Folks - thanks for the [helpful] answers and ideas.
Don - I have checked the seals and they are all fine (piece of a4
paper in between the door and chassis). I agree on the information
overload. As my wife said "You only winding yourself up" :(
I see it as "I may be paying to much for this as it's faulty." I may
end up in a corner rocking gently back and forth if I carry on
Like you said - I doubt it is the insulation. The fridge is new,
energy star and I do not live in Arizona.
I'm familiar with the Kill-A-Watt. Don't have one though but this is
an opportunity to invest in one :)
As for your last point, the back panel (exchanger not exposed) is warm
to the touch. There is though only about 2-3 inches of clearance but
it is free standing against a wall with nothing no either side so can
I'll see what kill-a-watt says and how it compares to your link.
The reason I said you might want to get a service person
do a checkup on your fridge is so he/she can determine
if you have enough refrigerant in there. An incorrect amount
of refrigerant would force the compressor to work harder