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Troubleshooting Tips; Normal Operatingsounds - GE Model 20 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Normal operatingsounds.
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Newer refrigerators
sound different from older refrigerators.
Modem
refrigerators
have more features and use newer
technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal
HUMMM...
--WHOOSH...
Tile new high eflicienQ compressor ma) run fkJsterand longer
than your old refl'igerator and ?xm mm hear a high-pitched
hum or pulsating sound _hile it is open_ting.
N Y)u may Ileal" a whooshing sound when tile doors close. This is
due to pl_ssure equalizing within the reii-lgeratol:
CLICKS,
POPS,
CRACKS
and SNAPS
Ym may Ileal" cracking or popping sounds when tile
reii-lgerator is iilst plugged ill. This happens as the reii-lgemtor
cools to the correct temperature.
@ The ti'eezer control will click when starting or stopping the
compressol:
Defl'ost diner snapping ill and out of tile defi'ost c\cle.
N Expansion and contraction
of cooling coils (huing and atter
defl'ost can cruise a cracking or popping sound.
@ On models with all icemake/, after all icemaking cycle, you
may hear the ice cubes dropping into the ice bucket.
@ On models with a dispenser, during wawr dispense, gm
may hear the water lines move at initial dispense and after
dispenser button is released.
WHIR./
Ym ma} hear fl_e iims spinning at high speeds. This happens
\d/en tile l_fl'igerator is first plugged ill, \d/en tile dools are
opened ti'equemly or \_hen a lane ml/ount of food is added to
the refl'igerator
or ti'eezer conq)armlents.
Tile rims are helping
to mNntain file correct temperatures.
@ Tile tims change speeds ill order to provide optimal cooling
and
energ)
smings.
WATERSOUNDS
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The flow of refl'igerant flmmgh the ti'eezer cooling coils n/ay
make a gurgling noise like boiling wawr
Water dropping
on the deii'ost heater call cause a sizzJing,
popping or buzTJng sound during tile defi'ost Qcle.
,
A _lmr dripping noise mat occur during the defl'ost cycle as
ice melts ti'om tile ev_q)onm)r and flows into the dndn pan.
@ Closing tile door may cause a gurgling sound (hie to pressure
equalization.
Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting -tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Refrigerator does not
operate
Vibration or rattling
(slight vibration
is normaO
Possible Causes
Refrigerator
in defrost cycle.
What To Do
• _'_fit about 30 inilmtes fin" detrost cycle to end.
Control
in 0 (off)position.
* M(we tile control
to a telnperamre
setting.
Refrigerator
is unplugged.
* Push the plug completely
into the outlet.
The
fuse is blown/circuit
* Replace
fllse or reset
the breaker.
breaker
is tripped.
Leveling
legs need
adjusting.
* See Level the Refrigeratoc
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