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Fridge seems to be working except it makes a loud (almost like boiling) noise and the body of the fridge between the fridge and freezer compartment is very hot (hotter than normal ) Thanks, CHael

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This is usually caused by the condenser fan not running. It's located underneath the freezer/refridgerator, accessed from behind. It's behind the cardboard cover at the bottom. It should be running when the compressor runs. Another cause could be dirty condenser coils which are located at the same location.
Another less probable cause is the failure of the defrost system which would allow ice to build up on the evaporator coils behind the rear cover inside the freezer.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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    Charles T Nevin Sep 08, 2009

    You can see how to check the fan and defrost components here.


    http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance...



    check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
    most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
    If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.





    You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks
    and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace
    the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the
    timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.




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