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Noises when starting up

I get knocking sounds when the refrigerator starts its cooling cycle. The unit is firmly on the floor on all four legs. The sound is randum. Its not a banging sound but like a child makes with his tougue at the roof of his mouth. Its been doing this sbout 6 months with no signs of cooling problems.

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Re: Noises when starting up

Mine also makes a knocking someone's at the door (it freaks the dog out every time). The customer support people say it's normal and so far it hasn't died after two years, so I guess it's not a problem.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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I have the same. technician said it's the compressor and it's "normal". but it's annoying. he said some models make more noise than others.

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

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Re: Noises when starting up

If you have it, the owners manual will describe what strange sounds it makes. It sort of sounds like normal popping that the system makes when the refrigerant flashes to a gas in the evaporator section. This sometimes happens with age and is fairly normal. If that's what it is there's no cause for alarm. I can't think of anything else that would make the noise you describe.

Posted on Feb 27, 2007

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