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REFRIGERATOR MODEL 106 IS HOT ON THE OUTSIDE. RIGHT FRONT SIDE WHERE FREEZER MEETS FRIDGE.

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Make sure the condenser fan underneath near the compressor is running when the compressor runs. How to test it. http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

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That is called the mulion strip and it is supposed to be hot to prevent mold from growing between the doors under the gasket. It is normal.

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Frig is very hot on the outside ban that meets the seal


That heat that you feel is part of the design of all refrigerators. Those heaters are there to keep water from condensing on the outside of the cabinet around the freezer door. Just like water condenses on a cup of Ice water. It will do the same on a refrigerator. If those small heaters were not there. The water would cause the paint to rust badly. There are various arrangements of heaters used on Freezers and refrigerators around the doors. Particularly the Freezer door.
As long as the fridge is cooling properly it is fine.
If the fridge fails to get cold, the outside of the cabinet will actually get quite hot.
Hope this helps,
Best, Mark

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Kenmore Coldspot model 106 - Snowing in freezer!


its not defrosting. check heater operations. bimetal near heater. check defrost timer

Feb 08, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Vertical surface on the sides towards the front hot


clean the coil behind the fridge or under the fridge (where ever they are) and make sure both fans are running, the one in the freezer and the one underneath

Aug 11, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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Center front partition is very hot!


Either your coils are dirty ( clean from the front after removing the kickplate , only what you can get to ) or , the condensor fan motor is bad ( motor which cools the compressor ) .

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Kenmore Refrigerator all outside body too hot.


I would say your compressor is running constantly and it is the heat from this that is making the fridge sides and front hot.

If it is that would indicate you have problems with either
1/ Your refrigarant is undercharged
or 2/ Your thermostat is defective

A stand alone refridgerator / freezer would tell you if it is keeping the correct temperature. If it is than a freon undercharge would be indicated.

May 08, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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The outside middle front & left hand side of the fridge were hot


The reason you feel heat by the middle of the door is because of the "mullion heater' or anti-sweat.
Check the temperature of the freezer, must be below 12*F for the ice maker to work.

Apr 23, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Outside front of freezer side ,not the door, is very warm. is this normal?


this is normal. some of the hot pipework is led across the side and across the transom between fridge and freezer to prevent condensation

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GE side by side not cooling properly/outside surface hot


please check the condenser fan motor. it is probably not running or the condenser is very dirty.

remove the rear cover and it will show you the compressor and the condenser fan.
if the fan is not running, try to rotate it manually and feel if it is sticking .

if it is, it may just need the old wd 40 lubricant.

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