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Kitchenaid fridge #KSCS25INSS hot door frame

My Kitchenaid refrigerator model #KSCS25INSS is very hot on the door frame where the fridge and freezer come together. It's so hot that it melts the ice in the icemaker, so I turned the icemaker off. This seems to have happened spontaneously from one day to the next.

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  • pollyanne Sep 09, 2009

    Thanks for the information. If it is the heater inside the door frame, is there anything I can do about it?


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There are heaters located inside the door frame, to prevent your doors from freezing shut, and also to prevent condensation on the outside of the appliance. It sounds to me as though that is where your problem is... Hope this helps

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  • Keith Fournier Sep 10, 2009

    I was looking over the parts list for your refrigerator, and it does not list any door heaters, so I doubt they can be replaced.... I did notice that there is a thermistor located in the refrigerator (seen in the drawing of the refrigerator liner) It is possible that this thermistor is bad, and allowing the heater to overheat. I would check to see if maybe that is the problem before making any further decisions.

    btw the thermistor part #2188820

    Hope this helps


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