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The molding inside each door is very warm, the outside of the refrigerator is cool. I have a side-by side whirlpool, model ED22PQ. The center strip inside is very warm as well.

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That is what is known as "Anti-Sweat" heaters to prevent moisture accumulating on the doors.
Usually there is a switch labeled "Energy Saver" which allows you to turn them off.

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