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Understanding
The Sounds You
Hay Hear
Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may
make unfamiliar sounds. These are all 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.
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient,
but is not a sound insulator.
During the automatic defrost cycle, you may
notice a red glow in the vents on the back
wall of your freezer compartment.
This is
normal during the defrost cycle.
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
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 11mer 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
Valve
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.
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).
].
Condenser
Coils (Fan-cooled
models
only)
May create minimal sounds from forced air.

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