Troubleshooting Tips; Normal Operating Sounds - GE CFCP1NIYASS Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Bottom freezer models 21 and 25
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Normal operating sounds.
Newer refrigerators
sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology.
Do Sou hear what ! hear? These sounds
are normal.
HUMMM...
--WHOOSH...
:_ Thenew highefficiencycompressor may run fosterand longer
than yourold refrigeratorand you may hear a high-pitched hum
or pulsating soundwhileit isoperating.
:_ Youmay heara whooshingsoundwhenthe doorsclose.Thisis
dueto pressure equalizing withinthe refrigerator.
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS and SNAPS
:_ Youmay hearcrockingor poppingsoundswhenthe refrigerator
isfirst pluggedin.Thishappensasthe refrigeratorcoolsto the
correcttemperature.
:_ Thefreezer control willclickwhenstartingor stoppingthe
campressor.
:_ Defrosttimersnappingin and out of the defrostcycle.
:_ Expansion and contractionof coolingcoilsduringand after
defrostcancausea crackingor poppingsound.
:_ Onmodelswith an icemaker, offer an icemaking cycle,you may
hearthe icecubesdroppingintothe icebucket.
:_ Onmodelswith a dispenser, duringwater dispense, you
may hearthe water linesmoveat initialdispense and after
dispenser buttonis released.
WHIR./
_ Youmay hearthe fansspinningat high speeds. T hishappens
whenthe refrigerator isfirst pluggedin,whenthe doorsare
openedfrequentlyor whena largeamount of food isaddedto
the refrigerator or freezercompartments. T hefans are helpingto
maintainthecorrecttemperatures.
_ Thefanschangespeeds in orderto provideoptimalcoolingand
energysavings.
WATERSOUNDS
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:_ Theflow of refrigerantthroughthe freezercoolingcoilsmay
makea gurglingnoiselikeboilingwater.
:_ Waterdroppingon the defrostheatercancausea sizzling,
poppingor buzzingsoundduringthe defrostcycle.
:_ A waterdrippingnoisemay occurduringthe defrostcycleas ice
meltsfrom the evaporatorand flowsintothe drain pan.
:_ Closing thedoor may causea gurglingsounddueto 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.
Possible
Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
operate
Control in 0 (off) position.
• Move the control to a temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
• Pushthe plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
breaker is tripped.
Vibration or rattling
Leveling legs need adjusting.
• See Leve! the Refrigerator.
(slight vibration
is normal)
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