Do not buy!
I bought this fridge from the Goodguys.
After 3 weeks the fridge stopped working and started to blow warm instead of cold air. I had to throw out most of the food because it went off.
I called Electrolux and they said they would send a technician and the earliest they could send one was after 4 days.
The technician came and said there was a gas leak and that I would get a new fridge in 2 days. But the next day I received a text saying I had an appointment the following week which was 7 days later. I assumed this was for a new fridge.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys for $760.00.
The problem with this fridge, is that its not that cold, in the fridge and the freezer. Even when its set to near to maximum cold range settings. After having the fridge for over a week, i noticed if i move the food forward on the shelves in the fridge section, the fridge gets colder. Maybe the rear vents, were getting obstructed by the food items, placed at the rear of the shelves. Anyway the fridge is performing better now, and the freezer seems to be more colder, so maybe the fridge after delivery, takes time to settle down to operate normal...ly.The vege bin is still a pain, as it does not run smooth on the runners, and the freezer bins also dont run smooth on the runners. Im happy the Westinghouse is running colder now and it appears to be above average quality. Flexi bins are alot smaller than normal full length shelves, so you lose alot of storage area.Hope this fridge has a long life, and remains problem free.
Purchased in March 2020 at Noel Leeming Physical store for $800.00.
Very average build quality
I bought this fridge through government rebate scheme back in July 2018 thinking Westinghouse has always been a reliable quality product in the past, and they were, but something has changed and quite honestly I would not by a Westinghouse product ever again. I say this because pretty much from day one I have had nothing but issues with the build quality of the cheap plastic runners all the draws bar one, the ice draw (also the smallest), I am continually frustrated having to relodge the dislodged draws from their runners regardless of how much...care I take in sliding them out and in, nine times out of ten they will "fall" off the runner guide on either side which is a real paid in the proverbial, when one hand is occupied by the content removed from said draw. The crisper is the worst and was replace entirely in the first six months ( I like to give things a chance) but it along with all the other previously mentioned draws still have this problem. I haven't bothered going back to the supplier/manufacturer as I don't see the point in having some poor service guy wasting his/her time replacing dysfunctional parts. Sound wise it isn't exactly the most quiet of fridge compressors/motors and I dread to think what it is going to be like in five to ten years time, if it lasts that long. Whatever happened to white good appliances that would snob their noses at being forty plus years young. Functionality is probably the only good point to this particular fridge, which I have found quite good for the price I paid.
Purchased in July 2018 at The Good Guys for $460.00.
Door open direction can be DIY changed
Overall is good, quite quiet.
Would be great if light inside could be brighter.
After I put all stuffs in, found that the door direction could be changed by myself, would be better if user manual provide the guidance.
Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for $751.00.
After 3 years it just stopped working
It looks beautiful but after 3 years it just stopped working. The technician just found out it was the main board that stopped. Let’s try another brand that can last longer than three years. A bit disappointed.
Purchased in March 2016 at Bing Lee for $870.00.
Don't buy this Fridge
I bought this Fridge 2 weeks ago, from first day it has non stopping cracking sound, I think it's normal sound and it may gone after couple of days! and now after passing 2 weeks sound get more, we can't sleep over the night because of this sound! it's not motor sound, it's more like plastic cracking sound coming from body of fridge! I bought it from appliancesonline , I asked them to do money back because they sold faulty product to me, but they not accept it, I asked them to send technician they said if noting wrong with fridge you need to pay $140!
DON'T buy this Fridge it's really rubbish. DON'T buy it from appliancesonline they don't do any thing for you!
Purchased in July 2019 at appliancesonline for $729.00.
Fantastic First Fridge
I moved into a one bedroom that had an extremely tight kitchen space, making it difficult when shopping for a fridge. The only reason I gravitated towards Westinghouse is because the built-in oven and stove in my flat is also Westinghouse and I prefer consistency - and I am sure glad that lead me to this fridge!
This fridge stood out because of how functional it was despite the narrow design. I specifically wanted an upside down fridge as I don't use the freezer much given that I am a one person household. It wasn't difficult to decide this wa...s the one after reviewing the price and comparing it to other fridges. I spent some time looking at other fridges and surprisingly could not find anything with the narrow design I was looking for with the freezer at the bottom. After reading the negative side of reviews before and after purchasing it, I do agree with some of them in that the draws in the freezer are not the smoothest and the egg tray has only 10 slots?! Honestly though that would not have changed my mind even if I got to try the fridge for free to start. It's important to note that I have never had a fridge worthy of a review before, and this being my first brand new fridge for my first time living alone, it is absolutely fantastic. It ticks all the boxes for me and I can easily overlook the few minor cons given the price, design and functionality of the entire unit.
Purchased in December 2018 at Appliances Online for $879.00.
Great little fridge perfect for 2 people
I have had this fridge for six months now and I really cannot fault it. There is adequate freezer and fridge space for two people. I have never run out of room or had a problem.
Only criticism is the crisper draw feels like it is slightly not wide enough and slips of the drawer rails especially when full due to the weight.
