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Gurgling noise When I close the door of the 650, I hear a gurgling noise. The Refrigerator seems to be working OK. The ice-maker is not in use.

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  • heavelyhug Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, I open the door of a two year old Beko fridge freezer, and then I close it and it makes a gurgling noise for a couple of seconds.

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Gurgling noises are not unusual - after all there is a gas/liquid mixture being circulated

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Freezer gurgles


    • Give it mouth wash lol

      Check the water valve on the back of the refrigerator if it has an ice maker. Make sure the valve is turned completely on and not constricting the flow of water to the refrigerator via the water supply line. You might also hear a simultaneous buzzing sound when the gurgling noise occurs. In some refrigerator models, this filling process is on a timer, and you might hear the buzzing and/or gurgling every 15 minutes or so.


    • Check the water supply line for leaks or damage. You might see a puddle of liquid on the floor. If air is pulled into the water line as the refrigerator is pulling in water, that can create a gurgling noise. Replace the damaged hose yourself, or contact an appliance repair technician for assistance

      • f he refrigerator to feel a slight vibration. This is probably the compressor processing the refrigerant, which is a liquid. This flow of refrigerant can produce a gurgling sound, and it is normal. However, a simple way to reduce this noise is to make fewer trips to the fridge. When you open the door, you let hot air in, which means the compressor has to work harder (and gurgle the refrigerant more) to cool things back down.

    • Wait while the refrigerator completes its defrosting cycle if you hear water dripping and gurgling in the freezer area. When the heating coil turns on, the melted water from the frost flows down to a drain pan for evaporation to take place. The defrost process usually takes about 30 minutes. This is automatic and cannot be prevented in most refrigerators. Keep the closed to try to prevent unnecessary frost buildup.


    • Wait while the water equalizes in the refrigerator if you hear a gurgling sound when shutting the door. This is normal and is a result of air being forced through the drain tube. The gurgling can last several seconds but should eventually dissipate this usually happens with old fridges upgrade its a good investment




Dec 10, 2013 | Freezers

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My Amana French door bottom refrigerator is making a buzzing noise. The noise is intermittent and seems to be getting worse. The ice maker seems to be work ok. Any suggestions on how I might fix it?


I USED TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE WATER LINE BEHIND THE UNIT IS NOT VIBRATING AGAINST IT, CAUSING THE NOISE. ALSO CHECK THE BOLTS ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT. THE HOSE WAS MY PROBLEM AND WHEN I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT, I WAS SO RELIEVED NOT TO HEAR THAT BUZZING NOISE ANYMORE. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS ACTUALLY INSIDE THE FRIDGE!

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Water leak on back wall of my freezer and a hell of noise from my icemaker when on


Water leak and noise are due to wrong temp setting or malfunction of defrost cycking.Keep temp setting between 3 and 5 degree centigrade. Due to over frosting, the freezer fan fan hits over the ice and working to cool fridge compartment.And also check defrost timer, and heaterworking properly to defrost in time. And if your ice maker is making sound, due to:
  • You will hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the water reservoir for each cycle.
  • Rattling noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or water line. Items stored on top of the ice maker can also make noises.
  • The high-efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
  • Water running over the evaporator plate may make a splashing sound.
  • Water running from the evaporator plate to the water reservoir may make a splashing sound.
  • As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your ice maker.
  • You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.
  • During the harvest cycle, you may hear a "thud" when the ice sheet slides from the evaporator onto the cutter grid.
  • When you first start the ice maker, you may hear water running continuously. The ice maker is programmed to run a rinse cycle before it begins to make ice.
Hope, it's helpful>

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Error code is 1F - the fan has stopped working


My 2 year old LG LFX23961ST refrigerator started showing error code Er IF. In searching help here,
I found out it meant the problem was with the Ice maker Fan. When I checked the ports where the cold air blows into the Ice maker compartment, there was no cold air coming out (you have to hold the door switch in to turn on the fan). I removed the ice maker module (two screws) and unplugged it. When I closed the door, the fan started running, but was making a rattling noise. I suspected ice build up.
Emptying out the freezer compartment, I pulled the rear cover of the compartment off and found what I had suspected. Cleaned out the ice, put everything back together and Voila! Everything working again.
As I write this, I can hear ice dropping into the ice holding tray. Not sure yet why the whole ice blockage thing happened though. Will keep an eye on it. It's been several hours since the repair and no issues. All seems well. It's not rocket science. If you can use a screwdriver, you can fix it too.

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Door was left very slightly open. reclosed but so...


This is normal when compressor starts u can hear some gurgling from evap. from feron flowing. If you hear gurgling only when you close the door it's water in drain pan when you close the door air is forced down drain tube blowing air into water.

May 17, 2010 | Freezers

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My subzero 650 ice maker drips water w/o making ice. Makes a mess with ice build up. I had to turn off water lined to stop the ice maker from dripping. Turning off the ice maker switch did not stop the ice...


Good day,
No, a new water valve should solve that problem. The diaphram in the valve is not completely closing.
Very common problem.

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Refrigerator gurling noise when door closes


There is a water evaporation tray in the back of the frig. Air pressure fron closing door makes air bubble thru tray. Its not a problem.

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Making a loud noise


yes. is the fan hitting ice. the fan activates when close the door the upper baskett press the fan and light switch............... good luck.......... LEAVE YOU COMENT IF IT WAS GOOD FOR YOU

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I ASSUME THAT THE UNIT IS MAKING ICE BUT NOT DISPENSING IT.YOU NEED TO CHECK IF THE MOTOR THAT ROTATES TO DISPENSE ICE IS WORKING OK.THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS REMOVE THE ICE DRAWER COMPLETLY AND CLOSE THE DOOR AND LISTEN FOR A LOAD ROTATING NOISE.IF YOU DONT HEAR ANY OPEN THE DOOR AND TURN THE MOTOR SHAFT AND SEE IF IT TURNS FREELY.IF IT DOES NOT THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM GET THE MOTOR CHANGED.FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED

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