Rant re: our Electrolux undercounter icemaker
We just had our local service people come out to look at our two week old ice maker because it's so darned loud upon fill or drain or whatever running /whirring sound it's making. It's so loud it startles me when it clicks on at night if I'm sitting in the living room ten feet away reading. We can hear it thirty feet in our bedroom with the door opened even though several walls are between the two. You can hear it from the guest room which is further away. It sounds like someone saying SHHHHHHHHH really loudly for a while.
I have been in dozens of houses with Kitchenaid and Whirlpool icemakers and have never noticed super loud noises other than the ice dumping. It turns out that Electrolux icemakers are loud. It was not his first service call for them. He said one lady ended up returning hers for another brand since hers was right off the living space like ours. She just couldn't take it.
The whole reason we went with Electrolux was because it seemed like since it was made by U-Line it might have less maintenance issues than Kitchenaid and Whirlpool. We wanted the crystal clear ice and the capacity. The price point was right for us. We didn't want to go over $2k. So now we don't know what to do...try to live with the noise and everyone who comes over asking what the noise is (because in the three weeks we've lived in the new house that's been a consistent question) or swap it out for Kitchenaid and deal with more maintenance issues.
Haha! I'm standing in my master bathroom and just heard it kick on and am listening to it run now! How appropriate!