For an easy life: Don't buy Whirlpool!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Nosc

Whirlpool. Noisy fridge. Appalling customer service. Was told that it's just a noisy fridge. Tough. Constant buzzing is driving me nuts. But.....I am to accept that it's not a malfunction....just a noisy fridge.....Disgraceful

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Feb 14, 2024
new maytag washer trash NEW
by: capt kirk

we purchased a new maytag washer now 1 month old noisy bad noise loud, purchased from lowes, hattiesburg, ms- manager says its your baby, we sold it now you must deal with maytag mfg warranty. cost over $1000.00 can'get repair for 2 weeks, only 1 repairman available, don't want a washer that hasn't lasted a month and now having to repair it, oweing $1,000. yet to be paid, trash. don't buy any product of whirlpool mfg. read all the reviews. you'll regret it!
capt kirk

Jan 31, 2024
VERY Loud Compressor Noise NEW
by: Anonymous

My wife and I recently bought a french door Whirlpool fridge, Model WRX735SDHW08 and am waiting for Lowe's to come back to pick up the unit as we returned it within the initial 48 hour period. My bad for not reading the reviews on Lowe's site first. Just like here, lots of low reviews due to excessive noise. One guy described the unit's compressor hum as a lawn mower noise, but to me, it actually sounds like a clothes dryer in its final high-speed spin cycle. It is continuous and is driving me crazy. I refuse to subject myself to that grating sound. Nor do I think I could ever get used to it. Think "pure radio static" or "nails on chalkboard". As such, it absolutely needed to go back and I am so appreciative that I did not miss the 48 return deadline. A real shame since, otherwise, we liked the unit.

Dec 29, 2023
Noisy Whirlpool tefrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

If i would know that Whirlpool refrigerator is so noisy i wouuld never buy one. Technitian came to check and he said it is normal sound. I measured with decibel meter and on front of refrigerator is 55db and on rear is 68db. That is not normal according to info on is claim that normal moise is 30 to 50 and 47db is normal. Whirlpool i wouldn't recommend to frend.

Nov 03, 2023
Annoying buzz NEW
by: Anonymous

Yep. Mine is buzzing. Less than a month old. I pulled the back panel off, likely the compressor fan is touching something. I haven't found a permanent fix yet. Everything else is working fine. Model WRS588FIHZ

Sep 26, 2023
Extremely noisy refrigerator compressor NEW
by: Anonymous in California

Anybody interested in filing a class action against Whirlpool? Email me here at (I use private relay for privacy)

My brand new whirlpool refrigerator (WRT318FZDW) is extremely noisy and is less than one week old. The loud buzzing noise is constant and comes from the compressor vibrations. I unplugged for 10 seconds, and that did not resolve the issue. I documented the noise via video recordings with peaks at 83 decibels. My brand new unit is under warranty, yet Whirlpool Customer Support has declined to provide support. They declined to respond to my emails. I reached out on Facebook, and they blocked me on Facebook Messenger. I called Support to request to speak with a supervisor to seek resolution, but the support agent refused and she hung up on me.

I scheduled a certified service tech who was lying through his teeth, pretending he could not hear anything. He refused to inspect the unit. However, I recorded our conversation, in which we can hear the loud buzzing noise coming from the compressor vibration, which sounds louder than our conversation.

This refrigerator is advertised by Whirlpool as "quiet cooling". But the compressor noise exceeds 83DB (normal conversation is 60DB). Consumer laws prohibit misrepresentation.

It was purchased $1k + taxes + delivery, and it is under warranty. But Whirlpool declined to provide support on units that are under warranty. Consumer laws enforce warranty rights.

I think I have a strong legal claim. If you experienced the same issues, please email me, and we can file a class action together.

Aug 20, 2023
Agreed NEW
by: Anonymous

Yep! Just bought one and it’s driving my wife crazy.

Jul 29, 2023
Loud! NEW
by: Gg

Bought the basic top freezer whirlpool. Very loud. Constant humming. I returned it. Don't buy one.

Jul 28, 2023
New Whirlpool fridge is really loud 😳 NEW
by: Anonymous

So my new whirlpool fridge runs loud but what really drives me craving is a intermittent humming that kinda sounds like a cow mooing off in the distance. I may go mad!! 🤪

Jan 07, 2023
Noisiest refrig ever NEW
by: tom Pollock

Purchased a Whirlpool side by side this past summer. Replaced a 10 yr old Samsung. Too bad I could not have given it a test ride at the dealership!
Every time the compressor is engaged it sounds like an old jalopy in a 1930's cartoon. No excuse for that. Absolute junk in my opinion.
Shame on me for keeping it.

Dec 20, 2022
Stay away from Whirlpool NEW
by: Douglas Merck

Have had this refrigerator for 7 years repair man had been here to fix 3 times in 7 years. Freezer isn’t working fridge ain’t working. Lights come on unplugged plugged back in turned off turned back on. Nothing going to lose about $400 in freezer not even mentioning the deer I’m going to lose. Buy any other brand except Whirlpool. My number is +17249803990 if anyone doesn’t believe me

Dec 03, 2022
whirlpool side-by-side the noisiest appliance in the kitchen NEW
by: t double b

Purchased a Whirlpool 20.6 cu-ft side-by-side refrigerator to replace a 20+ year old refrigerator. When plugged in for the 1st time, the compressor noise was significant, much louder than my 20 year old fridge. I figured once it got up to operating temperature it would quiet down, it never did. I checked the decibel level after a couple of days and it read between 60 to 64 dB's. Note: 30 to 50 dB's is considered average room noise, noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing. I'm very concerned with the constant noise. For the first time ever, I can't wait for an appliance to fail, and after reading through this post it won't take long. Shame on you Whirlpool.

Nov 17, 2022
We call it Wheezy! NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought Whirlpool fridge in May 2022. Right away noise a lot louder than just fridge humming Contacted retailer and was told to contact Whirlpool. Can't get anyone on the phone of course. Repair person came out and ordered new fan and installed. No difference. Have to close bedroom door so can sleep at night. Makes noises multiple times a day. Had repair person come out again and said they would contact Whirlpool for solution. Been 2 weeks and no call back. Called and still no reply. Worst post purchase support I have ever encountered so far. Will contact their customer service but I am not optimistic. Reading other comments here looks like a bought a dud fridge. Should have done better research.

Nov 15, 2022
Want to smash it to bits NEW
by: Anonymous

New Whirlpool side by side arrived today. Buzzing is so loud it’s making the floor and walls vibrate. How do we make this constant buzzing (like fluorescent lights but way louder) stop? It needs to stop before we destroy the fridge.

Nov 14, 2022
We have been lucky NEW
by: T B

Bought a 27 side by side in 1997, still using it 25 years later although it has been rusting on the front for years; covered up with white contact paper for the win. Never serviced, still runs great. I guess they made them better back in those days.

Nov 14, 2022
Whirlpool Fridge is Junk NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought Whirlpool Model WRS555SIHZ in June 2022. It failed in October 2022. Technician showed up in about a week and said new compressor needed. And someone would come and install parts. Evidently parts are not available and will not be available for another month or so. It is almost impossible to get any information or help from Whirlpool.

Nov 06, 2022
Having same problem NEW
by: FJF

I have been dealing with the same problem for 6 months now. I measured the sound level at 62 db. After first complaining they sent out a tech, a young man fresh out of repair school. He came in listend and said, sounds normal to me. I asked if he had sound meter to test it. He replyed No we do not use test meters. I asked what are the sound level specs for this model. He replyed No they do not have sound level specs. So i asked how do you define normal without testing and without sound specs? I say 62db is not normal. He could not answer, just saying it sounded normal.

After i started a small claims lawsuit Whirlpool HQ starting talking with me. So far they have offered a 65% refund. I said No i want a 100% refund. We are still talking now.

Oct 29, 2022
Whirlpool fridge… big big mistake in purchasing! NEW
by: Anonymous

Noisy,noisy,noisy fridge. There is no longer any peace and quiet in the home. Whirlpool customer service is horrible. They DO NOT CARE! There is no such thing as customer satisfaction. They will not replace fridge or fix the noise from this piece of crap! DO NOT BUY A WHIRLPOOL fridge.

Oct 22, 2022
Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer 25.2 NEW
by: Anonymous

My Whirlpool 25.2 refrigerator freezer is now 30 years old and I do not want to replace it. However, it appears that I may be in the market for a new one. My current refrigerator (side/by side) is mechanical and not the new digital fragile items available now. Truthfully, the only problem I ever have had was to replace the ice maker this past year. I know they tell me they don't make them like they use to and that is a shame for I truly have had a great appliance.

Based on this, is there a good option out there? Glass spill guard shelves, crisper, chilled meat keeper, snack drawer, adjustable door and interior shelves, plus ice and water thru the door and
more. Yes, it sounds like a love affair and it is. Now what is a good replacement option? One can only hope the is still a good Whirlpool out there.

Oct 14, 2022
Why would anyone troll an appliance review site? NEW
by: Anonymous

Another Whirlpool victim here.After waiting months I finally got my new 20.5 cu stainless steel top freezer refrigerator. I am so disappointed AND annoyed beyond belief. THE NOISE is unbearable and I don't know what to do. After reading these comments I know I'm not the only one.And why are the trolls calling us communists and saying we are lying. They must be Whirlpool dealers. Anyway, I feel your pain and agree that Whirlpool is junk just like everything else that is manufactured today.Corporations think it is perfectly okay and just want is to replace this junk every 5 years. Corporate greed. Keep speaking out!

Oct 07, 2022
Whirlpool refrigerator door squeaks NEW
by: Anonymous

Brand new side by side whirlpool refrigerator door squeaks. Tech came out, said not covered under warranty. He said get a shim to put under the roller because this refrigerator has no leveling feet. Bought shims. Still squeaks.

Jul 15, 2022
Delivery of Whirlpool fridge takes YEARs NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been waiting 517 days for my fridge. They sold me a product they hadn't manufactured yet. This feels like a scam. They must have the worst supply chains in the world.

Jul 01, 2022
69 decibels NEW
by: Anonymous

I know, first thought reading the title might be "nice" but I assure you that was not the sound experience. It was so loud that after waking up to it several times the first night was inspired to download a sound meter app to get a measure.

Apr 27, 2022
Whirlpool fridge is JUNK NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought 3 appliances, all Whirlpool including a Whirlpool side by side fridge 9/12/21. It’s SEVEN months later and it died. Lost entire fridge worth of food. Started making a weird louder buzzing noise clicking on and off. Then stopped cooling both sides. 5 days later independent tech says it’s the compressor, major repair, main component of the fridge. His company can’t even get the repair parts. Whirlpool has parts on back order for possibly MONTHS but will not replace fridge. Horrible customer service. Would not provide supervisor name or contact. Then tried to offer us an extended warranty on their piece of crap appliance!!!! I don’t think so. They expect us to go months with no fridge and a family?? Needless to say they lost our business forever. Every appliance we have is Whirlpool. No more….

Apr 20, 2022
Only 2 years old and a broken piece of junk
by: Molly R

Bought a Whirlpool model WRS588FIHBOO in late December of 2019. Here it is April of 22 and have had 2 repairmen look at. One didn't know how to fix but billed me anyway. The other told me I need a new door because WP ran wiring into door on left at the bottom and opening and closing of the door breaks the wires so now I have problems with the lights coming on (right now I have no lights because repairman said we need to "fool" refrigerator into thinking the lights are off otherwise warning light beeps constantly. He did get icemaker to working but dispenser of ice does not work so have to take ice bin out each time I need ice. A piece of junk from top to bottom. Last Whirpool appliance I will ever buy. For $1600 dollars this piece of junk lasted 2 years.

Apr 19, 2022
Whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought this piece of junk in November.The noise is terrible and won’t be fixed because it is not covered by the warranty. Wish I never bought it!

