Thanks for the assist, although I have an additional tip to add. We went
through and cleaned out of the coils underneath the fridge. About 4
hours later is was still very hot to the touch and we thought we were
going to have to move it out and do the back. Since by then it was
around 10:00 pm and we were tired, we decided to wait until morning.
So I could feel like I was doing SOMETHING in the meantime, I got a
fan and put it to blow under the fridge on the side of the freezer. Came
back down around an hour later and the previously hot areas were now
basically room temperature.
So, it appears as though the hotness had become self sustaining
(more or less) and the cooling from the fan broke that and allowed
coolness to reappear. Disconnected the fan this morning and about 5
hours on, everything remains as it should.
?Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.?
No, hotness is not a self sustaining thing. Otherwise people would
figure out a way to make a self sustaining heating machine so that we
wouldn't have to burn fossil fuels to keep warm in the winter.
Is it possible that you simply put a bunch of stuff in your fridge prior
to you noticing that your mullion was excessively warm?
Congrats, Kurt! The weather turned warm here and mine started doing
the same thing. Sure enough, coils underneath were covered with dust.
Too close together for vacuuming, so I ended up wrapping a yard stick
with a rag with furniture polish and got most of it off.
I have a Whirlpool which was made, not to be able to clean the coils.
They are underneath below the fridge side and are only accessible from
the sides! Well, you can't get in from the sides as typically you only
have front access and the outside shell goes down to the floor. A
combination of a fridge coil brush, vacuum and high pressure air from a
compressor kind of cleans it. Nice job WP for making a unit that is
guaranteed to break down due to dirt. And the average Joe cannot fix
it. I really need to cut a hole in the floor and clean it from the
basement :) Yeah, right!
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8:18:50 AM UTC-4, Art Todesco wrote:
he same thing. Sure enough, coils underneath were covered with dust. Too
close together for vacuuming, so I ended up wrapping a yard stick with a ra
g with furniture polish and got most of it off.
I think my Kitchenaid is made the same way.... I don't see any access, it'
all closed up. And you would think if they are going to have that kind of
design, they would put a filter on the air intake, but they don't. I wonde
about the long term reliability and what will happen.
I would think that if there's no way to clean the condenser coils from
the front, then there's a condenser fan blowing air over the condenser
coils which exhausts out the front, and the only time you have to pull
the fridge out is to replace that condenser fan if and when it quits...
at which time you'd also be able to clean any dust off the condenser
Maybe look on your fridge's schematic to see if you have a condenser
(Otherwise it's just a plain stupid design.)
Does the outside shell <sides/top> get warm when the compressor is running
? Many late models have the condenser coils attached to the shell .
Eliminates the need for expensive fin/tube coils and fans to blow air over
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