New Beko CF5834APW Fan Noise

Jun 06, 2015, 10:21 AM

We bought this fridge freezer new yesterday & knew there was a fan as it's "frost free". When the fan kicks in (and it does it every hour/90 minutes for at least 20 minutes) this is what it sounds like - you can hear it over the TV in the living room and radio in the kitchen. Is this normal? All the reviews had 'quiet' as the main plus! (Sound clip is 20 seconds of no fan, 20 seconds with fan on - recorded within a 10 minute period on my phone. the phone was held 30cm away from the fridge/freezer at chest height for both recordings. I have amplified both clips by 16.8db so the noise can heard clearly.)