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Kitchenaid built in refrigerator - has really hot door rubber gasket and the area where 2 doors meet. what could be the problem and how much can it cost to fix it?

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You most likely have a bad condensor fan motor. It is not cooling the compressor and therefor the heat is transferring to the yodel loop that is located in that middle mullion.

Posted on Nov 07, 2013

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SOURCE: my door rubber gasket ripped on front loading

Yes he can replace it himself. Just write down the name, model, serial, and product number to take when you purchase one. You may even have the manual that has the part number for the door gasket.Before you install the new gasket, soak it in a tub of hot water which will make it much more easier to install, for about 1 and 1/2 hours. Good Luck.
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SOURCE: moldy rubber door gasket

clean it with a water bleach mixture and make sure the door boot drain in the bottom of the boot isn't plugged with lint,soap,etc and can fully drain

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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Hi is it normal that the middle Paleo that the doors close onto seems really hot? We have an American style fridge freezer, everything else seems ok, but I have never noticed it before!! Thank you


Again a similar post as my last. 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
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Inside middle edge where the doors meet is getting very hot


some heat in this area is normal,if its very hot,then check and make sure the condenser fan is operating in the lower rear area by the compressor,a clue to this is if your temps are varying in the unit as this fan cools the condenser coil that help cool the compressor,if the compressor gets too hot it will shut down to protect itself from burning out

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Hot on middle bar between doors. Both rubber gaskets are hot too. seems to be working but running hard and making noise. Its making ice and water.


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.If it is hot to the touch it is either because the condenser fan failed or the condenser is dirty.Check the fan in back of the unit make sure it runs when the compressor is on. If it doesn't run with the compressor replace it. If it does then you need to clean the back vents in the cardboard and under the front of the unit. One of these will correct your issue. This area should be warm at times just not hot. It prevents moisture.
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When I close the refrigerator door, the door will pop ajar unless I contine to push it for a second. The seal is in good condition. It feels like there is air pushing the door open. I have washed the...


raise the front legs and get some heavy stuff on the door shelves,also wah around the area where the gasket closes onto the frame,there are magnets in the gasket,also check to make sure nothing is hitting the door from the inside,when food is jammed in or the draw is sticking out to far and the door hits it it doesn't seal good and pops open.hope this helps

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Panel between doors is hot


Many models of refrigerators have a heating element around where the gasket seals to the fridge. This is to prevent ice buildup around the doors that would prevent the doors from closing all the way.
If you haven't noticed any other problems with the cooling of your unit, you're refrigerator is running exactly the way it was designed.

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How to change door seal


Replacing the door seal on most dishwashers is very simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back with a complete model number so that I may be able to provide you with better service. hope this helps you.

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What do you use to clean mold off rubber door gaskets


bleach and dawn and hot water. scub off with a tooth brush and dry.

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Refrigerator door is not sealing properly


If a portion of the seal is slightly away from the door , use a hairdryer to soften the rubber , and it will pull itself to the door . Let it cool before opening , so the gasket will form itself . Go slowly , a hair dryer doesn't get hot enough to burn the rubber .

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Rubber door gaskets very warm to touch, ice cream soft, ice ok


the icemaker will work until the frezer gets to 17 then it will quit sound like a defrost issue defrost heater defrost thermastat or defrost timer need to get it fixed sooooooon you dont want to loose food at the price we have to pay

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