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Kenmore (Daewoo) 46-61212 compressor noise

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I just bought a new Kenmore 46-61212 top freezer refrigerator.  I'm told it is made by Daewoo.  I turned it on in the store and all i could hear was low level fan noise, much quieter then my old Whirlpool though i can't confirm the compressor was on at the time.  When i got it home, the fan noise on my unit was very reasonable but the compressor (Embarco EM3D60HLT) made an unusual whining noise.  After several hours of use the whining noise went away and now I'm left with what I'd call a typical compressor type sound but its quite noticeable and more objectionable then the fan sound.  With the old Whirlpool which also has an Embarco compressor you couldn't tell the compressor was on unless you went right next to it behind the fridge.  Is there something wrong with my compressor?  How can I find out?  Do they vary this much from one unit to the next of the same model?

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Daewoo is an untried brand, these are just now being sold by SEARS in the US market- but if the sound is oppressive, get it handled under warranty ASAP.

If the freezer is at 0 degrees and the refrigerator section is around 37 degrees- the unit is working.

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During its on/off cycle, the freezer averages to around 15 degrees F, the fridge is about 35 degrees F.  Both setting are at default, 4 on the fridge and middle on the freezer.  I haven't tried putting the freezer on the max cold setting.  Thoughts?  

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Proper freezer temp is 0 degrees brother, if it only reaches 15 degrees it will just barely keep ice cream firm and will not be deep-freezing meats! I would crank it up one notch to "5" and see if it hits reaches 0 within 24 hours, if not,  I would begin registering the warranty card and taking steps...

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Thanks Hiroshi!

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