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The back of the unit on the inside is icy and the sides of the unit on the outside are hot to the touch. Is this normal?


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The back of the unit on the inside is icy and the sides of the unit on the outside are hot to the touch. Is this normal?


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Hello, I am very happy to tell you that this is exactly what your refridgerator is Supposed to do for Two reasons:\015\0121) The reason for the heat is to remove the built up ice and frost periodically (ie: the feature known as "Frost Free"). ... Whirlpool Refrigerators

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This info about how the defrost cycle works may help you. I believe your problem may be with the defrost thermostat.The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 1 ... Kenmore 50522 / 50524 Side by Side Refrigerator

Admiral hmg-52154 Side by side. We purchased the unit used 6 months ago. The fridge worked good untill about a month ago. Everthing in the frezer and fridge got worm. We do not have much money so we put everthing outside (winter in NY) A guy told be to plug it back in and try it, it went back to working. It ran more than normal and onl got the fridge to 40 on the coldest seting. Yesterday It went back to worm. The fan on the back does run. Compresor runs. When we plug it in the compreso


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GSS25PGMF FREEZER NOT WORKING. This morning when I opened the freezer door, everything was defrosted. The ice tray was half water. Their was frost on the inside back of the refrig. The regrig side seemed fine. It is about 48 degrees now. From: kimberlyiman You have a defrost problem. You can defrost the unit down by removing the back panel and get a hair dryer and go back and forth over the defrost. Make sure that you don't get any of the coils too hot or you'll destroy your unit. But you'll nee


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Whenever unit is running there is a loud sound coming from fan, almost as if the fan was either rubbing or hitting something or just out of whack. Sound is consistent with a fast-spinning part. Loudest when listening inside unit (with door open and switch depressed) or from back of frig outside. Sound is variable - sometimes very loud, sometimes not so loud or almost normal, but no consistent pattern to it. Refrigerator and freezer still hold temperature. Some ice build up at back of freezer n


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Defrost Problem I have a problem with the defrost unit. I have a Magic Chef side-by-side unit that was purchased in 1995. Regardless of temperature setting, the back of the side freezer unit will eventually frost up. As frost accumulates on the back wall of the freezer, inside temperatures begin to warm up. When the inside termperature approaches 50 degrees I will turn off the refrigerator and thaw out the frost on the back wall of the freezer. Once everything is thawed I turn the refrigerator b


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My Kenmore 596.50692001 side by side stopped working last night. The fan was not working at first. It eventually came back on and the unit seems not to be cooling. The compressor was a little hot???. The water dispencer stopped working as well. There does not seem to be any cool air coming out the vent inside. The ice maker went out last month to. What am I to do? Geez! Please help!!


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I have a Hotpoint side by side refrigerator Model HSS25IFMD WW. The freezer side works great but the refrigerator side stopped cooling. Things I have tried: Unplugged the unit and removed the back vent, Vacuumed around the motor and surrounding area to remove all dust. Replaced vent cover and plugged unit back in. Turned temp control up to above normal settings. Waited at least 30 minutes to see if unit would kick on to cool the refrigerator section. Nothing. Could there be a problem with the te


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I have the same problem on my Samsung fridge (RS253BASB). I just had warranty work done, they put in a new evaporator two days ago, and now the outside of the freezer wall and the inside divider between the fridge and freezer side is hot to the touch. It also now has a loud clicking sound coming from the back of the fridge, it starts about every hour and continues for 10 mins or so. This concerns me because prior to the repair being done my fridge never made any noises like this. Does anyone hav


It sounds unrelated to the evaporator change unless they were working behind the unit. The evaporator is in the freezer. I think you're having a condenser fan problem which is around back behind the cardboard cover. It should be running when the comp ... Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

The fridge is warm to hot to touch on both outside sides. The door and inside is functioning normally but is this a dangerous situation?


Well has it always been this way is the evaporator coils on the sides where u r touching it and make sure that the compressor fan is running ... Fisher and Paykel Icon E522B Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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No it won't blow up but your power bill will sure be high. aawhat you need to do is change the timmer. its kind of small fits in the palm of your hand. has a plug that holds 5 or so wires. and a slotted place for you to turn the timer with a screw d ... GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

GE side by side mod 7FX20JR can't read the rest. Quit making ice and freezer side just cold. Fridge side only little cold. Cleaned out freezer-had to throw most food away. unplugged unit. Cleaned out fridge. Vacuumed under unit and in the grill in the back. Did not remove grill cover. cleaned inside on both sides. Plugged back in Put milk and juice in the freezer side. setting to 5 on fresh food and C on the freezer--per book. Next day settings to max--9 and E--coldest per book. Noticed frost


Sorry to hear about your problem. Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice on it. If not. you have other issuesHere is a list of some things that can go wrong. ... GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

The front side of the vertical divider (inside the door) in the side-by-side is VERY hot, nearly hot enough that you can't keep a finger on it. Inside of fridge and freezer are still cold and frozen. I suspect it's the cooling fan in the bottom/back, which has been squeaking some due to a bad bearing; that problem had been fixed, to this point, with some WD-40. I haven't pulled the unit out yet to look, but was curious if anybody had seen this before.


