Question about Amana 22.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with FrontFill Ice and Water

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Heat along inside of doors

Our refrigerator is an Amana side by side, i would guess 22 cu ft and about 9 years old. We can feel heat when we open the refrigerator or freezer along the edge of the inside of both doors about half way down - heat is in the same area on both doors. We have vacuumed out coils under refrigerator and have taken off back panel and vacuumed where we could.

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This is normal the refrigerator has a heater that runs between the doors to keep mousture from building up there. There is no reason to be alarmed.

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The heat is to prevent condensation from building on the outside of the cabinet. It is sometimes done by a heating element which can be turned off (Energy Saver mode On), or by the way the refrigeration is piped (and ther eis nothing that can be done about it.).

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