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Door inner edges Hot (center)

The inner edge of both doors (center) are HOT, otherwise seens to be workind fine

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Re: door inner edges Hot (center)

This area is called the mullion and should be a little warm so it doesn't sweat. If it is too hot then two things could be the problem. 1. The condensor is plugged (dirty) and needs to be swept out. 2. The condensor fan motor is not working. This cools the condensor coils and is mounted in the back of the fridge behind the bottom panel.

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