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Refrigerator housing is getting very hot

The housing of the refrigerator between the side by side doors is very hot. The freezer and refrigerator are cooling but the ice maker is barely making any ice. I think the fan is not running in the rear of the unit and the compressor is hot. Would this cause the housing of the refrig. to get hot. The compressor is on the bottom rear and the housing is hot on the front of the appliance

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  • jletexier Jan 27, 2009

    The compressor fan burnt up, replaced fan, everything worked for about a week, now every few hours the refrig side where door closes gets hot, I unplug the refrigerator and plug it back in and it works okay for a few hours, I noticed the refrig side isnt cooling as it should even after four hours. I have been told by a pro that it sounds like the main board, this 2630 is only 2 1/2 yrs old. also the compressor keeps runing after the fan trips out.

    Jeff In NC

  • Mx-racer Feb 16, 2009

    I have the Samsung RS26WUNS ( A )



    Which i could find in your index. But I have the same problem.. The Fan wants to spin but dtops its rotation, like there is something wrong with the staft. mabe the voltage & amprage is to low?



    The space bar in the middle of the unit where the to doors met is very HOT.. The unit is only 3 years old???

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I have the HOT door problem also.

  • pgofam Mar 25, 2009

    Frig is hot and fan is not working and compressor is hot

  • jaime_zilvet Apr 01, 2009

    the fan stop working and between the door at front is very hot

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This is for sure the reeason for the heat between the doors, in mean time ( whike waitin got replace the fan behind the compressor, you can install a small cheap house fan behind unit to keep it cool , ohterwise it will eventually damage the compressor

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