you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old
one didn't. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Don't be. Most of the
new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls, and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds that might
be new to you, and what may be making them.
You may hear the refrigerator's fan motor and moving air.
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrig-
erator stops running. It also makes a sound when the
refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will click when the
defrost cycle starts.
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear
gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it stops.
You may also hear defrost water running into the
defrost water pan.
thud (clatter of ice)
You may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water, and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It may
even seem to run most of the time.
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet
to be sure of a good seal.
Clean the condenser coils regularly.
Open the door as few times as possible. Think about
what you need before you open the door. Get every-
thing out at one time. Keep food organized so you
won't have to search for what you want. Close door
as soon as food is removed.
Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don't
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and
freezer to temperatures
colder than they need to be.
If ice cream is firm in the freezer and drinks are as
cold as your family likes them, that's cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator, or in direct sunlight.
the door swing
The doors on your refrigerator are reversible. If you
need to reverse the door swing, refer to the instruction
sheet included with your refrigerator.