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Kitchenaid My ref/freezer which still works OK feels warm>>>hot to the touch. Especially on the front perimeter (4 inches around the sides and top) and between the ref/freezer doors (center divider). The is a slight burning smell and items in the ref occaisionally freeze.

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  • kovi0801 Feb 16, 2008

    I cleaned the unit and the fan seemed like it was sticking. After claening it started to spin and the hot compressor cooled along with the sides/front of the refrigerator. A few days later the sides were hot again (sticking fan?). Not sure if I need to replace the fan (probable) or if there is a connection on the compressor that tells the fan to start bad?).

  • kovi0801 Feb 16, 2008

    when you say "no", you mean "no" that there is not a connection which may be bad to start/stop the fan. Is that correct? In short, my problem is more than likely the fan.

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  • robert samples Feb 13, 2008

    pull the unit out and see if the cooling fan for the compressor and condenser coils are running then unplug the unit and clean the coils the hot areas you describe should be hot but not too hot thats whats called a youlder loop to keep the door gaskets dry so they dont mould let me know what you find

  • robert samples Feb 16, 2008

    no the fan should run anytime the compressor is on if its sticking replace it asap dont forget my other box its helps our ratings for the people who dont answer us thanks

  • robert samples Feb 16, 2008

    yes thats right if the compressor is on the fan should be too if the comp is off so should the fan

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