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  1. #1
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    Refrigerator hot

    Why would the outside of a refrigerator get hot, the top and middle where doors come together, not just warm but hot. would it be the defrost heater staying on too long

  2. #2
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    try this site before the pack of wild dogs come after you on here....sounds like a door heater..shut it off inside unplug it then restart it...for now... http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHe...ne-Repair-Help
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

  3. #3
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    Refrigerator hot

    Sounds like a short to me. Electric door heaters? You mean a freezer?

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    na,though maybe a strip of low resitance heat but why I don't know heat is coming from so place
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

  5. #5
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    Yoder loop? Condenser dirty or fan not running. If that' the case the freezer isn't as cold as you think it is.

    jim
    Common sense isn't very common anymore.

  6. #6
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    If it is around the freezer door it could be one of two things, a mullion heater which is a 120v low resistance heater that is always on as long as the fridge is plugged in or it could be a hot gas loop, both are designed to keep any condensation that may form around the freezer door from freezing and not allowing you to open the door. Check the wiring diagram and see if there is a heater in the circuit also when everything is running check the full system amp draw and compare it to manufactures specs, if you can find the wires to the mullion heater, disconnect them and check for resistance and short to ground.

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