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Panel between fridge and freezer very hot and no sound at all

Whirlpool american fridge freezer started making intermittent loud running noise for a few months, then stopped making the noise but the front panel between fridge and freezer extremely hot to touch

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  • manjuvek Jan 04, 2009

    i did as you said, but when i opened the back panel, i found that the fan wasn't turning and the compressor was very hot, so maybe a new motor fan is needed, as after cleaning the grill from the kick panel and the dust from the back, the front panel between fridge freezer is still very hot.


    many thanks for the suggestion though.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    same problem. any solutions??

  • inc123 Apr 24, 2009

    same problem!

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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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Hi: Its just a coincidence you noticed it then. It is usually hot. It's the reverse side of the refrigerant (the hot side.) If you lived in a humid area the fridge would sweat. Water would run down between the doors. I live in a dry climate so no worries. Older fridges used an electric heating element to keep them dry. They also had an energy saver switch to turn it off. As Whirlpool uses the hot side of the refrigerant they don't use additional power to run the heater. Actually the heater is called a mullion heater. Nothing is wrong with your fridge. I'll look over my shoulder for angry retailers. Hope this helps, Jeff.

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