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Middle bar between ref/freezer is very hot. the top of the ref is also hot above the freezer. the outside rims of ref and freezer is hot. i beleive their might be a shortage problem. i bought the ref about 5 years ago. my friend said their had been a recall on these ref. exploding. is this true?

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Sounds to me like your condensor fan is not running probably control board or motor itself

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This is a sure sign of pending compressor failure (high heat and head pressure, Since that 2 inch section comes directly from the compressor.For verification,
Remove the back cover, and place your hand on the compressor.(careful,may be hot) should be able to leave your hand on compressor without burning.
Check condensor fan in that same area , It may be not running
causing all the trouble
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Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas
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