Excellent size, but failed suddenly, compressor @ 100% all day and night.
for a family of four this is a big fridge, plenty of room for all our food and a few beers with no need for a fridge in the garage, the $2800 spend seemed value for money and worth the extra time we took to have the fridge nook widened. We've been very happy BUT.
Suddenly and with no warning at all the fridge compartment started freezing all our meat and veg (and beers) absolutely solid. Tried leaving it off for a few hours in the hope that something would reset, but it still happens.
So, was good until this failure.
I tried Sharp, no help ...
- SJXE676FSL (Inverter, High Gloss Steel)
- Verified purchase
Good fridge, crappy accessories
All of the inserts are made of this brittle, crappy, cheap plastic that cracks.
When you ring up their customer care number they refuse to replace them (within warranty mind you) and send you a price list. ^%$#^&**&%^%$ I say. I've lost two door inserts within 2 years.
Make a fridge with parts that don't crack with normal use for crying out loud. And back your customers up with decent service.
Stop running after less than 5 years
The fridge is not running, this happens in less than 5 years, which is very short time for the fridge, and yes we paid $2000 for that at the end of 2014. Pretty disappointed.
Purchased in October 2014.
have owned this fridge for past 5 years, has been excellent till recently when it developed a loud noise, similar to what others have been experiencing, called local electrician, found the evaporator motor needed replacing once completed there was improvement but still a humming noise,on further investigation found a rubber mount missing on the base of the compressor and fixed , fridge now operating excellent,
Purchased in July 2013 for A$2,770.00.
- SJFJ676VWH (Glass White)
- Verified purchase
All fine until the noise started
We've been using the fridge since January 2018 without any problems. We love the design and glass front. Fits perfectly in our kitchen.
In the last few weeks the noise from the back of the fridge has become more and more intense, it's a kind of trembling noise.
Currently, it feels like the fridge is by far louder than our 10 years old one. At first I thought that the compressor touches one of the metal parts around causing the noise.
We have called the service recommended by Sharp customer service and after !!!2 WEEKS!!! a service guy said ...
Can't find any bad thing about this
This fridge is unbelievable. The design of the fridge is just perfect. Veggie compartment holds the veggie for a very long time without them going off. The shelving are easy to move how you like it. Our friends saw this fridge and went out bought one the next month. Can't find any fault about it.
- SJFJ676VBK (Glass Black)
- Verified purchase
Great until something breaks...
Fridge was great until about a year ago when my wife noticed a broken small piece of plastic on the floor. Turns out based on my research in the past week or so that it was the freezer door clip. Thought i would be able to live with it (and i did for a while). However, the freezer door now pops open whenever the opposite side is shut. Via this self popping mechanism, i have now left the door open the whole night long without even realising it! Reading the reviews, it appears that this is a very common problem! Talking to a service centre, they ...wanted a $160 call out fee with parts and labour cost on top of it. We could be talking a potential huge bill here all for a small door clip. Disappointing for a fridge which is not cheap to begin with! Great fridge for its features and what not, let down by poor quality parts...
Brilliant - still
Actually it was the SJ55HWH purchased in 1997 (21 years) and is still going well, (model listed was the closest i could find) til only the other day the freezer doesn't freeze anymore but the fridge part is still powering on faultlessly. Never missed a beat and only just changed the seals last year :-). A perfect example of how products should be made for consumers benefit, not for a short period for the manufacturers benefit and their shareholders.
- Verified purchase
Looks the business, and performed well... for 3 years.
This was just about the best looking fridge in the shop. The interior seemed like the most attractive and functional as well. When we got it home it proved to be a very easy to use fridge, loads of room, easy to keep clean. Keeps everything a good temperature, meat area is nice and cold.
The digital display is ok, shows how cold the fridge is set to, rather than how cold it actually is though, you still need a thermometer to check that out. The stylish stainless-like finish is much, much easier to clean than brushed stainless, with zero rust ...
What a beauty!
Beautiful french door!, huge capacity, I love how it keeps the cold air in the fridge and the draws for the freezer keeps the cold air inside the compartment, so you are actually not losing out much cold air.
I noticed that someone said this is noisy, but I didn't think it is loud, it sometimes makes sound, but I would assume that is normal for a fridge this size.
Love it love it and think my next fridge would also be this as well.
Well done sharp!!!
Love the style, holds good temp, plenty of lights to see, easy to clean, love the freezer draws, so easy to maintain your goods at a glance, very quite, as a retired butcher I know a bit about refrigeration and this one gets 10/10, thanks sharp for doing your homework!!!!
Temperature is easily changeable with Digital display
Unit is Surprisingly quiet
Has an inbuilt ice maker so no plumbing is needed
Very stylish design with more than enough room for everything a big family needs
See through doors on the internal freeze made looking for something without the loss of chill ideal.
Too much Radio Frequency Interference.
Love the aesthetics. Amazingly, the plastic sliding draws are still intact after two years!
HOWEVER, every time we open either of the fridge doors, (not the freezer ones), it interferes with our digital television so badly, it can't display a picture. On day one I called Sharp, and all they would say was that it complies with the Australian Standard. If that is the Australian Standard, I'll go He.
