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I just turned on the refrigerator for the first time tonight. The coils on the back run very very hot. Especially coming out of the left bottom as you face it. I am concerned that it could be a fire hazzard. It is so hot you can not touch it for more than a few seconds.

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Hi,

The coil on the back of the refrigerator should be warm Even hot is OK as long as it's not ht enough to fry eggs on it.

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