4 is very hot. the fridge is cool and the freezer is cold, but the center is hot enough to burn you if you are not careful.

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Your condenser fan motor (down by compressor) is not running. Either bad motor or something has blocked it. Also possible that condenser coils are filthy.

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