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Westinghouse 605L French Door

Westinghouse 605L French Door Questions & Answers

WHE6000SA (Stainless Steel), WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)
3.2 from 29 reviews

19 questions from our users

Richard S.

Richard S.asked

Model#WHE6000SA.
How to remove door handle when moving house??

No answers

GdG

GdGasked

WHE6000SA (Stainless Steel)

Hi Westinghouse. I was about to purchase this fridge, but with the bad reviews about the warmtemperature and handles falling off, I am not sure it is a good idea. Have these problems been corrected?

1 answer
JAI
JAI

If It I was up to me & considering the issues I had with our Westinghouse fridge; I would keep week away and buy another reputable brand that has good customer service and good product reviews - these sites are neutral and there to help us make informed decisions - check out the opposition


stephenie b.

stephenie b.asked

Hi I have had two technicians out already and the first on fixed a dreadful vibration but this refrigerator is so noisy much noises than my old one. I also found it dents extremely easy. I'm really unhappy with this refrigerator

5 answers
JAI
JAI

Yes sorry to hear that; we had so many issues with our westing house fridge that we returned it and had it replaced it with different Brand and never looked back - I think you have a good case to return it if it’s still early days

stephenie b.
stephenie b.

I have spoken to them and they say there is nothing wrong with it. So frustrating

Westinghouse
ELECTROLUX ..Westinghouse

Hi Stephanie
Linda from Electrolux here.
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your fridge.
If you wish to discuss this further please feel free to contact me at customercare@electrolux.com.au attention Linda Ticket Number 1236761.
Thanks
Linda


Julie

Julieasked

How do you adjust the fridge temperature. One of them is on 7 and our food, especially the meat, has gone off. Please reply ASAP. Thanks.

1 answer
JAI
JAI

Yes sorry Julie that is exactly what was happening with our fridge. It didn’t matter how Cold I made the fridge settings i.e. I went to maximum, it still wouldn’t not cool below 6 or 7 degrees which made our food go off as well. I went as far as putting a thermometer inside the fridge and the freezer over a couple of days and it would not go below 5 degrees (on maximum cold) in the fridge part which is not adequate. Westinghouse quality is rubbish these days and I think you should insist to get your money back or at least a different brand of fridge; trust me that’s what we did otherwise we would’ve wasted $2000 as well. Good luck with this it is truly frustrating from Westinghouse. As you can see from the negative posts on this page, this particular fridge must be faulty and Westinghouse should swap them over or give people refunds.


Amanda R.

Amanda R.asked

Any suggestions on fixing the freezer handle, can you buy the small plastic replacement part? I don’t want to buy an entire handle kit.

Mine broke from use as per the number of reviews out there.

1 answer
Westinghouse
ELECTROLUX ..Westinghouse

Hi Amanda R,
Tania from Electrolux here.
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your Westinghouse refrigerator.
If you wish to discuss this further please feel free to contact me at customercare@electrolux.com.au attention Tania.
Thanks, Tania


Angela

Angelaasked

Ice maker is not working in new 6060sa installed today

No answers

Rainbow

Rainbowasked

WHE6000SA (Stainless Steel)

Brand new fridge but ice drawer just falls out. Is this normal?
Replaced my faulty Westinghouse side by side with French door 605L but so far very disappointed. The veggie crispers aren’t very deep and are difficult to slide in and out. The freezer drawer became out of alignment very easily and was difficult to fix. Shelves difficult to adjust and had to remove door trays in get crispers and shelves in and out. Chose this fridge after good reviews but disappointed with my choice

1 answer
JAI
JAI

Yes returned Westinghouse because it didn’t cool properly and had cheap handles and finish - we got a equivalent Fisher and Paykel side by side and its simply amazing and so much better than the Westinghouse. The Fisher paykel has far superior build quality than Westinghouse and cools our food perfectly - we are so happy we Returned the Westinghouse and got the fisher Paykel


Tanya

Tanyaasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

Does the water come out chilled or room temperature?

1 answer
Jeff L
Jeff L

Chilled but not extra cold, it’s actually very nice to drink. If you want it extra cold you can always put ice in it.


David T.

David T.asked

Is the water chilled/cold?

Company says chilled. Some customers say they love the chilled water but then some customers are saying it's warm or just tap water?

Thanks

No answers

Jules S

Jules Sasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

Hi, we purchased our french door fridge/freezer in January and basically since we’ve had it, it intermittently, albeit most times, makes a loud clunking/cracking sound when we open the freezer drawer. Please explain ?

4 answers
Gardid48
Gardid48

The only clunking sound from ours is when the ice is dropping into the tray

MCO
MCO

Mine does that too especially if you open it not quite dead centre of the handle. Something else I’m not happy with

Jules S
Jules S

Yes that’s exactly right but crazy that you have to open dead centre especially with the kids - something definitely not right :-(


Kylie M

Kylie Masked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

Is the taste and temperature of the water dispenser a problem in all fridges or is it a fault in a few? Thanks

1 answer
dlembelton flooring
dlembelton flooring

In all made from electrolux. LG is great we had one for years


Monstar102

Monstar102asked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

The ice maker is sooooo slow. We might get a quarter of a tray in a day. Emptied the tray at 3pm and at 7.30pm not one cube. Any advice??

