Help me understand the difference between 28dB, 38dB and 48dB.
I'm thinking about buying a fridge, and the fridges I'm considering have noise levels ranging from 28dB to 47dB (according to the latest fridge assessment in Choice
Fridges with a 28dB noise level rating are too expensive for me, though, so I'm trying to find something I can afford but which won't annoy me too much (I'm sensitive to the noise of a buzzing fridge). What I can afford tends to be somewhere in the mid-30s dB range.
But it's no use going into a noisy showroom and trying to properly gauge how a fridge will sound in my quiet home. So I'm wondering if there's a way I can test these different noise levels at home before I buy, to see what's the difference.
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Nov 21, 2013 -
So I have a seven year old mini fridge, very similar to this one
, only seven years older. How can I use it minimally? Or should I let it go 24/7? [more inside]
posted by tilde
on Aug 21, 2013 -
My freezer (the one that's the top portion of my fridge) stopped working and I've called an applliance repair person. I just pulled the fridge from the wall and I noticed styrofoam (2 pieces) wedged behind the coils. The coils look like this
. I am pretty sure they were there (as packing material?) when the fridge was new and the previous home owner did not remove them. I can't imagine there should be styrofoam wedged in there!
Should there be? [more inside]
posted by Lescha
on Jul 15, 2013 -
My fridge is a 115L bar fridge with a small freezer, and it's never particularly full. I've been thinking about getting rid of it altogether. I would like to hear from anybody who successfully gets by without a fridge: any tips and tricks? what did you not realize before you made the transition? anything else I should consider? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jun 6, 2013 -
Fridge filter: squeezing a fridge into a space which doesn't quite meet the suggested air clearance minimums - what might happen? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Remodeling with an eye toward my own use (for the next 4-5 years) and rentability (in ~5 years?). [more inside]
posted by bendy
on Jun 20, 2012 -
I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Aug 21, 2010 -
[HomeApplianceFilter] So we've bought a new house...now we need furniture and appliances. But where to get them? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on Jun 11, 2010 -
We just moved into a new apartment, and our cat promptly decided to hide behind the fridge (~20 year old Inglis System 2000, freezer on top). When we pulled it out from the wall to get her out, we decided to give the back a vacuum. I'm not sure when or how the condenser coils popped out like this
but now they won't lie flush with the back again. I'm assuming this is why our freezer is no longer freezing and our food has thawed (as we just moved in, we had nothing in the fridge). Any ideas? Thanks in advance?
posted by avocet
on May 24, 2010 -
What was the online refrigerator magnet-style word game where you made sentences with random pools of words within a time limit, and then everyone voted on the results?
posted by nzero
on Apr 15, 2010 -
My landlord finally replaced my tiny old fridge today. Yay! However, the new fridge isn't doing it's job. AT ALL. Help me save my food! [more inside]
posted by wsp
on Dec 3, 2009 -
Got home from work, found my fridge is not working. Any troubleshooting I can do while waiting for the landlord? [more inside]
posted by lholladay
on Nov 10, 2009 -