Apr 18, 2022
Poor Whirlpool Refrigerator Quality 2020 NEW
by: Anonymous

My 2 year old Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator is the noisiest refrigerator I've ever owned, and the diffuser has had to be replaced twice.
I cannot recommend Whirlpool refrigerators!

Mar 20, 2022
Humming is Annoying NEW
by: Anonymous

Very attractive fridge ruined by the loud humming that cycles on and off every 25-30 minutes. Would not have bought it had I known it was this loud. Can hear the humming through my ranch style house.

Mar 07, 2022
Stay Away From Whirlpool Refrigerators NEW
by: Anonymous

DO NOT buy …. Bought brand new side by side Whirlpool refrigerator less than 7 months old (still under warranty) is not working (freezer don’t freeze, everything in fridge spoils, ice-maker don’t make ice and when it did work was very loud!!! Only thing working is the light on the inside. Repairman said he has to order several parts and not sure when they will come in. Spent over $1900!!! DO NOT PURCHASE!!!!

Feb 17, 2022
Total Regret NEW
by: Anonymous

I really wish I came across this site before I bought my Whirlpool refrigerator. Like others have said, I've never experienced such a loud, noisy refrigerator before. I live in a 1 bedroom condo and I can hear it from anywhere in the home. It's so annoying and I wish I never bought it. Not to mention, the quality feels cheap compared to my previous 15 year old Kenmore refrigerator.

Feb 12, 2022
Noisy Whirlpool Refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Someone said it was like having R2D2 in your kitchen. I would say it's more like having R2D2 in your kitchen while he's passing a kidney stone. Never heard so many weird sounds coming from a refrigerator in my life.

Jan 18, 2022
What a piece of ….
by: Dennis

Okay, I really thought I was the only unlucky one, until a few minutes ago when I came across this page. My Whirlpool just makes this terrible sound when it starts, it’s comparable to the sound of a dump truck driving right by you. It’s loud enough to wake you up in the middle of the night. It does subside after a few seconds, but then the running fridge sound is also really annoying and distracting. I never believed it was possible, but after reading the comments here, I guess it’s just normal… Normal by Whirlpool standards!

Dec 17, 2021
Wirlpool SBS is junk NEW
by: Scot

My Whirlpool SBS is the worst major purchase I have ever made. It was defective as new. The factory repair people ruined my brand new hardwood floor by rolling the frig across it. The frig freezes the contents regardless of settings. The doors are constantly opening themselves. I have paid over $500 to independent repair technicians. The last one fess up that Whirlpool is such junk that they refuse to take factory service contracts.

You have been warned.

Dec 03, 2021
Just BAD - not a lemon NEW
by: Anonymous

If there was a lemon law for products my Whirlpool would be replaced the first year. My Whirlpool is about 6 years old but I am just fed up with it. Bought from Lowes, they replaced it within a month. Technician came out several times to take care of various annoyances. After that I just gave up.

The small drawer with separate temp control stopped working...didn't fix it. Numerous times the cheap plastic rollers broke on the freezer drawer...stopped fixing it. And it IS NOISY!

There are so many stupid filters to replace on this thing too. It's like owning a car.

My last fridge lasted over 10 years with no major issues. We replaced it because we were moving and wanted a bigger fridge - what a mistake by buying Whirlpool.

Beware, do your homework because there is an OEM that makes fridges for Whirlpool / LG etc. all the same. You might think you dodged a bullet because you didn't buy Whirlpool but you basically buy the same thing under a different brand!

Nov 09, 2021
Whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

I totally agree… I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE had a frig that makes this much noise. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER WHIRLPOOL AGAIN. I

Oct 31, 2021
Hate my fridge NEW
by: Anonymous

Refrigerator is only a little over a year old. Been making noise from day one, drives me nuts, contacted repairmen and it's always normal sounds. Never had a ref ridge that made this much noise. Never buy whirlpool again, they must be going backwards on their technoligy

Sep 22, 2021
Light NEW
by: Anonymous

First a drawer broke and I had to buy the whole thing. $200.00. Then one of the led lights started getting dim, $200.00. Then after a year the led light is again going dim. Called a so called licensed technician who said the one I bought the first time was the wrong one and now I needed another one. Another $200.00. My refrigerator started to leak water and I researched on line and found that the tubing had frozen and needed to be thawed out. Repair was $100.00. By now I could have bought another refrigerator. I hate this piece of crap. It is only 4 years old.

Sep 19, 2021
Noisy Whirlpool NEW
by: Anonymous

I have always purchased whirlpool appliances. I always loved them and never had any issues. I was a loyal customer until I purchased a new 28cft whirlpool side by side with ice and water. The noise level is atrocious. I live in a townhome where the kitchen and living room area are one. I have 3 bedrooms and I hear this loud humming all over my house. It disrupts my tv viewing. It is so annoying I can't stand it. I would return it and buy a different brand but there are no refrigerators to be had. I wish I had seen these comments before I bought, but my old whirlpool was not like this. I regret this purchase only for the loud humming lasting over an hour at a time.

Sep 05, 2021
Not only Whirlpool NEW
by: Karlin

So, I can say Samsung NoFrost fridges (like that very noisy too. The service said that it will go better in 2-4 weeks, but I'm not so sure ... My old fridge was 10 years old Zanussi and it was very silent.

Sep 03, 2021
Noisy huh? NEW

I have owned my Whirlpool for 3 months now and I can also hear the telephone sound people complain about. What I can't understand is how in the world there are this many crybabies in this country. It's barely audible and I thought it was funny when I heard it. I have perfect hearing and it is not an issue at all. As far as the ice goes, it's loud if the bin is completely empty but otherwise it's the same as any other fridge. You snowflakes need to grow a pair and move out of Mommy's house and get your own super soft running fridge so you can store all of your soy products. Wuss

Jul 28, 2021
Whirlpool Could Care Less NEW
by: Joe No Whirlpool

I just had my 7 month old whirlpool washing machine and my whirlpool refrigerator go out at the same time. I have to go a month without the washer while I wait on parts. I have to wait another 2 weeks before their repair man (or repair woman) to come out and tell me the 3 year old compressor is shot. Then I will have to wait for the parts to get here and a time when the service person can come out to fix it.

I wonder if it will do any good to say I’ll never buy another whirlpool appliance again because all brands pretty much sell nothing but junk now. The last good refrigerator I bought was a Kenmore I bought back in the 90’s that ran trouble free for 20 years. It stayed with the house I sold and I have no doubt it’s still running today.

To the person who said they were very happy with their refrigerator, all I have to say is give it a little time and you’ll be here complaining just like the rest of us.

Oh yes, I forgot to add the whirlpool representative I spoke to was so sorry this happened to me but really don’t give a damn that I’ll be a month without a refrigerator and washing machine

Jul 25, 2021
Whirlpool Refrigerator is a Piece of Junk NEW
by: Anonymous

Brand new from Lowes and it is a piece of junk. Worst refer I have ever had. Not even worth my time to write an in-depth review. Don't buy!

Jul 19, 2021
JUNK whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Service tecs and customer service department are a joke. All service dep. say(I'm so sorry) 1'st few service guy's just guessed on problem and replaced parts. so if you like to hear a loud refrigerator with absolutely no help from whirlpool and spent your hard earned money on junk. I have a new one here for $900. No guarantees. I guess if your hard of hearing it would be a perfect fit.

Jul 13, 2021
Loud as a Tank NEW
by: Anonymous

Whirlpools slogan should be "Nothing runs as loud as a Whirlpool" because no refrigerator does.

Jun 05, 2021
The worst ice maker ever! NEW
by: John Howard

It would seem that in the 2020’s they could make a decent ice maker! This Thing is so loud that visitors are shocked at it. It makes grinding noises and even with a half full bin, when a load falls it will wake everyone up in the house. While dispensing it always leaves one or two in the chute. Once those cubes melt a little they fall onto the floor. We always have a puddle during the day. Never again Whirlpool!

May 13, 2021
Love my new Whirlpool side by side NEW
by: oldned

In contrast to the many very questionable reviews about noise, I am VERY happy with my Whirlpool 28 cu.ft. side by side. Modern refrigerators run more than old ones because they use smaller, more efficient compressors, and the little internal fans run almost constantly to keep uniform temperatures inside. Now I'm sure some people are more sensitive than others to sounds, but my refrigerator is very quiet in the kitchen and totally inaudible in the rest of the house. Maybe y'all got defective ones, maybe not.. so good luck in finding something you're happy with.

Apr 28, 2021
Noisy Whirlpool side by side NEW
by: Anonymous

I too can't stand the sound. It is quiet for awhile but if you are a light sleeper and it kicks on again through the night it is awful. Earplugs as someone mentioned really are necessary. There should be some way to deaden the noise. Mine sounds like a low lying space ship and is totally annoying. I did see that noise was a factor when I purchased, but I didn't have much choice so had to go with Whirlpool. Do something to change this!! Totally unacceptable.

Apr 20, 2021
Stupid Noises NEW
by: Anonymous

It just sounds like a god-damned telephone is ringing every time you go near it. What kind of idiot designs this crap??

Apr 19, 2021
Frig Just Installed 4/17/2021 NEW
by: Sarasota FL

Lowes just installed this model: Whirlpool model WRS3155DHZ05 and it runs constantly and SO LOUD I can't stand it. The hum can be heard all over the house and I'm sick about it. Spend $1,800 on this. The prior Kenmore Elite didn't last 5 yrs and last week would not freeze or get cold in frig. This Whirlpool is absolutely horrible. I'm calling salesman at Lowes and Whirlpool directly. Hate the refrigerator. Perhaps a LG brand will be better.

Apr 17, 2021
Very Noisy NEW
by: Disappointed

After much research (apparently flawed) we ordered a WRS588FIHB side by side in August 2020. It finally arrived March 2021. We were soooo excited!
The excitement did not last long as we soon realized how much noise this unit makes! The rattling, gurgling noise almost never stops and can be heard throughout my 2400 sq ft house. It sounds like someone is playing bongos at a fast clip in the back bedroom. It is literally all I can hear.
I called the local appliance store from which we purchased the unit, only to hear the owner say "Welcome to modern refrigeration", which obviously was not what I wanted to hear.
Two service people from different companies came out and, like many others on this list, I was told these sounds are normal. I contacted Whirlpool and was told that there is nothing they can or will do since two service people say the unit is acting as designed.
I spent a year researching and listening to other refrigerators in people's homes and NEVER once heard the sound this refrigerator makes!
So, I cannot keep this unit because it is driving me crazy, and I'm afraid to buy another because the result may be no better. I've thrown away $1800.
Clearly, posting on this website doesn't change anything, other than to allow people to vent, but I'm posting anyway.
Suggestions on a replacement anyone?

Apr 14, 2021
rebranded whirlpool - ikea fridge, loud as heck NEW
by: Anonymous

Yeah, the ikea side-by-side I inherited with the home I purchased is super loud when it kicks on. There is a deep hum and a rattle. Cracking sounds. Water sounds, and if i ever use the ice, then the ice dropping in to the maker is enough to startle anyone in that room. The dimensions/capacity are good. If it weren't for the awful sounds it would be just fine.

Mar 19, 2021
Haters NEW
by: Max Power

All you communist that are writing your fake bad reviews on here will pay when you answer to God. Go ahead buy your Japanese crap box falling into the bin is a complaint? GET OUT, THIS COUNTY DOESN'T WANT YOU HERE! Its so loud when it starts it wakes me up. HOW ABOUT SHUT UP, YOU PANSY SUGAR TITS! CLEARLY YOU'RE NOT THAT TIRED!

Mar 08, 2021
Ridiculously Loud and runs constanly NEW
by: Anonymous

I absolutely despise this noisy piece of junk. I have to turn up my TV volume to try to offset the constant humming. A $2500 American made piece of junk. I am going to have to take a loss and sell this.

