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The post between the doors of my side by side refrigerator is hot. If you open the doors and put your hand on the outside,it is hot. I cleaned the bottom of the frig last nite and noticed the cooling fan wasn't running. I touched the fan blade and it started to run. Do I need a motor? Common problem??? Its a whirlpool gold model # GS6SHAXMS00

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  • John Manetti Nov 20, 2009

    Is this the only thing it could be? If the fan was working properly..what else could cause this?

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The fan motor needs to be replaced . Pt # W10124096 , is the part number for the condenser fan motor ( compressor cooling fan ) . It costs about $ 100.00 for the part , but is easily replaceable ( 2 or 3 screws ) .

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Nov 21, 2009

    Either dirty coils at the front , down behind the kick plate , or , compressor cooling fan not working , are the only things which can causes the center strip to get extremely hot . If air cannot be pulled over the coils , to remove heat , then the compressor will get hot also , and possibly damage the compressor . Air not flowing over the coils , causes the coils to get extremely hot , and a portion of the coils , run just behind that center strip . That part of the coils , is called the yoder loop .

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