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Compressor is extremely hot

The fan stop working, so I changed out the fan. The compressor is extremely hot to touch. Is that normal? I have been running a portable fan on the compressor to try to help cool it, because the fan itself is not cooling. The fridge temp. is holding at 41 degrees. The compressor is so hot it burned my water line, which is what caused the water to be on the floor when I dispensed water. Thanks

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  • stinkerbink Jun 20, 2008

    Replace the back panel and the temp is holding!!

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Compressor will be hot to the touch. You stated the fan was replaced and then said the fan is not cooling. If you replaced the fan and it is now operating, reinstall the panel you removed to install the fan motor. That panel determines proper air circulation to cool the system.

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