Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Whirlpool side by side middle wall gets extremly hot

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 410 Answers

There are 2 or 3 things that would cause this. first make sure the condenser coils are not plugged with dust (vacumn or blow them out) next check to make sure the fan that cools these coils is running, (this is the most likely problem). if both of these check out ok then you would need to check to make sure your interior lights ar going off when the doors are closed as these will add extra heat and cause the center rails to run hot. last and most uncommon would be a freon system problem.  

fyi there is a hot gas freon line that runs in between the doors to prevent exterior sweating. when poor or no air flow problems for the condenser coil exist it causes this area to become hotter. 
One more thing. if you do determine that the condenser fan motor is bad you can put a normal house fan blowing on to the coil to help cool this area down until you can get the unit repaired. 
If you need any further assistance leave me a comment here and I'll gladly get back to you. Thanks Peyton

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whirlpool model et18tk and the side of the fridge gets hot? It it junk?


This is normal unless the refrigerator is not cooling properly. There is a pipe that goes around the door that carries hot Freon to keep the doors from sweating where the cold inside meets the warm air outside. This area will become extremely hot should the airflow below the refrigerator become obstructed or the condenser fan below the refrigerator not be working properly
APPLIANCE 911

Aug 15, 2016 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

It's extremely hot around the door frame of the refrigertor mainly the middle strip. Everything else is fine.


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why the sides and/or seals couldbe getting hot on your refrigerator.

RefrigeratorTrouble The Outside of Refrigerator Hot
heatman101

Sep 10, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

My whirlpool reftrigertor side by side, fridge side is hot and the seals are extremely hot. I just bought it today at a tag sale, it is only a year oldm, what can the problem be?


If the cooling is OK specially in the freezer and the fridge, then you need not have to worry on much. If there is no cooling then the unit must be checked for failure in the sealed unit.
However you can select a NORMAL thermostat setting for the fridge /.freezer , set it lower than the present settings. Also check and see if the unit had the panels removed, if so the insulation of the heat exchange coils could have come off and it might be heating the side metal wall of the fridge.
The heating of the coil is quite normal as due to the heat exchange needed for the cooling.

Jul 28, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Interior wall of unit gets extremely hot


If you are talking about the wall that runs between the freezer and the fridge where the door gaskets actually touch. The answer is no. It should be warm though.
What can cause this is the fan that is located at the rear not operating or dirty coils under there. Check the fan it should be operating when the unit is in the cool cycle, if it is not then it will need to be replaced. And clean the coils. This will help.

May 29, 2010 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

2 Answers

My whirlpool side-by-side is getting hot on strip between doors but everything seems to be working fine. Is there a solution? What if it becomes extremely hot??


It will not become extremely hot. It is heated by a thing called a mullion heater. It warms the area so it doesn't sweat and mold in the summertime. It is perfectly normal.

May 28, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Kenmore elite side by side: hot divider


This is normal. There is a heater in this panel to stop condensation sweating between the doors.

Feb 23, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Side by side refrigerator by whirlpool


try vaccumming under your frig coils, and pull away from the wall and clean under there too. i would check to see if the fan behind the unit is spinnig( its suppused to cool the compressor) if its not youll need to replace that.a pretty common problem easily fixed

Oct 25, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

2 Answers

Whirlpool Side by Side Refridgerator


If the mullion heater around the doors is hot to the touch the inside temperatures are not being maintained. They should be warm but not hot. This usually indicates a problem in the internal temperatures. Check the back wall of the freezer section for frost buildup. Your defrost system may not be working and it had not gotten to the point of complete failure as far as you noticing the temperature differences yet.

Jun 15, 2008 | Whirlpool ED2FHSS Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

102 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...