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GC5SHEXNS00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Water Inlet Valve Buzz

PotRoastMan

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Location
MN
Model Number
GC5SHEXNS00
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
Fridge was dripping at the in door water dispenser, so I replaced the Water Inlet Valve:

Fixed the drip, but the valve has a very obvious buzz when dispensing water through the door (It does not buzz when filling the ice tray). A loud buzz/electrical noise while the solenoid is activated.
I got a replacement, and swapped it a 2nd time, and it still buzzes!!

What can I do to fix it or is this just the way it is...?
 

Jake

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Did the original one buzz?

Did you run 10 full glasses of water through the water dispenser and see if the buzz stopped?

Take a video of the buzz noise and upload it here or on Youtube.

Jake
 

PotRoastMan

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It has quieted down after filling a couple pitchers of water. The last one got quieter too, only to get louder again a few days later. I'll keep my ears open and post an update if the sound returns!
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
 
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