Mar 07, 2021
Not Happy with Whirlpool!
by: Dave

Do not buy any 18 Cu Ft Whirlpool Freezer-less Refrigerators in White or Stainless. All are garbage, between us and our friends we know, this
Whirlpool WRR56X18FW & the Model # WSR57R18DM are both garbage, even with the warrantee you will spend $400 to $700 in repairs in less than three years of owning this refrigerator. We strongly DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO BUY EITHER OF THESE REFRIGERATORS. The sad thing is, we always bought Whirlpool appliances in the past. We had one refrigerator last more than 12 years. A freezer lasted longer. A dishwasher that lasted more than 10 years. Everything now is designed to fail and not even affordable to fix and keep it. We are filling up landfills sites with all these garbage appliances now!

Feb 24, 2021


Feb 24, 2021
by: Anonymous


Feb 11, 2021
Make sure that you buy ear plugs if you buy a Whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

I bought the top of the line Whirlpool refrigerator three weeks ago. The noise levels and the constant running will drive you crazy. My fifteen year old refrigerator was much quieter than this piece of garbage.

My old frig died and I was in a rush to get a new one. I wish that I did more research.

It will cost me $500 to return it to the store so I will try to sell it online. There is no way that I can live with this noisy piece of junk

Whirlpool likes to brag that it is American made. Yes, American made garbage.

Feb 01, 2021
The noises are only part of the problem NEW
by: Anonymous

We were lucky to get any frig when we bought it in July of 2020, as nothing was in stock. It took 2 trips to install and the larger door still "flies" open and must be held. We were told it's so cheaply made it can't really be leveled. The water dispenser is hit or miss whether or not it will work. The design of the drawers is also very poor as is the water / ice dispenser. The builder also bought a range which is junk.

Jan 31, 2021
Horrible refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Purchased in July 2019 the the top freezer and within 2 weeks the frig motor or fan was so noisy and annoying could not stay in kitchen very long. Called Whirlpool who sent a technician to look and listen, and said that The cheaper Whirlpool frig ($800) sound that way due to cheap fans and motors made in China. That problem was enough to deal with, and in Oct 2020 the whole refrigerator turned into a freezer, everything in the frig freezes, despite using the lowest settings. I emailed Whirlpool and their response was could be too close to walls, which it is not. So, I have an $800 frig that is a piece of junk. So Beware of Whirlpool and their service . Very disappointed and frustrated with Whirlpool.

Jan 21, 2021
Buzz buzz buzz NEW
by: Sandy F

I just bought a brand new whirlpool refrigerator and the buzzing is driving me nuts.
Nothing is malfunctioning but I think it has something to do with the compressor. Makes me think I have a bearing that’s bad or a fluorescent light with a bad ballast. I have an open concept home and there’s no getting away from it.

Jan 21, 2021
Humming noise WHIRPOOL the worse NEW
by: Anonymous from Colombia

Humming noise ! 25 minutes of noise 25 minutes of tranquility.

4 technical visits , thousands of complaint. Not a positive technical services.
They came to measure Decibels and it went up to 47. But they say is law permitted.

We are buying another one. We can’t live with the WHIRPOOL refrigerator anymore.
Any silence refrigerator suggestions?

Dec 14, 2020
Whirlpool Refridgerator NEW
by: Anonymous

I bout mine about mine about 3 years ago, absolutely hate it. Noisy, ever since I purchased it. I should have had the guys take it back as soon as they plugged it in. I'll never purchase anything of theirs again!!! Constantly wakes me up, have to turn tv up everytime it runs and kitchen is right next to my bedroom.

Dec 02, 2020
Sleepless in Seattle (North Carolina) NEW
by: Adrian W

AGREE 100% with the comments posted. Our Whirlpool refrigerator WRX735SDHZ03 drips,gurgles and churns ALL night long. It occasionally takes a break then resumes all over again for complete 24/7 irritation coverage. I called Whirlpool customer service today and they are sending out a technician, but I am not optimistic based on the comments. Sadly, the owner's manual states 10 different noises/sounds (what a joke) that their units could make, basically covering themselves for this faulty product. Technology is supposed to have improved over the years....not gotten worse.

Nov 23, 2020
whirlpool—won't purchase due to obnoxious sounds NEW
by: Daniel

I live in a "luxury" (yeah, right) apartment community and we are blessed with all-whirlpool appliances. never in my near-40-years on this earth have i been so aggravated with a refrigerator—this beast is so loud, and like others on this page, i have been woken up by my dumb, loud refrigerator. the noise is beyond disruptive. whirlpool has done themselves a disservice by supplying their appliances in this community—it is the worst advertisement imaginable—i know i will not ever purchase their products for my home, and i am sure many others in the community feel the same.

Nov 22, 2020
by: Anonymous

Any suggestions on how to quiet my annoyingly loud Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator? Any suggestions on what refrigerator would be a quiet replacement? This is maddening...

Nov 22, 2020
If you're lonely, but a Whirlpool and you'll have a constant companion. NEW
by: Anonymous

My old GE refrigerator was dying a slow death, so thought it was time for a replacement. Based on extensive online research regarding reliability ratings, I decided to go with Whirlpool. From the second we plugged it in, it started - hums, groans, gurgling, purring, buzzing, churning - it was a cascade of noise that never stopped. It was like having R2D2 in your kitchen. When the condenser motor kicked in - and that was quite often - the noise would get so loud we had to turn up the TV volume in the next room. Whenever you used the water/ice dispenser you were treated to a new barrage of noises as it refilled. Also, when a new batch of ice was done, the cubes would make a racket as they fell crashing into the in-door holding chamber. I'm not exaggerating - this fridge would occasionally wake me up at night. I tried to get used to the noise, but it was giving me high blood pressure so I'm in the process of returning it (thank you Costco). My new GE fridge was just installed a couple of hours ago and it was an immediate improvement - peace has been restored. Honestly, even if the original Whirlpool was beyond the return window, I would have sold it on Craigslist for a song and bought something else. I hated it that much. 2 more non-noise issues with the Whirlpool: the doors were uneven so it looked crappy (the installation guy said that it was within tolerance levels and was just how it is) and it had casters instead of wheels so it was a bitch to move and scratched my hardwood floors. It was a failure in many respects. Bye bye Whirlpool - never again.

Nov 18, 2020
DON'T fridge doors afre rusting.. NEW
by: Anonymous

My Whirlpool fridge doors are rusting. After 2 1/2 years of normal care and cleaning. I was offered 50% off part replacement after regular service fee of $160.00 So unprofessional. MOD #: WRT318FZDM02. Customer service rep Jasmyn EMP # 3196 offered this. DON"T BUY WHIRLPOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!

Oct 21, 2020
Agreed Whirlpool Fridge is Loud! NEW
by: Anonymous

Wish I would have seen the reviews before I bought my Whirlpool fridge. It is SOOO LOUD! and customer service is rude and unhelpful. Sending it back one way or another.

Oct 17, 2020
New French door whirlpool sounds like a cicada NEW
by: Anonymous

The fan noise is acceptable but when the compressor kicks in there is a loud buzzing noise. It varies if I "rock" it like a vending machine, and it can vary on its own. It is level. It does remind me of a cicada.

Model WRX735SDHZ03

Much louder than the prior units from GE and Kenmore (still have the Kenmore and working after 30 years)

Oct 15, 2020
WRS588FIHZ Whirlpool NEW
by: Anonymous

Same problem
The control panel goes on and off giving me no ice and water.

Oct 12, 2020
Brand new french door Whirlpool is NOISY PIECE OF JUNK!
by: EdP

This is a new townhome and new appliances - all Whirlpool. The refrigerator noise is just deafening and incredibly frustrating as its an open plan lounge/diner/kitchen and we have to turnup the TV louder. This is totally not acceptable.

The noise is a constant loud hum/ buzz, then a cyclic loud hum. I am definitely not going to be buying another Whirlpool appliance as long as this continues.

Oct 01, 2020
High pitched buzzing NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had my Whirlpool french door refrigerator (WRF757SDHZ) for approximately two days. The near constant high-pitched buzzing noise is about to drive me insane period everyone in my house can hear it and Whirlpool states that this is"normal". I really loved this refrigerator but I cannot deal with this constant buzzing. We have an open concept floor plan and when we're sitting in the living room the sound from the refrigerator in the kitchen is driving us all nuts. Absolutely ridiculous for Whirlpool to say this is normal.

Sep 25, 2020
Top Freezer Whirlpool sounds like a wolf howling NEW
by: Anonymous

I hate my new top freezer Whirlpool fridge! I've had since June and the noises it makes while running is horrendous! It sounds like wolf howling, knocking, and sounds like it wants to fail. I talked to Whirlpool and they are going to send a tech to check it. But said if they think nothing is wrong, I'll be charged for the visit! Has anyone else had a tech come out only to deny there was a problem???

Sep 24, 2020
by: Anonymous


Sep 21, 2020
Constant Sound NEW
by: Anna

We just bought a Whirlpool and I told my husband I could hear a constant buzzing-like sound. Sometimes it's a sound goes up and down (not volume) -- different sound vibrations. It's driving me crazy. I know there is nothing that can be done. We would return the fridge but right now there are no refrigerators in stock due to the pandemic. The sound gets worse when you open the fridge but some kind of buzzing sound doesn't ever stop; there is always a high vibration in the background. An occasional sound is one thing but this is hard to endure.

Sep 13, 2020
Irritating buzzing since purchase
by: Pissed off

I bought a new refrigerator from Lowe's with an extended warranty and I absolutely hate this refrigerator! I called customer service too many times to count and finally a repair person came out. He was in my house literally 1 minute, listened to the noise and told me to put carpet underneath the fridge! Seriously!!!! I want to throw this crap at Lowe's front door! Never again! Whirlpool is garbage on every level to sell crap like this for thousands of dollars and know its malfunctioning!!! I'll try the sponge technique that the guy mentioned in the reviews because I've had it!

Aug 20, 2020
I solved the extremely loud noise from my whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

The repairman couldn't fix it. He said to put a carpet under our refrigerator.

But I solved the mystery. Whirlpool should pay me since a number of people returned their refrigerators because of the "drive you absolutely insane" noise.

The noise is from the metal hose in the back. I placed a sponge between the refrigerator and the hose. Taped it with duct tape.

Praise God! It worked.

I would appreciate a gift from Whirlpool.
Rose in Texas 💪

Aug 20, 2020
whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

I just purchased my new refrigerator.......Does anyone hear the ringing like a phone...It is driving me crazy!! Seems to happen when ever we open and closed or After you get ice or water. I read these complaints and maybe I should be happy it doesn't sound worse

Aug 04, 2020
Mind Searing Buzz NEW
by: Anonymous

Refrigerators did not used to make loud buzzing noises. So why do they now? The noise from this Whirlpool is so loud I can hear it one floor down. And it is a two toned buzz, with both both high and low frequencies that makes your brain fry. It scares the cat. What engineering team could possibly have created such a monster? Thank god I have a 30-day return policy from Lowe’s. They can not get it out of my house fast enough.

Jul 28, 2020
Noisy NEW
by: Marilyn

I researched fridges for noise levels before buying my whirlpool. Unfortunately this site didn’t come up. I now have a fridge that pops and crackles as the refrigerant runs through it and am told that’s normal. I have owned a several refrigerators in my life and this is a first. Always thought whirlpool was a top level manufacturer but have since changed my mind.

Jul 13, 2020
Freshflow filter NEW
by: Anonymous

Noisy freshflow filter wires can be accessed by taking out a 1/4 screw and the cover comes right off.

Jun 21, 2020
Noisy NEW
by: Anonymous

Our Maytage fridge died after 15 years of trouble free use. I bought top freezer Whirlpool from Home Depot. Home Depot said I could return it in 48 hours but then their agent said there was a restocking fee about $127 dollars. Or they could get Whirlpool to send me a replacement fridge. I thought maybe I was being too sensitive and give the chance for the fridge to settle in. Now I feel like I am hooped. The fridge only has a one year warranty. But I don't think I stand even having this fridge in the house! I've read some of the tips but don't feel comfortable opening the cardboard piece for fear it will void the warranty. I am hoping Home Depot will take some mercy on me and let me return it.

