14Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series

Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series

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14Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series
3.2

95 reviews

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51%11%39%

Build Quality
1.9
Value for Money
1.8
Ease of Use
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5
Noise Level
2.2
Internal Layout
3.8

Reviews

95 reviews
Rae M.
Rae M.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300SC

Love this fridge

Our fridge died so it was time to research and find something new. The last 2 fridges we had were french door types and both had issues with the doors over the time we had them, so I wanted to go simpler. Husband wanted freezer on the bottom, so we checked a few, but this one hit all the targets. The fridge itself has plenty of room for all foods and bottles. and it's nice having a large wide space for the times you have to store a big birthday cake. Great space in the freezer section too, and the ice cube tray and storage box is a great addition. Only downside is to open the freezer drawer, you need to have the door fully open. Not a deal breaker for us, but just noting for others. Overall a great fridge for our family of 5. Show details
Steve H.
Steve H.3 posts
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Jurek
JurekMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
  Verified 496L Bottom Mount WBE5304SC

Very noisy

This refrigerator is not for people who do not like excessive noise. It works almost without breaks in emitting disturbing noise. Another bad thing, it freezes vegetables in the crisper at the bottom.
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Andy
Andy
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300SC

Rattling Noise

Terrible fridge that has the most annoying rattling sound constantly coming out of it. It drives me mad. Electrolux sent out a repair man to fix it, but he didn't. We asked for them to send another person out and they said we'd have pay for it. Not acceptable. I really need this fridge out of the house now. I regret not purchasing another Fisher & Paykel which was quiet and faultless for 15 years. Don't buy one. Show details
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Damian H.
Damian H.
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300BC

Died after 2.5 years

Compressor died after 2.5 years. Tech came out and confirmed the compressor and temp sensors had stopped working. Fortunately we had purchased ‘product care’ as it was out of the 2 year warranty. An equivalent fridge will now see us approximately $400 out of pocket.

Very disappointing and inconvenient, clearly cheap components used. Show details

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Hilarena
HilarenaSouth East Queensland, QLD13 posts
  Verified 496L Bottom Mount WBE5304SC

This Fridge makes terrible unlivable noise right from the start

We bought this fridge trusting our previous experience. We turned it on after 2 hours from delivery as recommended by the delivery company. And there is a terrible constant noise nonstop since then.
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Munkin
Munkin6 posts
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Bill
Bill4 posts
  496L Bottom Mount WBE5304SC

OK when it works

The first frig died after a couple of months. The Good Guys came to the party and replaced it before Electrolux got their act together to have a service call.

Dead again but Good Guys are no where near as amenable, maybe because they don't have a dented one in store for a replacement.

Does anyone know a frig that will work in the humid tropics? My last [German] one was awful. Show details

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King in the north
King in the northGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC17 posts
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TOP SELF SH.T

First they took it to the shop to fix it.
After 3 weeks later it starts making huge amount off noise.
Now it is not working again.
Other than that it takes 45 minutes to talk with customer support.
i paid 1500$ and the only thing i get is headache . Show details
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Funky Consumer
Funky ConsumerPerth, WA50 posts
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Verafitch
VerafitchSydney, NSW7 posts
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Skye H.
Skye H.South West, WA
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300BC

Do not buy! You will be very disappointed

We had terrible issues with this fridge! Im not the type to write bad reviews but I feel the public need to know! First of all the fridge was fine for about 4 months and then it sounded like it was going to take off like a rocket ship. Really loud noises that would escalate. Especially during the night. We had it replaced. Again after only a few months the fridge started beeping during the middle of the night and the freezer defrosted, then 24 hrs later the fridge turned off, the fridge was completely broken and we lost all of our beautiful fish that we hand line caught up North on our holiday. So sad. We will never buy Westinghouse again. Show details
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Benjamin B.
Benjamin B.
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300SC

Loud buzzing noise

We’ve had our fridge for two days, it’s brand new and 10x louder than the 20 year old fridge that was here before. It has such a loud buzzing and vibrating noise!
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GM
GMSydney, NSW7 posts
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The worst fridge we have owned

Bought in March 2020. Died in the first 4 weeks. The day before Good Friday. We had about $300 worth of food to be thrown out. Brand new replacement died March 2021 - less than 12 months. Noisy compressor and motor. You know something isn’t right when you can hear it from your bedroom upstairs in the middle of the night. Electrolux (they own Westinghouse) were very good in response time but getting any assistance from The Good Guys is a farce. The 5 Year Concierge Gold service we paid for was a rort. Our first Westinghouse fridge was inherited from my parents and lasted 30 years with no issues. It’s not what we expected for the price we paid. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Matt
Matt · 528L Bottom Mount WBE5300BC (Dark Stainless Steel)

We purchased our fridge 2 days ago and it seems to run constantly. The fridge and freezer seems to be at temp. It has a 5 star energy rating, is this achieved by the fridge constantly running rather than stopping and starting?

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Sandra S.
Sandra S. · 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series

My 3yo wbe5300wb fridge has stopped working. Freezer has defrosted and fridge cool not cold. I've been away from home for 24 hrs so good has spoiled. I expect a fridge to last longer than 3yrs. Purchased at Betta Kingaroy. Who do I go back to for service? Not happy...

Hilarena
Hilarena  

I think go directly to Westinghouse.

Sandra S.
Sandra S.  

That's what I'm trying to do....thanks.

bloodys s.
bloodys s. · 528L Bottom Mount WBE5300WC (White)

Help! WHICH IS IT??? 528L or 496L? Their marketing info is so inconsistent on every website! Model seems to suggest 530L...

bloodys s.
bloodys s.  

("every website" = bing lee, jb, good guys, etc)

Hilarena
Hilarena  

528L Bottom mount

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Compare all Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series listings
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $2,099$1,949$2,149$2,199
Dimensions 1725 x 796 x 723 mm1725 x 796 x 723 mm1725 x 796 x 769 mm1725 x 796 x 723 mm
Energy Rating4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)
Household Size 5+ people5+ people5+ people5+ people
FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost Free
Handle Type RecessedRecessedExternalRecessed
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 / FinishStainless SteelWhiteStainless SteelDark Stainless Steel
Capacity
Total Capacity 528 L528 L528 L528 L
Fridge Capacity 361 L361 L361 L361 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L167 L167 L167 L

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