The Sides, The Outside Cabinet And door gasket touch area Occasionally Feel Hot

Last Update date : 2012.03.01


There is pipe inside of side & front cabinet foamed to emit heat from refrigerant while circulating.


It is normal for sides to be hot when operating but if it is seriously hot, you need to
check the environment of the refrigerator. (especially Check the ventilation.)


1. Why sides are hot?

The heat from the heat conduction of the heat radiating pipes which are installed on the sides of the refrigerator to cool off the refrigerator by radiating the heat. (Pipe location and structure is different by models) and prevent condensation on the outside of refrigerator.

2. How it happens?

When the sides are cold, it is when the compressor motor is idling. It will get hot once the compressor motor of the refrigerator starts operating. Especially during the summer when the surrounding temperature is high, it can feel like it is hotter.

    Side by Side:  Side Cluster pipe and Hot pipe

    Front Hot pipe would be possibly warm

    Some of models don’t have cluster pipe on both sides but front plate, so you may feel hotter than other area.

    RSH Model:  No Side Cluster pipe but Front pipe

    Front Hot pipe would be possibly warm

    RSG Model:  No Side Cluster pipe but Cluster Rear

    Back rear and fridge front plate would be possibly warm

    RL Model:  No back cluster pipe but side cluster

    Both sides would be possibly warm


    RS2530, RS2630 Model:  No back cluster pipe and side cluster

    Front plate would be possibly warm

    RR, RZ Model:  Side, back cluster pipe and front Hot pipe

    Both sides and front plate would be possibly warm

[Important Reminders]

1. Do not install the unit near electric appliance such as oven and  stove.

2. Do not let children touch the Hot area on both sides and Front.

3. Secure enough space at the back for ventilation.


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