I went back to the fridge about a half hour later and it was even hotter than before. Remove toe grill (see picture below) from the bottom of refrigerator. There’s no need to worry if the lower vent or the back of your fridge is warm unless it is actually quite hot to the touch. It wasn't turning at all. If this is the case, the condenser fan will need to be replaced. If the fan fails to run when activated, the temperature of the refrigerant will rise and the outside walls may feel extremely hot to the touch. Fridge - Coils at the back very hot to touch - Normal? A refrigerator that's working normally becomes cold on the inside and hot on at least part of the outside, usually somewhere in the back. If you feel heat/hot around the door opening of your refrigerator you should.... clean the condenser coils as a dirty condenser can make the tubing hotter than normal; check/clean & replace if necessary the condenser cooling fan ( # F ) motor, if the condenser fan motor is slow or has quit the yoder loop pass will get very warm/hot to the touch To correct the overheated mullion: Turn unit off and unplug the cord. After transportation,I switched on the Fridge immediately. 3. what will be the after effect? I am not sure any fridge should be so hot that you notice it that much. ... depends how you define hot. 2. the freezer/fridge cool adjustment controls go dark. After one hour I observed compressor is getting hot to touch.Then I switched off the fridge.its almost 1.5 years aged fridge. – DMoore Dec 29 '16 at 17:22. There is a slight odor of an 'electrical' nature when you get … A common issue with side-by-side refrigerators, especially older models, is that the portion between the two compartment doors gets hot. Vacuum the accumulated dust from underneath the refrigerator and the back of the toe grill. They are a tiny warm but not hot. And not just a little warm to the touch… Seeing as your refrigerator is meant to keep things cool, it can be a bit of a shock when part of it is suddenly burning hot. DMoore, that's probably because your fridge was already cold. 3. the fridge gets warm as it is no longer cooling. Frigidaire Gallery side by side fridge: the door-seal area in the center of the unit, where the doors come together, is hot to the touch. I came online, typed in "refrigerator hot to touch" and found this forum and these directions. Mine are in the back and I can touch them. Pulled the fridge out, opened up the back, and the little fan was just sitting there. In addition to the heat duct, you can sometimes find access panels and, in older fridge models, the water filter chamber. If the refrigerator is still cooling, and the mullion is hot to the touch: Condenser coils may be clogged / dirty. Hot on the other hand could be indicative of too little air flow. 1. on the fridge side the light assembly at the top gets extremely hot - too hot to touch and the lights go out. 0. 1. Your freezer’s door seal (also called a gasket) is a protective seal that keeps cold air in and warm … Twice in the last 2 months we have had the following happen. The heat exhaust vent in a refrigerator is also sometimes used to cover other components. As the coils at the back of a fridge form the heat exchanger I'd be surprised if they weren't at least warm. I have a GE side-by-side refrigerator. System Posts: 2,096,985. DOOR SEAL. Were n't at least warm switched off the fridge.its almost 1.5 years aged fridge also called a gasket ) a. 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