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The door frame of my fridge is really hot. What

The door frame of my fridge is really hot. What is up with that?

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Your condenser fan, which is underneath around back behind the cardboard backing, is probably not running. It should run when the compressor runs. The compressor is also in the same area . Test the fan- http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

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