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Product Help | Whirlpool

Humming Noise - Side by Side Refrigerator

Possible Solutions


Your new refrigerator will probably make different sounds or noises than your previous refrigerator. 

  • A humming noise may come from the compressor or fans as they adjust to optimize performance.  On some models, the fans will temporarily turn off when the doors are opened and will resume once the doors are closed. 
  • This is part of normal operation.

Is the refrigerator level? 

It is important to ensure the refrigerator is level. A properly leveled refrigerator will help with the overall proper operation of the refrigerator. Check to make sure the floor under the refrigerator is level.  If the floor is not level shims may need to be used to properly level the refrigerator. Please refer to your Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions for specific leveling information for your refrigerator.


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