Fisher & Paykel 451L Vertical E450LWW (White, Left Door) has been discontinued and replaced by Fisher & Paykel E450LW1 (White, Left Door).
Never had the slightest problem with it in all the time I have had it. You can get a bit of a gurgle sound when you close the door in humid weather because there is more water in the evaporation thing on the top of the compressor, but that just a quirk.
Fisher Paykel the best
I have had this product for a while and we even forget it's there it's so quiet and efficient. I have often recommended Fisher Paykel to family and friends when they have been replacing their broken appliances. The temperature control is excellent through all compartments and it's so easy to clean the see through fronts on the drawers is a bonus, you don't have to open every drawer to find what you need.
Perfect family size
This fridge is excellent for a medium family. It's quiet and has well organized storage space. The temperature control remains even and the glass shelves make for easy viewing of what is behind the front items. The doors have adjustable dividers which I like for separating wine from milk or juice.
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A succession of failed refrigerators.
Purchased a F&P E450 from a Melbourne retail store that delivered and installed it. Door hinges failed in March 2016 - F&P diagnosed transport damage and replaced refrigerator. The replacement fridge failed in January 2017 and F&P technician diagnosed loss of gas and control system problems. The fridge was taken to the factory for repair and returned in February 2017-this repaired fridge lost it's gas within 4 days. Currently I've asked for a
another replacement fridge as the current one is a total lemon. A technician will come within a wee...
So far so good
Finding an all refrigerator is not easy. There were 2 different makes available at the time. We chose the FISHER & PAYKEL model E450.
This fridge is keeping excellent temperature. I find the only drawback is the fan that seems to be on most day and night. F/P suggest it takes very little power for it to be on. As stated "So far so good". It has adjustable shelving but seems to take less items than my last 450lt fridge. The door does need an extra little nudge to close otherwise it starts to beep to inform the door is open. A good feature but t...
Do not buy. Customer service atrious.
I am the manager for a reasonably sized office (75 or so employees). We purchased two of these as staff fridges and although one has been faultless, the other has been a never ending trail of faults and errors.
To make matters worse, the customer service from Fisher and Paykel is beyond atriocious. Their "supervisors" vary from exceptionally rude and unprofessional to highly helpful but unaware of their own warranty terms (ie you can request a replacement directly from them under Australia law if it is a major fault yet they still try to dis...pute this). The service techs are all fine and decent but the company and attitude to customers, in our case we've had a tech out 6 times in a month to fix one problem, I've had enough and asked for a new fridge and have basically be left with a faulty fridge for 2 weeks while they "decide" if they will actually replace it. Sorry but never ever again will I deal with Fisher and Paykel. All other companies I've ever dealt with for such things have bent over backwards if there's a major fault to ensure the customer is happy and to ensure fairness prevails but not Fisher and Paykel, they'd rather have a broken fridge in an office of 75 while they muck around, in some cases lie about sending a manager out to make a decision on the spot that it will be replaced, only to then cancel and send a tech who comes out and says "yep still broken, needs to be taken away", and then around you go again while they argue that it's ok to take it away for an undisclosed period and return a refurbished machine - I paid for a new fridge not a factory refurbished model. On the product itself, it is neither remarkable nor unremarkable, functional, doors are hard to open I agree, but it's just a fridge... go with Westinghouse and do yourself a favour, avoid Fisher and Paykel. Edit: The fridge broke yet again and this time after another round of calls to customer service, they agreed to replace it, but I received a call on Monday advising of this, no call back about this during the week, I called again on Wed PM to ask what was going on, was put on hold for even more time while they came up with their spin, and told there was no record of the replacement, after to-ing and fro-ing I told I would be called on Fri pm, did not happen, so again I called, again on hold for more than 30 mins and finally told they don't know what is . Finally I received a call back and was told that I would have to wait till middle of May as they have no stock... in all of Australia, a major company like Fisher and Paykel has no stock - utter lies. I have this one in writing and when (not IF but WHEN) the fridge does not arrive I will go to consumer affairs. I am absolutely astounded by Fisher and Paykel - any other company would be so ashamed of their treatment of a customer and make it right but with Fisher and Paykel there's an attitude of rudeness/don't care/can't be bothered and although they do their jobs, there's no apologies, no responsibility taken, no follow up, I've had to push the whole way. I would categorically say I will never buy a Fisher and Paykel product again and am tempted to send an email around to all staff detailling exactly what has happened but then again an out of order sign on a "new fridge" in an office of 50+ people and with more than 2000+ stakeholder health professionals seeing it every day it speaks for itself. Never ever again.
Loud and (almost) impossible to open!
We bought the matching fridge and freezer as they are spacious and look nice. Indeed they are both spacious and look nice but both are incredibly loud, the normal hum of the fridge is audible in the bedroom on the next floor and every now and again there is the loud sound of liquid running through pipes. Even so I could live witht that but wrestling with the door every time I want to open it is awful. It is quite literally a two handed job to open either - you have to prise it apart with both hands at the seal. To make things even worse the freezer nearly tipped onto my son the other day when he was struggling to open the door! Awful products. Do NOT buy!
A good purchase
I am very happy with my purchase of E450LWWW. Fridge has lot of space and deep shelves whichare well spaced to fit lot of stuff. The bottom vege draw is not attached to the frame which means it wont break or fit abnormally. The door hinges seem quite strong (metal) and there is lot of suction, quiet, and defrost works well. I didnt hear any door open alarms/buzz.
Previously, I have owned Westinghouse (see my other comments) and this seems much better in terms of design and quality. I was happy to pay the purchase price and am very satisfied with my choice. It has 2 yrs wty.
Good design, plenty of space, well built
Fridge stand needs more grip
|Category||Upright Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Household Size||4-5 people|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Total Capacity||451 L|
|Fridge Capacity||451 L|
|Freezer Capacity||0 L|
|Release date||Sept 2006|
|Replaced by||Fisher & Paykel E450LW1 (White, Left Door)|
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