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New GE profile bottom freezer fridge intermittent buzzing

Our new fridge keeps buzzing.  It has an internal water dispensor and an icemaker but we did not hook up water to it.  I think it is trying to make ice.  Can I tell it to stop somehow?  It seems frustrated!

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If the buzzing is a short (say 5 seconds) every once in a while, it sounds like the water is valve being energized. That would mean the icemaker is turned on and is cycling. Besides the noise, when it cycles it turns on the mold heater, which you do not need if not making ice, and thus is actually adding heat to your freezer, increasing operating cost. Just turn the icemaker off by flipping the toggle switch on the icemaker itself. It is a white switch near the bottom corner of the icemaker. Should be easy to spot.

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