4Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)

Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)

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4Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)
2.4

16 reviews

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38% · 610 · 63%

Build Quality
2.3
Value for Money
2.6
Ease of Use
3.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5
Noise Level
3.3
Internal Layout
4.4

Reviews

16 reviews
James
JamesGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC18 posts
  KBM5302WA

Nice shelves… but terrible fridge. Buy something else!

Fridge is very underpowered, and temperature controls are very suspect.

It is a shame as the shelving and cabinetry are great.

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dande
dandeSydney, NSW5 posts
  KBM5302WA

Third failure

From my earlier review, that was caused by bad evaporator fan, replaced about 9 months after we bought it. Replaced under warranty. The technician mentioned this series was built with a bad bath of such fans.

That was followed by a broken defrost sensor, also replaced just under warranty.

Noticed my fridge started making a high pitch whistling noise. My guess it's the evaporator fn again. About 2 years after replacing.

Been an unhappy purchase.

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Param
Param
  KBM5302WA

I bought this in in 2018 and replaced fan 3 times, don't buy this product waste of money, havey noises from fan

Horrible noise from fan. This problem start after couple of months when we bought this freeze. Company should replace this product with other good freeze, because only this problem we pay extra couple of hundred to extend the warranty, and problem is still there,
mark
markPerth, WA2 posts
  KBM5302WA

avoid any kelvinator fridge

purchased 21/03/2018. Died 21/03/2021. It was never terribly cold, found out yesterday why. The evaporator fan died. According to the refrigerator repairer this is the first time he has ever seen this as they don't fail - at least not after 3 years. Fit for purpose - no. You would expect it to last more then 3 year but the electrolux people think this is entirely reasonable that it fails after 3 years. If this was the case then you would expect them to have at least one replacement part in Perth. Alas no, it fails that infrequently there are none in the warehouse and it has to be shipped from the east.
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Emma
EmmaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
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georgenexus
georgenexusSouth East Queensland, QLD8 posts
  Verified KBM5302WA

Perfect. Saves ne bending over all of the time

The bottom mount freezer means that 95% of my fridge requirements are at a level where I don't have to bend over. When I do need the freezer, there are 2 slide out drawers and 1 slide out shelf. Godsend. Show details
Matt
MattSouthwest, VIC2 posts
  Verified KBM5302AA

Great large bottom mount fridge

Love this fridge. It is extremely large with tonnes of room inside. No fuss, no awkward shelves or wasted space with gimmicks. The shelves are super easy to remove and clean. Or just as easy to clean whilst in the fridge. The finish is great. Runs fairly silently. Love it! Show details
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Not Kelvinator3 posts
  KBM5302WA
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Monique L.
Monique L.
  KBM5302WA

don't waste your money

I bought this fridge less than 12 months ago. In the last couple of weeks the fridge hasn't felt cold. Have bought a thermometer and it is sitting on 13 degrees. Freezer still works fine and it appears others are having same problem with the fridge. This should not happen for a fridge less than 12 months old Show details
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billy
billySydney Surrounds, NSW30 posts
  KBM5302WA

Do not buy

This is my second fridge in 12 months,first one lasted about a week,so noisy! was replaced by another fridge the same,this one is so noisy again,tech",expected tomorrow to check it? not sure what will happen in the next 12 months,have to try another brand,not sure what's a good brand these days?

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Lisa
Lisa
  KBM5302WA

Bought it in February. Nothing but problems

We feel we bought a lemon with this fridge in February 18. It worked well when first bought then during the night we thought we had a helicopter in the kitchen. Took Kelvinators technician 4 days to come and fix the problem. During the wait it started working again out of the blue after all the food had perished. They tried to say there was nothing wrong with it. Same thing happened twice since. We called again and thankfully they are sending someone else for a second opinion. Hopefully to have it resolved. We still can’t work out what caused the problem.

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Ashley
AshleyKilmore11 posts
  KBM5302WA

Amazing fridge

This fridge is create for a family. The design is great lots of space for food fridge side, space for food and containers for fruit and veggies. The freeze is very spacious. And the the doors open and close very easily. I would highly recommend this to anyone that asks.

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WindowShopper
WindowShopperAdelaide4 posts
  Verified KBM5302WA

Awesome big fridge

We absolutely love this fridge. Heaps of room, runs quiet, looks fantastic, doesn't use alot of power. I got the fridge up the top and the freezer down the bottom and I'm really happy with the set up. We can't fault it to be honest and appliance on line delivered it to our home and took the old fridge away. Very happy all round.

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Jessica
JessicaSouth East Queensland, QLD16 posts
  KBM5302AA

2 breakdown in less than 4 months

When we bought this new fridge end of december 2017, we were quite happy. Then, we had a first breakdown 4 months later... the fan stopped working on a Saturday, customer service doesnt work on weekend, called them on monday, the person came to fix it on wednesday! All food wasted... 3months later... same thing is happening... really unhappy with this fridge and kelvinator! Do not buy!

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Zac L
Zac L10 posts
  KBM5302AA

I’m very happy customer

Love the sliver finish it’s very practical I’m very happy with the space it’s maintain a extremely well temperature for the fridge and freezer you can’t hear it when it’s working I would recommend kelvinator to anyone just wished they were still made in Australia but the fridge is excellent.

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Questions & Answers

Charles M
Charles M · KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)

We are having the same problem and don't know if it's worth spending the money in the hope that it can be fixed. Just under 3 years old. Vents keep freezing over. Adjust temperature setting - same thing happens. Freezer seems to work most of the time, but not refrigerator. Electrolux ( owners of Kelvinator ) want $150 just to come out. Parts and labour extra unless it's a problem with compressor or condensor or evaporator, in which case they'll orvide the parts but still charge for labour.

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sue wilson · KBM5302WA (White)

What year was KBM5302WA model manufactured

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what year was this fridge manufactured

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Compare all Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount) listings
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $1,649$1,549
Dimensions 1718 x 796 x 727 mm1718 x 796 x 727 mm
Energy Rating3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)
Household Size 5+ people5+ people
FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost Free
Handle Type RecessedRecessed
Smart Fridge NoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlass
Number of Shelves44
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins11
Door Hinge RightRight
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishArctic SilverClassic White
Capacity
Total Capacity 528 L528 L
Fridge Capacity 347 L347 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L167 L
  • MPN: 15363, 19345, 810457, KBM5302AC-R and KBM5302WC-R

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