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Normal Operating Sounds - Kenmore 596.53462302 Use & Care Manual

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Normal operating sounds

Today's refrigerators use foam insulation and are more energy efficient than refrigerators of the past. However, foam insulation is
not as sound absorbent as former insulated models. As a result, certain sounds may be unfamiliar. In time, these sounds will
become familiar. Please refer to this information before calling service.
TOPIC
Clicking
Air rushing or whirring
Gurgling or boiling
sound
Thumping
Vibrating noise
Buzzing
Humming
POSSIBLE CAUSE
➢ Freezer control (A) clicks when
starting or stopping compressor.
➢ Defrost timer or electric damper
control (some models) (B)
sounds like an electric clock
and makes an occasional click
or snap.
Condenser fan (D) makes this
noise while operating.
➢ Freezer fan (C) makes this
noise while operating.
➢ Freezer fan (C) slows to a stop
as the freezer door is opened.
➢ Evaporator (E) and heat
exchanger (F) refrigerant make
this noise when flowing.
➢ Ice cubes from ice maker drop
into ice bucket (G).
➢ Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.
➢ Compressor (I) makes a
pulsating sound while running.
➢ Refrigerator is not level.
➢ Ice maker water valve (J)
hookup buzzes when ice maker
fills with water.
➢ Ice maker (K) is in the 'on'
position without water
connection.
➢ Ice auger (L) hums as auger
agitates ice during dispensing.
➢ Compressor (I) can make a
high pitched hum while
operating.
➢ Solenoid valve (M) operating ice
chute door.
SOLUTION
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.
➢ Normal operation
➢ Stop sound by raising ice maker arm to 'off' position. See
Automatic Ice Maker section in your
Use and Care Guide for details.
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
➢ Normal operation
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