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GC5SHEXNQ02 Whirlpool 2door ref - Panel gets hot

GC5SHEXNQ02 Whirlpool 2 door ref - Panel between refrigerator and freezer gets hot. How can I fix this?

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I am not going to say the problem is normal. Normal operation those strips are placed behind the metal and inside the walls around the door seals to prevent moisture or sweating around the doors. They are usually noticed to become hot when there is a change in the control boards operation. Some brands have the hot gas from the condenser circulating around the doors. If your model has an economy switch, switch it on. I would look for any abnormal operation of the refrigerator like compressor or condenser fan stopping or ice buildup or abnormal temperatures in the fresh food compartment. If this continues I would unplug the refrigerator and open the control panel inside the fresh food section and examine both sides of the control board for signs of heat or burn marks on both sides. May not be anything to be concerned about also because this may be the first time you noticed this. But it should not be too hot to touch. Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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This is normal, its too keep the gasket a good seal and stop condensation

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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
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Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
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Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
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