Understanding the sounds you may hear, Normal operating sounds & sights – Kenmore 25351399106 User Manual

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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights


Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. These are aii 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 noticeable. Listed below are descriptions of
some of the most common sounds you may hear, and
what is causing them.

NOTE: Rigid foam insuiation is very energy efficient,
but is not a sound insulator.

A. Evaporator

The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may
create a boiling or gurgiing sound.

B. Evaporator Fan

You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator

by the evaporator fan. Also, you will feei warm air
being pushed out the front of the refrigerator from
under the Toe Griiie.

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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D. Automatic Ice Maker

If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.

£. Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control

These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off.

F. 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

high-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 ice maker during each cycle.

L Drain Pan (not removable)

You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.

J. Condenser