I won't buy sharp again.
vegie crisper freezing
I noticed my vegies were freezing so I checked the fridge temp on the digital readout on the door to see what the thermostat was set at.
The thermostat is set to 4 degrees like I believe it should be......problem is.....the top of the fridge (according to my temp probe) is 4 degrees but the bottom is -4 degrees? If I increase the temp to stop the freezing by 4 degrees it would make the top 8 degrees which I wouldn't have thought cold enough to keep things at a safe temp?
Perfect till 1 week out of warranty
After lots of research to find the perfect fridge for our growing family, we settled on the sharp French door (black glass). It has been fantastic up until 1 week out of warranty when 1 of the plastic clips that hold the freezer door closed snapped off. We also noticed the plastic framing around the glass was cracking and flaking away. Being only 1 week out of warranty we contacted Sharp as paying over 3k for a fridge to only last 2 years is a joke. They sent out someone to inspect the fridge after 1 month and then 3 weeks later have been infor...med that it is not a manufacturer fault so we are responsible for the replacement of 3 out of 4 doors. After doing some more research have come across several reviews with similar problems. Please be wary if looking for a fridge if you want it to last more then 2 years. Sharp have provided very little and slow customer service.
Noisy fan sounds like a jet taking off.
I recently purchased a new Sharp 4 door fridge /freezer and it is driving me crazy, What with loud bangs loud cracks like a gunshot and the worst of all fan noises starting and stopping all the time like a 747 taking off. Wish we had never got this fridge !! our 20 year GE never made any funny noises and always worked as expected.
After reading the feedback on this model looks like we will have no luck getting it fixed quickly.
It is perfect for us
Selecting a fridge to replace our 25 year old May tag fridge freezer was very difficult indeed. Westinghouse was the preferred option but the factory had closed and there was no big Australian fridge freezers anymore. What an indictment of the Australian industry.
Productreview.Com had many mediocre reviews of even the "best" fridges within our price range and it seems that there is no correlation between brand name, reputation and reliability. It seemed that the consumer has to choose the best of a bad lot! Finally we decided on the last o...
Awesome fridge for a family with teenagers too !
Hard wearing ,easy to keep clean , quiet and stylish. Firs in the kitchen space easily and doors swing open easily but seal well . Love the space in the freezer , easy to stack and see what's there .Fridge very spacious ,room for lots food .the white seems to stay cleaner than the stainless steel one we had
such a delicious looking fridge, a statement piece in our Kitchen
Well I have to say I am in love with this fridge it is so quite, and fabulous to look at, when you open the top doors everything is easy to see, so no more worries about leftovers going bad because you cant see them. We selected the black glass exterior which is so easy to clean and looks absolutely dynamic a great addition to our kitchen. The temperature range is wonderful, as we have had such a hot summer everything has been chilled to perfection. The freezer has drawers which is so easy to keep everything tidy and in place and has huge double ice trays. We have no regrets about purchasing this fridge, so happy with it to date
- SJFJ676VBK (Glass Black)
- Verified purchase
Great fridge- until recently, perfect.
We've owned the imposing Black french door fridge for three years and 5 days, and it's been great- Makes ice, fantastic access to the shelves and freezer compartments, cheap to run, and very quiet. it's well lit inside and easy to keep clean with two messy boys in the house :) Having large wide shelves means it can take all sorts of things and have room to spare. There's also no fridge smell, even though we love our spicy curries and strong flavours! The glass front looks brand new (as long as you wipe the greasy prints off once a week or so). ...The only niggles are the flimsy clear plastic lugs that raise the lid of the crisper when you pull the drawer out (just the left hand drawer!?) which snapped off a few weeks into owning it, and that it stopped staying closed a few weeks ago. I found a little broken white part on the floor, it appears to be part of one of four retention clips that 'lock' it closed when the door swings shut. Unhappy that the store I bought it from doesn't want to know about the issue, so that tarnishes the experience somewhat, but I'm sure it's just one dodgy part, the other three door clips are fine. I'm currently struggling to find out what a replacement part will cost, but the store is not being very helpful.
Questions & Answers
Similar to earlier poster, our refridgerator suddenly started freezing everything. I tried the sharp helpline, who gave me the number of a third party maintenance company that works for SHARP, who have me the number of a local repairer who is the only approved company, who told me straight out "cannot get parts for this" . Looks like the only way forward is ACCC advice here -for a $2800 fridge I believe I could reasonably expect durability to be longer than 4 years of use :
Any other advice?
The freezer part of my unit is working perfectly, but the fridge is freezing things. Why is this happening? I've tried lowering the temperature of both the freezer and the fridge down to -15 and 6 but it's not helping. What do I do?
Hi Sarah, thank you for contacting us. You can turn off the unit for 24 hours and turn it back on. If this does not help, the unit may need to inspected/repaired by a Sharp approved service centre. Please view the following link for a service centre near you. https://www.sharp.net.au/support/customer-support/service-centre-locator
Hi just wondering my fridge temperature control is not working fridge is cold but freezer in not quite cold enough?
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