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Normal Operating Sounds And Sights; The Sounds You May Hear - Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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Your new high-efficiency
refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. Don't be alarmed, these are all normal sounds. 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
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator
by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost
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
Ice 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
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
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 Valve
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you willhear a buzzing sound as the water valve
opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
I. 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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