Compact yet spacious
On the cheaper side
A little noisy
Don't buy it. Repair every month.
Worst fridge I have ever used. The fridge failed after one month and compressor was replaced. Same thing happened one month later. Repair man was scheduled 3 weeks after. No compensation for the food and medication at all. So disappointing. Will never recommend.
Purchased in February 2021.
DO not BUY!
If you plan to bin $$$ of foods cost after 2 weeks purchased brand new Westinghouse Fridge and again after 15 months new replacement because of the same PERFECTly defect compressor than consider to buy it with this define promised!! According to the nice repair man of Electrolux on the both days visited to repair it! this product was manufactured with perfectly defect compressor and still, it is being SALE unintentionally to customer. Well done Westinghouse! I am unintentionally off for another product after i got my store credit!
Purchased in February 2020.
Worst fridge I’ve ever owned. Didn’t even last 6 months
Serial no: 94573565
I purchased this Westinghouse fridge last year in July (still under warranty). At the start of this year in January I contacted you to advise the fridge had stopped working and after the technician came we were advised it’s the compressor and needs to be replaced. We got a replacement fridge at the start of February and you had our fridge for two months to repair. I called to advise we were moving and needed our fridge back and was advised the part still hadn’t arrived (two months?) and they marked the repa...ir as urgent. The following day I got a call to advise it would be ready for delivery the following week. The fridge has been back less than a month and it’s already doing exactly what it was before, if not worse. Last week everything in our freezer unfroze, today almost everything in our fridge froze and we’ve had to throw out so much food. It constantly makes a loud buzzing noise (never heard a fridge this loud), and every couple of days the fridge constantly beeps like the fridge door has been left open, and when we open the door the panel for the temperature is flashing. I don’t know what was done in the two months you had our fridge but it’s not fixed and I’m so sick of having to throw out food and waste money. We’re again living out of an eski. I want a full refund for the fridge if not a complete new one, this is clearly a faulty fridge and we should’ve got a new one to begin with rather than wait for two months just for nothing to be fixed
Purchased in July 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,000.00.
Awful product & terrible customer service!
In late March 2020, my Westinghouse fridge that I had owned for approx 25 years finally stopped working. On Friday 27th March I purchased a new Westinghouse fridge WBE45005B-L, this was delivered to our home on Sat 28th March.
After about 3 weeks, we noticed that the fridge was not working as effectively as when we first received it. We consulted the manual, tried to adjust temperatures, but to no avail.
Early on Friday 24th April we contacted Westinghouse/Electrolux who advised a technician could not come out until Mon 27th April, who when he...did come out advised that we would get a replacement fridge. He told me that someone should be in contact with me the next day to advise when my replacement fridge would arrive (as he emailed off the request whilst in our home on Monday afternoon). I did not receive any phone calls about my replacement fridge. On Wednesday 29th April, I rang the service number & was advised that a request for a replacement fridge had been placed.The staff member was not very forthcoming with information and I had to prise out of her the fact that there were not actually any fridges of that model in Australia & that I would have to wait until June for my replacement. I understood the delay was due to the Covid 19 pandemic, so I asked if it was possible to get another model fridge (given the unusual circumstances & I would be prepared to pay the difference if it was a more expensive model) but I was told “no - it had to be a like for like replacement”. I then asked if I could have a loan fridge, as we are a family of 5 & really need a fridge. I was told someone would call me back after 3 pm that day to arrange this. I did not receive a phone call back. On Thursday 30th April at 9am, I rang the service number again & was told the loan fridge would be organised by the Melb Office. The person I spoke to said they would email the Melb office & someone would call me later in the day. I did not receive a phone call back. On Friday 1st May I rang the service number again trying to chase up my promised loan fridge. Finally that afternoon, I was called back to advise a loan fridge would be delivered on Monday 4th May & they would also take the faulty fridge away. To be honest, I don’t remember why the replacement fridge didn’t get delivered on the Mon 4th May, as promised (some story that it didn’t make it on to the truck) Finally, after waiting over a week our loan fridge arrived on Tuesday 5th May! For some reason, the contractor could not get our faulty fridge down the stairs, so that had to remain in our kitchen & the loan fridge had to be put downstairs near our front door! Not ideal, but at least we had a working fridge - for the meantime.
Purchased in March 2020.
Compressor Failed after 12 Months
Purchased in 26 Dec 2019 (brand new) as our 20 year old Westinghouse fridge (top mount) eventually gave out.
The new fridge worked great. Love the drawers and style especially how they easily glide.
Love the built it ice cube tray & container - absolutely genius!
The digital temperature panel allows you to set difference temperature for different zones.
The shelves are sturdy and so easy to clean! The entire fridge is easy to clean - including the exterior (which smudged a lot) but a quick wipe takes care of that.
However, on 23 Dec 2020 (after...
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,144.00.
Too little useful life
We bought this fridge as Westinghouse brand still has some connection to Australia and all the service and people involved (I know it is all globalised and Electrolux etc but still). Also it seemed of having OK quality and not too smelly plastic.
It worked fine for 4 years, somewhat noisy and sluggish to cool - we had more efficient fridges before - but still OK enough. Internals have good layout and lighting, but flimsy.
It stopped working properly about a month ago - does not freeze. Tried re-starting etc and ended up calling Westinghouse sup...
The worst fridge in world!!! I have been thru 2 new fridges in 1month. It doesn’t stay cold and butter comes out melted
Dosent stay cold, food goes off.
New Fan died after a week.
!!! Not at all happy with it.
It is a nice looking fridge , and good size.
