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What is causing my refrigerator to run warm...its a side by side and the middle area between the doors gets hot at times...the inner temperature of the refridgerator part doesnt cool down as much as it should...help!!!

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The outerside of the refrigerator is always warm due to the PUF insulation material being used currently. So the middle area should get little more hot, comparative to the sides. However if you are facing cooling problems, for now turn the thermostat a bit lower also check if the water draim pipes are clear. If it really struggles to keep it cool have tha amount of refrigerant gas checked to see whether its full or not..............................sodeep

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FRIDGE COILS or door walls SEEM VERY HOT:

The condenser coils do get hot. They can even be to hot to comfortably touch and this is normal.

The refrigerator should not run constantly but shut off with each defrost cycle.

Running constantly and never cycling off can indicate a cooling problem.

One thing to try is to wait till it has been running a few minutes then open the door and turn your cycling thermostat towards the off position. It should cycle off before getting to the off position on the dial.

If it does not cycle off then it's not getting cold enough to satisfy the thermostat. This is likely the reason the refrigerator runs all the time.

A thermometer in a glass of water can be used to check the temperatures in the refrigerator section.

You can check that all fans are running.

the reason the outer side of the door seal area is getting hot is the compressor is over heating, probably the condenser fan motor to your compressor is bad.
It should be a little warm but not hot. they don't use heaters anymore ( some older models still use heaters) around the doors, instead they use the condenser coils to remove condensation and moister, you might want to check your condenser coils on the bottom or back of fridge to see if they need cleaning
If the condenser coils/condenser fan are all plugged up they need cleaning and/or the condenser may fail or has failed..

The ones that use an electric heater will have an "energy saver" switch that will turn it off.

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Hi mh_petrovici - When doors are opened too often or too long, warm air enters the refrigerator causing it to run more or when the room or outside temperature is hot, it is normal for the refrigerator to work longer under conditions. Temperature control may be set too cold (normally found in refrigerator section), set control to warmer setting until refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize completely. A dirty, cracked, worn or poorly fitted door gasket can allow warm air to enter the unit causing it to have to run longer to remove the warm air. Leaks in the door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature. Cleaned the gasket, if it is too damage then it will need to be replace. You can check and see if the door seal is bad by, placing a dollar between the gasket and cabinet. Check to see if the door is being blocked by anything stopping it from closing properly. If nothing is stopping the door then replace gasket. Check and see if the condenser is dirty. A dirty condenser blocks air that dissipates the heat that the condenser removes from the unit. Clean the condenser every 6 months and more if you have animals in the house.

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Getting warm around the door is OK but getting hot around door indicates a restriction of the airflow below your refrigerator. The compressor produces hot Freon that is pumped out the discharge side of compressor. On many refrigerators the gas goes to the yoder Condenser Loop first and then cooled by the condenser fan motor before going to the freezer section as a liquid.

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Anything restricting that airflow will cause the yoder loop to get hotter. Example a defective condenser fan, dusty conditions below refrigerator or room temperatures way above normal for a kitchen or room inside your home. Insure fan stays on when compressor runs because a defective condenser fan does not always stop when defective. Most refrigerators work best with room temperatures in mid 70's to middle 80's. In this case rebooting may not change much but unplugging for 10 minutes and then replugging the power is the same as rebooting. Making sure that airflow is good, fan's stay on with compressor and room temperatures stay in the normal range. If helpful please rate this solution, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Hi nashsmama.

Hot is a relative term, so here goes. Manufacturers will run a small tube of the warmed refrigerant in areas around the door to minimize condensation, so some heat is normal. Excess heat could mean your coils are in need of cleaning. Those are usually located under the refrigerator at the back behind a panel. You might be able to get a peek through the air flow slots to see if there is visible dust/pet hair build up. If there was too much heat, you would notice a difference in your temperatures and be making temp adjustments.

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