Great Hi Tech Refrigerator, with risky unique inovations.
D. Devito, Amazon
10 October 2014
Summary: This is a beautiful looking refrigerator there is no doubt about it. It has some unique features, like ramp up interior spot lights that slowly illuminate rather that big bulb that blasts you in the face when you open the door. There is a extra large-wide special temperature drawer that you can set separate from the rest of the interior. The freezer has slider shelves that separate as you pull the door open and humidity controlled crisper drawers.
Excerpt: This refrigerator is a very sleek, good looking refrigerator. I got mine four years ago, and it only has one problem: the ice maker. The ice maker is not very good at all. It has gone out three or four times, and it refuses to work consistently. The freezer and refrigerator work well, nothing freezes in the refrigerator, nothing thaws in the freezer. Overall the product is solid. Would recommend to friends, as it is very cost effective. Good product.
Summary: I wish I would have studied this thing before buying, but I did not. We were taken by the looks and the neat lighting, geeze. Purchased in summer '08, first problem was the control panel which failed during a storm, replaced under warranty. Next up, the water filler push / trigger broke, of course in the ON position. Out of warranty, purchased the part from Electrolux, someplace in the $100 range. Now we have an interior water leak I am working on.
Summary: Ice and water dispenser started acting up about six months after we bought it. It would stay "on" and spray water/ice all over the floor. It was an intermittent problem so I unfortunately ignored it. Now it happens 50% of the time we use it. We keep a large pitcher by the fridge for the kids to grab if someone makes the mistake of trying to get water or ice. It will empty half the dispenser before stopping.
Summary: ++++++++++++++++ Update: After 3 years of use the Water/Ice dispenser arm broke in the *flow* position and partially flooded my kitchen. Luckily my wife caught it in time before it did major damage. The arm broke because it was under tension by the return spring and the plastic just gave way and fractured after 3 years of use. Also the only way to repair is to buy the whole Dispenser module for around $90 plus shipping. You cannot just buy the broken piece.
Summary: This is worst appliance I have ever owned. The 15 year old $700 refrigerator I have in my garage is of higher quality and performance than this one. Please do not anyone else waste their money on an Electrolux refrigerator. The display has been replaced 3 times and is now broken again. The water and ice dispenser are broken - just snapped off one day. And now, it powers off for no reason at random times and then the power fail beeping goes off.
Summary: Congratulations on doing your due diligence by researching before buying. I wish I was in your shoes and done that before spending a dime on this useless piece of junk! Please heed the advice of countless duped customers on the Web and avoid this sorry excuse of an equipment at all costs. Even if they threw it on me stuffed full of money I would run! Research "touch panel problems" for this cr@p, and you'll see what I mean. You have been warned!