The normal operation of your refrigerator will cause some normal sounds. High efficiency refrigerators run longer than traditional models, but at a lower speed to save energy.

Fan Noise


  • There is a fan inside your refrigerator which helps to maintain the temperature you have selected.
  • Whirring is common when the refrigerator is first plugged in, when the doors have been opened often or for an extended period of time and when a large amount of food has been added.
  • A change in fan speed as the refrigerator responds to changes in temperature due to door openings. 

Water /Sizzle Sounds


  • A drip sound may be heard when defrost water is dripping into the pan beneath the refrigerator. 
  • The icemaker will make a loud noise when cubes are dropped into the bucket. 
  • A click then a water rush sound can be heard when the icemaker fills with water. This sound may be heard once or multiple times. 
  • A sizzle sound may be heard on self-defrost models. This is produced when water drips on defrost heaters.

Other Sounds:


  • A clicking/clock sound can be heard when the defrost timer switches on and off. 
  • A click sound can be also be heard when the temperature control unit turns the unit on and off.   
  • A cracking or popping sound can be heard when evaporator coils are cooling after defrost. 
  • Humming is a common noise that comes from the compressor and is a part of making your refrigerator run efficiently.
  • A boiling, or gurgling sound can be heard when the unit is running. This is caused by the circulation of refrigerant. 
  • A whooshing noise when closing the doors is the pressure in the refrigerator equalizing.
  • Vibration or rattling can occur if the refrigerator is not leveled properly. For leveling instructions, consult your Owner's Manual.

If you continue to have problems, please contact Haier Appliances at 1-877-337-3639 or visit to arrange service.