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My refrigerator or is hot to touch around it, on the inside

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Kathy, you probably have a condensor fan that failed. Remove the lower back panel behind the refrigerator. You will see the condensor, condensor fan and compressor. The condensor fan should be running any time the compressor is running. You might have something stopping the fan blades or the motor might be going bad itself. What you are describing is a classic example of a failed condensor fan motor. Catriver.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Refrigerator model MZP2766GEW insulation

  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


  • Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

    • The compressor


    • The Thermostat


    • The overload, relay, or capacitor


    • The defrost timer


    • The condenser fan motor

    Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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    SOURCE: Amana Top Freezer Refrigerator is hot to the touch on the outside on the sides by the freezer. Still working fine inside. Is something getting ready to break inside?

    The problem was the fan. It was hitting the metal enclosure and had stopped working. We made an adjustment and cleaned it and now it works fine and the hot spots are gone.

    Posted on May 05, 2009

    Nicesuit
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    SOURCE: The frezer not cool enoug

    you may not have enough air circulation at the rear of the machine when you moved it. if the machine can not loose heat through the radiator at the back it looses its cooling capacity. move it back to where it was?

    Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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    SOURCE: Inside refrigerator strip between the freezer and refrigerator

    it sounds like you have a short in the socket try to plug in another socket than see if it cools
    if not than there is a short in the Refrigerator wire you will have to replace the wire or the unit its self

    Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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    Seals on my beco are hot to touch fridge freezer feel warm


    Almost the same post as my last. This is normal unless the refrigerator is not cooling properly. There is a pipe that goes around the door that carries hot Freon to keep the doors from sweating where the cold inside meets the warm air outside. This area will become extremely hot should the airflow below the refrigerator become obstructed or the condenser fan below the refrigerator not be working properly
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    Freezer has warm spots. All around freezer is hot to the touch. Compressor is hot, coils are clean, condensor fan is running.


    Thats normal.

    The condenser coils are located just inside of your exterior cabinet walls on the sides and top.

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    The doors are scorching hot to touch on my Maytag 2454. It's always been warm to touch, but all of a sudden it is too hot to even touch. It is in the center part of both doors, along the door seal area and...


    It's usually caused by the condenser fan which is underneath around back. If it's not running when the compressor runs it will cause the problem you describe. You will need to remove the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge to access the fan.

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    The frezer not cool enoug


    you may not have enough air circulation at the rear of the machine when you moved it. if the machine can not loose heat through the radiator at the back it looses its cooling capacity. move it back to where it was?

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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

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    Area around freezer door is very hot to the touch. ice maker works, but after awhile the ice will melt. freezer is freezing.


    HI, That area being hot is a sign the refigerator is not cooling properly. We need to pin point the cooling problem.
    First, are you noticing any frost build up inside the rear freezer panel?
    Are the fans and the compressor running?
    Please let me know so I can assist you through this.

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    Amana Top Freezer Refrigerator is hot to the touch on the outside on the sides by the freezer. Still working fine inside. Is something getting ready to break inside?


    The problem was the fan. It was hitting the metal enclosure and had stopped working. We made an adjustment and cleaned it and now it works fine and the hot spots are gone.

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    Outside freezer hot and seals


    Fridge has either mullion heaters around door or most likely steel pipes just inside the skin of the perimeter of the door, this is to stop ice or condensation forming around the door seals, mainly the freezer, they are part of the condenser circuit ( hot part of the refrigeration system).
    It is normal for these to get hot, but in your case may be hotter than usual because of the constant running, the running may be caused by hot ambient temperatures, system being slightly short of refrigerant, faulty thermostat or in-efficient compressor.
    I suggest if temp is ok inside fridge dont worry too much, if you notice fridge starts loosing its capacity to refrigerate, have a refrigeration tech look at it.

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    Whirlpool Side by Side Refridgerator


    If the mullion heater around the doors is hot to the touch the inside temperatures are not being maintained. They should be warm but not hot. This usually indicates a problem in the internal temperatures. Check the back wall of the freezer section for frost buildup. Your defrost system may not be working and it had not gotten to the point of complete failure as far as you noticing the temperature differences yet.

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    Whirlpool side by side GS6SHEXNQ00


    Hi. You either have a dust blocked condenser coil or your condenser fan motor has stopped. It is located next to the compressor. If the motor has failed, put a fan in the back of your refrigerator and let it blow into the back of the refrigerator until you get a fan motor. Make sure you leave the compartment cover off the back of your refrigerator. Your compressor is super hot now and the start device relay is getting hot and may fail if the situation isn't resolved soon. I would get a new start device relay for the compressor also to prevent future failure. The reason for the hot areas is because the freon is not being cooled and there is freon tubing located inside the cabinet where you are touching. Please check my items on Ebay as username themackshack. Good Luck, Mack

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