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Humming or Crackling Noise on an Induction Cooktop

Humming or Crackling Noises on your Whirlpool Cooktop

A low humming sound may occur during cooking. This is caused by the amount of energy transmitted from the appliance to the cookware. The sound will quiet or go away when the power is turned down. 

A crackling sound may also occur when cookware consisting of different materials is used. The noise is caused by vibrations in the joint faces between the different layers. It may change depending on the amount and type of food being cooked. If desired, try a different power setting or cookware.

NOTE: People with a pacemaker or similar medical device should use care when standing near this induction cooktop while it is on. The electromagnetic field may affect the pacemaker or similar device. Consult your doctor, or the manufacturer of the pacemaker or similar medical device for additional information about its effects with electromagnetic fields of the induction cooktop.

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