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Cooling perfectly - 2 years old now
We bought this Westinghouse 501L fridge WBR5004SB (stainless) 2 years ago (after the bushfires).
So far we are very happy with cooling performance. Actually - as always on my fridges and freezers - I added a digital thermometer outside (with its sensor at the end of a long wire inside: Sometimes I have it running on the highest level (5) and this gives me 2°C, sometimes on level 4, which gives me about 4-5°C.
And it definitely looks good (stainless steel).
Good also, that I never have to defrost.
I deducted one star, because the bottom ...plastic tray really should have been designed to slide heaps easier. Obviously, the purpose of the tray is to put stuff in there, and as our fridge is always very full, so is the bottom tray, i.e. it is heavy. It would be impossible to open this full tray with one hand only. The tray would be guaranteed to break. Thus, I always have to go down onto my knees and carefully open that tray with both hands. That is a clear design-failure. Bearing-wheels on the bottom of the fridge would be the solution.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics.
Inside casing started to crack after 2.5 years
We bought teh fridge in December 2017. Cooling is acceptable but the internal casing started to crack below vegetable crisper(bottom of fridge) and sides (see photo). We hope cracks don't open up in coming years.
excellent- plenty of room and keeps food cold and fresh
We bought this as part of a fridge freezer pigeon pair.
it is a big roomy fridge
At first the doors were a bit hard to open, a sharp tug generally does it, but it has now eased with use.
It seals very well.
It is part of a pigeon pair, there is a way of attaching it to the freezer but we didn't take that option, some times the fridge might move a little as we tug the door but easily pushed back into place.
Door is painfull - (quick simple fix - service made had it fixed in 5 mintues) no more door issues
I Agee with everyone, the door is a nightmare with lots of kids and people going in and out of the fridge its a pain to have to wait for up to a min to reopen the door and it has scratched the floor as we tried to pull the door open.
OMG! MIRACLE CURE FOR IMPOSSIBLE TO OPEN DOOR. The other day we had a 41 degree day and the fridge wouldnt open at all, not even with trying to wedge a knife to break the seal. previously since buying the fridge it would take anywhere from 1-3 minutes to get it open. We phoned Electrolux on that 41 degree ...day. The lady on the phone was great, she had a person to our house within a few hour. Can you believe the problem was some tiny piece of plastic that is installed during manufacturing to prevent something I think during transport (cant explain exactly what it was, but the size of your thumb nail). Now no door issues, we close it and we can reopen again in seconds. If people are having door issues they need to get a service person from Westinghouse/Electrolux to come and remove this piece of plastics Thanks for the great service. We definitely will always look at your brands first when buying products. Thanks
Purchased in August 2019.
- 501L Upright WRB5004WC (White)
Excellent fridge that holds it's temp evenly throughout the unit, top and bottom
Bought this as a second fridge and is working well. Easy to assemble and lives in the garage with no issues. Maintains the temperature throughout the fridge and is very easy to use. Shelves are easy to move around and can store plenty of difficult size shapes when needed during parties. Very happy with the operation.
Purchased in January 2019 at Appliances Online for $1,517.
bloody brilliant fridge, huge capacity, controls easy to operate, and the added bonus of Electrolux extended warranty. door opens very easily after closing so the problem of the door being hard to open must of been fixed. maybe an Electrolux representative can confirm. Crisper draw is easy to use as well. i am very very happy with this fridge.
Very good fridge. Bought the matching freezer at the same time. Had to put the door handles on went delivered which was easy for the freezer but the fridge was a different story. The screww holes are full of insulation stuff that made it hard to get the screws in. The end result was a service call to fix the door handle.... The westinghouse service agent fixed the door handle but a bit of a rough job i.e. made modifications tonthe door as he didn't have the right size screws and put a minor scratch in the door. So no faith in their service agents, but the fridge works and works well. The vegetable crisper doesn't open or close easily. Hence the 4 stars.
