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Very hot the front part of the partition gets very hot, what's up with that?

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Hi, welcome to Fixya.
The heat between the doors is normal and done by design to help prevent moisture along the "breaker strip"/divider. If all else appears fine, temp. Ok, fans running, no significant frost build up on freezer back wall, it's likely nothing to be concerned about. The amount of heat can be determined by several factor's such as, a) temperature setting - lower the temperature is set the more the run time the hotter the strip. b) The ambient temperature - hotter the environment the more the unit runs the hotter the strip. c) The amount of "fresh" content added to the unit - new items add a lot of warmth thus demanding the unit to run more to remove this heat causing the strip to be hotter, especially during hot summer days. d) Build up of dust & dirt on the condensor coils - this also causes the unit to run excessively which in turn makes for more heat on this strip. These are all things which can and do determine the amount of heat between the doors. If it is hot where you live the unit may just be running more to compensate as with other factors I mentioned. Hope this answer's your question and let me know if I can assist you further. Thank's for coming to "fixya" and good luck moving forward. Please take a second to rate the info provided here. macmarkus :)

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Replace the condenser cooling fan and blade asap. its located behind the fridge; behind the lower panel; next to the compressor.

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  • Aaron Kilgore Aug 30, 2010

    Is the area between your fridge and freezer smoking hot? Can you smell the rubber seals melting? Does your fridge squeak like crazy? You have an issue with your condenser fan. You can save about $50 by fixing the fan motor yourself. I'm no engineer but this was an easy fix.
    1) Unplug the fridge.
    2) Take off the lower back panel covering the condenser and fan.
    3) Unplug the fan (on the top left from the fan.
    4) Slide the fan out of the bracket
    5) Take the fan blade off. (This will take the most time and TLC, it is glued on)
    6) Take the two screws out of the back of the housing.
    **The fan motor should be free of the housing and blade**
    7) Remove the two screws from the fan motor housing.
    8) Pull the shaft out of the motor and clean all parts with some oil and a rag.
    9) Make sure all moving parts are well oiled then put the shaft back in the motor housing.
    10) Replace the motor housing screws
    11) Replace the motor into the fan housing and replace the screws.
    12) Slide the fan blade back onto the shaft (I used some super glue to help hold it in place)
    13) Slide the fan housing back into place
    14) Plug the fan into the socket
    15) Plug in the fridge to make sure your fix worked (it may take a minute to kick on)
    16) Replace the lower cover



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