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

Last Update Date : Jul 19. 2019

When your Refrigerator is hot, it is caused by the heat dissipated from the refrigeration process.


A condenser coil and an evaporator coil. A liquid coolant is circulated through these coils by a Compressor and a Motor. The refrigerant liquid is cooled in the condenser; it then flows to the evaporator. At the evaporator, the air in the unit is cooled by contact with the liquid-filled coil.


Causes of Side wall heating: 

ㆍHot pipes are installed on the side walls of refrigerator.

ㆍWall clearance between the back of refrigerator and wall. 


Wall Clearance: 

ㆍKeep refrigerator away from wall for better performance.

ㆍ Do not cover the refrigerator.

ㆍThe sides of the refrigerator may get warm, this is designed to reduce moisture condensation and not a malfunction.

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