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The front vertical fascia that separates the frozen from the fresh food side on our fridge is actually getting too hot to touch. This is the area where both door seals contact the fascia and actually seal against. No other heat is noticeable any where else on the front or walls directly behind. Just on the metal strip itself that finishes off the front of the fridge. Weird. Is there any kind of wiring located in he wall between the two sides? I am afraid to leave the unit plugged in as the heat actually feels hot enough to possibly melt or damage the rubber door seals in that area. Any ideas?

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Hi,
There is a heater in there to keep condensation from froming on the metal. There should be a thermostat somewhere that controls the heat and that is where your problem is... the t-stat is not shutting down the heater...
look for that t-stat in an exploded veiw of that unit. Many parts suppliy sites have the exploded views.

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