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Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. Most often, these are ail normal sounds that soon

become familiar to you. They indicate your refrigerator is

operating as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood
floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more

noticeable. The following list describes some of the most

common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them.

•NOTE:,',Rigid,-foam.insulation 'is very energy efficient,

ybut is not.a sound insulator.' "" ■'



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 th e e vapo rato r f an.

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.

IMPORTANT:. During the ■autom.ati.c de.frost.cycle, -you .

.■ may .'notice, a red glow, in the vents, on th.e.back.wall.of''''

■'■your'freezer'Cornpartment.lThisi'is normal 'during the-

defrost cycle.,' . . : y; . . : y . . y . . y: . . : : . , ■

D. Automatic Ice Maker

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

E. Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control

May create minimal mechanical sounds.

F. Condenser Fan

You may hear air being forced through the condenser
by the condenser fan.



Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much

faster than older models. The compressor may have a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.

H. Water Waive

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.

■ .■'.IM.P.ORTAN.T:'Your ice maker is turned On atthe.fac.to.ry'.'''.:
y:'so.'it.ca.n work as,soon asyo.u install.your'.refrigerator.'-'.

To ensure proper function of your ice maker, connect a

water supply immediately or turn the On/Off switch to

the Off (“O”) position.

I. Drain Pan (not removable)

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

J. Condenser

May create minimal sounds from forced air.

K. Motorized Damper

May produce a light humming or clicking during