Fridgidaire ffht1817lw8 noisy operation
Good Afternoon John, thank you for your post! Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make
unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become a common
hum in your home. This noise also indicates your refrigerator is operating as
designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen
cabinets may make sounds more noticeable.
Listed below are descriptions
of some of the most common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them:
A. Evaporator: The flow of
refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.
B. Evaporator Fan: You may hear
air being forced through the refrigerator by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater: During
defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a hissing or
sizzling sound. After defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
D. Automatic Ice Maker: If your
refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear ice cubes
falling into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Defrost
Timer or Automatic Defrost Control: These parts can produce a snapping or
clicking sound when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also
produces sounds similar to an electric clock.
F. Condenser Fan: If condenser
coils are located underneath your refrigerator you have a condenser fan. You
may hear air being forced through the condenser by the condenser fan.
G. Compressor: Modern,
high-efficiency compressors operate much faster than older models. The compressor
may have a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve: If your
refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear a buzzing
sound as the water valve opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
I. Drain Pan (Non-removable): You
may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle. The drain
pan will be located on top of the compressor for air-cooled condensers (black
coils on back of refrigerator).
I do hope this information proves to be helpful. Should you
need any further assistance please feel free to respond.
Aug 27, 2013 |
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