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Understanding The Sounds You May Hear - Kenmore 25369959703 Use & Care Manual

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UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new high-efficiency
refrigerator
may make
unfamiliar
sounds.
These
are al! normal
sounds
and soon will become
familiar
to you. They also indicate
your refrigerator
is operating
as designed.
Hard surfaces,
such as vinyl or wood floors,
walls,
and kitchen
cabinets
may make sounds
more
noticeable.
Listed
below
are descriptions
of some of the most
common
sounds
you may hear, and what is causing
them.
A, Evaporator
The flow of refrigerant
through
the evaporator
may
create
a boiling
or gurgling
sound.
B.
Evaporator
Fan
You may hear air being forced
through
the refrigerator
by the evaporator
fan.
C° Defrost
Heater
During
defrost
cycles,
water
dripping
onto the defrost
heater
may cause
a hissing
or sizzling
sound.
After
defrosting,
a popping
sound
may occur.
D. Automatic
lee Maker
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice
maker,
you will hear ice cubes falling
into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Defrost Timer or Automatic
Defrost Control
These
parts
can produce
a snapping
or clicking
sound
when
turning
the refrigerator
on and off. The timer
also
produces
sounds
similar
to an electric
clock.
F. Condenser
Fan
If condenser
coils are located
underneath
your
refrigerator
as shown
in the drawing
at the left, you
have a condenser
fan. You may hear air being forced
through
the condenser
by the condenser
fan.
G. Compressor
Modern,
high-efficiency
compressors
operate
much
faster
than older
models.
The compressor
may have a
high-pitched
hum
or pulsating
sound.
H. Water Vatve
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice
maker,
you will hear a buzzing
sound
as the water
valve
opens
to fill the ice maker
during
each cycle.
£ Drain Pan (Nonremovable)
You may hear water
running
into the drain
pan during
the defrost
cycle.
The drain
pan will be located
on top
of the compressor
for air-cooled
condensers
(black
coils
on back of refrigerator).
J. Condenser
Coils (Fan-cooled
models only)
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