Frigidaire Informative - Noisy - NEW - Frigidaire FFTR1817L Top Freezer Refrigerator
The overall design is alright for a budget fridge. Power consumption is ok. But it's way too loud.
The fan can be heard from several rooms away. really and it's louder than my microwave oven by far. It's clearly audible from anywhere on the first floor of the house ad this is a new fridge, I've had it 2 weeks. My old fridge was 30 years old and very quiet.
It runs more than expected with a total "on" time of 27% which is more than the better models, but it has a small compressor so it only draws about 140 watts of power (at 1.1 amps) so the overall power consumption is fine. At. 09 cents/Kw-hr (Wis) it costs me $2.25 per month to run. So that part is fine.
Occasionally the power goes up to 450 watts but that must be the built-in defrost heater kicking in.
The only issue with this fridge is the noise. It's hitting 55dB at 10 feet away and is over 65dB when close by. I can hear the fan noise from from several rooms away, it's not the compressor that's loud, it's the circulation fan.