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Refrigerator get's hot when plugeed in

I just bought a whirpool ref. and plugged in. after 20 minutes i noticed that the divider boards in beetwen the freezer and the fridge it become very hot? had to umplug, why is so?

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It is normal for some heat to be generated in this area. However there is something you need to check if you feel the heat is excessive.

In the lower rear of your unit is the compressor and a fan. You need to look the see if this fan is operating. Its quite common for this fan to get jammed during a move because the insulation gets caught in the blades of the fan. It is very important this fan is operating as it cools the freon and oil which in turn cools the compressor. The heat you are feeling is part of the warm side of the circulating system that was installed there to help keep that area dry and your door gaskets free of mold.

Thanks for asking.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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