Hi,\012Here is a tip that I wrote about\012the reasons why the sides and/or seals could be getting hot on your\012refrigerator.Refrigerator\012Tro ... Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

Not cooling Hi, my kitchenaid refrigerator has stopped cooling. * "Stopped cooling" has happened about once a month for the last three months. The last two times, the unit was left unplugged then back on for a few hours, and it came back to life. This time, no such luck. * The compressor is super hot, to the point that I cannot leave my hand on the unit -- on either side of the compressor (both top and bottom). This doesn't make sense to me. * The capacitor on the side of the motor appea


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My Crosley side-by-side frig/freezer has hot spots on the outside. The outside of the freezer is hot as is the wall between the freezer/frig. But everything on the inside is fine. What does that mean?


Either the fan which cools the compressor is bad or the coils under the refrig are dirty . ... GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

I have the Lg fridge model LSC26905TT side by side. There is a humming noise-that we never heard before-along with the freezer side on the outside is very hot, and the middle section on the inside where both doors comes together-is very hot-not warm but hot.


Okay, the heat you're feeling is normal. That's the door heaters doing their job. Without them, you'd have condensation building up in those areas and water all over the floor. Unless you can smell something cooking from those or, they stop working, ... LG LSC26905TT Side by Side Refrigerator

I was vacumming the coils under my whilpool side by side when I believe I heard a faint whistle along with a odorless thin white smoke that stayed low to the ground. The compressor is hot to the touch, yet the freezer is holding at 0. The center dividing wall where both doors meet and seal side by side is hot to the touch. All tubing is hat or warm as well. The back is cold though and the air flow is cold. Did I puncture the coil and have a R134 leak? Should I shut down the unit?


Yes it sound like you did puncture the refrigerant line to your unit, if you have a sorae refrigerator I would proceide in relocating the stuff and call a service company out to repair the leak. ... Refrigerators

SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE LIGHTS WERE REPLACED. UNIT WAS MAKING ARCHING NOISE. NOW UNIT IS THAWING FOR NO REASON.CONTROLS DIAL ON REFRIGERATOR IS NO LONGER LIT ON INSIDE. HUMMING NOISE IS GONE ALSO UNPLUGGED TO SEE IF UNIT RESET ITSELF. DOESENT SEEM TO HAVE POWER AFTER PLUGGING BACK INTO SAME OUTLET


The motherboard in the rear of the unit has been damaged by the burned out lights you replaced,what happened is the surge created by them burning out had created a surge and ruined the circuit board,this is accompanied by "strobing" dimly lit lamps a ... Whirlpool Refrigerators

I live in Rockford IL. I need a repair man in this area. We might need a shot of freeon. could you please call 815 566 1500 or email me [email protected] thank you Georgann If answer comes back right to this sight thats fine also. The unit was iced up when I looked inside. I unpluded the unit and took out plug to let drain. It may need freeonor . I would like to have someone look at it. Unit also goes in from top back side


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I just returned from a 5-day trip and found the inside of my GE Profile Arctica (PS123SC) hot and everything spoiled. After emptying everything, I pulled the back lower cover off and found that the compressor is not operating. Is there a reset button or technique to restart the compressor? The fan is blowing cool, not hot or warm air, from the back of the unit.


Need to call ge for serviice it could be the compressor or the main control mother board , it also could be the compressor overload but it would be better for eyes on on this one since the parts are quite expensive if it trial by error\015\012 ... Refrigerators

We had to move our Kenmore 18 fridge to install new flooring. When we hooked it back up, we noticed the 3 sides of fridge (freezer sides & top) were hot to the touch. We have a Kenmore18 with an ice-maker. What might be causing the outside of the fridge to get that hot? Thank you for any assistance.. I am afraid of it possibly starting a fire in my home.


Its understandable that you fear the unit catching fire but in that the fridge must get hot in order to work. as the heat creates the cold but! in this case i would say your cooling fan placed at the rear next to the compressor has either stopped wor ... Kenmore Refrigerators

Our side by side fridge freezer drain hole is plugged.we cannot find where it is inside the freezer.just on the back of freezer at the bottom. Where is it inside the freezer so we can pour hot water in it and thaw it out? thanks Nancy [email protected] model # P5B2352GR


Good day,\015\012You may have to remove the back panel in the freezer to get to it. It's there. It is always at the lowest point on the drain pan located below the cooling coil.\015\012It may be, if there is ice laying in ... Maytag MZD2766GES Side by Side Refrigerator

We have a GE Monogram side by side built in ZISB40DM, 48" with dispensor. We are having problems with the compressor heating up and the colling fan to the compressor not going on. Also, when you open the doors (either door) you can feel that the strip between the two sections is quite hot....like something underneath that area is heating up as well. This is on the strip facing you, and the heat runs from top to bottom. It does not feel hot inside either unit. We had a repair person out a co


Just check the wiring running to the fan and if you can, connect the fan direct to mains to check the fan itself is ok. no fan then the compressor will get hot and cooling will be affected.the hot strip between the doors is deliberate - it stop ... Refrigerators

GE Profile Side by Side PCF25PGTAWW Ice maker started to leak inside several weeks ago. Ice column formed inside back of freezer and on shelves. Removed ice and turned off ice maker. Refer and freezer temp occationally flutuates approximately 10 degrees or more. Pulled out refer from wall and removed bottom cardboard. Noticed fan operating normally.


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