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Exterior panel between freezer and refridgerator that magnetic strip sticks to is very hot.

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Have seen it many times before especially on Whirlpool fridges before. It is not detrimental to the running of the fridge but has the tendency to warp the door fridge seals. In my opinion, when the fridge was piped up, instead of running the high side (hot pipe from the compressor), through the radiator first and then to the fridge body, they have done it in the opposite way. As a result, All the heat from the compressor is going firstly into the fridge frame to eventually exiting and then going to the radiator.(Thats why it is so hot between the doors). To rectify this, you need a technician to swap the pipes over at the back as already discussed, then regass..

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Pull the refrig out and remove the back panel . Check that the fan which cools the compressor is working . If so , then check that the coils are clean from the front , of dust , lint , pet hair , etc .

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