Jun 20, 2020
by: Kafold

I wish I would have seen these comments before I purchased my Whirlpool refrigerator. It is the loudest refig ever. I just got it yesterday and thought the noise would stop once it got cold. It is driving me insane also and will be returning it. What a POS. It got great reviews on NFM website. Those people must have some kind of hearing loss. Do not buy any Whirlpool refrigerator!!!!

Jun 17, 2020
Noisy Whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Don’t buy a Whirlpool refrigerator! The new ones are very noisy, and a repair man will tell you that this is normal. They chug and gurgle whenever they are running. You can hear them from other rooms. One reviewer said they were embarrassed by their refrigerator whenever they had company. I wish I had read that before I bought a Whirlpool refrigerator. Beware!

Jun 05, 2020
Help with disconnecting wires in air flie
by: Anonymous

I read that someone disconnected wires in the air flow to stop the noise. How do I find them? I don’t see any wiring when I open the latch to replace filter. Thank you in advance for help with this issue.

May 20, 2020
Noise coming from Fresh Flow Filter NEW
by: Anonymous

I unplugged the white connector piece attached to some wires inside of the fresh flow box and the noise completely stopped. Hope that helps someone.

May 19, 2020
Obnoxiously Loud/Embarissing customer ser
by: Anthony

I purchased a side-by-side Whirlpool
fridge(WRS325SDHZ01)for my kitchen
renovation.Unfortunately I didn't plug it in till after the 14 day return policy. If i would have I would of sent it back immediately.This refrigerator is so freaking loud and obnoxious that I can hear it in any room in the house including the downstairs bedroom. And it runs constantly.I've had two service men out to look at it they both say that there is nothing wrong with it that its just a loud model.Whirlpool says there's nothing they can do about it either because its broke. Any advice? Maybe class action lawsuit? Help??? Anyone?

May 17, 2020
by: Anonymous

I purchased a Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator in October 2019. So disappointed. When the compressor kicks on (actually, it rarely kicks off), it can be heard throughout my entire house - and I don't have a small house. It sounds like someone left a lawnmower running in my kitchen. In order not to lose my mind, I have to keep my microwave fan running to try to mask the annoying refrigerator noise. I'm ready to roll the fridge out to the curb!

May 13, 2020
Noisy refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Just had our new whirlpool side by side refrigerator delivered 5 days ago. I should have headed the warnings about how noisy they are. It’s horrible. The manufacturer should be ashamed to put a product like this out. They assume we will just get use to the noise. As consumers we need to quit accepting this. Lowe’s is getting it back! I will shop long and hard to find a manufacturer who makes a quiet one.

Mar 27, 2020
Very annoying grinding fan sound: FIXED (2) NEW
by: Anonymous

One last thing, the sound starting coming back, so I took off the cardboard shield and found that two copper tubes were touching and making the noise. When I gently separated them slightly the noise mostly went away. I put a piece of double folder gorilla tape between them and the noise went away.

Alot of little things you have to do, but for a "cheap"freezer, not too bad,

Mar 27, 2020
Very annoying grinding fan sound: FIXED NEW
by: Anonymous

All I did was put a double folded piece of cardboard I took from the protective cardboard it came with. went to the back left side and just pushed from the top to slightly tilt the freezer and slide the cardboard with my foot under the back left corner of the freezer.

Yes, if the feet of the freezer were properly adjusted it wouldn't have this issue. But noise stopped immediately.

It would be really hard for the delivery guys to fix the feet exactly level anyways.

Mar 01, 2020
Easy fix for noise NEW
by: HVAC tech

If like me you can’t stand the compressor noise from your Whirlpool refrigerator, here’s how you can eliminate it. Unplug it and pull out from the wall. Remove the bottom back panel. The compressor is in the right side. Take a metallic based bubble style insulating bag (I used a Blue Apron bag) cut it down to the same height as the compressor and cover it up. Make small slits in the side for the pipes and wires. Use a zip tie to hold it in place.

Once I did that and plugged it back it, for about 10 mins I thought the compressor had not started up, but it had. It is now so quite I have to be right next to the refrigerator and strain to hear it.

For a month now I’ve not experienced and problems. The compressor has an external overload that will shut it off if it gets to hot, but mine has not done that. I also bought the Lowe’s EPP for five years, so I figure if it makes it five years covered up, its ok.

If you were to ever need warranty service, be sure to remove this insulation before the tech arrives.

Feb 22, 2020
Whirlpool NOISE - Follow-up NEW
by: Greg G

For giggles, I purchased an inexpensive digital sound meter to measure the decibel level of our brand new Whirlpool side by side purchased at Lowes.

At the fridge: 58 dBA
10 ft from the fridge: 47 dBA

Research indicates that refrigerators typically range 40-47 dBA. So, this Whirlpool is well north of the high range. Making matters worse, it is a very annoying grinding sound which makes your teeth clinch.

1) Whirlpool "customer service" stated that an audio of the sound would not be helpful...clearly no quality assurance.

2) Lowes said that by waiting 37 days from purchase to report the problem, it is not THEIR problem.

3) The service tech Whirlpool sent to investigate says we have a noisy refrigerator and there is nothing we or they can do about it.

So, we are discarding and replacing our brand new Whirlpool. But will certainly do our homework re fridge noise this time.

Feb 21, 2020
Sounds like a hunk of junk NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought an energy star whirlpool fridge in January 2020. The noises coming from this fridge are incredible. High pitch wind up noise, growling noises, very bothersome. Told it was optimizing....will never buy this brand again.

Feb 10, 2020
Whirlpool NOISE NEW
by: Greg G

Very disappointed in our Whirlpool side by side model WRS315SDHZ02

Fans, consumers and shareholders of Whirlpool and subsidiary company Maytag for 35 years, our Whirlpool is the noisiest refrigerator we have ever owned. Our living quarters is an open concept kitchen, dining, living. So, we have a constant, annoying motor noise anytime at home.

We purchased the refrigerator from Lowes on December 3, 2019. Made our first service request 37 days later and today, February 10, 2020 made a 2nd service request. First service agent simply stated that this model is noisy and the disclaimer in the brochure accompanying refrigerator outlines "refrigerator noise". Being Whirlpool, I did not realize that I had and obligation to read the brochure and disclaimers cover to cover in order to protect myself.

I called Whirlpool customer service today (2/10/2020) adding that I would email them audio of the operating noise, but was told that would be helpful. Would think that Whirlpool has an internal quality assurance group. NOT

Hoping second tech visit later this month will provide a better outcome. Absent resolution, we intend to discard a brand new fridge and seek/purchase a quiet running alternative.

Again, I have a brand loyalty to Whirlpool. But it is waining and I encourage anyone contemplating a new fridge to shop wisely and research operating noise concerns.

Jan 30, 2020
Noisy Side by Side fixed.
by: Anonymous

First, make sure your frig is level front to back and side to side. There are two adjustable bolts to the front rollers behind the front bottom cover. That may fix the problem right there, but if not, roll the frig out and use your hand to press up against the lower cover in the back. When the rattle/buzz stops you have found the problem. Shove some cardboard between the steel and the lower back cover until the sounds stop. Your welcome!

Jan 08, 2020
Great Fridge... NOW. NEW
by: Anonymous

So, the fridge itself is gorgeous. The noise? Not. We actually had it for one day and scheduled a return. After having to wait for the 3rd party pickup and trying in vain to find any other fridge that would fit in our ludicrously small rented condo kitchen space, my husband decided to take the fridge out and look for ANYthing that would explain the sound of a lawnmower coming from the fridge. Understand me when I write lawnmower - I’m not exaggerating. In fact, that may be putting it mildly. After two hours until 1:30 in the morning and his cutting himself on the back of the fridge, low and behold, a ridiculous black rubber piece was taped underneath and behind the fan. Why? No reason. At all. It was almost as if whoever had a hand in building this part of the unit thought it’d be funny to tape something to the inside that would be too dark to initially see but cause a repetitive sound that makes you want to punch a wall. You can see where it was being rubbed up against. Shame I cannot post a photo. I had initally called and was told the sound was "normal". Of course it wasn’t. The laziness of the customer service agent? That was the only normal thing about this. Now the fridge purrs like a kitten and I canceled the return. Thank God my husband decided to think outside the box. Even the man who delivered our fridge after plugging it in and heard the noise said "These fridges make noise". As if I’m an utter idiot and have never been around a fridge in any of my homes, let alone anyone else’s. In the end know this, if you’re experiencing a God awful sound from your fridge the company will not help you. Listen to your gut and dig around the fan. Also, loosen the cardboard cover on the back. The light whistling sound will stop then too. In some cases, you'll need to adjust one of the legs if it’s not level. Best of luck to you all

Dec 30, 2019
Stay away!!!! NEW
by: Nicole

I purchased the side by side refrigerator on 11/9/2019. I have had NOTHING but problems!!! There is a loud buzzing sound coming from the refrigerator. I have had the service company out 4 times and it is still not fixed. When communicating with Whirlpool, they say that the new compressors run loud and there is nothing that can be done. The buzzing sound is so loud it can be heard throughout my entire house. I spent thousands of dollars for a new refrigerator and it is a piece of junk. I will NEVER purchase a Whirlpool appliance again. Whirlpool does not stand behind their product and they do not care about their customers. BUYERS BEWARE!!!!!!

Dec 28, 2019
I found a Solution for Noisy whirlpool side by side NEW
by: Anonymous

Purchased a whirlpool side by side refrigerator two weeks ago. It started making a loud irritating rattling noise. We figured out it was unbalanced and too close to the floor. We removed the front bottom panel and adjusted the right side leg by raising it and it stopped making the irritating noise. The tilt must have balanced the compressor or other part causing the vibration.
Hope this helps.

Dec 23, 2019
Bad news side by side Whirlpool NEW
by: Mr. Ed

Suffered forever a year and a half with an inherited Whirlpool side by side. Constant buzzing and sputtering....ask salesman about them he said yes very noisy new or 5 years old like mine. Cannot afford a new refrigerator...but it is now dead...never buy whirlpool ever

Dec 22, 2019
i want my money back NEW
by: V. Groes

Very disappointed with this Whirlpool side by side. The noise is driving me crazy. I open the door and it’s so loud and irritating. I also hate the surprise of finding something frozen in the refrigerator. Lowered the temperature but it still happens. This purchase has ruined my trust in the Whirlpool brand.

Dec 19, 2019
Samsung is not loud
by: Anonymous

I have had a Samsung refrigerator for two years now. It’s not loud and works just fine. All of my appliances are Samsung and never had any problems.

Dec 12, 2019
Loud compressor on my Samsung refrigerator!
by: Anonymous

I was reading all these reviews and my new Samsung was just as bad as these reviews! Samsung would not stand behind their product so the Home Depot took it back. I got a GE counter depth and I’ll be dammed it’s just as loud without the rattling sound. I’m wondering is it just the counter depth? As I read about these complaints, I was going insane as well!
Wtf is going on with these new loud, annoying refrigerators?????

Dec 12, 2019
Just got today! Q NEW
by: Anonymous

This refrigerator is irritating my soul. The constant noise buzzing is so disappointing. Why would they continue to sell these refrigerators with this issue. We thought Samsung was bad. This is just as bad. I regret this purchase...

Nov 20, 2019
Whirlpool side-by-side - NOISY! NEW
by: Anonymous

Brand new and junk! Compressor is noisy all the time and sometimes when it starts is sounds like a car horn or factory klaxon - to the point I jump out of my chair. So loud that I have to turn the TV volume up 3-4 notches while listening to it (30 feet away in a different room! And that's under "normal" conditions, not when the car horn sound occurs. Whirlpool said they'd send a technician out but if they did not find a problem, I'd get stuck with the $135 bill. The "problem" is poor engineering and poor quality control - something the technician could not fix anyway. Whirlpool side-by side 25 cu ft Model WRS315SNHM01. An embarrassing "Made in USA" product.

