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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights; Care And Cleaning - Electrolux 241857202 Use And Care Manual

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UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become
familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating
as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls,
and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more noticeable. Listed
below are descriptions of some of the most common sounds
you may hear, and what is causing them.
NOTE
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a
sound insulator.
A. Evaporator
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create
a boiling or gurgling sound.
B. Evaporator fan
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by
the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
IMPORTANT
During the automatic defrost cycle, you may notice a red glow
in the vents on the back wall of your freezer compartment.
This is normal during the defrost cycle.
D. Automatic Ice Maker
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Defrost Timer or Automatic Defrost Control
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also
produces sounds similar to an electric clock.
NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS & SIGHTS
f. Condenser fan
If condenser coils are located underneath your
refrigerator as shown in the drawing at the left, you have
a condenser fan. You may hear air being forced through
the condenser by the condenser fan.
G. Compressor
Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much
faster than older models. The compressor may have a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water valve
opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
I. Drain Pan (Nonremovable)
You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle. The drain pan will be located on top of
the compressor for air-cooled condensers (black coils on
back of refrigerator).
j. Condenser Coils (fan-cooled models only)
CARE & CLEANING
REPLACING THE fREEzER LIGHT BULB
(SOME MODELS)
CAUTION
Avoid cuts when replacing light bulbs, wear gloves.
1. Unplug refrigerator.
2. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
3. Unsnap light shield as shown.
4. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of
the same wattage.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
NEVER CLEAN CONDENSER (SOME MODELS)
If your refrigerator is
equipped with a Never
Clean condenser,
there's no need to
clean the condenser
under normal
operating conditions.
If the refrigerator
is operated under
particularly dusty or
greasy conditions, or if
there is significant pet
traffic in your home, it
may be necessary to
periodically clean the
condenser for maximum efficiency.
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Defrost
Water Pan
Defrost Water Pan (some models)

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