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mhurwitz 8th February 2018 04:25 PM

Quiet Refrigerator!
 
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone knew of a good quiet refrigerator (North America). We just moved into a new place and every 45 mins the refrigerator starts its compression cycle and gets up to 50 dbA for 15 mins. It's intolerable. Any models that run under 40dbA? I'd much prefer a constant lower hum than this.
Thanks!

didlisquat 8th February 2018 04:36 PM

The Kitchen Aid one in our kitchen is pretty quiet. I can't say the same for the different brand one out in the garage.

mhurwitz 8th February 2018 04:43 PM

@ didlisquat Is it french doors? Top mounted? Any other details you can provide? Model #?

didlisquat 8th February 2018 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mhurwitz (Post 13128295)
@ didlisquat Is it french doors? Top mounted? Any other details you can provide? Model #?

It's a model that is around six years old and it looks like stores don't sell them anymore :

http://www.sears.com/kitchenaid-19.8...p-04609849000P

French doors with the freezer on the bottom. This might be the closest one without the icemaker :

Shop KitchenAid 20-cu ft Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker (Stainless steel) ENERGY STAR at Lowes.com

Mine isn't stainless steel, so that could probably bring the price down a little bit.

Synth Guru 13th March 2018 08:32 PM

I highly recommend the Kenmore brand. kfhkh

I have a Kenmore Elite and it's super quiet. :cowbell:

mikefellh 13th March 2018 11:52 PM

The problem is any fridge can start out quiet...but with wear noise levels can increase.

FreshProduce 14th March 2018 02:08 PM

Bro it's 2018.. you're gonna have to get a fridge that costs $9000 and streams all your favorite shows if you want it to keep your food cool without making too much noise.

Oh and you're gonna have to replace that in 2 years with a newer model or they'll lower the speed on it.

No-one wants a fridge with low bandwidth

Synth Guru 16th March 2018 07:13 PM

The only loud noise coming out from my fridge are the noisy ice cubes. :lol:

WSand123 30th March 2018 12:29 PM

We bought subzero bi-48s last year, and it's mega-quiet.

ron_aron 28th July 2019 08:47 PM

quiet
 
I been searching for quiet refrigerator for a while since my kitchen and living room is in the same open space.

There are several recommendations out there but it seems that the best quiet models are of LG or Samsung [quote]The most Quiet Refrigerators on the market - Buzzrake

Bushman 28th July 2019 09:20 PM

I don’t trust that people who joined GS today and immediately resurrected a 15 month old thread aren’t living under a bridge. Assuming that you read the article you attached, you probably already have as much information as you are likely to get.
Why don’t you research trolling motors...you know, for fishing.

ron_aron 1st August 2019 03:17 PM

First, I didn't even noticed the date on the thread as I found it on Google. Second, I do not live under a bridge. I live in San Mateo, CA, on David St. You should come by some day... you know, for fishing.

Bushman 1st August 2019 07:14 PM

San Matteo has an excellent bridge. Can you see it from where you are? Thanks for the invitation, but I usually avoid fishing.
Go retro. An icebox makes zero noise and lowers your electric bills. Do they still deliver block ice in the Bay Area?

joeq 17th August 2019 12:42 AM

Just get one of those USB controlled "on air" lights that lights up when you go into record mode, but wire something up so that when the light comes on, the power to the fridge goes off.


The fridge would only be off during actual recording and come right back on, so little chance of the ice cream melting.

FreshProduce 17th August 2019 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by joeq (Post 14153425)
Just get one of those USB controlled "on air" lights that lights up when you go into record mode, but wire something up so that when the light comes on, the power to the fridge goes off.


The fridge would only be off during actual recording and come right back on, so little chance of the ice cream melting.

I read this other obscure article that said ice cream is the missing factor in most hit records these days cellfone

Bushman 17th August 2019 02:21 AM

I thought too much ice cream led inexorably to an absence of hits. Tillamook Oregon Strawberry has ruined more audio careers than cheap meth.