Nov 19, 2019
Constantly running NEW
by: Anonymous

Ugh. This awful Whirlpool side by side refrig is making me crazy. Now that it's colder out I'm in the living room more and this new frig runs all the damn time. I too work from home and have to leave the room to stop from going insane. I'm actually wondering if it's harmful. Boo Whirlpool.

Nov 09, 2019
On the brink of insanity NEW
by: Anonymous

New Whirlpool side x side runs constantly with an agonizing low pitch sound that is pushing me to the edge of insanity. Work from home and the damn thing is so stressful. I can feel my entire body relax when it does finally shut off. Forced to wear by noise canceling headphones while working. Local repair guy came out and said Whirlpool’s are junk and all are loud. Don’t buy a whirlpool - if you do get them to throw in a straight jacket - you’ll be wearing it in no time.

Nov 04, 2019
Are whirlpool gold side-by-sides noisy? NEW
by: Mike

Our whirlpool side by side gold fridge is grinding away. Works but sounds loud like a motor of some type is grinding away. Normal?

Nov 04, 2019
Are whirlpool gold side-by-sides noisy? NEW
by: Mike

Our whirlpool side by side gold fridge is grinding away. Works but sounds loud like a motor of some type is grinding away. Normal?

Oct 14, 2019
Whirlpool you disgust me!! Refrigerator broken after 15 months NEW
by: CGT

I'm so disgusted with the whole line of BS that you get when calling Customer Service. Nobody stands behind their products anymore.

We purchased a Whirlpool side by side in July 2018 just 15 months ago. As of last week the refrigerator side no longer gets cold and spoiled entire contents.

I did not purchase an extended warranty for more money as our last WHIRLPOOL SIDE BY SIDE lasted 19 years! I guess I'm foolish by expecting the same quality 20 years later! Service technician at our home now and it's not looking good. No help whatsoever from CS Dept. No warranty no help. Not with parts or anything.

I will tell everyone that I can about the sub par quality of their products.

You've lost a good customer.

Westchester County, NY

Sep 25, 2019
Driving me nuts!
by: Anonymous

So sick of the constant noise from this refrigerator. Whirlpool customer service is one of the worst I have ever dealt with. First guy that came out didn’t even look at it and told me there wasn’t a problem. After several phone calls later another guy came out and said the hose was rubbing up against the back of the frig in three places and it was not level - something the first guy should have noticed. Thought it was fixed and about a month later it sounds as bad as it did before. Sick of getting The runaround from whirlpool and really sick of this cheap sounding refrigerator.

Sep 22, 2019
Returned mine today. It is 2 days old. NEW
by: Anonymous

Fridge never shuts off (unless you open door) It emits a low frequency annoying sound that since you know will stay on 99% of the time - is torture. Forget water boarding - sit them in a room with a new Whirlpool Fridge - they will talk...

Sep 20, 2019
Shame on you Costco NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought French door / bottom freezer Whirlpool fridge from Costco five year ago. It’s already broken down. Spent 500 bucks trying to fix it. Still no good.
Freezer defrosts and dumps water on our floor. It makes noise like jet plane taking off. It doesn’t even have the dignity to die quietly. Just waiting for it to expire so that I can take a sledge jammer to it. Useless American-made junk. Shame on Costco for selling this brand.

Sep 14, 2019
Is my refrigerator is calling someone?!???
by: Anonymous

So....I recently bought a whirlpool refrigerator and I keep hearing noise like my phone has called someone and it is ringing but of course it is not my phone it is the refrigerator
Anyone else experiencing same noise?

Sep 13, 2019
extremely loud noise NEW
by: Kalpana

Bought Whirlpool refrigerator from Costco - 25 Cu Ft Wide French door. I will never buy this product again. Makes very loud noise all the time and never shuts up. Food does not get cold evenly, Milk has ice and the freezer items are not cold enough! I bought the new one because my old refrigerator used to form lots of ice in the packaged food in the freezer section, guess what, the same problem with the new one. The noise is going to make me go crazy soon. Very poor customer service as well.

Sep 12, 2019
Loud, annoying, high pitched buzzing! NEW
by: Anonymous

Today the delivery men brought in a brand new Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator. I was so excited to get it, until he plugged it in, and my excitement turned to disappointment. I couldn't believe it, right of the bat there was a high-pitched buzzing sound coming from the freezer side. I told the delivery men to "take it back" that I could never tolerate that noise. He said he couldn't. I'd have to call customer service. I won't even contemplate keeping this thing. I just want it gone and cannot wait to get it out of here.

Sep 09, 2019
If I had only known... NEW
by: Anonymous

I only now discover this list, and I thank everyone for sharing.
Reading you all helped ever so slightly to lower my blood pressure, that has been stressed so badly for the past six weeks since I bought a new standard Whirlpool, without any frills that could have been adding extra noise.
Same story, same loud, intolerable,brain-killing drone that NEVER STOPS. I can no longer sit and work in my kitchen.
Also, same exact interaction with customer service person (sounds like the same lady), letting me know that I should stand ready to pay their service person if the new fridge is found to be "functioning to the manufacturer's standards."
I am past the 30 days, and I am so miserable that I am getting ready to send the thing to the metal dump, despite all my environmental guilt.
Problem is, I don't know what to buy instead that will not have the same problem...

Do not buy Whirlpool. ever.

Jun 21, 2019
Horrible noise poor customer service NEW
by: Caustin

I recently purchased a 24 SF bottom freezer online from homedepot, there was nothing to indicate the DB noise like in other developed countries so when it arrived I was shocked to clock a DB rating or 60. What's worse is whirlpool said since it is not broken, they would not accept it but would send a service tech who appeared and said the damper may be a little more noisy than normal but he could get a replacement. Even when the drone sound of the damper (low 60 cycle hum) was not on, it still produced a loud 60 DB noise level. Whirlpool eventually said that I am stuck with it since it is working PROPERLY! AVOID Whirlpool

Jun 20, 2019
Horrible noise poor customer service
by: Caustin

I recently purchased a 24 SF bottom freezer online from homedepot, there was nothing to indicate the DB noise like in other developed countries so when it arrived I was shocked to clock a DB rating or 60. What's worse is whirlpool said since it is not broken, they would not accept it but would send a service tech who appeared and said the damper may be a little more noisy than normal but he could get a replacement. Even when the drone sound of the damper (low 60 cycle hum) was not on, it still produced a loud 60 DB noise level. Whirlpool eventually said that I am stuck with it since it is working PROPERLY! AVOID Whirlpool

Jun 10, 2019
Told by Repairman that ALL fridge mfr's. are using cheap/loud parts NEW
by: Anonymous

My 81 year old mother just purchased a "no frills" Whirlpool fridge/freezer, without an ice-maker, as her 25 year-old refrigerator had started leaking. This Whirlpool fridge has the same outside dimensions, but is much smaller inside (so we are thinking there is better insulation), yet there is not the consistency in cooling (it freezes milk on the "ideal" setting for the fridge; and doesn't freeze food as well in the freezer if you turn down the thermostat). But, worst of all, as others are commenting, is the extremely loud noise. She has never had a fridge make this much noise in her 80+ years. You can hear it from a downstairs (the fridge is upstairs), as well as around a corner to the far end of a long hallway. You do not want to linger in the kitchen at all, or even eat in the kitchen.

Home Depot will do nothing after 30 days, and will turn you back to Whirlpool. Whirlpool tells you you have to pay for a repairman to come out. We just did that, and this is what he said:

1) He services all brands of fridges, and says all of them, built in the last 3-4 years are now made with much cheaper parts, smaller compressors (vs. the previous industrial compressors), needing more fans to cool them, and run much longer to cool, since they are said to be more "energy-efficient", according to the mfr. He told us they are telling customers the same thing over and over again, that the refrigerators are made much more cheaply, and are consistently making much more noise than older models.

2) He claimed that if you purchase the $5k and above priced refrigerators, they are typically more quiet, but all others are very loud.

3) In addition, he told us while the older refrigerators lasted 20-30 years, the new models will only last 10-15 years.

4) We told the repairman that it normally is much louder in the evenings when we are in the kitchen than in the morning, (when he was there). He told us to record it, and email the recording to him, and they could send it to Whirlpool so they had it on file as a complaint, which you could then call and complain further about, but because all new refrigerators and parts are made so cheaply, there is not much recourse.

5) Her refrigerator/kitchen is over a crawl space, which, we were told may amplify the vibration/sound of the fridge. However, this was not an issue with the previous refrigerators. We asked if there were pads that could be used, that don't block the air-flow, but the repairman said he did not know of any.

5) A thought is to contact a Consumer Action Group, such as with some News Teams, to at least make public how poorly and cheaply manufactured the new refrigerators are, and to encourage others to repair their old fridges, if minor issues, rather than buy new. Because, if all of the competition are going towards cheap manufacturing with poor results, it doesn't give customers any good options. Or, if you are a member of Consumer Reports, this is an area they should be magnifying to the public.

It is disgraceful that companies are allowed to operate in such a greedy manner, and offer up such poor quality, with no quality competition, unless you pay 10 times the price, for shorter lifespan products than the past. Keep your older appliances repaired and running as long as possible!

May 21, 2019
Refigerator Nightmare NEW
by: Meg

Never buy a whirlpool refrigerator. It is so noisy it will drive you to the brink of insanity.
Constant loud hum, buzz noises. I am replacing it after the "factory rep" comes this week.

May 17, 2019
Loud NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a Kenmore for 12 years without any issues until it died. I should of used the money to repair it an not bought a new refrigerator. This french door Whrilpool is loud and dose not cool as good as my Kenmore. I bought a thermometer and with the coldest setting shows 40F. You would think new refrigerator would be better. I was wrong. The old saying you get what you pay for.

May 04, 2019
Noisy whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Anonymous

Whirlpool side by side refrigerator is a lot louder then my 18 year old kemore . I did find the cardboard backing located at bottom rear not secure causing buzzing when compressor is running. I was able to secure it definitely helped., but still to Loud . Whirlpool needs to remedy this huge problem.unreal

May 02, 2019
loud noise NEW
by: Anonymous

my new refrigerator (whirlpool) is making loud noise from the upper door (witch is the frizer) I did open the back I terior panel and disconnect the ice maker hardness. and I discovered ice was pushing the litter fan out and that why was making loud noise. So I removed the fan out. and trow some hot water, until the ice. got melt once got meal. I installed everything back together. for a few days no notice and them later is the same thing again.

Apr 17, 2019
Whirlpool is crap NEW
by: John Hunt

Whirlpool refrigerators are crap--unless you like picking up ice on the floor. Don't buy one ever. Maybe they will do us all a fovor and go out of business.

Apr 16, 2019
by: Anonymous

fresh flow filter device sounds like a kids toy machine gun going off when you open dredge or freezer door. called service
they came out and said it was a normal sound.
i still don’t beleuve it!
guess i’ll have to wait till it’s quits this function and call again.

tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat on and on. heard inside and outside the unit!!
fridge model wrs571cihz01 built 12//18/18 made in mexico sold by lowes

Apr 08, 2019
Don't buy Whirlpool refrigerator NEW
by: Cindie

It's a beautiful sunset bronze. Fits perfectly in my space BUT the fresh fan is very noisy, the back of the too shallow shelves freeze, the door squeaks, the ice is too small, the freezer throws fog at you when you open the door. My old whirlpool seems much larger and glad I kept it in the garage. It is beautiful though.

Mar 31, 2019
Agreed. Don't buy Whirlpool if you like to sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

Our brand new whirlpool refrigerator is extremely noisy. Whirring noises, sputtering noises, excessive vibration, just unacceptable. I wish we had not purchased a whirlpool appliance, and I never will again.

