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Noise at end of refrigerator cooling cycle

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    At the end of "some cycle" I guess the cooling cycle. i.e. when you hear the refrigerator running. There is a noise. Quite frankly it sounds like a solenoid valve going shut. Not all that loud but loud enough so if you are in the vicinity, you hear it. Yes, I have tried to listen for it to see if I could physically locate where it is coming from. Sooner or later I get tired if waiting for the unit to stop running, or I get interrupted, or on occasion, it doesn't make the noise. It definitely is not the ice maker solenoid. I also have taped any tubing against the back of the refrigerator to ensure that it isn't slapping against it and over amplifying the noise.
The refrigerator is about nine years old.

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  • bobthebldr Jun 22, 2008

    A stated, this is not a constant noise. It sounds like a solenoid valve going shut at the end of the cycle. Not a continuous noise like a rattle or a squeak.

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