Why is my refrigerator making noise?


All refrigerators when functioning properly have normal operating sounds. Because the sounds may be new to you, you may be concerned. Your home environment (room size, flooring, cabinetry, etc.) may make these sounds more prominent.

Buzzing is heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker or the ice maker is turned on with no water connection.

Pulsating is heard when fans/compressor adjust to optimize performance.

Sizzling/gurgling is heard when water drips on the heater during the defrost cycle.

Popping is heard when the inside walls contract or expand, especially during initial cooling.

Water running/dripping may be heard when water melts during the defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan.

Creaking/cracking occurs as ice is being ejected from the ice maker mold.

Clicking The freezer control clicks when it starts or stops the compressor. The defrost timer or electric damper control sounds like an electric clock as it snaps in and out of the defrost cycle.

Thumping sounds occur when ice cubes drop from the ice maker into the ice bucket and when the dispenser ice chute closes.

Beeping sounds are made when doors are open, or have not been properly closed. Both the Door Alarm and Temp Alarm make beeping sounds.

Hissing/rattling/vibrating is heard during the flow of refrigerant and movement of water lines. Rattling and vibrating sounds could come from items placed on top of the refrigerator.

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