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Rumbling noise refrigerator is less than 2 years old. Works fine. However, when it runs there is a slight rumbling sound that happens approx. every 30 seconds for just a second or two. I did change the filter on the ice maker about one month ago. The arm on the ice maker is in the up position so it's not making ice. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Re: rumbling noise

You will find its very possiblely internal gas boiling off in the system.unfortunately you will have to get used to it because if gas is removed to minimise noise,your cooling will become poor. if you put more in, it will get louder and start icing up on the compressor pipe at the exact amount is dialed in on manufacture. this noise ive heard many times.

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Do you know thee efficiency difference between your fridge and any new one?
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