15Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series

Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series

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15Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series
3.3

133 reviews

PositivevsNegative
56%13%32%

Build Quality
2.7
Value for Money
2.6
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5
Noise Level
2.4
Internal Layout
3.6
Compact yet spacious
On the cheaper side
A little noisy

Reviews

133 reviews
Des C
Des CSydney, NSW2 posts
  WBE4500

Westinghouse fridge - Not made to last

Nice looking fridge but looks are worth nothing when a compressor on a 4 year old fridge dies. The warranty for the compressor component is useless as the labour cost are huge, so effectively you are forced to by a new fridge. The Westinghouse/Electrolux customer service I experienced was the worst I have ever dealt with. Terrible communication and zero empathy. I will never buy Westinghouse or Electrolux again as they belong to the same group and are useless. The products cost a lot and don't last. Not long before my fridge died, my Electrolux microwave died just outside of warranty and I had the replace that too. Clearly they are not making anything to last anymore. All I can say is stay away from Westinghouse and Electrolux!
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john m.
john m.South East Queensland, QLD
  WBE4504
Veta L.
Veta L.Sydney, NSW5 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500BC

Westinghouse Fridge WBE4500BC-R 425L Dark Stainless Steel

This dark stainless steel Westinghouse fridge has a beautiful appearance which leaves no fingerprints. I love the compartments on the inside right side for eggs and other products. Easy to adjust temperature settings inside. Freezer section is on the bottom of the fridge with pull out drawers. The reason for my 3 stars is the fridge space itself is not very big and I'm finding I have to squeeze food and products in. Also the drawers to the freezer have never been stable and very difficult to slide back in. Overall the fridge works well.
Purchased from Jb hi-fi February this year for great price of $1194.00.
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DJCJ
DJCJMELBOURNE13 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500BC

Great.....when working right!

Upon turning it on, it just seemed a bit too noisy and buzzy for my liking. Learned to live with it, but the fridge is/has been really good (good efficient design, solid construction)....until after 10 months the freezer would not drop below -1c. The fridge was fine, but freezer was dying. Got a next day inspection fortunately where it turned out it was a bad compressor. Three days later a new one was installed and the fridge has been fine (and very quiet!) since. Show details
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Georgeggg
GeorgegggSydney, NSW2 posts
  Fair Incentive 453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC
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Huh
Huh2 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC

Don't waste your money

Bought the fridge brand new for $1400. It lasted 2 years 10 months.
Compressor that broke was still under warranty.
Dealt with Electrolux/Westinghouse and after lots of back and forth and me giving them all the info they asked for, they refused to give me the store credit they promised even though they were the ones who screwed up by giving me false information, and then not telling me until a week later that I had to return the old irreparable fridge to them, and by that time, I had bought a new fridge (NOT a westinghouse/electrolux!) and gotten the old one removed (who on earth keeps a broken fridge?).
Karen E
Karen ESouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500BC
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UnhappyJan
UnhappyJan5 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500BC

Failed with 2 years!

Spent a lot of money on this westinghouse fridge, and it has failed within aprox 2 years from purchase. It's still making noise, the light bulb still comes on, but everything in the freezer has defrosted overnight. Everything in the fridge compartment also feels room temperature. So much food to go into the bin! So upset! Hundreds of dollars of meat spoiled, 2 tubs of ice cream, pre cooked meals etc all need to be chucked out! Not to mention all the milk and dairy in the fridge that has to go... so much waist. Show details
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Chan
Chan2 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC

Worst fridge ever!

