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I have a Maytag refrigerator with the freezer on top. I bought it new in 1995. It is empty and runs all the time, as far as I know. The top and upper sides are very warm. Is this normal or is this a fire hazard?

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  • kdcavanaugh Sep 07, 2010

    Dear Rockitman187, Thank you for answering about my refrigerator. Is it also normal for it to run all the time just because its empty? Thank you very much kdcavanaugh

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Hi,
The wall get warmer is normal it is not a fire hazard.As the compressor runs the wall becomes warmer.
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It is very normal for the outside of the unit to be warm, The inside shoulld never be though.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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    Randy Hough Sep 15, 2010

    No, it should not run all the time, it should only run until it reaches the proper temp inside.

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