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Whistling/vacuum noise coming from the freezer after closing the door on our Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go refrigerator.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
October 11th, 2012

When closing the freezer door on our new Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go bottom freezer refrigerator, M# 795.72062.212, there is a whistling/vacuum noise coming from the freezer compartment. It sounds like the are is being sucked out of the freezer. Is this a normal sound?

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Upright Vacuums , Appliances
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Thanks for contacting

. I understand your concern with the refrigerator making a whistling noise when closing the door. We are here to help. When you close the freezer door, the warm air inside the freezer is being compressed. Also, the warm air is being cooled rapidly. This will create that noise which is normal. Biguggy did a good job explaining what is going on. I hope this helps.

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

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October 11th, 2012
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Rich - I believe the noise you are hearing is caused by air leaking into the freezer section. What happens when you open the door is that the cold air inside 'falls out' and is replaced by warmer air from the room where the appliance is located. When the door is closed the wormer air now inside is rapidly cooled by the contents of the freezer and it volume decreases, or tries to, this causes a temporary partial vacuum, this will draw in air from the room until such time as the air pressure on either side of the door is the same.

Should you try to open the door whilst the 'whistling' is taking place you may find it a little more difficult to pull open than when everything is 'quiet'.
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The whistling sound can be concerning. I did some research on your model number but was not able to find out why is it making the whistling sound. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope tat everything works out.
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October 10th, 2012
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