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Maytag refrigerator MSD2758GEW divider panel hot to touch

I've had this fridge for about 5 years and it's been working fine until recently. I've noticed that the divider panel is extremly hot to the touch, and I have tried cleaning the coils or what I thought were coils on the underside of the fridge by blowing out the dust, but to no avail the unit still gets hot. Please Help..

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I had the same problem with my Model MSD2454GRW. The fan had stopped spinning because a piece of garbage got wrapped around it. Once I pulled that off and blew the dust off the coil everything was fine. You can't tell if the fan is spinning by listening because the fan is too quiet.

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What you could check is that the fan at the back of the unit, where the compressor is located, is working, as this could also cause a heat build up. The partition between the two sides does generally tend to get hot due to the door circuit, to prevent ice buildup around the door. But people tend to notice when something is different. You are also right to check for dust underneath the cabinet as the condenser tends to be layered. If you have already cleaned it all out then you have probably done as much as you can. If you are still concerned contact a fridge guy. Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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