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Maytag side by side fridge.

The fridge is working fine but the bar spereating the fridge and freezer gets very very hot.  Is this normal?

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  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with the center post getting, and staying hot. I have read where the defrost heating coils are located in that very location. Has anyone tried replacing the control for the defroster? Thanks.

  • mailforjohns Jan 16, 2009

    The divider between the fridge and freezer is too hot to touch what is the problem? Is it a fire hazard?

  • Alan LaCava Apr 30, 2009

    I got a model msd2456ge its getting hot between doors the fan is working also its getting so hot i have burn marks on gasket and inside the panels of doors and my floor is burnt.Alan

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My Maytag side by side #MSD2957AE center front between the doors got very very hot. Too hot to touch. Also the top outside of unit and cabinet above unit unusually hot. I was worried and wondered if it could start a fire. I pulled out from wall and found lots of dust naturally. But the fan was not spinning. I moved it with my finger and it took off spinning. Unplugged, vacumed dust as best I could. Replugged and the fan started spinning on it's own. I plan to watch it. Also clean around the fan motor better, even pull it and lube it with some silicone spray. After running for a while center post is warm but not hot. thank you. JOE.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • joemw Dec 24, 2013

    I did check it later. On the next on-cycle the fan did not start on it\'s own. Had to spin it with my finger. Fan was bad, lost it\'s ability to self start. Got a new one from parts man for around $10. That fixed the problem. Parts mad said the fan cools the condenser. If ifan goes out then condenser overheats thus sending hot freon through the coils running along the door. Said its hard on the condenser. He said it boils the \'slime\' fron the bottom of the condenser and that \'slime\' then circulates and can clog coils. Thus ruining the refridgerator for good.

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My Maytag side by side is 7 years old. Bar between fridge and freezer just began getting very, very hot also? What can we do to repair? Does the condenser fan motor need to be replaced?

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