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

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?

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. 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.

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by Manage My Life
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'.
by Manage My Life
October 11th, 2012
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Nancy Pawlick
Is this something that we need to fix?
Nancy Pawlick
I have the ame issue with my freezer. Now i am hearing that on my fridge ( side by side kitchen aid).
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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.
by Manage My Life
October 10th, 2012
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