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Understanding Sounds You May Hear; Using Your Refrigerator; Ensuring Proper Air Circulation - Whirlpool TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Manual

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3. Depending on your model, to level your refrigerator you may
either turn the screw clockwise to raise that side of the
refrigerator or turn the screw counterclockwise to lower that
side. Place a level on top of the refrigerator to check
4. If the doors do not close on their own, you will need to raise
the front of the refrigerator so it is slightly higher than the
back. To do this, turn both leveling screws clockwise ¹⁄₂ turn.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn both screws an equal amount
or the refrigerator will no longer be level side-to-side.
5. Open doors and check if they close automatically. If not,
repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. Using a level, check to see if the refrigerator is still level side-
to-side. Readjust if necessary.

Understanding Sounds You May Hear

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. The following describes the
kinds of sounds and what may be making them.
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.
The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle
begins and ends. Also, the Thermostat Control (or
Refrigerator Control depending on the model) will click when
cycling on and off.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
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 refrigerator to run
longer than your old one, and you may hear a pulsating or
high-pitched sound.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle
may cause a sizzling sound.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air
through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to
the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
popping noise.
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.

Ensuring Proper Air Circulation

In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit air
flow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in
the illustration, cool air enters through the bottom of the freezer
section and moves up. Most of the air then flows through the
freezer section vents and recirculates under the freezer floor. The
rest of the air enters the refrigerator section through the top vent.
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the
vents are blocked, airflow will be prevented and temperature and
moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To prevent
odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
(See the "Refrigerator Safety" section for details.)

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