Your new ice maker may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor and walls can make the sounds louder than they actually are.


The following list describes the sounds that might be new to you and what may be causing them.


  • Rattling noises: May come from the flow of the refrigerant or the water line. Items stored on top of the ice maker can also make noises. Make sure the unit is leveled properly.

  • Pulsing or high-pitched sound: The high efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.

  • Water running or flowing: Water flowing into the unit or draining may make a gurgling or splashing sound.

  • Fan noise: You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.

  • During the harvest cycle, you may hear the sound of ice cubes falling into the ice storage bin.