Save your money don't buy it
Fridge now 3years old and constantly leaking, sometimes when closing the fridge the freezer door opens and if you didn't notice it, have a mop handy. Worked really well at first then after 3years becomes faulty..dont buy it.
Fridge temperature - poor control, my vegetables are frozen inside the fridge
Design- door handles are good
Space- lots of space in fridge for storage.
perfect fridge for single person
My fridge maintains perfect temperature, never needing adjustment, has attractive lines and is strong and easy to clean and operate. The compartments are good and it seems long-wearing. recommend it, my model is 342B and the price was right. It is also compact of space and suitable fr tight spaces.
Horrendous waste of electricity and food
No wonder it is discontinued. Wish I knew beforehand how much trouble this would be, bought it at Good Guys after the old fridge died. Was a great fridge when it was new and no troubles.
Even survived moving house.
I have never had so much water inside a fridge and even in the crisper trays and on the shelves.
I defrosted it myself and it was great for about a month and then the water happened again. I have become a sort of expert at defrosting this fridge which I have to say is honestly a pain in the neck.
I threw out so much food through the water puddles.
Now I am going to look for a good brand that is well known and can be reliable.
Pathetic excuse for a fridge
Will never deal with hisence ever again. After being convinced to buy the fridge from good guys we have had nothing but trouble.. first it was seals lost our food several times. Then it was doors not staying closed seal again.. then it was false advertising of stainless steel because its peeling of fron wiping with just a damp cloth (NO CHEMICALS) and now we have had to switch off because of it getting extremely hot on sides and around seals. Almost to hot to touch..
This fridge keeps leaving puddles of water on my floor!
Condensation keeps building up in freezer leaving large pools of water in front of the fridge and it has ruined my timber floor!! Did it when 12 months old and had service guy out who drilled a bigger waste hole in back. Then 10 months later same thing happened again. Service guy put new seal on back of freezer compartment to insulate motor from freezer better. It fills up with ice and needs to be defrosted. If I would turn it off for 8 hours, it would work fine again, service man told me but I bought a frost free fridge that I now have to defrost. I had Westinghouse for 28 years and never called a service man out. Don't think I will ever buy a Hisense anything again.
Never again! What a lemon!!!
Brought this fridge from Harvey Norman after sales guy convinced me it was just as good as a fisher & paykell!! 3 year warranty sounded good too. It's now 2 years and the fridge isn't working, took 4 days to get a repair team out which didn't solve problem. Awaiting whether I'll get a replacement. Meanwhile it's 30 degrees in northern NSW everything's gone off, and the customer support people really don't care. They have lied to me, avoided answering my emails and have done nothing helpful for me. Don't go cheap spend the extra money and get a quality product, never had a problem with my F&P in 12 years till it died and I was happy with that.
Bought this fridge just over 3yrs ago. It was replaced under warranty just under 3 yrs old. Had the replacement now for 14mths & it has now stopped working. Luckily i got an extended warranty.
Not yet convinced
I bought this fridge two weeks ago from F & W City.
I bought a new fridge because the old one (an ancient Fridgedair) had the death rattles when it switched off, would run more often than not and frosted up so I hoped to save power and money.
Upon initial start-up, the sides got so hot, I could hardly touch them. After several hours, it seemed to settle down and appears to be working well.
However, when it starts up (every couple of hours for twenty minutes) it is unbelievably noisy! The instruction manual states that a trickling sound (the refrigerant) is not a fault, yeah, well tell me something I don't know but it's the other weird sounds it makes that's bloody irritating.
It squeaks, it pops, it whines and it murmurs. Since it's in a bed sit, it wakes me in the night at crazy hours.
The squeaks may be the air vent flaps moving? Like a dry shaft pushing through a seal? Does it have air vent flaps?
The pops sound like some sort of diaphragm over extending. I wonder if it's got diaphragms.
God only knows what the murmurs and the whining is all about.
My beer isn't icy cold like I like it either. I'll run the spirit level over it again as from what I've read (after the fact of course) leveling seems to be quite important with a slight tilt to the rear
No problems what so ever..great fridge
Looks great, doesn't make much noise at all..keeps everything nice and cold..no problems with leaking and yes i am a happy customer..Great 3 year warranty and service and installation from the Good Guys was excellent.
Condensation? Read this!
Originally I had some severe condensations issues with this fridge after owning it for about a year and the issue went on for a lot longer. This fridge has worked well, nice and cold and a fair amount of space for the price, but it would constantly leave puddles on the floor and defrosting didn't seem to work.
I would recommend this fridge to anyone first moving out of home, or for a single person not needing a lot of space. You will need a screw driver come time to defrost, unless you want to defrost it for more than 8 hours.
How to correct the condensation issue:
It turns out that you do a deep defrost to correct the condensation issue! You can remove the back wall of the freezer and you will find that there is a tiny drain under the cooling elements that can get frozen up - this is where the condensation wants to go.
To remove the freezer back wall, you have to remove the ice cube compartment and all screws you find in your way. You remove the back wall by pulling the top of the back wall toward you while pulling upward on the wall. If you've been having condensation issues, you will find it all frozen up at the bottom. I poured boiling water over it until the water could eventually drain out of the tiny hole at the back.
Reliable and inexpensive.
Requires quite a bit of work to defrost it properly.
Great fridge for people with low income
This is a great fridge and does an amazing job, it is also a looker ;)
It's a conservative size given the internal capacity.
It chills quite fast, ice cubes were solid within an hour.
We haven't had any problems with it at all.
The only complaint I would have is that the power plug isn't flat, but it's recommended to give the fridge a 7cm gap from the wall anyway, so it's not really a problem.
inexpensive, standard 3 year warranty
My fridge is still going strong 5 years later.
Purchased in June 2014.
See review above - HiSense fridges have problems with condensation and leaking water
The fridge we had has had perpetual problems with condensation, and at one stage stopped cooling altogether. Our problems mirrored the other poster above - HiSense promised to send a contractor but didn't. A part was sent for us to fit. Many weeks of complaints, and then the advice was. Turn it off for 24 hours. Well, it worked at the expense of food that had to be thrown out. After that, the condensation problem has recurred again. Don't know what can be done other than to sell it off to some poor soul. You may wish to google HiSense fridges and you will find that the condensation, the responses and the poor customer service are common themes.
Buy something not made in China. It may cost you a few bucks more and not come with a 3 year warranty, but at least you will have a better product.
Well priced and 3 year warranty.
A lot of condensation in the fridge and freezer compartment, so mutch that there is a puddle of water on the floor on a daily . Light switch broke within the first month. After a year, 3 emails and a telephone call to Hisense I am still waiting for them to have a look at the unit.
The fridge looks good and is easy to clean. if you can put up with the noise then its ok cheers.
internal glass looks good.
quite noisy clicking noise sounds like a loud clock.
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