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Heat in center piece

I have a side by side frige and the center piece that divides the two sides gets pretty warm to touch. I am just wondering if that is normal or if it is something I should have checked.

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First clean the condensor coil. it will either be under the fridge behind the toe grill or in the back of the machine behind the rear cover depending on the make and model of your fridge. You will also want to make sure the condensor fan is running. It will be located behind the cover at the back of the unit near the compressor. Post back with the complete model and serial numbers from the fridge if you need any more help.
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