Summary: We purchased the equivalent of this model in late 2009. Contents started getting squishy 5 days ago. Yesterday, a very good local repairman estimated it would be a minimum of $400 to fix. This becomes even more concerning as a GE Profile Microwave bought at the same time (new house) is doing odd things & a different repairman told me to just let it run until it conks out because it will be less expensive to purchase a new one.
Summary: Considered this and purchased at HD in early July (7 weeks ago), put it on my patio. It has worked out very well, not that loud - it hums along when its on, but its not like LOUD - no way. Holds a lot of stuff - I organize it in cardboard boxes by type, has worked perfectly so far, but just in case, got the extended warranty. The outside does get warm (as mentioned in the comments) but it is not hot.
Great freezer for the garage for a family of 4 - 6
R. Ng, Amazon
8 December 2010
Summary: I recently purchased this GE upright frost free freezer from Home Depot for $[...]- delivered (model FUF14SVRWW). Having used it for a few weeks now, I realized that the priced at Amazon for $588 is not unreasonable, if they take off shipping. Link: [...] I have heard complains that this freezer is noisy and humms loudly. Unless you plan to have this freezer sitting in your kitchen, this is a non-issue. Sitting in the garage, we just enjoy the extra cold storage.