Thanks so much, Maytag1 and BrianS, for your insight.
The part is ordered, and should be here Wednesday. I will report on the outcome, as soon as possible.
Can you think of any other reason why the exterior is hot, or is the Condenser Fan a probable cause?
Could be something simple as a little critter got stuck in the fan blade. Only way to know for sure is to get eyes in the back there.
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