1. The following sounds are normal and are usually an indication that the refrigerator is operating properly:
• Compressor: Humming sound
• Gas expansion: Boiling, gurgling or hissing sound.
• Defrosting: Water flowing sound
2. If the sound is not normal, do as follows;
• Check that the refrigerator is level.
• Check the defrost water drain-pan on top of the compressor.
• Inspect the compressor mounts.
• Regularly cleaning your refrigerator keeps odor away. Clean the inside of the refrigerator with a sponge, lukewarm water or carbonated water.
- Adjust the temperature control knob setting to the right cold temperature.
- Make sure it is not overloaded.
- Check for air flow restrictions round the sides, back and top of the refrigerator.
- Check the door gaskets for damage and always make sure that the door is properly closed.
- Check if the light goes off when you close fridge.
- Check if the unit is not close to heat source or direct sunlight or if the unit is not in a poorly ventilated area.
• Switch unit off at socket and check that the bulb is screwed in tightly, if yes maybe the bulb has blown and needs to be replaced.
- Check if gasket is sealing and also check if the door / lid is closing properly.
- Check if the thermostat is not set up high
- Check the drain trough for blockage.
- Check if the drain-pan on top of the compressor is upright and secure.
- The ambient room temperature may be high.
- Large amounts of warm food might have been put in the refrigerator recently. Warm food causes longer running of the refrigerator until the food has cooled down.
- Doors might have been opened frequently or left ajar for a long time. Warm air that enters into the refrigerator causes the refrigerator to run for longer periods.
- The refrigerator is adjusted to a very low temperature.
- The door seal of the fridge or freezer may be worn out, broken or not properly seated. A damaged/broken seal causes the refrigerator to run for a longer period of time in order to maintain the current temperature.
• Heating tubes are located beneath the surface to prevent condensation on a cold surface. There might be humidity in the air; this is quite normal in humid weather. When the humidity is less, condensation will disappear.
• When the door is closed and opened immediately thereafter, warm air which entered the refrigerator causes a pressure difference which tends to suck the door closed momentarily. Wait a little while and the door should open easily once more.
- Leaving the door ajar
- Putting warm or hot food in the fridge.
- Very cold ambient conditions.
- Highly humid ambient conditions.
- Frequent opening and closing of the door.
- Switching the thermostat to a colder degree.
- Storage of food containing liquid in open containers.
- Not covering the food stored in open containers with a suitable cover.
- Wipe the condensation using a dry cloth and decrease the amount of time the door is left open or use it less frequently.
• The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very low temperature. Rectify it.
• The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very cold temperature. Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree and check.
• Check if your plug is switched on ( where you plugged the fridge).
• Check if your thermostat is not switched off ( the knob inside your fridge).
• Check if your main power supply is ON (check your circuit breaker or if you have power units).
• Plug another unit on that fridge plug ( if the appliance work then call our Technical desk).
Do you have any questions in your mind?
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