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To cool the compressor?? I do not have a problem, this is just a general discussion question I'm throwing out there. Every fridge I've ever owned, the compressor gets very warm/hot after running. I have a small 2cf fridge in the basement, I put a small personal fan in the back blowing right on the compressor. Now it no longer gets warm/hot, it stays right about room temp. Here's the question: Is this a good thing or a bad thing. I'm thinking that a cooler compressor will last longer than one that is not cooled. Would it hurt or help to do this with my big fridge??

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Some compressors are designed to be externally cooled some are not.
They have to process the refrigerant to certain pressures to operate correctly.
The specific condenser and expansion device do the rest.
By cooling a compressor artificially you make it work harder to do its' job.
Cooler is not always better.

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