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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights - Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual

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Normal Operating Sounds
Understanding the sounds you may 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 noffceable. Listed below are
descriptions of some of the most common sounds you may
hear, and what is causing them.
NOTE
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a
sound nsu ator.
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.
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l/~PORTANT
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 (he defrost cycle.
D. Automatic Icemaker
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 clicldng 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
hlgh-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 Icemaker 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 alr-cooled condensers
(black coils on back of refrigerator}.
J. Condenser Coils (Fan-cooled models only)
You may hear air being forced through the condenser
coils.
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