Yes, Whirlpool's are indeed noisier but at the end of the day do you want reliable refrigeration or quiet? Our newly acquired Whirlpool WRT518SZFM is also noisy however I can live with the added noise just so long as I can get 10 or more years out of our Whirlpool. Prior to this we had a high end LG (model LSFXC2496D) french door refrigerator but it barely kept the refrigerator compartment any cooler than 34-40 degrees Fahrenheit. It got to be a major problem during our first Summer when ice cream stored in the bottom freezer was way too "soft" to our liking. Finally after 17 months the damn compressor died. We called, emailed, and escalated our concerns to LG which fell on very uncaring greedy deaf LG ears. In frustration we went back to a Whirlpool (model WRT518SZFM) which refrigerates commendably. FYI, on it's recommended setting it was too cold hence we set the adjustment a tad higher in temperatures and it's perfect....freezer compartment is a cold "0" degrees while the refrigerator compartment is a solid 32 degrees Fahrenheit. I like this as it has a wider adjustment just in case we need to lower it further during Summer months when all refrigerators labor a bit harder keeping it's cold a bit more labor intensive.