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Kenmore fridge exterior is really hot

Just below the freezer above the fridge the part that is between is excessively hot. I have water and ice maker that are not connected and don't intend to....can anybody help before this fridge burns down the house :)

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Re: Kenmore fridge exterior is really hot

It is quite normal for fridge freezers to have what is called a door heater circuit around the freezer compartment to prevent any unwanted ice build ups ( a practice used in commercial systems). I would expect a certain amount of heat in the section described as it normally is the first part of the condenser (hot bit) circuit. As for burning the house down I have only heard of two cabinets (both in labs) that have done this and they were due to what was put in the fridges. If you are concerned though I would suggest you get a tech to check it. Hope this helps.

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