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Door heater around freezer very hot all the time

The door heater is very hot around the freezer door on the outside.i have the refig for about 3 yrs.is this normal,i have never noticed this befor. thanks steve

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    I have a side by side refrigerator that makes loud noises when running and is very hot on the side of the freezer on the outside and center panel. can i fix this myself?

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Stever, this is usually an indication of a condensor fan not operating correctly. Pull the refer out and remove the back panel by the compressor. See if the fan is blocked or not running. It should run anytime the compressor is running. Catriver.

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Take off the front lower panel, lean the fridge back, and clean the coil...vacuum it well. It's probably having a hard time cooling the freon.

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