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Strip between freezer & fridge

The metal strip between the fridge and freezer is very very warm...every so often is cools for a few mintues, but heats up again....the water dispenser and ice maker are working, but the red light on the ice maker control keeps flashing

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Light falshing is normal, the strip between being hot is not though, remove the kickplate from under refrig and vaccuum the coils, pull unit out and clean behind, while there make sure that the fan adjacent to compressor is running(when compreessor is on). clogged condensor =hot mullion stip. not a major problem

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