Jan 10, 2019
Try leveling your refrigerator NEW
by: Rob Garverick

You might be able to eliminate strange noises by properly leveling your refrigerator. Most people in my 8-year-old neighborhood have developer-installed high end Whirlpool refrigerators, and in recent years three of us have been bothered by strange noises when the compressor is running. In my case it was like the high pitched screeching sound crickets make in the woods In other peoples' case it was different annoying sounds. We discovered, however, that the units were not dead level. Placing a level across the top, the bubble was slightly off center. Once we leveled the refrigerators by adjusting their footings (you can Google for instructions - it's easy), the annoying sounds vanished. We can still hear the normal soft hum of the compressor, and weird noises the ice maker occasionally makes, but nothing annoying.

Dec 30, 2018
by: Mental Mike

Thanks rattling ro and everyone else, reading these post makes me realize that my mental instability is in fact due to the refrigerator. I'm afraid to go get a drink because i know opening the door will turn on the fan! If there was a cliff in my backyard I would jump. But I love my family too much. If you want to understand how bad it really is; noise wise, go read the story the tell-tale heart by edgar Allen Poe and that's how nuts I am becoming from the constant vibration rattling noise of this brand new out of the box side by side whirl pool fridge. This goes back to home depot today its obvious whirlpool doesnt care even thou they are fully aware of their shoddy product. Buyer be ware! I end this post as my fridge again is rattling.

Dec 30, 2018
Rattled NEW
by: Rattling Ro

We just put in a whirlpool side by side fridge, and the rattling vibration noise emitting from this unit is insane. I turn on the vent by the stove to drown out the sound. There are no feet to lower the unit, that is see. It just rattles and vibrates on the constant. I'm in a pickle because we rent and this is a unit the landlord just put in. I thought jars were rattling and went inside and separated them. I am running a kitchen vent to drown out the sound. Do not buy whirlpool. I have visited several sites and you be shocked at how many people are getting tormented. There was a beat up old GE in there, 20 years old and ran quite and worked like a champ. Why did it have to die! I'm in the livingroom about 40 feet away and I still here it. I can't call the owner and say remove the fridge before I toss it on the front lawn. So I'm here as a warning. Side note it's a nice looking unit, less lighting. Cools down fast. Maintains temp. Freezer is tiny not for a family with children. Also has a water filter which is easily changed. But the noise. Omg... what a shame it's so bad the perks of this dont make it worth keeping.

Nov 27, 2018
Noisy fridge NEW
by: Anonymous

Just bought another fridge - had a whirlpool gold for 18 years - purred like a kitten - this new whirlpool side by side is noisy ! I am do stessed our from this . Technicien coming tomorrow - after hearing all these comments not sure if this fridge is fixable - the fridge sounds like a piece of junk ! 1600$ later !!

Nov 06, 2018
Noisy Whirlpool. NEW
by: Renee in California

I like everything about my stainless steel side by side refrigerator except the noise. It cycles most of my waking hours and its LOUD. I can hear it in another room. Friends and family have much older old refrigerators which are silent and cycle occasionally for a short time. The noise of their cycle is even quieter. Why in then in 2018, can't Whirlpool make a quiet fridge..
Why do they think they and get away with this and that the consumer will just suffer through it. From all these negative comments it looks like a lot of people are fed up, and will buy another brand as will I. I'm going to call Whirlpool and Home Depot and demand answers.

Oct 24, 2018
First and last whirlpool appliance for me NEW
by: Anonymous

WOW. SO I call Whirlpool about this brand new, great looking stainless fridge that we bought a month ago or so and it makes a rattling noise every time the compressor comes on, which is like every five minutes. It's annoying. The woman tells me in a roundabout way that it's normal and that they'll send a technician, but if he finds that it is just how the fridge is designed and there's nothing to repair, I will be charged $149. and that's the type of warranty they have.

I'm incredulous. I suspected maybe she just had a bad attitude because it's in her nature. Or because she has a southern drawl and I don't. But now, finding this site, it looks like that's just what Whirlpool is putting out these days, and this poor lady has to field these calls all day long, probably for a minimum wag much lower than the ones we have here in the Bay Area, and she is probably demoralized to have to work there and take these calls all day long.

First and last time I buy Whirlpool. I'm calling Home Depot now to see if I can get them to take this piece of junk back.

Oct 22, 2018
Metallic Vibration from new refirgeratot NEW
by: Tim R

I purchased a new Whirlpool refrigerator from Lowes on August 15th. Its the fridge on top freezer on bottom version. I keep hearing this metallic vibration sound from constant to intermittently. Its driving me nuts and I know this is not normal. So I call Whirlpool customer service and they have a local technician come out. I actually recorded the sound on my phone. He initially said yes, that is not a normal sound. He spends a couple of minutes and I think he wrapped a piece of plastic around something in the back and was then on his merry way. He says vibration sounds from the compressor and coils are normal. It didnt fix the problem and Whirpool says since the technician says its normal thats what they are going with. Lowes refuses to do anything. I will NEVER purchase any Whirpool appliance after their shitty attitude.

Oct 01, 2018
by: Anonymous

Thought I was being too critical about "hearing" this fridge .. until I read comments from other owners the noises are a humming and fan noise... uncomfortable to be around was delivered 2 days ago hope Home Depot will accept it back.

Sep 16, 2018
week 1 it NEVER stops.. NEW
by: ken

The fan noise on this side by side from Lowes (1350 marked down to 950 for Labor Day Sale)
IS HORRIBLE I am typing this sitting 20ft away in my living room where now I either have to return this, ad a door or suffer long term neurological damage from this POS.... my last Whirlpool gold would actually stop for periods of time , this chunk just continually pollutes the home with it's terrible sound.... I really expected better for 1200 out the door... Solid F- on this unit for cohabitation...

Aug 29, 2018
by: Anonymous

Whirlpool WRX986SIHV/00 4 door refrigerator

Purchased new on 8/11/18. Unplugged at the end of the 13th (8/24/18) day due to severe psychological and neurological stress caused by the loud roughly single tone produced by the freezer evaporator fan. The warranty contractor tech said all is normal. I never had a refer that I could hear from my bathroom...WITH THE DOOR SHUT! The unit ran 24/7 which my OWN tech and others say no refer on earth is designed to do. I certainly have never heard one. Not even restaurant commercial units.

I am so grateful for finding this page because it lifted my burden of feeling like maybe I'm just being over sensitive. Well, for a professional musician, hearing a single tone 24/7 until it rings in your sleep is pure torture. Utterly devastating! From Monday 8/20 to Friday 8/24 I LOST 12 POUNDS with no apatite and vomiting until I'd dry heave! I'd go to the kitchen at 2:30am and sure enough, there was the EXACT NOTE! even though the refer could not be heard in my bedroom with the door closed.

Can't say much more because we only ran the bloody thing for about two weeks. Don't buy a Whirlpool refrigerator unless you are either very hard of hearing, or plan to put it in your garage!

Aug 17, 2018
Whirlpool Noisy Compressor NEW
by: Anonymous

Very disappointed in the new Whirlpool Refrig/Freezer. Compressor start up is very noisy.
It has done this since day one. Now the ice maker makes an awful noise while dumping ice.
Nice roomy refrigerator, but noise is annoying & wondering how long before it quits working.
Is there a fix to this problem?

Jul 18, 2018
Counter depth Whirlpool refrigerator : DO NOT BUY WHIRLPOOL! NEW
by: Anonymous

I bought a side by side counter depth Whirlpool refrigerator this past February. It has a fan in the "fresh flow" part that make an awfully loud noise. It sounds like a loud, rattling fan. It is AWFUL. Called Whirlpool. They sent a repairman. He said it was from a bad diffuser. Put a new one in and 2 weeks later it is making the same awful nouse. I HATE, HATE IT! I wish I had my old refrigerator back.

Jun 24, 2018
Looking for a quiet refrigerator---please, please let me know what you own. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have just posted about how I am so unhappy with my new whirlpool refrigerator. Must get rid of it to save my sanity.
I would appreciate suggestions.

Jun 24, 2018
Absolutlely the worst refrigerator I have ever owned NEW
by: Anonymous

This refrigerator has made me sick. I am 70 years old and have never had a problem with a NOISY refrigerator. I do not want to be in my kitchen. It is so unsettling and distressing, it reduced my quality of life. The model is wrs555sihz00. Brand new 2018, The first one was so noisy, I though it was a lemon.
The store replaced it with a second one. I thought this was extremely good service and customer relations on their part.
But, now I realize they must know the reputation of whirlpool noisy fridge and should have steered me away from whirlpool.
I must replace at all cost to save my sanity.
I only wish I had done my due diligence and sought out reviews in advance. I appreciate this outlet to scream out my displeasure.

Jun 02, 2018
If only I'd seen these comments before buying new fridge! NEW
by: Anonymous

A month ago the freezer in our old fridge died. We went to Home Depot and then Sears to find a 30" wide white refrigerator with a top freezer and no ice-maker. Thought we'd found just the thing at Sears - a Whirlpool #WRT519SZDW02. It's a big ordeal to make way for a new refrigerator, but had to do it. As soon as it started to run I couldn't believe the loud noise! I thought a new fridge would be quieter than the 20-year-old one that just died, but it sounds like a drone buzzing in the kitchen. We went through the ordeal again in order to put a rubber mat under it but it didn't make any difference in the noise. When I called the saleswoman at Sears she said that's just the way the refrigerator sounds and some people get used to it. I have not gotten used to it! Does anyone have any advice???

May 16, 2018
Whirlpool; Appliance Junk NEW
by: D. Wick

Just purchased a whirlpool fridge. Outrageous compressor noise from the first time it was plugged in. Customer service people are inept and uninformed. Service tech visit said the compressor noise was typical, while admitting it was loud and stating it was a "Throw away" product. Whirlpool maintains it is not defective....Just noisy and refuses to, "Take it back". Fortunately Home Depot is more reputable than Whirlpool and will pick it up and return the cost of the unit. Whirlpool should state in their appliance description that their refrigerators are intended for purchase by those who are hearing impaired. A complete piece of junk by a disreputable corporation. My first and last purchase of a Whirlpool product. Do yourself a favor... and the grief by avoiding Whirlpool appliances!

Jan 19, 2018
Whirlpool WRf535SMBW00 NEW
by: Joan

Worst refrigerator I ever purchased. It has a loud, sharp, ringing noise that goes on and off all day long and everyday. It has always been this way from the day I purchased it. I should have taken it back. Torture is what Whirlpool sells to their customers. I’ll never buy a whirlpool again. Junk and low quality products, just like Samsung.

Dec 09, 2017
Very Disappointed NEW
by: Todd_N

I purchased a Whirlpool WRF990SLAM00 refrigerator in the spring of 2015. Immediately, the ice maker would not make ice. I called out a technician who had to replace one of the control boards. 1 year later, the bottom freezer would frost up so bad, the door could not be opened. Again, I called out a tech, but since he could not get the door open, I was told I had to unplug and defrost the unit. I lost all of the food in the freezer. The next tech came out and replaced the gasket, It started frosting up immediately. The next tech replaced the entire front door. Again it frosted up immediately. The next tech replaced every control board in the unit. It fixed the freezer problem but now my refrigerator freezes food. The temp is set to 37 degrees F. I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE A WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR AGAIN!

Nov 29, 2017
Don't Buy Whirlpool - Noisy NEW
by: Anonymous

I bought a Whirlpool WPS235FDAM01. I had opened the door on the store model and I couldn't hear it running. They must have had a different fan in that model. I should have called them to take it back the very first day. It runs constant and is terribly noisy. Keeps me awake and I'm ready to to give it away. I'll never buy anything from Whirlpool again.

Nov 08, 2017
Driving me nuts NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, so I’ve just had it one day but I wake up and hear it running. I’m going to give it a few more days and might have to go out and buy a different refrigerator. Don’t buy Whirlpool.

Nov 05, 2017
Horrible NEW
by: Anonymous

We spent a ton of money on our Whirlpool refrigerator. What a joke! The thing never shuts up! At times, it sounds like my wash machine, when it's on the ring cycle.

Oct 14, 2017
Never buy Whirlpool
by: Anonymous

New Home purchase came with Whirlpool side by side fridge.
Never have we owned a LOUDER fridge.

