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I have a hot point refrigerator it gets hot around the doors it is a side by side and about 3 years old

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    Betty Fox Jul 15, 2010

    we cleaned the frig like you said now what do we do?

  • Betty Fox
    Betty Fox Jul 15, 2010

    can we replace it ourself's we are retired and on limited income. Can you walk us through it? where might we get this part? Do you have any idea how much it cost?

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Take off the back access panel where the compressor is, you will see a condenser fan, make sure thats turning and blowing lots of air when the compressor is on, if its not, then that is whats causing it to get very hot between the front doors.
You may find dust and dirt that has accumulated on the fan and surrounding areas. Unplug the frig and vacuum these areas and any other aresa that show a collection of dust. Be careful of the fan blades while vacuuming.

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  • Betty Fox
    Betty Fox Jul 15, 2010

    we cleaned it as you said but the fan didn't come on when we pluged it back up.

  • GetMeOttaHere Jul 15, 2010

    You will need to replace the condenser motor fan assembly. The motor should run at the same time the compressor is running and will turn off when the compressor is off.

  • GetMeOttaHere Jul 15, 2010

    I'm not sure if you are able to perform this repair to be honest. It does involve electrical expertise with some mechanical skills. It is not real hard, but I can't speak for you with all due respect of course.

    A model number will be needed, and with the model number, you can than order the fan assembly. There are places online that sell them, as well as a local Appliance parts center in your area.

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