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Normal Operating Sounds
Normal Operating Sounds
The new high
efficiency compressor
may run faster and
longer than 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
Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer
You may hear the fans spinning at high
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
The fans are helping to maintain the
correct temperatures.
You may hear cracking or popping sounds when
the refrigerator is first 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
On models with an ice maker, after an ice making
cycle, you may hear the ice cubes dropping into the
ice bucket.
may make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a
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
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal.