Question about Whirlpool GC5SHEXNS Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

I hear dripping from the freezer section

...and it sounds like it's burning. Like the dripping water is landing on something hot and sizzling with each drip.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Ice is frozen and not allowing maker to make ice ? Whirlpool gold side by side!!

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 715 Answers

Defrost element is on may need defrost timer

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Freezer leaks water out the bottom


sounds like your defrost drain line is clogged or unhooked, you will have to remove everything from the freezer and take the inside back cover off to check the problem.

Mar 22, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

I'm driving Kia sorento 2010,there's a sizzling


Depends.
The exhaust is very hot, especially when you stop the engine.
You could be hearing the metal cooling off, or you could be hearing something dripping on the hot pipe. Or melting onto the pipe.

Dec 14, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The freezer is not getting cold and the water is dripping down the back onto the coils and it is causing a sizzling sound and smells like it is burnt. How do we fix.


Turn it off before you burn your hose down. Nothing should be so hot as to make a sizzling sound! There shouldn't be any water on the outside of the unit. It sounds like there is leak.

If this unit has been in operation for a while, like a couple years and longer -- the coil that is under the unit is most likely completely matted up with dust. This needs to be cleaned. With the unit off use a vacuum cleaner, brushes -- any way you can devise to get rid of all the accumulated dust.

Because I can not think of what water could be dripping on to make a sizzling sound - or where that water be coming from - I'm going to suggest you call in a professional on this one.

There shouldn't be any condensate that can drip on anything. The clogged up coils underneath could cause the freezer not to cool properly.

A burnt smell sounds like electrical - and that's why I'm concerned.
Don

Mar 24, 2012 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

My fridge works fine but sometimes the freezer will stop working and you can here a sizziling sound coming from the back like water dripping and hitting something hot. I unplug and plug back in and it...


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

This is just the normal operation...specifically the defrost cycle every frost free unit must cycle through every 8-12 hours.

You are correct, the sizzle is water (from the melting ice) dripping onto the defrost heater. It is all normal so no need to worry.

Thank you for choosing FixYa today. Please take a moment to rate your experience here.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Aug 15, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

When the ice maker start to rotate there is very loud noise


Dripping sound.
During the defrost, water draining from the freezer section will drip into the pan by your compressor in the back and bottom of your refrigerator.
* Air rushing or blowing.
There is a fan in the freezer section and in some models in the back and bottom of your refrigerator to circulate air. This is a normal sound.
* Louder when starting or coming on.
Compressor operates at a higher pressure when first starting and noise should disappear as refrigerator continues to run and balance pressures.
* Popping, crackling, or sizzling about once a day.
If your model is self-defrosting, the defrost system utilizes a heater to remove the ice and frost from the freezer coil. During this period you will hear some expansion noises as heat is applied to the coil and you may experience some sizzling sounds as the melting water drips on the heater.
* Running water.
If you have an ice maker equipped model, the ice maker will call for water as the old batch of cubes is ejected and the ice maker starts to make more cubes. This will last for about 10 seconds and is normal.
* Vibrating or rattling noises

Sep 22, 2009 | Kenmore 25.1 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

2 Answers

Water dripping in the freezer We have side by side kenmore fridge and freezer and filtered water. I just opened the freezer and heard dripping of water behind back cover. It sounded as water is hitting...


this IS normall. the freezer is just in defrost cycle. the heat elements are on and defrosting the evaporator. you are hearing the water hitting the elements and running to the drain. this is normall, does it every day, just the first time you happen to notice it. shane

Aug 25, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer malfunction


Drain hole is clogged behind the panel that covers the coils. I found a peice of solder blocking mine. Water was freezing on the bottom of the freezer and leaking out to the floor.

Aug 04, 2009 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Sound of water dripping on something hot


don't worry about it. there is a defrost heater to melt ice off the evaporator when in defrost mode. happens about every eight hours. the sizzling noise is water dripping on the heater

Sep 25, 2008 | Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side...

1 Answer

Falling water hits something hot in freezer and causes sizzle sound


the sizzling noise is water hitting the defrost elememt and this is normal - shows the defrost system is working. if water comes on the floor of the freezer, this may be the drain for the defrost water is blocked. remove the freexer back panel and the drain is in the tray where the defrost water is caught. if it is blocked - usually with ice - clear it with hot water and make sure the water drains freely. takes some patience and maybe several attempts

Jul 13, 2007 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25IN Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool GC5SHEXNS Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

275 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...