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Newer appliances sound different from older appliances. Modern appliances have more
features and use newer technology.
• You may hear cracking or popping sounds
when the appliance is first plugged in.
This happens as the appliance cools to
the correct temperature.
• Expansion and contraction of cooling
coils during and after defrost can cause
a cracking or popping sound.
• The flow of refrigerant through the
appliance cooling coils may make a
gurgling noise like boiling water.
• A water dripping noise may occur as
water from the evaporator flows into
the drain pan.
• Closing the drawer may cause a gurgling
sound due to pressure equalization.
CRACKS and CHIRPS
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal.
• The new high efficiency compressor
may run faster and longer than your
old appliance and you may hear a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound
while it is operating.
• Sometimes the appliance runs for an
extended period, especially when the
doors are opened frequently.
• You may hear a whooshing sound when
the doors close. This is due to pressure
equalizing within the appliance.
• You may hear the fans spinning at
high speeds. This happens when the
appliance is first plugged in, when the
door is opened frequently or when large
amounts of beverages are added to
the appliance. The fans help maintain
• If the door is open for over 3 minutes,
you may hear a fan come on in order to
cool the appliance.
• The fans change speeds in order to
provide optimal cooling and energy
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