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Whirlpool Side by Side Refridgerator

The unit is freezing and keeping things cold, no leaking etc. BUT we are noticing that the rubber gasket around the door is extremely hot to the touch and so is the middle door strip between the two doors. I mean hot where it could burn a child touching it. Any idea what would cause this?

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    We just bought the fridge and installed it yesterday. It is working fine, ice and water, keeping things cold etc, but we noticed that the frame around the freezer is hot to the touch. Wondering what could be causing this.

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The heater in the gasket area is on when the unit is cooling (compressor running). hot weather makes unit run more, hence the heater is on longer and gets warmer. Coils under the unit being dirty or many door openings can also cause extra run time.
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If the mullion heater around the doors is hot to the touch the inside temperatures are not being maintained. They should be warm but not hot. This usually indicates a problem in the internal temperatures. Check the back wall of the freezer section for frost buildup. Your defrost system may not be working and it had not gotten to the point of complete failure as far as you noticing the temperature differences yet.

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