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Samsung side by side center divider front extremely hot

I have a samsung side by side rs2630sh. I have notice the last few months the center divider of the freezer fridge has been getting increasingly hot and the freezer and fridge have been getting warmer. The fridge was making a sound like a baseball card in spokes of bike wheel, but has stoped i'm not sure that's good or not. Any help that I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thank you sleepyxi.

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Re: samsung side by side center divider front extremely...

That sounds like you may have something in your condenser fan motor.. piece of bag, paper and may have stopped your fan altogther.. that would be the first place to check.. right by your compressor in the back of frig.

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