Normal Operating Sounds of Samsung Fridges

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It is normal for your Samsung refrigerator to make certain noises when operating, with a sound level of around 32 and 47 decibels. Below is a list of the sort of noises you should expect from your fridge.

If at any time you think the noises are abnormal, please consult the user manual, which can be downloaded from our Manuals & Downloads page. You can also give us a call on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) for further support.

Please be advised that any service calls related to normal sounds will be charged to the user.


  • For ice maker models: When the water valve opens to fill the ice maker, buzzing sounds may occur. 
  • Due to pressure equalizing when opening and closing the refrigerator door, whooshing sounds may occur.
1 Clicking, chirping, or buzzing sounds.

When starting or ending an operation, the refrigerator may make sounds similar to a car engine igniting. As the operation stabilizes, the sounds will decrease.

2 Blowing or whistling sounds.

While the fan is operating, these sounds may occur. When the refrigerator reaches the set temperature, no fan sound will occur.

3 Hissing or sizzling sounds.

During a defrost cycle, water may drip on the defrost heater, causing sizzling sounds.

4 Bubbling sounds.

As the refrigerator cools or freezes, refrigerant gas moves through sealed pipes, causing bubbling sounds.

5 Cracking, snapping, or popping sounds.

As the refrigerator temperature increases or decreases, plastic parts contract and expand, creating knocking noises. These noises occur during the defrosting cycle or when electronic parts are working.

6 Beeping sounds.

This sound occurs as a warning to let you know that the door has been left open.

7 Rattling sounds.

This sound could indicate that our fridge coming in contact with another object or the contents within your fridge coming in contact each other. Please ensure that your fridge is levelled, and that there is enough space around your fridge.

If at any time you feel the sounds from your refrigerator are abnormal or do not match the above descriptions, please consult your enclosed user manual*, or contact our Samsung Care experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) for further support.

*User manuals can also be downloaded from our Manuals & Downloads page.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.