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Sides of freezer extremely hot

I have two problems: the freezer motor doesn't seem to be cutting off. Both sides of the freezer are very hot. And, the door is not completely shutting at the top of the freezer. Can the problems with the door not shutting properly be due to the freezer is not quite sitting level, and if so, would leveling the freezer fix my door not shutting properly at the top? The top side of the freezer is getting extremely hot. You can hear the motor running, but not all the time.

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    my godrej pentacool refrigerator is continuosly running without stopping since last 10hours

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    Frezzer door does not close properly,

  • obsmommy Jul 08, 2008

    The sides of the freezer are quite warm to touch and the motor seems to be running to try & keep the freezer cool. (the fridge part is fine no problems with temp) The seal on the freezer is intact with no leaks, fridge is level. I have removed items from both fridge & freezer to ensure it isn't "over packed" but non of it has helped?

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if there is air getting into the freezer because the door is not sealing properly the unit will run because it is sensing it is not cold enough inside. your unit releses the heat from the refrigerant through copper tubing that runs through the cabinet, and thats why it is hot. you need to level the unit make sure the door is sealing on the top bottom and both sides ansd then the freezer will work properly and be able to shut off after it has come down to the proper temp.

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SOURCE: GE ESS25XGMC WW Side by Side

its possible that your water tank has frozen up, try turning the refrig off and leave the doors open for about 10-15 mins and try it again. if that works just reset temp controls a little lower..

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SOURCE: losing coldness in freezer and

Condenser is in need of being cleaned badly or your fan motor to cool the condenser is not operating. Compressor is overheating. Removed the panel in back of the refrigerator and clean the condenser so air can freely pass over it for heat removal. Allow compressor to cool off before restarting it.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator Leveling Problem

Buy an inexpensive spirit level ( regular level sold everywhere) and check the level for yourself.. If you push/pull on the fridge..does it rock at all.. if so.. it may be level but the adjustable feet aren't making contact sufficiently to keep it from moving.. If after you've verified it is level.. you can do a few diagnostics on your own.. you can try removing everything on the door inside.. then listen for that noise.. if still there.. remove shelves and food etc.. see if it is still there.. check the snap on grill at the bottom to make sure it is secure.. check the hinges on the doors and make sure everything is snug.. make sure ther isn't anything on top of the fridge that might be vibrating when the fridge cycles.. You have many options here.. Hope this helps..

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Bottom of freezer/fridge only getting cold.

Thre is a fan inside the freezer which circulates the cold air around both the fridge and the freezer compartments.
You should be able to feel cold air blowing around the inside, particularly at the top of the freezer.
If the defrost thermostat fails open, the internal fan (depending on freezer) will stop and this can be the cause of the freezer being warm at the top and no ice.
You say the bottom of the freezer is blowing cold, but are you sure its blowing, as it can feel like a cold blow. Of course the fan could have failed or may be the defrost heater itself.
Have a look at this site for some useful trouble shooting
And a good site for troubleshooting and general info
Refrigeration Help Section, Fridges, refrigerators, not cold enough, frost free problems and how to test, noisy fan motors, clicking on and off compressors, door gaskets
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