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Normal Operating Sounds - GE GSH22JFTDWW Owner's Manual

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Normal operatingsounds.
Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modem refrigerators ha ve
more features and use newer technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal
HUMMM...
--WHOOSH...
The
new
high
efticiency
comi)ressor
may
iun
faster
and hmger
than w)ur old refl'igerator
and wm may
hear a high-i)itched
hmn
or pulsating
sound
while
it is operating.
Sometimes
tile refl'igerator
runs t0r an extended
period,
especially
when the cleon5 are opened
ti'equentl}:
This
means
that tile Frost GuardT"teatm'e
is working
to
prevent
Ii'eezer burn and improve
t0od preservation.
54m may hear a whooshing
so/md
when the (loo_s close.
This is due to pressure
equalizing
within
the reli_igerato_:
CLICKS,
POPS,
CRACKS
and CHIRPS
You
may
hear
cracking
or i)oi)ping
so/mds
when
tile
refrigerator
is first
plugged
in. This
hal)pens
as tile
reflJgerator
cools
to the
correct
teli/l)eYattu'e.
Electronic
dampers
click
open
and
closed
to provide
optimal
cooling
and
energy
savings.
The
compressor
may
cause
a clicking
or chiq}ing
sotmd
when
attempting
to restart
(this
could
take
up
to 5 minutes).
Tile
electronic
control
board
may
cause
a clicking
so/md
when
relays
activate
to cm{trol
refrigerator
COlnl)oIleIltS.
Expansion
and
contraction
of cooling
coils
dm'ing
and
alier
defl'ost
can
cause
a cracking
or i)oi)ping
sound.
On
models
with
an
icemake_;
after
an icemaking
cycle,
you
may
hear
the
ice
cubes
dropping
into
the
ice bucket.
WHIRl
You mav
hear
tile
rims
splinting
at high
speeds.
This
hai_pens
when
the
refrigerator
is first
i_lugged
in, when
the
doors
are
opened
fl'equently
or when
a large
alllOtUlt
of food
is added
to tile
reli'igerator
or freezer
compartments.
Tile
fans
are
helping
to
maintain
the
correct
temperatures.
If either
door
is open
fi)r over
3 minutes,
you
may
hear
tile rims
come
on in order
to cool
tile
light
bulbs.
Tile
rims
change
speeds
in order
to provide
optimal
cooling
and
energy
savings,
WATERSOUNDS
6
Tile flow of refl'igerant
through
tile fl'eezer
cooling
coils may make
a gm'gling
noise like boiling
water.
Water
dropping
on tile deli'ost
heater
can cause
a
sizzling,
I)oI)ping
or buzzing
sotuld
during
tile
defrost
cycle.
A water
dripping
noise may occm" dm'ing
the defl'ost
cycle as ice melts
fl'om the ewq)orator
and flows into
tile drain
pan.
Closing
tile door may cause a gm'gling
SOtlild due 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.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
Refrigerator
in defrost
cycle.
* Wait
ab()t/t
30 minutes
fl)r deft'()st
cycle to end.
operate
Freezer
control
* Move
the
ti'eezer
control
to a temperature
settiug.
in 0 (off) position.
Refrigerator
is unplugged,
* Push
the
plug
completely
into
the
outlet.
The
fuse
is blown/circuit
* Replace
fl/se
or reset
the
breaker.
breaker
is tripped.
Refrigerator or freezer
Temperature
control
not
set
* See About the controls.
compartment
too warm
cold
enough.
WaJcln weather
or frequent
* Set the
telllj)el'ntt/l'e
coutl'ol
()lie step
coldel:
door
openhLgs.
See About the controls.
Door
left
open.
* Check
to see it l/ackage
is holding
door
ol/en.
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