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I have a Kenmore Elite "Coldspot" Model #106.52603100 The area that is approx 2" wide that separates the refrigerator and freezer is extrememly HOT. A temperature where you can't hold you hand on it for more then a few seconds. There is also a very hot spot on the freezer side of the box. Both refrigerator and freezer are working fine but these two area are of concern. I belive this is not normal.

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This is a sure sign of pending compressor failure (high heat and head pressure, Since that 2 in section comes directly from the compressor.For verification,
Remove the back cover, and place your hand on the compressor.(careful,may be hot) should be able to leave your hand on compressor without burning.
Check condensor fan in that same area , It may be not running
causing all the trouble

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Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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