The sides of my refrigerator feel hot. Is this normal?

Last Update date : Jul 21. 2022

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You may notice that the outside of your fridge feels warm. This is normal and is caused by the heat dissipated from the refrigeration process.

If your fridge feels hot to the touch, it may be due to insufficient spacing between your fridge and it’s surroundings. Ensure that there is a minimum distance of 50 mm of space free around the sides and at the back of the unit, and at least 25 mm space at the top.

Also check to see if there are any nearby heat sources that could contribute to the increase in surface temperature and remove it if possible. It is strongly recommended to install the refrigerator away from any heat source.

If you feel that your fridge is constantly excessively hot, please contact us on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) for further support.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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