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A fridge operates due to adiabatics, which is the ability of a gas to absorb energy by compression, which turns to heat, then dispel heat by evaporation. The little black tank is a compressor which compresses the gas in the condensation loop. When the gas is compressed it heats up, so the little back tank will get hot, as will the condensation grid, often at the back of the fridge, which acts like a radiator to cool down the gas inside. When the gas is evaporated into the evaporation loop, it expands again and any rise in temperature caused by the compression will be lost. Add to this loss in temperature caused by the radiator and you have a total net loss in temperature which is significantly cooler than what you started with.
The problem with your fridge has to start with the fan not working as this fan will help to cool the condenser radiator, unless it is a fan inside the unit itself which just distributes the cool air. (without knowing the make an model of the fridge I cannot determine the reason for the fan). Modern low energy fridges have a better and more economical set-up and it seems that your fridge has seen better days. The compressor is clearly working overtime to get so hot and particularly if it never seems to shut down or the fridge cool down. Sadly, I think it's time for a new fridge. You'll save the money you are currently spending on the electricity to run the old one.
You might have the frig. temperature set too low. Set it at 38 deg. check actual temp. with gage. What happens is ice builds up in the drain tube that runs down to the bottom when the fridge defrosts therefore causing water to run into the veg. drawers. Ice buildup is preventing the water from running out at the bottom where it should. Just raise your fridge temperature a little and the problem should go away. Hope this helps.
It seems as though the water hoses are reversed, Ice maker line and water dispenser line are probably switched, this would explain why the water comes out the door intermittently. It's probably trying to dump water into the ice tray but its coming out the door.
The contol board on the back of the unit may have a low voltage problem not sending power to the dispensor or display lights properly. Is it still making ice just not dipensing? That's been the most common problem I've seen on these units.
hi tbag-1, you can check the solenoids at the rear of the refrigerator, one of those two is for the ice maker and the other one is for the water dispenser. check for continuity of the coil after you have pick which one is which. or you can check for presence of voltage if somebody is pressing on the switch at the front of the door.if there is no voltage, then the problem could be in the micro switch at the door. it is just a little bit hard to replace it.
you are probably getting an ice build up on the evaporator and the drain also blocked with ice. take back cover off freezer and melt any ice off with careful use of a hairdryer. make sure the drain at the bottom of evaporator if free by pouring a little water down it. if blocked with ice, free with hot water and parience. if fault reoccurs, you have a fault on defrost system