Shuts down when temperature in room drops below 10 degrees
My fridge freezer has turned itself off whilst I was away for 3weeks, for the second time that I know of. According to the service tech who talked to the service dept at Electrolux, when the house is not heated above 10 degrees this fridge stops running. I purchased this appliance in May 2015, and although this is out of warranty, I feel this problem should be rectified. As I live in Tasmania we regularly have days where temperatures drop below 10 degrees. I see this model is now discontinued!!
Bottom mount fridge
I recommend this model as a basic unit suitable for two, maximum of three persons, if you live in the city close to supermarkets. Pros: recommend this fridge model for it's low cost - value, bottom mount freezer, met the smaller size width dimension yet had height I required, quiet, no noticeable motor noise, being light weight is easy to move by one person, has two bottom feet, does what it says, have not experienced any concerns. Cons: freezer drawer runner catches when semi-loaded, could be designed better as slider slots indicate cheap low quality with the drawer not sliding smoothly in and out, blank canvas and plain.
So far so crap
So disappointed in this fridge, it seems to continuously run even after being closed for long periods, the compressor whines when in operation, my 25yo replaced Westinghouse didn't make a sound, and the larger bins flap around in their runners and quite often jump out jamming it so crap
Compact fridge with great storage
Great functional compact fridge that fits a weeks family shopping. I cook a lot of fresh food and don't use the freezer much so having it on the bottom is a lot better. I don't have to bend down for the vegetable drawer. Great function is that it beeps when you have it open too long.
Great compact size
This fridge is a great compact size for a small family and has plenty of room for the organised person.
It maintains good temperature in all areas of the fridge and freezer. I like the fridge on top and the freezer at the bottom. It's a good height.
It is very quiet and easy to keep clean.
This fridge is perfect, no noise, very bright, plenty of room, keeps everything nice and cold. Plenty of room in freezer compartment. I'm 75 and have never waivered off this brand. Always reliable. I would certainly recommend, what more is there to say, if needing a fridge go for it
I love this fridge. I have wanted an upside-down fridge for some time and this one is both affordable and excellent. I found the value for money to be great. I know some people have complained about the noise but I don't find it loud at all, I cannot hear it from the lounge or dining room at all.
It is easy to clean and easy to organise. I love the ice tray also. It is not a large fridge but it suits our family of 4 perfectly. I find having a fridge that is smaller rather than larger means you don't keep unnecessary or expired things in there and I find I clean it out more frequently which is good.
Questions & Answers
Just bought in NZ a 340L and very disappointed with the noise it makes. Being 2021 I thought we would have very little noise. Also in the manual it says it has a adjustment for the freezer. We Can't find that.
Hi Look at your manual that comes with the fridge/freezer.Location of temperature controls are in there.Cheers Paul
Are, had fridge apart. Can find fridge but not freezer. Thanks
I am having similar issues, i'm assuming its the compressor but i'm no expert, i also have trouble with the plastic draws in both fridge and freezer (they keep jumping off the runners, i have had these replaced twice but it still happens). The controls for the compartment temperatures on mine are located in fridge section on back wall below the light, mine are slide mechanisms first the fridge area then freezer area directly below this.
I complained to the place of purchase who put me in touch with the manufacture who in my case gave me a reference number and contact details of my local appliance tech. All in all personally i am very disappointed with this product and would never buy another Westinghouse appliance, and certainly won't recommend them.
Hope this helps
Hello. I bought this fridge March 2020. It seems to be running ok BUT it makes loud popping/cracking noises throughout the day. Last night there was as big bang. I just want to know what the noises are and if I should be concerned?? I have a long warranty. Thanks Anne
Hi Anne, mine seemed to be running very loudly. not many cracks and pops from memory. More so louder than normal. And then one day there was no noise coming from the fridge at all meaning that it was no longer running.
I'd suggest getting a technician in to have a look since you are still under warranty. I would do so asap before the fridge actually stops working and all your food goes off while waiting for a replacement.
Thank you bhoo. Good advice! I have booked a technician for next week. I just think mine has more bang noises than crack noises as described in manual. Hope you got a new fridge ok. Cheers
Ever since I’ve had this fridge the crisper at the bottom has frozen up all my veges and anything in the very back of the fridge. Is there anyway to fix this. So much money spent on wasted fruit and veg
Yes i have heard of that problem before.You will need to contact Westinghouse as the fridge may be still in the warranty period.I own this fridge and the vege crisper does not freeze up.Hope this helps you,Cheers Paul
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|Category||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1645 x 598 x 650 mm||1645 x 598 x 650 mm||1646 x 598 x 661 mm|
|Energy Rating||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Household Size||2-3 people||2-3 people||2-3 people|
|Features||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free|
|Number of Shelves||3||3||3|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||1||1||1|
|Door Hinge||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)|
|Colour / Finish||Arctic Silver||White||Vibrant Silver|
|Total Capacity||340 L||340 L||340 L|
|Fridge Capacity||238 L||238 L||237 L|
|Freezer Capacity||102 L||102 L||102 L|
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