Question about GE Monogram® ZISS420DMSS Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

The divider between the frig and the freezer (side by side) is very hot. Any ideas?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 59 Answers

Hello,

Some heat in that part is normal but there are 2 things that can cause that section to become very hot.

The condenser fan may not be operating and is located right beside the compressor and I believe your compressor may be on top. If the compressor is operating the fan should be as well. If the fan is not operating you might try to give it a spin with a screwdriver to see if it appears weak. If it does not try to operate then you are going to have to test it for power.

The second thing is the coils that fan pulls air through has become blocked or dirty.


Posted on May 29, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gasket between frig and freezer is darkening due to very hot surface on divider between sections


If it is that hot you really need to get this checked out ASAP. It could become a fire hazard.

Mar 12, 2014 | Admiral Refrigerators

1 Answer

My refrigerator is hot! To be clear, the frig is cooling, but the divider between the frig and freezer is so hot that it almost burned my arm! The lower part of the freezer is defrosting as well.


Your condenser grill under your frigerator is dirty and not able to get rid of the heat. If you take off the front grill and the back panel and vacuum it out or better yet, blow it out with an air compressor, it should solve your problem.

Also make sure that the condenser fan is operating because that would also cause the same symptoms.

Aug 07, 2011 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

1 Answer

Frig not very cold & metal between freezer and frig gets hot


Poor cooling and a hot divider mean that air is not moving effectively over the condenser coils under the fridge. Check to see if the fan is blowing under there while the compressor is running. If not, then the condenser fan has failed and needs to be replaced. If it is, then use a vacuum with a long nozzle to give it a good cleaning under there.

Jul 20, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Divider strip between fridge and freezer is hot


First take the grill off at the bottom under the doors look at the grate under the frig That is your condenser it will probably be covered in dust clean it off the see if you can fill air blowing under the frig there is a fan under there that keeps that coil cool and it runs around the door to keep condensation from build around the doors if no air is blowing take the back panel behind the Frig and there should be a fan running if the compressor is running this will also cause the compressor to over heat and will not cool as well but it might just need to be cleaned Good luck

Apr 03, 2009 | KitchenAid KSRG22FK Side by Side...

1 Answer

Compartment Divider on side by side refrigerator gets very hot


Clean the condenser coil underneath the dust bunnies keep the coil from cooling. What you feel is your elictir running away

Mar 14, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

No ice cubes


your freezer has to be below32 degrees to make ice,can you tell me if the freezer and frig are working ok?mike

Sep 12, 2008 | Whirlpool ED2FHEXN Side by Side...

3 Answers

Divider red hot


I'm not familiar with the Samsung refrigerators, but on most side-by-sides the evaporator (cooling) coils are located within the divider partition between the two sides.... along with the defroster 'heater' coils. During the defrost cycle, this panel may feel warm/hot to the touch. Are the freezer/refrigerator sections staying as cold as they should be otherwise? If they are also TOO WARM, then you may have a 'defrost cycle' relay or timer motor malfunctioning.

also see if the fan works properly.

Good luck..

Aug 09, 2008 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Hot


check to see if the fan at the compressor is running

Jun 17, 2008 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

1 Answer

My frigerator


This will get warm. If very hot check and clean coils in front, underneath. Also check fan behind rear panel. It should be turning when the unit is running. Also check for door not closing properly.

Nov 12, 2007 | Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side...

1 Answer

Samsung side by side center divider front extremely hot


That sounds like you may have something in your condenser fan motor.. piece of bag, paper and may have stopped your fan altogther.. that would be the first place to check.. right by your compressor in the back of frig.

Aug 21, 2007 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Monogram® ZISS420DMSS Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2287 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

15704 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...