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NEC fridge (shite)

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by typhoon, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. :evil: :evil:
    I bought my fridge brand new 3.5 years ago. Brand new, not second hand, not seconds, new. It was supposed to be one of teh better fridges, 280 litre fridge freezer.
    Anyway, the compressor or motor has gone on it. NEC warrant teh fridge for two years, and the compressor/motor for 5 years. Cool you say? Well, sure they warrant the compressor/motor, but YOU, the ORIGINAL PURCHASER have to pay labour to fit a new compressor, which NEC graciously supply!
    HOW the $@#$*@$*(@$^@$^*)@&#$@*(#$&)@* is that a warranty?!?!?!? The compressor/motor is maybe $90 to them, labour, as always is the kiler.
    Bear in mind also, this fridge has never been moved, it was delivered new to where it stood for the entire 3.5 years, it wasn't even moved to clean behind it!
    I'm not going to tell you not to buy this brand, make up your own minds.
    How is it that old Kelvinators etc can go 30-40 years, be replaced just because they are too small, and these new heaps of crap last 3.5 years?

    Regards, Andrew.

  2. I'll go one better.

    I purchased a 'new' Ariston front load washing machine in June of 2003.
    This replaced the ‘hand me down’ Westinghouse that would have been an easy 20 years old.
    12 weeks after the purchase the “controller” board died, Replaced 2 weeks later under warranty.
    With about a month to go on the machine is making banging noise, as if it is out of balance. Well, 2 service calls could not find a problem.
    When we moved I took the opportunity to have a look myself (as it was now out of warranty) and I found that one of the Struts that stabilise the bowl had snapped from the chassis. I repaired this myself.
    But not 3 weeks later the dame thing died again. Paid for a service call, only to find that the “controller” had again died.

    Moral of this story:
    After spending way too much to start with, as I was getting “The best European made machine on the market”.
    2.5 years later I’m off to get another machine!