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My new frigidaire refrigerator model# FRT18S6AWX is unusually noisey . It makes gurgleing sound and it last for 10 seconds . it does this throughout the day once every half hour. We reported it and were told it is normal and the noise comes from the line that brings refrigerant up to the freezer? They refused to fix it without charge . We live with it ,we can hear it from the kitchen to the other end of our house a distance of 42 feet. Quite annoying we hope it last but question its electrical effecientcy?

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  • jonathan88tu May 07, 2009

    my newly brought Frigidaire FRS6R5ESB making the annoying noise which you can even hear since you step into the house, and you can even hear that sound when I switched on the TV. It drives me crazy but the technican come to check and insist it is "normal". Finally the technican agreed to change the compressor but the dealer rejected because they said that if the refrigerator running OK then the sound is normal!!!!!!

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    the sound that usally goes with what tech assit is talking about is a tapping or knocking sount what you are talking is just what it sounds like to you water related pull your fridge out and check the drain pan behind the back panel and let me know about the drain tube comming to the drain pan also

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    the sound that usally goes with what tech assit is talking about is a tapping or knocking sount what you are talking is just what it sounds like to you water related pull your fridge out and check the drain pan behind the back panel and let me know about the drain tube comming to the drain pan

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I have heard probably 50 refrigerators that make this sound on startup in the lst 5 years. After they changed from Freon 12 to 134A, the running pressure of the sealed system acts slightly different, an causes the liquid freon to initially pulsate from the capillary tube into the evaporator. This causes the 10 second knocking, or a tapping sound on start up, untill the compressor reaches normal running pressure. incidentally, they are not all Frigidaire brand. We are Frigidaire and Maytag factory service, and they both do this to a certain extent, which is considered normal.

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Hi, this is not normal at all. this is a manufacturing flaw the resides in the compressor build. there is way to much pressure being produced threw the lines. the compressor regulator seems to be flawed in its design. i would recommend purchasing a aftermarket compressor Assembly for this unit. the noise itself is a dead give away for flawed compression in the core Assembly.

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