The outside of my frigidare refrigerator felt hot near the door gasket on both side of the freezer
Trent S. • Bethlehem, PA • May 27, 2014
Appliance: Model FRIGIDARE 106.71194100
My Repair & Advice
I found several "threads" on my google search which indicated that it might be caused by a non-functional condenser fan. I removed the back bottom panel and voila, the fan was not spinning even though the compressor was running and felt very hot. If I spun the blades, the fan would run, but as soon as the compressor shut off, it would not start up again without my help. The replacement part was easy to find at AppliancePartsPros.com. I ordered it and had it within 48 hours. I didn't even need the bracket which was supplied; the motor and fan blade fit exactly in the existing mounting fixture. Sure enough, that solved my problem. The outside walls are no longer hot.
The installation was very easy. The hardest part of the whole assembly was pressing the fan onto the motor shaft. I happen to own a woodworking vice; I used that to press the blade onto the shaft.