Whirlpool Refrigerator Unusual Noises
You may hear a hissing noise when refrigerant is flowing through the cooling system — this is normal and nothing to worry about.
Why is my refrigerator making a gurgling or dripping noise?
Gurgling or dripping noises are generally normal refrigerator sounds that may occur when ice melts during the defrost cycle and water runs into the drain pan. If you notice water spillage from your refrigerator along with the dripping noise, contact a certified technician, as it may indicate a leak.
Why is my refrigerator humming or pulsating?
You may hear a humming or pulsating sound if your refrigerator’s ice maker isn’t connected to the water supply, but the water valve is still opening and closing. Check that the ice maker is turned off if your refrigerator isn’t connected to a water supply.
Why is my refrigerator making noise like creaking or cracking?
If your fridge has an ice maker, you may hear a creaking or cracking sound as ice is ejected from the ice maker mold and falls into the bin. This is a normal refrigerator noise.
Why is my refrigerator or freezer making noise like popping?
A popping noise is a normal sound a refrigerator makes as its inside walls contract and expand, which may happen as it cools down for the first time or defrosts.
Why is my refrigerator compressor noise lasting so long?
New refrigerators have a high-efficiency compressor. This refrigerator part may run longer than older models in order to consume only the energy necessary for optimum efficiency. This is normal, and you may also hear it if the room is warm, a lot of food was just added, or if the doors are open often or were accidentally left open.