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freestanding fridge freezers recommendations? - cheap end market - not noisy!
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Datafan55 · 20/09/2022 09:38

Replaced broken fridge freezer recently with a Hoover model (HVT3CLFCKIHW). About £330. Nothing fancy. Spec listed noise as 39db.
However the motor switches off and on all day and when it is on, for up to an hour at a time, makes a buzzing hum. The pitch of it is unpleasant and I find it grates on my nerves every second it is on.

Store came round and told me that it's pretty normal. However I have had more pleasant sounding models before, and find it hard to be as dismissive as they were about it.

They did suggest it might be the difference between having a frost free (where you hear the fan) and this type of noise.... The sides of the freezer seem to be vibrating a lot when it's 'on' so this might fit.

I am worried that another model will have the same issue! Stores don't seem to rate this as important/to demonstrate.

So, has anyone brought a f/f recently that they would recommend?

Is a small flat - it won't be out the way in a closed kitchen etc.
UK.

Thanks for any help.

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Choc2022 · 20/09/2022 21:07

Similar issue with a low cost Beko fridge. I wouldn't reccomend.

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stormelf · 21/09/2022 10:25

I got a cheap Candy fridge/freezer from Argos last year. It is practically silent, barely ever notice the noise. Our older Becko on the other hand which is in the utility room makes so much noise

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Pixiedust1234 · 21/09/2022 10:29

if its vibrating a lot have you checked to see if your flooring is perfectly level? Can you put a piece of cardboard under one of the corners?

Don't get a beko frost free, damn thing is on more than it is off, plus there is less room inside for food. Same size outside but can only fit half the food in.

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NotLactoseFree · 21/09/2022 10:35

When did you buy it? We got a less cheapo Samsung recently and really noticed the noice at first. But now it doesn't seem to be a problem at all. It's possible we've got used to it but mostly I think it's just sort of warmed up properly if that makes sense? Took a couple of weeks but it was a relief as I could hear it in the lounge while watching tv and although it wasn't loud, it annoyed me.

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Datafan55 · 22/09/2022 10:40

stormelf · 21/09/2022 10:25

I got a cheap Candy fridge/freezer from Argos last year. It is practically silent, barely ever notice the noise. Our older Becko on the other hand which is in the utility room makes so much noise

@stormelf Do you mind me asking the model number?

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Datafan55 · 22/09/2022 10:43

Pixiedust1234 · 21/09/2022 10:29

if its vibrating a lot have you checked to see if your flooring is perfectly level? Can you put a piece of cardboard under one of the corners?

Don't get a beko frost free, damn thing is on more than it is off, plus there is less room inside for food. Same size outside but can only fit half the food in.

The deliverers said there is an 'even wobble'. They came back to very briefly check it was okay.
Previous models have been okay there.

Beko f/free would have been my next choice :-(

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Datafan55 · 22/09/2022 10:49

NotLactoseFree · 21/09/2022 10:35

When did you buy it? We got a less cheapo Samsung recently and really noticed the noice at first. But now it doesn't seem to be a problem at all. It's possible we've got used to it but mostly I think it's just sort of warmed up properly if that makes sense? Took a couple of weeks but it was a relief as I could hear it in the lounge while watching tv and although it wasn't loud, it annoyed me.

Only got it a couple of weeks ago. Ironically now I've arranged for it to go back, I find it a little less annoying (plus less of a covid temperature). Knowing my luck, the next one will be worse :-)

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Datafan55 · 22/09/2022 10:51

Choc2022 · 20/09/2022 21:07

Similar issue with a low cost Beko fridge. I wouldn't reccomend.

Beko were going to be my next choice. Do you mind me asking a model number (ie so I can avoid)?

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Datafan55 · 22/09/2022 10:55

Pixiedust1234 · 21/09/2022 10:29

if its vibrating a lot have you checked to see if your flooring is perfectly level? Can you put a piece of cardboard under one of the corners?

Don't get a beko frost free, damn thing is on more than it is off, plus there is less room inside for food. Same size outside but can only fit half the food in.

@Pixiedust1234 Do you mind me taking the beko f/f model number (ie to avoid)?

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Pixiedust1234 · 22/09/2022 12:16

Well that was a lot harder than it should have been. Tablets apparently don't fit inside fridges very well and it didn't want to focus either as it was waaaayyyy too close 🙄

Anyway, here it is. It was bought after the first lockdown from ao.com

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earsup · 22/09/2022 16:51

we had an argos value range model....very quiet....then got a samsung frost free from the ' dented appliance warehouse'...super quiet and very cheap...have hidden the big dent on the front with a notice board thingy...

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stormelf · 23/09/2022 09:17

Sorry took me a while to find where the product number was printed

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 10:53

thanks @Pixiedust1234 . that was one i'd looked at!

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 10:59

@stormelf Thanks for pic. I can't quite make out the model number though? CMCL517??

(Did have a candy on my shortlist previously)

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 11:02

earsup · 22/09/2022 16:51

we had an argos value range model....very quiet....then got a samsung frost free from the ' dented appliance warehouse'...super quiet and very cheap...have hidden the big dent on the front with a notice board thingy...

@earsup Any idea of model for the argos value one?

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stormelf · 23/09/2022 11:04

Cmcl 5172wwdkn

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 11:06

thanks for pointers so far, everyone!
feeling so grotty with covid, eating chips day and night to get rid, and the local shop I brought from to support made me feel like a bit of a freak for saying 'look, i don't like this' (also mansplained a bit :-( ).

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torthecatlady · 23/09/2022 11:24

We have this Haier fridge freezer in silver and we love it. The freezer is completely frost free as well so it never needs to be defrosted. It's silent, occasionally there's a little rattle which I presume if something to do with the frost free function. Would thoroughly recommend!

fridge

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 11:29

thanks @torthecatlady , I'll have a look at that one

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MenaiMna · 23/09/2022 12:08

I've bought twice from AO outlet on ebay, a really good BEKO F/F model and an American style Fridgemaster. Really good value if you don't mind a ding or two. The pics will show the damage or they might just be perfect returns. Obviously compare model numbers, energy rating, reviews online & factor in delivery before you choose!

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MenaiMna · 23/09/2022 12:10

Beko cfg1582

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Datafan55 · 23/09/2022 15:45

thanks @MenaiMna . Do you find it noisy?

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MenaiMna · 23/09/2022 16:44

Not really noisy, obviously that model is out of date so go for its current iteration. Beko used to get awful reviews but have had a much better rep last 4-5 years. I was wary at the time but was swung by price+energy+rating in that order.

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