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I feel alot of heat coming from the center wall between the freezer and refer. Most of the heat is at the fron the of wall where the doors close. My other refrig is warm but nothing like this.

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  • damas03 Jun 21, 2009

    Maytag thank you for the reply. There is no ice in the freezer, cold air is coming into both sides and actually the temps are reading at the set temps. I did notice that the refrigerant tank is really hot though. As far as the compressor motor, is there a sure way to find out if that is working correctly? Thanks again!

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Hi, When you can feel that heat, it is a sign the refrigerator is not cooling properly. Look inside the freezer section and see if there is frost building up on the rear panel.
Other things to look for are, make sure the fans are running. Make sure the coils underneath the refrigerator are clean. Make sure the compressor is running.
I hope this gives you some idea of what is going on. Please let me know if I can assist you further

Vic

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    Victor Jun 21, 2009

    You will need to call a repairman and have them teat the compressor. They will have the gauges it takes to test it.

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