2 answers
Claudia
Claudia

Gee that doesn't sound good. That is a reason I went for the normal model though, without the ice maker (as I also heard it was very loud/clunky).

Yes. Harvey Norman staff were lovely and replaced it but for the same model... at least is not sweating everywhere still noisy and the water that comes out is not cold... we might have to live with it for another 5 years if it last that long...time will tell.. and then hopefully be able to get an LG again. The staff from Electrolux are terrible I emaile dthem and never replied


Bonbon11

Bonbon11asked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

Love the fridge but can't stand the water as soon as it comes out it smells of plastic so badly what can i do. We have also tried flushing it. Thanks

2 answers

our water is not coming cold at all...and we are lucky if we get 8 ice cubes... are you having also those issues? the smell is coming from the plastic tubes... its the rubber... i think... which then means that the filter is not working properly as it should... as we had an lg and the water was cold, we got plenty of ice and never had bad smell. however its very different with the WHE6060SA

rowdy
rowdy

This happened to us and we let it run about 10 to 15 litres of water through it before we drank it and if this does not work you could try changing the filter and or contacting the manufacturer but try flushing first.
As to the ice mine is always full of ice so may be you have a fault and you should contact the manufacturer (also make sure the water is turned on at the back of the fridge all the way seems dumb but could be a fix) i also lowered the fridge temp from 3 to 2 degrees this seems to keep the water cooler and food fresher.
I hope this helps.


M.S.

M.S.asked

Hi all,

Few questions please:
1) Has the freezer handle issue that everyone has reported now been fixed on this fridge or it is still an issue? Here is hoping the design/manufacturing was corrected.
2) Does the water dispenser and automatic ice maker require plumbing or they can be manually filled with water?
3) Some people complained about the smell and fun taste of water after only 3 months, is this issue widespread?

Appreciate your responses?

3 answers
Kaycee
Kaycee

No problems with our freezer handle. Water needs plumbing in. No funky smells that we’ve noticed. Love my fridge!

rowdy
rowdy

Hi
The freezer door handle has not been a problem so far the installer checked it was on all the way which seems to be a problem.
And as to the water chiller/ice-maker it does need plumbing and we have had no smell coming from the water the delivery installer warned me to change the filter regularly about every six months if you use it a lot and maybe 12 monthly if you use it occasionally.
I hope this helps as (touch wood) we have had no problems so far.

Claudia
Claudia

People aren't putting the handle on far enough to the left which is why it falls off from day dot. You have to yank it pretty hard to the left to get it to click in, if you don't hear a click, you did it wrong ;) The handles for the fridge are so much easier as they pull down.


Trevor

Trevorasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

Just a quick question on fridge width I understand it is 896mm but how much clearance is required with doors open.
Thinking of purchasing but have only 900mm space and may have problem with left hand door opening near wall.

3 answers
Lee Lee
Lee Lee

Hey u should be ok but hard to tell when I don’t know it kitchen ... anyways apart from it giving good fridge space and looks go I wouldn’t buy it as it’s the noisiest fridge ever !!!!

Kaycee
Kaycee

No extra clearance is needed. The doors are designed to open without needing extra space.

Lee Lee
Lee Lee

Sorry I can’t answer this as I didn’t need any clearance space and don’t want to tell u the wrong thing but if u go into the shop with ur measurements they could tell u


Tonic

Tonicasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

How long should it take a new WHE6060SA to get cold from intstallation? And how long will it take to start making ice?

3 answers
Kaycee
Kaycee

I don’t recall exactly but it wasn’t a noticebly long time. I do remember that we hadn’t pressed the button on the inside to start ice making but once we realised and figured it out, it was working quickly.

Lee Lee
Lee Lee

Hi I can’t answer exact time length but once the water goes through it should be in a few hiours. Ours didn’t work at first

Tonic
Tonic

Thank you. I think the problem with mine was that the delivery drivers had installed the power and switched it on but left the water install to me. The fridge and water had been on for 8 hours and still no ice. I switched the fridge off for 2 mins and turned back on to reset the ice maker and it has been churning out ice ever since. Very happy with this purchase ao far.


Another concerned mother

Another concerned motherasked

WHE6000SA (Stainless Steel)

There are so many complaints about the handle - everywhere, Westinghouse, has this problem been resolved or do I need to cancel my order?

1 answer
Fran
Fran

I have not had any problems with the handles to date.


Deb

Debasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

How long is the water filer meant to last for ? My fridge is only 3 months old and the water has a distinct Mildrew smell and peculiar taste .. need to fill litre jug .. before you can drink the water .. any suggestions?

1 answer
Kat D
Kat D

I don't have the answer but would like to know. Our fridge is about the same age and is doing the exact same thing. Was good in the beginning but then started tasting strange. Changed water filter but didn't fix it. Never had a problem with our last fridge water dispenser tasting funny so suspect it is the fridge.


Jamie J

Jamie Jasked

WHE6060SA (Water Dispenser, Stainless Steel)

what temp should I set the fridge at?

2 answers
Ronnie R
Ronnie R

Hi Jamie, we have always had our fridge temp at between 4° - 6°. We've not had any problems with it at this level. I hope this helps :D

Gardid48
Gardid48

A lot of food has a min temp we normally set at 5c but some foods require 4c so have reset to 4c


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