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Liner inside doors and panel that splits the inside gets hot

Parts mentioned above are hot to the touch. Freezer not staying cold enough.

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Hi and welcome to Fixya.

The doors being hot to the touch by design are part of the units anti moisture / anti-corrosion system that is not metioned in any manual for nearly all frost free mid to upper level units of any brand.

As for the unit not staying cold enough it sounds like you have a defrosting issue in that there is an unseen ice build up in the evaporator coils preventing the correct amount of cold airflow through your unit.

You can prove that it is a defrost problem by unplugging the unit, emptying the contents of the freexer section and using a fan to blow air into the freezer section for about 2 hours. Be prepaired with the rags and mop as it will make a mess if there is an ice build up in the freezer section. After the 2 hour fan time re-load the freezer section and plug the unit back in. If it works normal after about 4 hours then you have a defrosting problem and the unit will require service either by you or an appliance repair person.

The most typical failures in a defrost circuit are:

1. The defrost timer / motherboard (item 801)

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5239244&diagram_id=22454631#d22454631



2. The 60 Deg F bi-metal thermostat. Item 240 http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5239244&diagram_id=22454626#d22454626

3. The defrost element (Item 230)

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5239244&diagram_id=22454626#d22454626

4. Chassis wiring or terminals Link NA

There is one item not related to the defrost circuit that can also cause this problem.

5. A defective "evaporator fan" motor (Item 610)

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5239244&diagram_id=22454626#d22454626



There are more letters in your model number that you did not list as in the last 3 letters that can be AWW, CWW, DWW, EWW, HWW, JWW or MWW.

I used the Hotpoint HSS25GFPEWW as an example.


If you have further needs just repost here and I / we will reply, (Notified via email of your response) Thanks.





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Sounds like the fan that blows on the compressor gave out - so now all the heat is travelling through the fan instead of the air.

Pull it out and put a fan on the compressor while your remove the old, go to to the store, buy a new one and install it. it might be cheaper online - but you will have to wait a few days for delivery.

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Pull the fridge out, take the cover off in the back and vacuum it all out.
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