WARDOZER9 -- Go ahead and start your query/discussion in the Silent Front, which is meant to be what edh suggested, a kind of catch-all for all things related to noise/silence.
Unlike the EU, the US (and Canada) are way behind in acoustic regulations/reporting, though there seems to be some effort, but it's not consistent across the appliances. Range fans, for example, all have acoustic ratings, but not fridges or stoves -- the latter can be surprisingly noisy.
I have lots of stories, experiences & insights to share regarding home appliances & machinery -- fridges, freezers, stoves, fans....
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