Brand New Fridge Making Noise (Causes & Fix)

Is your brand new fridge making noise and you are wondering what could be wrong?. if so, keep reading this guide to know what the possible causes could be and how to fix it if there is any problem.

But first of all before you panic about what could be wrong with your fridge. Let me start by saying that it is important to know that refrigerators are not the quietest appliance you can find in the kitchen.

Brand New Fridge Making Noise

Sometimes, we get all worked up when we hear any sound coming from the fridge. If unless you bought a fridge with a quiet tag on it, there is a high chance that you will hear some noise from it once in a while and those are normal sounds. They are part of the normal operation of the fridge.

You may be wondering what are some of the sounds you are likely to hear from a normal running refrigerator or fridge.

Brand New Fridge Making Noise: Normal Possible Sounds

Here are some of the sounds you are likely to hear from a brand new fridge that is normal and should worry you.

So if you are hearing any of these sounds, you shouldn’t be alarmed. The only time you should be concerned is if the sound is unusual.

Normal Defrost Sounds

These are normal sounds you might hear when the defrost process is on in the fridge.

  • Sizzling or hissing: This is a sound heard when water is dripping on the theater as it runs into the drain pan.
  • Dripping: Water running into the drain pan in the back of the refrigerator compartment
  • Popping or cracking: Wall inside the refrigerator contracts when the refrigerator cools for the first time or when it defrosts.

Normal Operating Sounds

Below are possible sounds you can hear when the fridge is in normal operation mode

  • Gurgling: There are two possible reasons why you might hear gurgling sounds in your refrigerator.  Firstly, you might hear a gurgling sound when you close or open the freezer or refrigerator, this is the water equalizing in the drain pan when the air is forced through the tube.  The second is the refrigerant pressure equalizing in the tubing.
  • Rattling or Vibrating: This could be the water flowing through the waterline or the refrigerant flowing through the cooling systems.
  • High-pitched or pulsating sound: Compressor or fans adjusting to optimize compressor or fans adjusting to optimize performance.

 Normal ice maker sounds

If you have a refrigerator or freezer, I am sure you are familiar with an ice maker. You might hear sounds that include:

  • Cracking: Ice cubes being ejected from the ice maker, followed by a crashing sound of the cubes falling into the ice storage bucket.
  • Buzzing: This can be caused by the water valve opening to fill the ice maker.
  • Thumping or hammering: Water supply line banging against the wall or back of the refrigerator during the filling cycle. If this sound seems excessive, check the supply line behind the refrigerator.
  • Snapping: The sound will be heard about 4 seconds after removing glass from a dispenser. This is the sound of the dispenser chute closing.
  •  Clicking noise: May be heard after a power shortage. This stems from the compressor trying to re-start itself. The noise could last for 3 to 5 minutes.

Is your brand new fridge still making very unusual sounds other than the above sounds, if so, then it’s time to contact your fridge manufacturer and see if there is something they can do like a possible return or a professional to assist you in fixing it?

Final Words on New Refrigerator Noises

A Fridge can make various types of noises when in normal operation. You also have to keep in mind that the surface you are standing on can amplify its sounds. Hard surfaces such as the floor, walls, and cabinets can crease the smallest noise your refrigerator is making,

To fix this, try to adjust the position of the fridge or place the fridge on an anti-vibrational mat to absorb loud sounds.


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