What's the Quietest Refrigerator on the Market?

by Susan

What is the quietest fridge on the market? I need about 28 cu ft. and prefer a French Door, but mostly I want it silent.


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May 09, 2017
High pitch sound
by: Anonymous

I just bought a 2017 Whirlpool basic top-freezer fridge (21 cu.ft. capacity) because I had a problem with my prior fridge leaking from the ice maker. This new one has a subtle high pitched noise emanating from it that aggravates my tinnitus. After 30 minutes, I called to have them come back to take it back. No way I could live with this thing in an open floor plan. There would be no way to get away from it. Recommend avoiding this one. I would be interested to know if anyone has fully solved the problem of noisy refrigerators. The problem is all over the Internet.

Oct 21, 2016
New Samsung RF263TEAESG/AA is loud
by: Bob H

French Door 25 cu ft compressor runs at 60 Db. I was told by Samsung on-site Tech that this is 'Normal'. Really? He stated that my house is too quiet.

Dec 18, 2015
noisy fridgadaire
by: Anonymous

Whatever you do stay away from fridgadaire. I spent months while repairman replaced everything one by one. Finally, fridgadaire sent me a new one as the last one was under warranty. The new one is worse!! I have 3 walls between it & bedroom, but can only sleep with fan running. Some days I think it will drive me nuts. I think they are using such cheap metal & no insulation that all the new ones are noisy. I think I'll look for a refurbished model. Good luck.

Nov 25, 2015
Outrageously Noisy LG Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

$3,000 for a 31" LG 3 years ago and I wondered what all the fuss concerning noise was about. The LG was quiet until one month ago. For some reason it started making various very very loud and it was just one noise but various loud sounds at different pitches so loud in fact I can hear them in the second floor bedroom and the kitchen is on the first floor. I wonder if the noise is Obama's fault?

Nov 15, 2015
Whirlpool Fridge
by: Anonymous

Whirlpool Fridges are very loud

Oct 31, 2015
by: Anonymous

Samsung French door is extremely loud. I could hear it all through the house. LG is the same. All the new energy efficient refrigerators run constantly with a high pitch. There are no good answers

Jun 27, 2015
refrigerator noise
by: Anonymous

updating kitchen with new appliances... searched for quiet dishwasher... unfortunately never realized how loud a refrigerator could be until this new Whirlpool Gold Series. Eight days & it's driving me nuts. need to turn up the tv in the next room to cover the noise. think it's time this thing goes back.

May 09, 2015
Quiet Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

Gas refrigerators are quieter than electric ones.

Dec 06, 2012
Vintage Quiet Fridge Found
by: Anonymous

I too searched for a quiet fridge. I bought a 1950s fridge that I must defrost manually but it is extremely quiet.

Now I can sit near it and do bookwork, no problem. I love my fridge - a Marquette from the 1950s

Apr 02, 2012
Searching for a Quiet Frig
by: Anonymous

This is for in home use. Under 68 inches tall and 33 inches wide or less is preferable.

Though mostly I want quiet.

Help please!

Sep 09, 2011
Quietest Refrigerator on the Market
by: nigel

CHOICE MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA )has just completed a review of a large range of fridges. You may want to look at these if you live in Australia but most of the models aren't sold elsewhere.

They tested for noise in decibels.

The quietest was 30 dB. from a Mitsubishi and a Fisher & Paykel the loudest was 47 dB. from a LG.

Again these are models from Australia.

Aug 25, 2010
Here's a few options...
by: RefrigeratorPro Team


We would love to help you find exactly the refrigerator you want but we'd need a bit more information such as:

  • What is your price range?
  • Do you want a french door with a bottom freezer or more like a side by side?
  • Are there any extras you want like an ice/water dispenser, etc.

If you prefer searching for it yourself, there are a great deal of good things being said about how quiet LG is but many are also unhappy about how hard it is to fix and get parts for. Our other suggestion is to look at Samsung.

Several of Samsung's models are reviewed to be exceptionally quiet and they also just won a consumer award with best customer satisfaction of any refrigerator brand on the market.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

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