This thing is horrible, will be replacing soon, it definitely won’t be with a Whirlpool.

Oct 02, 2017
Whirlpool noisy frig
by: Anonymous

Brand new wrt541szdw. No help from Whirlpool. Noise is driving us crazy. Had a Whirlpool for 17 years. No noise. this is awful.

Jul 17, 2017
Whirlpool: loud noise - motor runs constatly
by: Anonymous

Just got today a Whirlpool fridge. It has been running all day non-stop. Called the first 48 hours customer service: after 1:50 minutes over the phone, the best they could do was to give me an appointment for 11 calendar days from the time of the call. Terrible customer service. I should have known: I brought already a washer-dryer combo and when it's on it sounds like a huge track is running around my home. But the fridge deal is worse since is almost a 24x7 motor running noise. Shame on you Whirlpool. This brand used to mean something to people. It will be the last time I will purchase your products and will ensure I will impede anyone I know to make the same mistake. You better be able o fix it or I will have to shovel the fridge down your throat since I work hard for my money and have none to waste with your inferior manufacture sold at top price

Jul 17, 2017
WRT311FZDW - Hi Pitched Noise - Avoid
by: Anonymous

This refrig is brand new. It's hard to believe Whirlpool puts this whiney sounding product out for consumers to purchase. It belongs in a garage or outdoor patio, not an apartment, condo or home with open spacing.

Jun 28, 2017
motor whine
by: Anonymous

Motor very load from day one. Never have we been so annoyed by such a noise. Was told just a problem with this model. Whirlpool gave us a blue tooth receiver to stream music that fits on the top of refrigerator to cover the whine noise. JUNK!! Don't buy!

Dec 29, 2016
Noisy Whirlpool refrigerator
by: Anonymous

Fridge is one week old. Very noisy and real annoying. Service man coming. Probably won't do anything but say this is how they are. Frustrating.

Dec 06, 2016
noisy fridge fix
by: dave f

I recently purchased a whirlpool fridge. A year later it started making a lot of noise, and quit cooling. I called a repairman, (not a whirlpool repairman) because he was the only one that could come that day. He had to deice it before he could get it apart. He checked it out the best he could, admitting he was not very familiar with this type of fridge.It worked well for several weeks then starting acting up again. I read all the bad reviews and lack of customer support and was ready to get another one.(sometimes the noise was unbearable) I decided to call customer support and see if at least they may have an idea how to fix it. They were very helpful, asking if they could send out a repairman at no charge. The man came on time, was very professional,diagnosed problem and fixed it. (faulty thermistor) I was completely satisfied with this. I know that almost anything you buy, auto,major appliance,etc might have a bug or two, but at least give them a chance to fix. I hope this might help somebody.

Oct 29, 2016
Noisy fan
by: Anonymous

Bought a Whirpool model WRF560SEYM04 17 months ago from HomeDepot and now the freezer fan is making aloud noise. The fridge is out warranty. Very disappointed surely Whirlpools is capable making a better quality products.

Sep 23, 2016
Noisy Whirlpool fridge
by: Francis in Canada

Our fridge is 3 years old, started making unbearable noise this Summer, only a one year manufacturer warranty, so Whirlpool says they can send a tech out to diagnose problem $89 for first 15 minutes and $29 every 15 minutes after that !. No apologies for their crappy fridge and I have to shoulder the cost of repair.I will never again buy a Whirlpool anything !

Aug 19, 2016
Do not buy a Whirlpool Gold
by: Renee in Washington

Our fridge was purchased about 1.5 years ago from Sears. From day one it was very noisy... we have to adjust the television volume when it comes on! Crazy! It also pools water in the bottom of the fridge, under the bottom freezer basket. This water freezes in big sheets, and then once the 1/4" deep reservoir is one big frozen sheet, water begins to puddle on the floor. This reservoir is not removable - nor is there a removable drip tray under the fridge. In order to chip out the ice you have to snake your hand in around the basket with the drawer in full out position, awkward, energy wasting and a little painful. We chip the sheet of ice out about every 2 days at this point - and the noise has gotten really loud, clicky, thumpy and constant. Too bad we cannot afford to replace this lemon. Too bad Whirlpool couldn't care less.

I wouldn't recommend a bottom freezer at all - the capacity is just too poor. Bottom line - I wouldn't buy another Whirlpool appliance period.

Jul 04, 2016
No longer tolerable
by: Dave

Purchased a wrf535smbn french door with bottom freezer from Lowe's 18 months ago. The high pitched noise has been in the unit since it was new but now is constant.

Ice maker now non functional so will be moving this unit to the garage and one stop closer to the recycler. Poor excuse for a product at any price.

May 11, 2016
Whirlpool Refrig drives us crazy!
by: Anonymous

We purchased our WRF900SLAM on 2/19/13 with. 4 yr. extended warranty from Lowes. We have had service calls already 3 times for excessive noise. It's not constant but when it starts it lasts weeks until we can't stand it anymore. We have had a fan replaced each visit, but the last time we were told that if we called for repair again we would have to pay for it ourselves because the refrigerator noise is "normal"! and the fan can't possibly need replaced that often. The repairman also said that he thought a vibration is set up causing the noisy fan. About 2 weeks ago the noise began again (after being quiet for about a year) and now the unit runs almost constantly and does not cool. We finally pulled the plug and called for service. We really liked the look of the fridge, inside and out, but would never buy Whirlpool again!

Mar 23, 2016
Noisey Whirlpool Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

Having worked for Whirlpool many years ago I didn't see the need to research the purchase of a new French door bottom mount refrigerator (WRF736SDAW). It didn't take long for me to realize my mistake. The refrigerator's condenser and evaporator motors, as well as the compressor are very loud. I contacted some people familiar with the product and they informed me Whirlpool refrigerators were very noisy. About eight months after my purchase I noticed a loud machinery motor type sound coming from the refrigerator. A Sears technician came out and told be this was a diffuser motor and it was normal. When I questioned him about the frequency and high level of sound I was informed that's how Whirlpool refrigerators sound. A couple months later the sound became louder and more frequent. Whirlpool sent out one of their service technicians who basically said the same thing. A short time after that service call the refrigerator started making a loud popping noise. I called Whirlpool and told them I was dissatisfied with the product and asked for a pro-rated exchange, they denied my request and told me to contact Sears. On the telephone Sears said they would do a pro-rated exchange but I had to go to the Sears store. When I arrived at the store where I purchased the product they said they didn't do pro-rated exchanges but would check with corporate and call me back. I've never heard back from Sears. I needed to purchase three new appliances for my home. I did my research and bought GE. I strongly urge anyone considering purchasing a Whirlpool appliances to reconsider. Whirlpool's response to design flaws and poor quality is to call it "normal sounds". Buyer beware of this company and its products - unless you enjoy a barrage of loud machinery type noises.

Feb 24, 2016
Lousy Whirlpool Refridgerator
by: Anonymous

Just purchased this new Whirlpool 20.5 cubic foot top freezer fridg. for our vacation home. Purchased from Lowes in Port Charlotte Florida a week ago. The vacation ended that day. This thing is very noisy and runs about 30 minutes of every hour. We have tried everything we can think of to make it more quiet. You can hear it run in every corner of our home. How can Whirlpool an old trusted name dump this junk on people? Lowes tells me it will be another week before a repair man can come out to take a look at it. I would send this monster back tomorrow if I knew what else to buy that would be quiet. So sorry we got rid of the old fridg.

Jan 15, 2016
Noisy !!
by: BfloAce

I had two WRF535SMBM fridges. I LOVED the look and performance. I also got a fantastic deal on a black Monday sale - $900 . I hated the fact that I had to return it, The compressor noise was not worth the money I saved. I thought I could get use to it, but after 2 units and 2 months, I had to return it. The volume might have been acceptable if it wasn't a whining buzzing sound. I'm currently working out of coolers until I can find a reasonably quiet fridge.

Dec 01, 2015
Any lawyers wanting to represent us in a class-action lawsuit against Lowes?
by: Anonymous

We bought the Gold Series Whirlpool fridge (Model WRF990SLAM00) in December 2013. A few months after its first repair, (dripping on the top left inside of the fridge), which happened within the first year and was covered by the manufacturers warranty, it started to make an incredibly loud whirring sound that kept us up at night. Our bedroom is upstairs and far away from our kitchen, and I had to sleep with earplugs to not hear the noise. We tested the noise on a decibel app and it came in between 66-70. A normal fridge noise level should be around 52 decibels. We had a repairman come out and he replaced a fan even though he told me it wasn't going to fix the problem. Wait, what? After he replaced the fan and the whir continued, we called Lowes' extended warranty again, and they sent out a different company: 1-800-Appliance. The second guy replaced two kits and found some issue with the ice maker, which we were not even aware of, but the noise remained, and he then had the gall to say it was a normal noise. If it was normal, wouldn't it have been making that noise the first year we had it? We had 1-800-Appliance come out again and he determined he couldn't fix it, so Lowes sent another guy from the same company, and he replaced the same fan that the first guy replaced, which was clearly not the problem. Three perfectly good fans were wasted. BTW, the repairman who said the noise was "normal" told us that the fridge had a part that was made to be replaced after purchase because if Whirlpool had the part at the point of sale, the fridge would not meet the Energy Star standards. Hello, lawsuit! After three repairs for the same problem and five visits that did not fix the problem, we were told Lowes would issue us a return order in three days. Finally! Not so fast week later, no one called, so I called them and then Lowes denied having told us that! We gave them the name of the person who told us they would take the fridge back, but the woman on the other end said she had no record of that (how convenient) and, despite the California lemon law requiring only three attempts at a repair, they would require yet another attempt by one of their repairmen. She told me that if he determined the noise was abnormally loud and not repairable, then she could contact the manufacturer and go from there. So they sent a guy from the first company out and he wrote down that the fridge was not repairable and was very noisy. He said that should take the fridge back at that point. My husband called Lowes several days later after not being contacted by them and they told him that they need to send a different repairmen out from 1-800-Appliance and that only 1-800-Appliance could determine if we could get a refund. If that was true, then why send the other company out? By the way, the second guy sent out by 1-800-Appliance wrote down that the noise was very loud and wasn't fixed by his repair. But the notes Lowes said they received from him didn't say that at all. They told me that he wrote that the noise level was normal. I am starting to think there is collusion between Lowes and 1-800-Appliance. Something very wrong here. So, six visits later and horrible customer service from both Lowes and 1-800-appliance, we are now being told that the "repairs" need to be 30 days apart from each other before they will issue a return. If the cause of the noise was never actually repaired, then why do we have to wait a month between repairs? We continue to jump through the hoops that Lowes keeps throwing our way, but it is now clear that they have no intention of taking the fridge back. The fridge is less than two years old, and we have the extended warranty. We couldn't take the noise any further because it felt like it was causing hearing loss and after several months of that horrible sound we were both on edge, so we bought an amazingly quiet fridge from Pacific Sales, and they assured us that they would not do to us what Lowes did. Pacific Sales pride themselves with having good customer service. Lowes seems to have taken delight in lying to us, selling us a lemon, and then not righting a wrong. We have moved the loud piece of shi* into our garage, and if Lowes continues to change the rules of a return and act in collusion with 1-800-appliance, probably in hopes that we will simply throw in the towel, then at least we don't have to hear that horrible sound in the meantime. If they don't do the right thing and take back the fridge, then we will simply keep calling out a repairmen to "fix" the problem. We have three more years of our warranty, and if Lowes doesn't do the right thing, we will make them pay for this one way or another. Viva la revolucion!!

Nov 30, 2015
Price of Junk
by: Anonymous

Had this for about a year. Within a few months fan motor went out and has still continued to be just as loud. We have a washer and dryer whirlpool,but no problems.They need to fix this issue. U better get a year warranty. We did

Nov 29, 2015
Very noise
by: BB

Everything is good except very noisy every ten mins.
I wish the engineer team in this company know how to design better.

