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The external metal frame is VERY HOT

\015 I have a Whirlpool Designer Style 20 Refrigerator. The external metal frame next to the door on the sides of the freezer is VERY HOT to the touch. Is this normal?\015

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Your condenser fan is probably not running. 99 percent of the time that you feel that hot spot it is from the condenser fan not running and the unit is not rejecting any heat

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