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Saving Energy; Understanding The Sounds You May Hear - Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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There are ways that you can help your refrigerator run
more efficiently.
Check the door gaskets for a tight seal. Leveling the
cabinet will ensure a proper seal.
Clean the condenser coils regularly. A coil cleaning
brush is available for purchase (Part number 4210463).
Open the door as few times as possible.
Don't block the air vents in the freezer and refrigerator
so that cold air cannot flow freely. See the "Ensuring
proper air circulation" section.
Do not set your refrigerator and freezer at a colder
setting than is needed. Keep the refrigerator control at
the lowest number setting that keeps your ice cream
firm and your drinks as cold as you like.
Do not put your refrigerator next to a heat source, such
as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator, or in direct
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
didn't make. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds
are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls, and
cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they
actually are. Due to new product designs, there may be
sounds that you are not familiar with. The following
describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you
and what may be making them.
A. If your product is equipped with an ice maker, you will
hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to
fill the ice maker for each cycle.
B. The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. Also, the thermostat
refrigerator control, will click when cycling on and off.
C. Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant
or the water line. Items stored on top of the refrigerator
can also make noises.
D. Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to
keep your food items at the desired temperature. The
high efficiency compressor may cause your new refrig-
erator to run longer than your old one, and you may
hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
E. Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
F. You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the
air through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Save energy
Organize your food in your refrigerator and think
about what you want before you open the door.
This will allow you to get everything in one trip
and will help save energy.
G. As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound
due to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
H. Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause a popping and cracking noise.
I. You may hear air being forced over the condenser by
the condenser fan.
J. Water may be heard running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.



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