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Ge mini fridge seems to be overheating

My daughter's dorm mini-fridge gets really hot on the sides. It seems to cool fine but the apparent overheating is worrisome with things in close proximity. Is this dangerous? Should we replace it? Thanks.

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The unit should have heat coming off the condenser coils on the back. some of the units have a little fan motor to help cool the condenser. make sure there is plenty of space for air flow around the unit, as this is crucial to normal operation.

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It depends on the model. Some models have the condenser coils inbedded in the sides, in which case the sides will get warm. It is probably normal, but you should keep space between the sides and any wall or other object.

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