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Area between refrigerator and freezer ,Just the face where door seal hits gets very warm to touch. Ref. is about a year old and is the water and ice thru door model.

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  • hillsgirl May 21, 2008

    I can't belive it....I just noticed this exact same problem with my Whirlpool Model ED5RHEXNL a few days ago. I'm worried that this could be a fire hazard of some sort. But you seem to suggest this is just normal, I just can't figure out why I hadn't noticed it before now as the fridge is about 2 1/2 yrs. old.

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This is normal this is the mulliion heater , it is a loop of tubing from the high side of the condenser it is used to keep moisture from forming between the doors of the ref, cool it will not be
but is cool how the manufacture thought about doing this

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