Compressor Noise

I have a Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator (built by Amana-Maytag). Overall the compressor is quiet, compared to older units. But when the compressor first comes on, perhaps 30 seconds or so later, I hear some popping noises that go away about 10 to 15 seconds later. This is loud enough to be heard in the next room; it sounds like someone playing the drums in there. I am told by Sears that this is normal, the Freon expanding or some such thing. But it is bothersome enough that I am considering buying another type of refrigerator. Is this sort of thing common with all new refrigerators? Even top freezer models? Thanks.
Ross Payne
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Hi,

People ask about noises on all makes, styles nowadays!
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/fridgenoises.JPG

Probably is....talk to the Manuafcture as -some- have a gurgle kit that often ( not always ) helps with ( mask ) the refrigerant noises.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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