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Normal Operating Sounds - GE GTH18DCXALWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Normal operating sounds.
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Newer refrigerators
sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern refrigerators
have more features and use newer technology.
Be you hear what / hear? These sounds are normal.
HUMMM,,
--
WHOOSH,..
[] The new high efficiency' compressor
may' run f_ster and longer
than }_mr old refiJgemtor and you may hear a high-pitched
hum or pulsating sound while it is operating.
[] Ym may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This is due to pressure equalizing within the reh-igemto_:
CLICKS,
POPS,
CRACKS
and CHIRPS
[] Ym may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
rehigemtor
is first plugged in. This hal)pens as the reh-igemtor
cools to the correct temperature.
[] The compressor may' cause a clicking or chirping sound when
atmmpting to restart (this could rake up to 5 minums).
[] Expansion and contraction
of cooling coils during and after
dehost can cause a crocking or popping sound.
m On models with an icemaket; after an icemaking cycle, }_m
may' hear the ice cubes dropi)ing into the ice bucket.
[] On models with a dispense_; during v, a mr dispense, you may
hear the _mr
lines mo_
at initial dispense and after
dispenser button is released.
[]
WHIR!
Ym may hear the f_msspinning at high speeds. This happens
when the reh-igecator is fi,_t plugged in, when the doors are
opened fiequently or when a large amount of fbod is added to
the refiigecator or fieezer comi)amnents. The f_msare helping
to maintain the correct temi)e_vttures.
WATERSOUNDS
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[] The flow of rehJgemnt
through the heezer cooling coils may
make a gmgling noise like boiling ,xam_:
[] _Smr dropI)ing on the dehost hearer can cause a sizzling,
popping or buzzing sound during the dehost cycle.
[] A ,_amr dripi)ing noise may' occtlr during the dehost cycle as
ice melts hom the e_ti)omtor and flcm;s into the (hain pan.
[] Closing the (k_or may' cause a gmgling sound due to pressure
equalization.
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Troubleshooting 77ps
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_
:
Possible
Causes
What To Do
Freezer door pops open
This is normal if, after
* This indicates that there is a good seal on the fieezer
whenrefrigerator door
popping open, the freezer
dooL If/he heezer door does not automatically' close after
is closed
door closed on its own.
popping open, the rollers need adjus/ing. See Rollersand
LevelingLegs.
Door doesnot close
Leveling legs need adjusting.
* See Rollersand Leveling Legs.
by itseH
Refrigerator does
Refrigerator
in defrost cycle.
* \_tit about 40 minutes fk)r dehost cycle k_ end.
not operate
Refrigerator
control in
* Move/he
reh-ige_ator and heezer control to a
0 (off)position,
teml)e_amre
setting.
Refrigerator
is unplugged.
* Push the plug complemly' into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuR
* Replace flJse or reset the breakeL
breaker is tripped.
Vibration or rattling
Refrigerator
is not resting
* Adjus/leveling
legs (See Rollersand LevelingLegs).
(slightvibration
on all four rollers.
is normal)
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