August 24, 2014
Hello - Congratulations on your new freezer! This is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you.
In additional to the compressor, there are other operating sounds which are considered normal:
~ Boiling, gurgling, knocking, moaning, groaning, popping.
These normal operating sounds occur while the unit is cooling. Placing more food in the freezer can dampen the noise and diminish the compressor's run time. (The cold foods insulate each other.)
~ Compressor running or whining.
~ The normal expansion and contraction of the freezer liner in which the condenser is located.
~ Wooshing sound
When the door or lid is opened, cold air rushes out of the freezer, and warm air rushes in. This causes a temporary vacuum until the freezer temperatures equalize, and you may hear a wooshing or air flow noise for up to one minute while the pressure inside the freezer equalizes with the surrounding environment. The sound you hear is normal, and is simply confirmation that the freezer is sealing tightly.
We recommend allowing several hours after each one-step adjustment of the temperature control for the freezer to stabilize.
We hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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