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The appliance is hot to the touch in the divider between the freezer and the refridgerator. It is a double door refridgerator.

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More than likely either your condensor coils are clogged with lint and dust, or your condensor fan is not running any more.  The condensor coils run through the middle of the fridge, it should be a little warm, but if it's hot, they are not getting cooled properly.  First pull the panel in the back of the fridge off, and check the fan.  It should be running anytime the compressor is running.  If it isn't working check the voltage going to it.  If you have 120 vac going to the fan replace the fan.  Also check for obstruction, something could be physically preventing the fan from turning.  If the fan is working clean your condensor coils which are located either under the fridge, or next to the compressor.

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