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Compressor area above refrigerator is getting very hot

Compressor area above refrigerator subzero 690 is getting very hot. Fan works and temperature in frig and freezer are fine. Fan runs almost non-stop.

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Hi,


Check Thermostat.
Proper Cleaning/Defrosting of fridge and freezer.
Proper Placing and Distance from wall.
If your hand bear the body temperature of that specific area then its normal.
Contact technician to verify Freon pressure.


Best of Luck,

Regards:
Hassan

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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