Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator Owner's Manual: Normal Operating Sounds

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ORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS
Today's refrigerators have new features and are more energy efficient. Foam insulation is very energy efficient and has excellent insu-
lating capabilities, however, foam insulation is not as sound absorbent. As a result, certain sounds may be unfamiliar. In time, these
sounds will become familiar. Please refer to this information before calling service.
TOPIC
Clicking
Air rushing or whirring
Gurgling or boiling
sound
Thumping
Vibrating noise
Buzzing
Humming
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
Freezer control (A) clicks when
starting or stopping compressor.
Defrost timer (B) sounds like an
electric clock and snaps in and
out of defrost cycle.
Freezer fan (C) and condenser
fan (D) make this noise while
operating.
Evaporator (E) and heat
exchanger (F) refrigerant makes
this noise when flowing.
Ice cubes from ice maker (select
models) drop into ice bucket (G).
Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.
Compressor (I) makes a
pulsating sound while running.
Refrigerator is not level.
Ice maker water valve (J)
hookup (select models) buzzes
when ice maker fills with water.
Ice maker (K) is in the 'on' posi-
tion without water connection.
Ice auger (L) (select models)
hums as auger agitates ice
during dispensing.
Compressor (I) can make a high-
pitched hum while operating.
Solenoid valve (M) operating
ice chute door.
SOLUTION
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation
See Installation Instructions for details on how to level your
unit.
Normal operation
Stop sound by raising ice maker arm to 'off' position. See
Automatic Ice Maker section in your owner's manual for
details.
Normal operation
Normal operation
Normal operation

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