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Are the condenser coils on the back of a fridge supposed to be warm? If so how warm is too warm?

This is a Frigidaire model FRT17B3J and the condenser coils are getting warm.

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scott d
Yes the condenser coils should get warm when the unit is working properly. Depending on the heat load it has to move, the coils can get hot at times. By this I mean if you put a lot of warm food in it, there will be a lot of heat the unit has to transfer. Another reason would be if the unit was turned off for awhile and got warm inside. When turned back on the unit will have to transfer this heat out. During these times the coils can get hot. During normal cooling periods the coils will get warm. I hope this has helped you. If you need more assistance you can resubmit your question with more details
by scott d Earned 139,392 community points in Appliances
January 6th, 2009
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