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Refrigerator Noise - Gurgling

Gurgling Noise in the Refrigerator

Cooling Cycle

  • A gurgling sound may be heard as the refrigerator shuts off after a cooling cycle, as the refrigerant flows through the cooling system's tubes.
  • When the doors are open and/or closed, a gurgling sound may also be heard. This is part of the cooling cycle.
  • Both are part of normal operation.

Opening the Doors

  • A gurgling sound may be heard when opening and closing the doors, as water equalizes in the drain tube as air is forced through it.
  • This is part of normal operation.
  • This is more common during a time of high humidity.