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sounds.
Newer
refrigerators
sound different
from
older
refrigerators.
Modern
refrigerators
have more features
and use
newer
technology.
Do you
hear
what
I hear?
These
sounds
are
normal,
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The new high
efficiency
HUMMM...
compressor
may
run
faster
and longer
than
---WHOOSH...
your old refrigerator
and
you may
hear
a high-pitched
hum or pulsating
sound
while
it is operating.
[]
You may hear a whooshing
sound when
the doors close.
This is due to pressure
equalizing
within the refrigerator.
CLICKS,POPS,
CRACKSand CHIRPS
[]
You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator
isfirst plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator
cools to the correct temperature.
[]
The compressor
may cause a clicking or chirping sound
when attempting
to restart (this could take
up to 5 minutes).
[]
Expansion and contraction
of cooling coils during and after
defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
[]
On models with an ice maker, after an ice making cycle, you
may hear the ice cubes dropping
into the ice bucket.
WHIRl
You may
hear the
fans spinning
at high
speeds.
This happens
when
the
refrigerator
is first
plugged
in, when
the doors
are opened
frequently
or when
a large
amount
of
food
is added
to the
refrigerator
or freezer
compartments.
The fans
are helping
to
maintain
the correct
temperatures.
WATERSOUNDS
[]
The flow of refrigerant through
the freezer cooling coils may
make a gurgling noise like boiling water,
[]
Water dropping
on the defrost heater can cause a sizzling,
popping or buzzing sound during the defrost cycle,
[]
A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost cycle as ice
melts from the evaporator and flows into the drain pan,
[]
Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to pressure
equalization.
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