The drawers in freezer are crap... the come off the runners all the time
Bought this fridge in January and the compressor went in September. Very noisy. Doors very hard to open.
My last Westinghouse fridge went for almost 30 years. Very disappointed with this.. Changed to a Samsung & so far it's good, not noisy like the Westinghouse.
Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,195.00.
I can't believe a modern fridge could be this noisy.
This fridge sounds like a motorbike revving up in the kitchen every half hour, around the clock, and once the revving settles down, the compressor can be heard from the other end of the house. It's no fun being woken at 3am by your fridge. I mean, my old LG fridge was 15 years old by the time it died and you would never even know it was running. How is it possible for a much newer model be so outstandingly bad?? As soon as I can afford to replace this fridge, I will, and you couldn't pay me to buy a Westinghouse now.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys.
Nice Fridge, But
Quality Build and Well Set Out, Roller Draws in Freezer are Great. The But is its Noisy & Runs almost Continuesly, Hope it Lasts Forever though. Purchased from Harvey Norman Just two months ago
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,400.00.
High Pitch Noise
The fridge has a high pitch sound that is driving me insane. I have a constant ringing in my right ear now. I had the first one replaced because of the noise, but the replacement is just as bad. I have tried very hard to live with this, but I think I’ve reached my limit. It feels like it is messing with my hearing it’s that bad. Otherwise, I love the fridge.
Purchased in December 2019 at The Good Guys.
Epic Fail! Had the product 3 weeks and it's faulty.
Purchased this fridge 3 weeks ago and yesterday I closed the freezer door and the noise level went from a 1/10 noisy to an 8/10 noisy and the fridge keeps beeping even though the doors are closed. Have to sleep with all doors closed in the house to block the noise out. The fridge and freezer are not even 1/4 full. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of getting a brand new fridge fixed or replaced. Beyond disappointing.
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,200.00.
this is a very nice fridge and so quiet and works well however failed after 6 weeks and no customer service.
quality control very poor fridge failed after 6 weeks. wrote to Westinghouse on numerous occasions lost all our food made numerous telephone calls two appointments made for service and no ne turned up no phone call and left waiting for 2 half days. over a week of emails then offered a store credit but no fridges of this type in Australia. Had purchased two fridges as a pigeon pair and request to replace both fridges with different model denied. so I will be left with two non matching fridges. Customer care is only a call centre operated from ca...ll operators homes, and never get to speak with the same person twice. WA representative promised to send email for loss of food, never received and also promised a service fridge mechanic would attended but no show, no telephone call, no explanation. An extremely frustrating broken customer service call centre. The company does not take ownership of their products and hide behind call centre operators. I have lodged a consumer complaint. Their products may be ok my last two fridges lasted 20 years no problem but I have no faith in their products or service. I would reasonably expect a minimum of 10 years service out of a fridge as a minimum and would be exercising my consumer rights if this is not the case. Be careful your new purchase could end up your worst nightmare if the product fails. Westinghouse reference number 200506781
Purchased in January 2020.
High pitched noise
Nice fridge except for the high pitched whine noise it has. A bit like your ears are ringing! The freezer doesn’t seem to have as much space as my old 442 litre fridge. The door can also be a bit hard to open causing the whole fridge to move. I could put up with the lack of freezer space and the door but the noise is VERY annoying. I have read about other people complaining about the same thing.
Edit: A few weeks on and I’m sort of used to the noise. The crisper drawer feels a bit flimsy but it is a nice fridge. Our electricity consumption has definitely dropped. I think it’s very energy efficient.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys.
4 days in and it’s hell
EDIT: The repairman came and couldn’t hear the noise but said to just get a refund and try a different brand, because all Westinghouse fridges would be the same. We are switching to an LG model that advertises a quiet inverter compressor!
When we first got the fridge - 4 days ago - it was great. It’s stylish, a good size, has removeable baskets for the door, freezer is nice and roomy and the lighting inside is great. A day in and I could hear a high-pitched buzzing noise (which is subjective because my dad, for example, can’t hear it). We have ...
Purchased in February 2020 at Winning Appliances WA, O'Connor for $988.00.
Questions & Answers
Bought this fridge at the end of dec 2019. Fast forward to June 2021, the fridge is making loud noises. The bottom freezer broke today and alot of food thrown out. Serial no: 94577445/ PNC 925060666 ELC 01 model: WBE4500BB
Hi Christie G.
Marina from Electrolux here.
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your Westinghouse refrigerator.
We would love the opportunity to discuss the concerns you have raised with the WBE4500BB.
If you wish to discuss this further please feel free to contact me at email@example.com attention Marina Ticket Number 1960192.
Why is my freezer icing up
Has anyone purchased a Westinghouse WBE4500BC-L? If so, have you had any trouble with it and are you overall happy with the fridge? Thx Mark
Get an answer from our members and Westinghouse representatives
- 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.
|Category||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1725 x 699 x 723 mm||1725 x 699 x 723 mm||1725 x 699 x 723 mm||1725 x 699 x 769 mm|
|Energy Rating||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)|
|Household Size||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people|
|Features||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free|
|Number of Shelves||3||3||3||3|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||1||1||1||1|
|Door Hinge||Reversible Door Hinge and Right||Reversible Door Hinge and Right||Reversible Door Hinge and Right||Reversible Door Hinge and Right|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Dark Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White||Dark Stainless Steel|
|Total Capacity||453 L||453 L||453 L||453 L|
|Fridge Capacity||311 L||311 L||311 L||311 L|
|Freezer Capacity||142 L||142 L||142 L||142 L|
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