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Compressor and water are hot!

We first noticed a problem a couple weekes ago. The water from the dispensor was very hot for about the first 4-5 fl. oz. dispensed, then was cool. I later discovered that the compressor was heating the water line. The floor directly beneath the refrigerator was very warm, so I pulled out the refrigerator, took off the cover, and cleaned out the dust and lint. Surprisingly, there was not very much dust, etc. to remove. The black compressor tank is very hot to the touch and a bit noisier than it was several months ago. The fan is running fine. The unit is only two years old. Is there any danger of a fire from the heat? What do I do? Thanks!

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  • Jay OBrien Jun 02, 2007

    The GE authorized repair person came over to check the frige and said there's nothing wrong with it! Luckily, it was a "no charge" visit. He mentioned that compressor heat of 150 degrees or higher is normal, and that the strongest symptom of a bad compressor is high heat along the freezer / refrigerator compartment divider. Fortunately, my unit did not show have this problem!

    Even though there wasn't much dust stuck to the fan, I think cleaning it made a big difference. The water coming from the dispensor is not nearly as hot today as it was before.

    Thank you for your help, and I hope my post is helpful to others.

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Re-charge the freon. this will cool it down.

Posted on May 31, 2007

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