Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System

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The dividing door between the freezer and fridge is extremely hot to the touch. Though the inside of both compartments is cold, not as cold as it should be. We have checked the thermostats, etc. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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The fan behind the refrig , which cools the coils AND compressor , has probably stopped , due to dust from dirty coils at the bottom front of the refrig , or , a foreign object is keeping the blade from turning . Pull out the refrig , and remove the back panel , to check .

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Try cleaning the coils and around the compressor with a long brush and vaccum.

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