I had this noisy Hotpoint refrigerator. At least, I thought it was noisy, making a high-pitched noise, but when I replaced it for a new one, GE model GTR15BBRRCC, it's just as loud. Maybe it's my ears.
I got it through ***** and 2 repair people listened to it and said it was not unusual, but I still think it's loud.
At the ***** store, they had a Kenmore #64522, and on their website is also an Amana ATB1504ARW. The Kenmore in the store sounded quieter than this GE, but their store has 4 speakers going at once and the appliances are near the stereo systems, so it wasn't like hearing it with a quiet background.
These are all top freezer, no ice maker, frost free. My main constraint is the 28" width. The Kenmore at the store is a little too deep and the Amana is the right depth, but not at the store so that I could hear it before buying.
One difference between the Kenmore and this GE is that the Kenmore had wires (coils?) on the back, and the GE doesn't, they're enclosed or something. I don't know if that's a difference in the sound.
The high-pitched loud sound seems to come from below the refrigerator, as if small coils are vibrating or something.
Does anybody have experience with which refrigerators are quietest? Especially in this 28" size (fairly small, a little larger than a studio apt fridge).
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