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Noises when starting up

I get knocking sounds when the refrigerator starts its cooling cycle. The unit is firmly on the floor on all four legs. The sound is randum. Its not a banging sound but like a child makes with his tougue at the roof of his mouth. Its been doing this sbout 6 months with no signs of cooling problems.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    it makes that rare noise two o three times every hour.

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Mine also makes a knocking noise...like someone's at the door (it freaks the dog out every time). The customer support people say it's normal and so far it hasn't died after two years, so I guess it's not a problem.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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I have the same. technician said it's the compressor and it's "normal". but it's annoying. he said some models make more noise than others.

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

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If you have it, the owners manual will describe what strange sounds it makes. It sort of sounds like normal popping that the system makes when the refrigerant flashes to a gas in the evaporator section. This sometimes happens with age and is fairly normal. If that's what it is there's no cause for alarm. I can't think of anything else that would make the noise you describe.

Posted on Feb 27, 2007

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