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Normal
operating
sounds.
Newer
refrigerators
sound
different
from
older refrigerators.
Modern
refrigerators
have
more
features
and use newer
technology.
Do Sou
hear
what
! hear?
These
sounds
are normal.
HUMMM...
--WHOOSH...
:_ Thenew highefficiencycompressormay runfosterand longer
than youroldrefrigeratorandyou mayheara high-pitchedhum
or pulsatingsoundwhileit isoperating.
:_ Youmay heara whooshingsoundwhenthe doorsclose.Thisis
dueto pressureequalizingwithinthe refrigerator.
CLICKS,POPS,
CRACKS andSNAPS
:_ Youmay hearcrockingor poppingsoundswhenthe refrigerator
isfirst pluggedin.Thishappensasthe refrigeratorcoolsto the
correcttemperature.
:_ Thefreezercontrolwillclickwhenstartingor stoppingthe
campressor.
:_ Defrosttimersnappinginandout of the defrostcycle.
:_ Expansionandcontractionof coolingcoilsduringandafter
defrostcancausea crackingor poppingsound.
:_ Onmodelswithan icemaker,
offer
an icemakingcycle,you may
hearthe icecubesdroppingintothe icebucket.
:_ Onmodelswitha dispenser,
duringwaterdispense,
you
may hearthe waterlinesmoveat initialdispenseandafter
dispenserbuttonis released.
WHIR./
_
Youmay hearthe fansspinningat highspeeds.
Thishappens
whenthe refrigerator
isfirst pluggedin,whenthe doorsare
openedfrequentlyorwhena largeamountof foodisaddedto
the refrigeratororfreezercompartments.
Thefansarehelpingto
maintainthecorrecttemperatures.
_
Thefanschangespeeds
inorderto provideoptimalcoolingand
energysavings.
WATER
SOUNDS
6
:_ Theflowof refrigerantthroughthe freezercoolingcoilsmay
makea gurglingnoiselikeboilingwater.
:_ Waterdroppingonthe defrostheatercancausea sizzling,
poppingor buzzingsoundduringthe defrostcycle.
:_ Awaterdrippingnoisemay occurduringthe defrostcycleas ice
meltsfromthe evaporatorandflowsintothe drainpan.
:_ Closingthedoormay causea gurglingsounddueto pressure
equalization.
Before
you
call
for service...
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the
following
pages first and
you may
not need to call
for service.
Possible
Causes
What
To Do
Refrigerator doesnot
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
operate
Control in
0 (off)
position.
• Movethe control to a temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
• Pushthe plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
breaker is tripped.
Vibration or rattling
Leveling legs need adjusting.
• See
Leve! the
Refrigerator.
(slight
vibration
is normal)
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