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Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors

The area around the rubber molding that seals the freezer and regular door, seems hot too touch. We've had the refrigerator for 2 years and have never noticed this. Is it normal? Last week I heard the squeaky, rattly noise when the fan came on and I sprayed it with WD 40. No more noise but wondered if hot molding was related to the fan or compressor.

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  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    Thank you fridgetech!
    We just checked the fan and it had stopped but with a push it is going again and the molding is cooling off. We put another small fan blowing on it for the night and tomorrow we'll check about a technician in this area. The coils don't look that dirty but maybe in the daylight we can see more. Guessing that we will have to replace fan and don't know if we can do that ourselves. We live in small midwest town - hope someone around here knows fridges like you!

  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    I would still like to let you know the final outcome. But you are a much appreciated person in our family tonight. God Bless You!

  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    Fan is still stopping occasionally but we discovered that putting a regular fan in front of the coils is working great. Molding is not
    hot anymore (maybe slightly warm) and is buying us time until the Samsung repairman can get here in 2 days (earliest appt available) Thanks for having this website. Awesome information.

  • Tracie2828 May 07, 2008

    I have the same problem where the rubber molding is hot and also where the door shuts is hot to touch. We checked the coils, which were dirty and we cleaned them and that worked. Very quickly the areas were cool to touch, but 2 days later it back to the same thing. Our product is the Whirlpool side by side stainless steel. I have also put a fan back behind the refrig for now but do you have any other ideas??? Please help.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    rubber in middle hot



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Either the fan motor has gone bad or the coils under the fridge are too dirty. Both will cause a no cool situation and cause this area to become too hot. Part of the coil runs thru the cabinet in this area to prevent sweating. This is a good indication of dirty coils or a bad/weak fan motor. If your fan was noisy I would replace it before it goes out completely. This excessive heat will lead to premature compressor failure.

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    Craig Shelton Nov 12, 2007

    If the fan stopped I wouldn't trust it. It should be replaced to be on the safe side. Would appreciate a solved rating for the advice.



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