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Center partition wall of refrigerator is hot !

I own a KitchenAid KSCS25INSSOO - side-by-side refrigerator.  The serial number is #SS4037843.  The unit is between 3-4 years old and has been operating quite nicely in our kitchen since we bought it.  It still works fine, but I've noticed that recently the 2" wide face of the center partition wall is getting very hot (not warm - hot !).  Even the vinyl/magnetic door gaskets that seal against this thin center wall are getting hot  Concerned, I pulled the frig out from the wall and vacuumed behind.  At this point I noticed that the removable access plate on the bottom/back of the frig was hot as well.  I did a little research online and it sounds like the cooling fan is not operating properly.  Curious if there are operational features that I am not aware of that might solve the problem, or if it is time to call for service.  If it is time for service, How can I check to make sure that I don't pay more than I should ?
Thanks very much - Steve W.

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  • Robert Ziegler Sep 23, 2012

    Condenser fan is unobstructed, Coils were very dirty, I had always cleaned along the front, but I see you have to force your way back in there. So, what about a overload switch? I guess I have to check power coming into the condenser but I don't see any good test points

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Sounds like your condenser fan isn't working...Take the back cover off to see if there's anything stuck in the fan blades. Usually when the fan stops, the compressor & tubing that runs between the doors get really hot. You may also want to clean your condenser coils.

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