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Hot spots on outside of Amana fridge. sxd22s2w model

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If it feels like it's running hot check the coil to see if it needs to be cleaned,remove the bottom kick plate and look at the coil,the coil should be cleaned once every 6 to 12 months,also pull the fridge out,remove the back bottom panel,make sure the condenser fan is blowing and vac out any lint near the fan and compressor,also check the cover that you removed and clean that too.you might want to unplug the fridge while you clean back there so you don't hit the fan blade,wait 5 minutes before you plug it back in so the compressor can reset itself.there are gas lines that run through the frame of the machine,if the coil is jammed with dust and lint the machine runs hotter,this is how it cools off through the condenser coil and the fan blows the air around to help cool it down,if it runs hot then the freon will run hot and you could feel it on the frame and in the strip where the doors close together.you can buy a brush that you can push into the holes of the coil to pull the dust out or if you have a shop vac you can vac out as much as you can and then put it on blow and blow the dust out of the coil,just hit it with short bursts or the dust will blow everywhere.

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