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Front of fridge is hot around freezer. almost too hot to touch.

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Clean the coils under the machine, and make sure the airflow around them are not obstructed at all, and the fan is running under the machine. this heat is supposed to be released under the machine. there is a freon line that runs around the freezer door to keep condensation from forming, so a little heat is normal. it should be just warm not hot.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: hot areas around doors on LG fridge

This is usually caused by a dirty condenser coil or a stalled condenser fan.
Remove the cover from the rear of the fridge and see if the fan is running. If not, make sure nothing is stuck in the blades keeping it from turning. If it turns freely you probably need a new fan motor but you would need to check the voltage to be sure.
Post back if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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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: panel between fridge and freezer very hot and no sound at all

Dont know about the noise prob. but I can help with the over heating cabinet. Your condensing coil is dirty and needs cleaned. it is located under your refrigerator or behind the back panel. You should use a brush and vac. it out. Air must travel through the tubing freely in order to cool properly. It should be easy to find following the tubes coming out of your compressor.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite side by side: hot divider

This is normal. There is a heater in this panel to stop condensation sweating between the doors.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge/freezer not working

unplug it for 24 hours plug it and see if the compresor is running if its trying to click on and off your start relay may be bad

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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