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Loud / annoying noise when in defrost mode...

My Whirlpool Bottom Mount Freezer-Model GB2SHDXTQ00 makes a lot of noise when defrosting. It has gotton worse as of late. Is something wrong or is this normal?

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It depends on the kind of noise that it is making, creaks and groans are normal, a sizzling sounds like water hitting a hot surface is normal. Can you be more specific about the noises?

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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