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GE BSS25JFTDWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions page 17

Models 20, 22 and 25
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Normaloperating sounds.
Newer refrigerators
sound different from older refrigerators.
Modem
refrigerators
have more features and use newer
technology.
Do you hear what I hear? Thesesoundsare normal.
HUMMM...
--WHOOSH...
The
new
high
efficiency
compressor
may
Hm faster
and
hmger
than
your
old
refl'igerator
and
you
may
hear
a high-pitched
hum
or pulsating
sound
while
it is operating,
Sometimes
the
reflJgerator
runs
fin" an
extended
period,
especially
when
the
doo_s
are
opened
fl'equently:
This
n]eans
that
the
FrostGuard"
feature
is working
to
prevent
fl'eezer
bm'n
and
improve
t0od
preservation.
54m may hear
a whooshing
sound
when
the
(loo_
close.
This
is due
to pressure
equalizing
within
the
reli_igerato_:
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS
and CHIRPS
You
may
hear
cracking
or i)oi)ping
sotmds
when
the
refl'igerator
is first i)lugged
in. This hal)pens
as the
refrigerator
cools
to
the
correct
tei/ll)erattlre.
Electronic
dampers
click open
and
closed
to provide
optimal
cooling
and
energy
savings,
The
compressor
may cause
a clicking
or chirping
sotmd
when
attempting
to restart
(this could
take
up to 5 minutes).
The electronic
control
board
may Catlse a clicking
sound
when
relays activate
to control
refrigerator
coIIll)
OI]eIltS,
Expansion
and contraction
of cooling
coils dm'ing
and after
deti'ost
can Catlse a cracking
or i_oi_ping
SOtlnd.
On models
with an icemake_;
after an icemaking
cycle, you may hear the ice cubes
dropping
into
the ice bucket.
WHIR./
You may hear
the rims spinning
at high
speeds.
This hal)pens
when
the refrigerator
is first i)lugged
in, when
the doors
are opened
fl'equently
or when
a large
_llllOtlll[ of food
is added
to the refl'igerator
or freezer
comI)amnents.
The rims are helping
to
maintain
the correct
temperatures.
If either
door is open
fin" over 3 minutes,
you may
hear
the rims come
on in order
to cool the light
bulbs.
The £ms change
speeds
in order
to provide
optimal
cooling
and
energy
savings.
WATER SOUNDS
6
The flow of refl'igerant
through
the fl'eezer
cooling
coils may make
a gm'gling
noise like boiling
water.
Water
dropping
on the defrost
heater
can cause
a
sizzling,
i_oi_ping
or buzzing
sotmd
dm'ing
the
defl'ost
cycle.
A water
dripping
noise may occm" dm'ing
the defrost
cycle as ice melts
from
the evaporator
and flows into
the drain
pan.
Ch)sing
the door mav cause
a gmgling
sound
due to
pressure
equalization.
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