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Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors

The area around the rubber molding that seals the freezer and regular door, seems hot too touch. We've had the refrigerator for 2 years and have never noticed this. Is it normal? Last week I heard the squeaky, rattly noise when the fan came on and I sprayed it with WD 40. No more noise but wondered if hot molding was related to the fan or compressor.

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Re: Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors

Either the fan motor has gone bad or the coils under the fridge are too dirty. Both will cause a no cool situation and cause this area to become too hot. Part of the coil runs thru the cabinet in this area to prevent sweating. This is a good indication of dirty coils or a bad/weak fan motor. If your fan was noisy I would replace it before it goes out completely. This excessive heat will lead to premature compressor failure.

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