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Knocking sound We have an american style fridge freezer, there is a knocking sound, I think it is an air lock to the ice refil from the lower pump. We had the same with the filtered water but I have solved this. If we turn of the ice maker at the fron the periodic noise stops that is how we know where it is coming from.

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Re: Knocking sound

If this is a short (2-3 second) muffled snare-drum sound every 5-10 minutes, we have a similar problem, but we drew a great technician the second time around. Fortunately, the tech heard the problem as soon as he arrived. After considerable disassembly and testing (we were able to replicate the problem on demand by de-energizing and re-energizing the refrigerator) the trouble was traced to the flapper door between the freezer and refrigerator compartment. The motor is tryng to close the door, but gear damage is not letting it. It keeps trying and the sound keeps repeating. Another sympotom is that the freezer does not hold temperature well and the refrigerator is too cool.

Hope this helps.

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What is the difference between an American style and the one you used to have?

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