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Front between doors is VERY HOT

I have a Samsung RS2630SH side by side. This afternoon my wife noticed that the front of the refrigerator is very hot; too hot to keep a hand on it longer than a few seconds. As far as we can tell, everything else is working fine. We are worried that the heat will do damage. Any solutions?

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  • wampus Dec 29, 2007

    Looked for what you said. No help.

    I got to looking around the back, took the back cover off, and noticed the cooling fan was not turning. I tried turning it, and it was bound up. I checked the current going to it and the current was hot. I pulled the fan assembly and tried to oil it. It would turn then, but still not strong enough. Decided to order a new fan assembly from Sears PartsDirect. Until the new assembly arrives, I have placed a small fan behind the refrigerator. That has taken care of the hot spots on the front of the unit. I will update when I get the new assembly in.

  • wampus Jan 13, 2008

    The fan assembly is in place, working perfectly.

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Had the same problem. I opened the "meat" lever controlling the "hole" between the freezer and fridge compartments (mine is next to the crisper trays at bottom) and put my finger in it to clear any blockage. It's been 24 hours and the center post is no longer hot. Think maybe I had a blockage or the hole was closed off and whatever is in that middle wall needs the cold air flow for cooling. If you discover some other remedy, please let me know.

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