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Kenmore refrigerator top door freezer surfaces are hot to touch.

\015 Unit is 8 years old, but in past few months the surfaces around the top freezer door are hot most of the time. I think this is part of the auto defrost system, but it doesn't seem to be working right at this time. I cleaned dust from thr condenser coils as best I could and it seemed ok for a few weeks, but now problem is back. Anyone with ideas?\015

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Sounds like the mullion heater is on. This heater is used in very humid climates to prevent refrig from sweating in summer. Find the switch for this and turn off.

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