Nov 13, 2015
Whirlpool Fridge is LOUD
by: Anonymous

Brand new bought from Loews
Had 3 different service guys out and they said all new Whirlpool fridges are very loud.
Wish I had my old one back

Jul 28, 2015
WhirlPOOP WRF989 Refrigerator
by: Ron G

11 service calls in 23 months. One of the biggest piles of junk I have ever purchased. Abysmal engineering, no one cares at Whirlpool. Promises made and broken, broken just like their junky appliances. CEO's should be forced to own these unreliable, noisy, clunking, whirring, coffee grinding, high pitched noise making, water leaking, freon leaking, icing up, wastes of natural resources. Everyone who visits here says what is all that noise and they leave my house knowing what refrigerator they would NEVER consider. Great public relations putting this crap out and turning a cold shoulder to the poor fool who put faith in Whirlpool. Cesspool is more like it. They should be ashamed, I am for trusting this company based on what I thought WAS a great manufacturer. DON'T do it, you WILL be sorry..

Jan 16, 2015
Don't buy Whirlpool refrigerator
by: Nancy Ramírez from Colombia

I bought a Whirlpool refrigerator. It's too noisy. It's now 45 days asking them to take it back and they just tell me tomorrow, tomorrow and sent an expert that says itr's normal. ¿Normal? NO it's a bad refrigerator. They will come today just one hour from now. According to their answer i will write again to you and give all information of Brand and others. Thanks for the opportunity to inform people not to live the bad experience I'm living now.

Nancy R, Barranquilla, Colombia

Dec 26, 2014
by: Anonymous

I own this unit, multiple issues. Certainly does not live up to the standards of Whirlpool. Sad. Disappointing

Dec 25, 2014
Noise on freezer
by: Andrews

I just have 4 days with my new Whirpool French 4 doors. Model WRX988SIBM. its cost me around $2,000 which I consider expensive. I find out once installed at home that is has a high constant NOISE. I find out it is coming from the freezer intside fan. even I read some bad and good reviews I give it a change, but this noise kills all the beauty and features of this refrigerator. I am considering now for sure send it back

Dec 20, 2014
lousy fridge
by: Anonymous

I never have heard such a loud fridge. (This is a Whirlpool, top freezer fridge.) It makes loud popping noises. It's sad that they don't make reliable products anymore. We pay a good price, then they only last for a few years and we have to live with the question "when are they going to explode?" When I read the reviews on the other brand of fridges they have the same problem.

Oct 30, 2014
whirpool fridge noise
by: Anonymous

We bought a Whirlpool fridge..biggest mistake! the constant noise from the bastard fan has spoilt the quality of our lives,there is no escape from the can be heard in every corner of the house. its given me tinnitus,we have almost saved enough money to buy a normal fridge, and on that day I will wreak my revenge on this swine with a crowbar!! Whirlpool..Never again!!

Aug 24, 2014
Disappointed with Whirlpool
by: Anonymous

Just got Whirlpool Refrigerator yesterday and the continuous noise was so loud, I had to leave the room. I could still hear it even though I went 1 flight up.

Having had a previous Whirlpool that wasn't noisy, I bought Whirlpool again. I think what is happening is that Whirlpool has made some of their refrigerators Energy Efficient and the result of that was noisy refrigerators. They shouldn't be selling Energy Efficient Refrigerators until they devise a way to also make them Energy Efficient and QUIET. Refrigerator noise should be regulated, so they have to make them quiet.

I would return the Whirlpool, but I don't know if any other Energy Efficient Refrigerators are quiet.

Jul 12, 2014
No more Whirlpool/Maytag appliances EVER

I bought a washer, stove,refrigerator,and dishwasher by Maytag. The washer does not so much as cover the surface of the laundry and has rusted, the stove takes 30-40 minutes to reach 350 degrees and the self cleaning using water system is ridiculous, the electronic panel on the dishwasher had to be replaced, and the frig has been repaired 3x ( once it leaked, another when the Maytag repairman came out he installed a part he said was free for the issue related to the leak per Maytag, and finally the water pump quit working on the fridge. It's cost us over $300 so far to repair our 2 year old appliances. DON'T BUY MAYTAG / WHIRLPOOL

Jul 02, 2014
Model WRF990SLAM00
by: Teri

Bought the fridge in Aug 2013. The first problem was the freezer door was not on the track and would not shut properly. The Lowe's guy came out & fixed it promptly. I'll forgive that one.

Second, the ice maker was leaking water which would freeze underneath the compartment. So icicles were always hanging in the fridge. Lowe's sent a guy who could not fix it. Whirlpool sent an appliance repair person. Fixed quickly. But still.

Now, at 11 months of the 12 month warranty, the closed system has a freon leak. WP sent a different repair company from the first one. They had to go back & check with whirlpool whether to gas it up (its a closed system, so the leak will continue)or whether to replace the system. Repair co said part on back order. I have been without fridge/freezer for over a week.

I called whirlpool about it. they are sending the part directly to me & I will call the repair co when it arrives.

When does whirlpool replace the lemon? And yes, I am going to buy the extended warranty!!

Mar 06, 2014
Scary Noisefrom freezer
by: Anonymous

Our whirpool refrigirator is just less than a month old. I got scared when it makes some ice. The first time I heard a loud noise in my house, I thought there was an intruder in my house, OMG! It was the freezer that makes a loud noise when making ice! How come the noise is so loud ???? Hehehe

Jan 21, 2014
high noon
by: alan clark

my new fridge freezer combo471 bangs shoot out cracking all night and day night worse 3 months old no money back need to bin bad maker not buy ........!

Nov 04, 2013
DON'T BUY THE CHEAP MODEL! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
by: Anonymous

I just bought a new one because all my other appliances were Whirlpool. When they came to install the ice maker, I asked them to check it because it was noisy, and they said they're all that way because everything is towards the front nowadays instead of at the back of the frame. If I would have spent $1500 instead of $500, I would have gotten a whisper quiet one.

Oct 28, 2013
Worst Ever
by: Anonymous

I would like to throw this clanking knocking hunk of junk threw the window of the Whirlpool's CEO's home! Grrrrrr!

Aug 30, 2013
Super noisy fridge
by: Anonymous

I'm renting a basement suite and had no choice over the fridge. It's two months old and the fan is driving me CRAZY!

Whirlpool sure makes a noisy fridge.

Aug 25, 2013
Loud Noise
by: Anonymous


RE: French Door Refrigerator Model: WRF990SLAM00 –
I am very dissatisfied with this refrigerator. The fans motors are very loud and noisy. The unit did not make these noises on the showroom floor. Calling these noises normal in the manual (that you only see after you have made the purchase) is clearly a deceptive sales practice. The possible cause paragraph in the troubleshooting section is ridiculous. “The compressor in your new refrigerator regulates temperature more efficiently while using less energy, and operates quietly. Due to this reduction in operating noise you may notice unfamiliar noises that are normal”.

How do you define normal? Calling the noise and condensation problems with this appliance “NORMAL” doesn’t make it normal or acceptable. I feel that I have been misled and cheated.

May 26, 2013
by: Mike

Whirlpool i got 2011 model Whirlpool frige freezer
very noizy ..some nights wake me up ...plz dont buy any Whirlpool friges

Dec 08, 2011
Whirlpool Refrigerator Making Banging Sounds
by: Anonymous

Our Whirlpool Refrigerator 2009 model Gx2fhdxvy00 constantly has loud banging noise in the defrost cycle.

The Whirlpool service tech stated nothing can be done with this issue.

This unit is French door with freezer at the bottom. He said that the freezer lines are loose in the wall and bangs in styrofoam insulation.

The banging noise is extremely loud. I will not purchase another product manufactured by Whirlpool.

Aug 19, 2011
I agree, DON'T BUY a Whirlpool Appliance!!
by: Anonymous

I have A Whirlpool refrigerator from 03 model # gb2shkxlt01 that had a problem with the fan, freezer kept cold upper part of fridge warm , food spoiled.

Now just two weeks later we are having same problem.

Apparently if the door is opened too frequently or if it is not SLAMMED SHUT the upper fan gets clogged with ice and the lower fan stops working to cool the upper area or something like that.

I guess I need to know if the life cycle of a frigerator is only about 8 yrs anyway. I don't want to fix again and throw out more food. totally disgusted.

I completely agree...don't buy a Whirlpool!!

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Nov 18, 2010
My Refrigerator Review - Don't Buy Whirlpool!!
by: fedup

I have also had a problem with my Whirlpool refrigerator. I received little to no customer service, long wait to get refrigerator fixed that is less than 3 months old.

All I can say is thank goodness Lowe's replaced it.

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Aug 28, 2010
Whirlpool refrigerator models
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the reviews and they are very helpful.

Can anyone tell me what model numbers of Whirlpool refrigerators that you have had problems with?

Jun 21, 2010
Whirlpool Repair Service & Customer Service is LOUSY!!!
by: Anonymous

Whirlpool Repair Service & Customer Service is LOUSY!!!

You get an automated system that uses voice recognition for the prompt answers...and when you keep trying to yell into it "CUSTOMER SERVICE", it says, "I understand you want customer service, but I still need to ask you some general questions", and you have to answer all the prompt questions anyway. Then it transfers you to customer service, which keeps you on hold wait time, just a recording that comes on saying "we are experiencing heavy call volume, continue to hold the line".

It's ridiculous! I will never purchase another Whirlpool product EVER regardless of the cost! All I was trying to find out was how much to send a technician for repair service...I still don't know...I'm sure it will be a lot!

Jun 13, 2010
Noisy Whirlpool Refrigerator !!!
by: Anonymous

I purchased a 2010 Noisy Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator Model GI5FSAXVYO2 from Lowes and it has been in my home for only 5 days.

Although I have had no problems with the unit cooling properly, the fan connected with the freezer is extremely noisy.

Apparently, the new 2010 units are on a 35 minute cycle and the freezer compressor/fan/motor is constantly coming on and going off. The noise is extremely distracting and I am going to attempt to return the unit to Lowes today. (Wish me luck)

PS.......I live in a small condo, where the kitchen, living and dining room are all located on the same floor. Therefore, there is no place to escape the noise.

May 28, 2010
Don't Buy a Whirlpool Fridge
by: Anonymous

Don't buy a Whirlpool fridge as they are very noisy! It sounds like I have a chicken coop in my house.

If that isn't enough they also have very lousy service! I have been waiting 5 weeks for them to return my call even though I have left them messages every few days.

I don't recommend buying a Whirlpool refrigerator!

Apr 06, 2010
Horrible Whirlpool Customer Service
by: Anonymous

I bought a Whirlpool Gold French Door frig March 2009. I started having problems with it within 2 months. The frig compartment started freezing all my food and liquids.

I called customer service and they sent out the "repair" man. The man left without fixing the problems and would never return my calls or give me a receipt. Since then, the same problem has occurred 3 more times.

Customer service passed me on to 3 different supervisors and to this date they will not return my calls and the problem still has not been fixed or the frig replaced. I leave messages at least twice daily and have finally called the retail store and their manager is also trying to contact Whirlpool corporate office to no avail.


Apr 03, 2010
by: Anonymous

Don't buy a Whirlpool refrigerator. All I can say is lousy service, a lot of excuses and a VERY NOISY REFRIGERATOR.


Jan 16, 2010
Thank You
by: Anonymous

I'm shopping for one this days and almost
got whirlpool, I have a feeling you saved me time and money.

Jan 14, 2010
whirlpool gold
by: Anonymous

After 15 years owning an excellent refrigerator, we have purchased not 1, but 2 WHIRLPOOL GOLD TOP MOUNT refrigerators.

The first one: freezer did not work properly ... went from below 0 to 40-50, even when we were NOT home. The second one: freezer was at 40 last night -- after we were out the entire day. Used refrigerator portion in the a.m., and in the p.m., we opened it for ice cream.

40 degrees. what is going on? DON'T DARE TO FREEZE FOODS!

Dec 11, 2009
by: Anonymous



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