Abnormal noise is coming from the refrigerator
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The reason for some noises are different depending on each symptom. Some of the noises can include:
The fridge has a fan which is located at the back of it and will make a blowing or whistling sound when in operation. When the fridge has reached a set temperature, no fan sound will occur.
When the compressor starts or ends an operation, the fridge may make buzzing or humming sounds. As the operation stabilizes, the sounds will decrease. For ice maker models, when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker, buzzing sounds may occur.
This noise should not last longer than 7 seconds.
During a defrost cycle, water may drip on the defrost heater, causing a sizzling sound. You may also want to check the contents of your fridge to see if there is anything that could cause a hissing sound.
Normally these sounds are produced by ice dropping into the ice bucket. You can try turning off your ice maker for a couple of days and that should give you a definitive answer as to if the noises are coming from your ice maker.
If your fridge seems to be vibrating or making rattling sounds, it could be caused by your fridge coming in contact with another object or the contents within your fridge coming in contact each other. In this instance, please ensure that your fridge has enough room surrounding it and that it is level.
As the temperature in your fridge increases or decreases, plastic parts contract and expand, creating snapping or popping noises. These noises occur during the defrosting cycle or when electronic parts are working. The snapping noise can be heard about 4 seconds after removing a glass from a dispenser, as this is the sound of the dispenser chute closing.
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