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Area between doors is warm

There is a 2 inch stip between the 2 upright doors thet is warn to the touch. Is this normal ?

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No it's not. It's usually caused by the condenser fan which is underneath around back. If it's not running when the compressor runs it will cause the problem you describe. You will need to remove the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge to access the fan. Here's how to test the fan. http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

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