I just purchased a used GS6SHAXLS and the magnetic strip area of this refrigerator is generating heat. It is extreamly hot to the touch. Any suggestions on what the problem might be.
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is it a latched door, if so weather stripping (high density foam) is a good alternative, commonly used on edges of doors, believe it or not that is a door seal just without the cover to make it more pleasing to look at, it comes in various depths, sizes and is normally two sides adhesive. if it is a magnet strip type; pick a side and use it as a strip magnet surface or cover it.
Is this strip hottest between the freezer door and the fridge door? If so, then you'll need to take a look compressor area (It should be located on the the bottom of your unit near the back of the fridge) I believe it may be covered by a piece of cardboard depending on the model. Take off the cover and you will see the compressor and a condenser fan. Make sure this fan is turning and blowing lots of air when the compressor is on. If it's not running, then that's most likely your cause for the hot strip. You'll need to clean the coils and fan and maybe replace the fan if it's starting to go.
Yes this is normal. The heat strip is there to prevent moisture from forming around the the door frames. It also is most noticeable if the heat wave is causing your refrigerator to struggle to cool. Cleaning the coil below the refrigerator and making sure good air circulation in that area will help. If you have any questions please let me know and visit my siites. Please rate me if this was helpful, Thanks Sea Breeze
clean the area where the magnetic door gasket contacts If the gasket appears warped
use your hairdryer on medium to gently heat the magnetic gasket pulling it out toward the door opening to restretch it
There was a day and time when generators were simple. There were no capacitors, regulators to control/adjust power to magnet or ground fault outlets. Winding getting hot indicates short, however could be bad capacitors. Rectifiers and capacitors must be removed from circuit to test properly. Here is a simple test that I use to find fault area. I use a small power supply (16v AC 1 amp like doorbell transformer) into the 110v outlet of generator. This should energize the armature magnet and actually produce voltage at commutator with brushes pulled off. You can slowly pull the starter rope to move the armature into a different positon the voltage will vary. If the ac windings are shorted there will be very little or no magnet. There is a seperate 110 v circuit at the 220v outlet to test (there are two 110v windings that make up the 220v outlet, one is also used for the 110v outlet). There is another winding that products voltage for the regulator that powers the magnet thru the brushes but I think that circuit is porbably working because of the heat in the windings. You might even have 110v power at the 220v outlet. As our parents told us over and over, be careful when working with electricity. Enjoy