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Refrigerator getting hot!

The post between the doors is getting hot.  Almost to the point of not being able to touch it! What up Jeff the post between both doors is extremely hot!!!could be a fire hazzard kenmore 106-53652300 also door handle to freezer is really loose and no where to tighten it,this is a horrible refrigerator!!!horribly expensive too!!!drawer broke within the first year!!! I can go on and on !!! anyone else having these problems?? Rose

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  • tyrocajo1 Jul 20, 2008

    Thank you this is very helpful to me,now I am not so worried about what was making it so hot!!! Thanks Again :)~

  • jrudolph Sep 07, 2008

    Kenmore refrigerator 106.53652300: the door handle has come loose, and we can't find how to tighten it

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There is a part of the condenser called the mullion loop that adds heat to keep moisture from building up and causing the door gaskets to stick. If it's too hot to the touch, first check your frige and freezer temps. You'll obviously know if the frige is too cold, but you may not know if the freezer is too cold. The freezer should be between 5-10 deg ABOVE zero. Any colder and the frige will have to work harder and would create more heat. Also check the condenser coils. If they are dirty it will prevent the frige from removing the heat properly. The condenser should be cleaned at least annually. Most friges have a condenser fan motor. Make sure the motor is running and the fan blades are clean. Most friges also have a cardboard type panel on the back at the bottom. That panel directs the air flow across the condenser and must be in place. If it's missing or damaged it will need replaced.

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