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Divider between fride and freezer hot to touch on my kenmore 50592003

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  • berli21 May 30, 2010

    When I started the fan it appeared to be working fine and started spinning. Does that mean it is fine or should I check the connections.

    I recently cleaned the coils and they appear fine.

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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 yours will be in the back behind the lower access panel. 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.

I hope this helps.

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • Gene c May 30, 2010

    Most always what that means is you need to replace the fan. Please do not leave it that way as this fan is what helps cool the compressor. If you do not replace it this could lead to compressor failure.
    Thanks.


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