Runs constantly, bottom of the freezer freezes and you have to empty it out every week to clear the ice! I’ve cleaned out freezer and fridge to the pint it’s practically empty and still it runs and freezes over ! Always purchased Westinghouse but this has done it for me - never again! Show details
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Morning C.
Morning C.Perth, WA4 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC
Marinegal
MarinegalSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500WC
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Disappointed
DisappointedPerth, WA14 posts
  Verified 453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC

Would not recommend

Lasted two years before it stopped working
Do not recommend buying this fridge Show details
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Fiona
Fiona
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500BC

Avoid Purchasing Westinghouse Goods

Bought this fridge in Feb 2020, completely failed after 2 years. Had technician assess the cause of failure at my expense and to be informed the compressor had failed and there was an internal gas leak which cannot be fixed or replace fridge at my expense. Electrolux advised there was nothing they could do. So advice to shoppers, do not waste your money on Westinghouse goods as they do not uphold the westinghouse reputation they once had now that they are manufactured in Thailand. Show details
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Joan
JoanCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC2 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500WC

Would not buy again

Freezer drawer slides are notvwide enough to hold the drawers in position when the drawers have frozen food in then causing the upper drawer to continually collapse onto the lower drawer. Drawer us then extremely difficult to get out to realign Show details
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Julie
JulieRichmond-Tweed, NSW2 posts
  453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC

Very noisy!

I hate our new fridge because it’s so noisy. We’ve had several Westinghouse fridges before which have been fine. This one let’s it’s presence known all the time!! Definitely not suitable for open plan living areas which most houses have these days. I don’t understand how a company like Westinghouse could allow such a product on the market. I’ll be getting a new fridge and it definitely won’t be Westinghouse.

Questions & Answers

Melinda C.
Melinda C. · 453L Bottom Mount WBE4500SC (Stainless Steel)

Can the door be changed from right hand to left after purchase?

verona c.
verona c. · 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series

My fridge is not even 5 years old and a few days ago started to get warm in the fridge, (freezer working fine) got told to turn it off overnight then turn it back on and see what happens, if that doesn't work it is most likely a fan issue, I have had lots of spoilt food as I have 2 young kids, have rang consumer affairs for advice as this shouldn't be happenin
g at under 5 years old.

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denis c.
denis c. · 453L Bottom Mount WBE4500 (Integrated Handle)

How do I remove freezer to clean

Details

Features:

  • Series of 3 fridges with a $100 price difference between them. Each fridges have the same features, so this price difference may be attributed to the finish of the fridges. The most expensive fridge is a dark stainless steel, whereas the cheapest is a white non-stainless steel finish.
  • 453L capacity is suitable for supplying an amount of food for a household of around 4 to 5 people
  • ‘FamilySafe’ lockable compartment is useful for keeping sneaky kids away from foods or drinks that they shouldn’t touch
  • Door alarm that goes off if the fridge door is accidentally left open - this is helpful for preventing energy wastage or food spoilage

What reviewers thought about this fridge:

  • This fridge was convenient for fitting into more compact spaces such as apartment kitchens. One happy reviewer mentioned that this fridge was the first fridge in a series of bulky fridges that finally fit nicely into their kitchen’s fridge cavity.
  • Some reviewers mentioned that they found that this fridge could be somewhat noisy, which could be a potential drawback.
  • Although reviewers previously owned Westington fridges that last for quite a few years, some people commented that this model of Westington fridge didn’t seem to last as long.
  • In general, reviewers seemed to frequently note that their Westington fridge kept food cool and fresh without needing to constantly fiddle around with the temperature.
Compare all Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series listings
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $1,599$1,699$1,749$1,899
Dimensions 1725 x 699 x 723 mm1725 x 699 x 723 mm1725 x 699 x 769 mm1725 x 699 x 769 mm
Energy Rating4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)
Household Size 4-5 people4-5 people4-5 people4-5 people
FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost Free
Handle Type RecessedRecessedExternalExternal
Smart Fridge NoNoNoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlassGlassGlass
Number of Shelves3333
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1111
Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and RightReversible Door Hinge and RightReversible Door Hinge and RightReversible Door Hinge and Right
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhiteStainless SteelStainless SteelDark Stainless Steel
Capacity
Total Capacity 453 L453 L453 L453 L
Fridge Capacity 311 L311 L311 L311 L
Freezer Capacity 142 L142 L142 L142 L

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