I've always wanted a fridge big enough to store food AND booze as most do one or the other.... This has HEAPS of room for BOTH! The temperature consistency throughout the whole fridge keeps the booze in the bottom icy, takes care of my fruit & veg in Tupperware Ventsmarts in the middle, and well the top is a who's who of foodstuffs as the fridge is that big. Fridge is very easy to open and soft closes for you. Design is practical for your condiments, milk, juice etc in door shelves. We accompanied ours with the matching freezer which we are equally happy with.
This is an excellent size for two people, has no noise, defrosts well.so easy to clean, just perfect for us,the temperature stays at the right temperature all the time, i would recommend this to anyone who wants just the perfect size for unit living.easy to pull out and clean behind it
Everything about this fridge is perfect! The temperature, it's quiet and easy to clean. I love that it's just a fridge, there is so much space and the adjustable shelves on the side are great . There is also a safety compartment for medicine...a bonus. I love the stainless steel model...easy to clean and looks great!
My 20-year old fridge went on the blink, with frozen fruit, vegetables and smallgoods a common occurrence. Now with this new fridge, we've only had a couple of minor freezes of fruit - and that's only been when they're actually touching the back of the fridge - so we make sure the melons never touch the back/side of the fridge! Apples and citrus fruits seem fine touching the sides of the fridge without freezing, I guess melons are a bit more temperamental.
Now we have cold jars in the fridge door, too - I like! The temperature control is GOOD ...
Love my fridge - when I can open it!
I purchased this fridge nearly 12 months ago and while I love the design and space the fact that the fridge won't open again straight away is a total nightmare. In our hot Qld climate, we have to wait up to 20 - 30 minutes on some days to be able to re-open the fridge. Needless to say this is very inconvenient and impractical.
What can be done to fix the flaw in the design? We are at our wits end!
Great fridge !!
This fridge works so well in our kitchen ! So quite and keeps all the food nice and cool. Has a great humidity drawer in the bottom but can get a bit sticky to open sometimes. Love that it has a matching freezer and we will be purchasing that too !
- 501L Upright WRB5004WC (White)
top price and quality
very happy with my purchase . There is plenty of space to put even large containers. The only drawback that I find is that the motor is slightly noisy. There is plenty of light to see inside even at night.
At 510 litres this fridge provides all the space a family needs.
Love the adjustable crisper (no more forzev veg), fast chill option and wide shelves
The full length LED light shows up every corner so nothing gets lost in corners.
Fully adjustable shelving and sliding door shelves to fit tall items is a great touch.
I just love this fridge. And .....you can reverse the door if you need to have it open in the other direction.
Couldn't be happier
Questions & Answers
I have never used separate fridge and freezer before and am considering buying this one-just want to know if overall people are ok-concerned with doors beeping and internal cracks noted by some users
I would avoid this one. The Fisher and Paykel is more expensive, but seems to be much better built.
My fridge is just 3 years old and it appears to be running both compressor and internal fan but it is not getting cold the thermal overload has been replaced please advise Colin
Please can you advise whether the dimensions include all protruding pieces like handles, chiller piece behind fridge etc? My current Westinghouse said the width was 626mm but is actually nearer 660mm. I have a confined space and need to ensure the measurements are accurate.
Also how much space should I allow around this model for air circulation? My current one says 3cm each side, 5cm behind fridge and 9cm above fridge.
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|Category||Upright Fridges / Refrigerators||Upright Fridges / Refrigerators||Upright Fridges / Refrigerators||Upright Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1725 x 699 x 720 mm||1725 x 699 x 769 mm||1746 x 595 x 700 mm||1746 x 595 x 700 mm|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)||3.5 star(s)||3 star(s)||3 star(s)|
|Household Size||4-5 people||4-5 people||2-3 people||2-3 people|
|Features||Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf and Frost Free||Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free|
|Number of Shelves||5||5||2||2|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||1||1||1||1|
|Door Hinge||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||White||Stainless Steel||White||Stainless Steel|
|Total Capacity||501 L||501 L||355 L||355 L|
|Fridge Capacity||463 L||501 L||335 L||335 L|
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