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I have a 19.7 cu ft side by side ED200B or F. The seals and the vertical columns against which they rest are extremely hot. Any suggestions?

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Is your freezer temperature normal (no warmer than 10F, optimal at 0F, recommended -10F or colder for ice cream) and refrigerator no warmer than 40F, optimal recommended 34 F ?

First thing to check is your condenser coils, turn off refrigerator and pull it out - locate the condenser coils, either at the back or more likely in your ase below - using a special condenser brush, clean out any excess lint and dust that blocks heat dissipation from the condenser coils.

Next - at the back of the frdige below, in the compressor area, there is either a panel or an open area, you shuold notice a condenser fan blowing air on the condenser - look for any clogs, lint, dust or anything blocking the fan blades. turn on your refrigerator and when the compressor comes on after about 10-15 mins, make sure the condenser fan is spinning - this is what cools the condenser coils which themselves become very hot - if the condenser fan is not spinning and there is excess dust and not enough clearence, heat will not be able to dissipate properly and those columns act as a heat sink - make sure you have the required clearence sideways, top and behind according to your instructions, keep condensers clean and make sure your condenser fan below the fridge is working, you will find this big fan next to the compressor, it usually becomes quite hot down there. If your condensers are dirty and are not cooled properly by the fan, your refrigerator will struggle to cool and your compressor motor will run excessively, making it even hotter.

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