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Flawed Refrigerator
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Rating: 1/51

RALEIGH, NC -- We bought the Electrolux refrigerator several years ago for over $3,000. They have a known design flaw with this refrigerator which eventually causes every unit (not 10 or 20%) to cause the back of the refrigerator to freeze up. This creates a rust and moisture issue that rots away the back of the refrigerator along with damaging the wall behind and the floor. See photos.

Electrolux has known about the flaw for years and instead of recalling the refrigerators they wait to see if you notice it before the warranty expires. If you are outside the warranty, they won't do anything other than offer a 20% off rebate of a new refrigerator, if you beg them. Oh yeah, the rebate ends just 30 days after you notify them of the issue. Suffice to say I will never buy from Electrolux again and will be sure to send everyone I can away from their products. Buyer beware!

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Faulty Refrigerator
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Just bought a new Heartland Side by side fridge with bottom freezer made by Electrolux. It was delivered off the truck without the control panel working. None of the Interior lights work. I called the store we purchased it from which is A J Madison in New York. I was put on hold for an hour. Then I was told I had to pursue the warranty and have a technician come out. I said it was delivered defective and wasn't a warranty issue but a quality control one. Never should have been sent out in the first place. Fast forward several calls and weeks later I'm told I live outside a 50-mile repair radius and according to the warranty must take the fridge somewhere myself to be repaired. Long story short I have turned it over to the BBB in New York State.

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Fridge Cannot Be Repaired. It Is a Lemon! Horrible Disrespectful Customer Service. Tricked Me Into Buying Extended Warranty
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MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON -- I am in the same shoes as other people on this site. I have never been treated worse by anyone than the customer service reps at Electrolux. NEVER! Except for one person, whose name is **, everyone treated me disrespectfully. They raised their voices at me and made me stupid. I feel punished for spending three thousand dollars on an Electrolux refrigerator. I just don't know what I had done to deserve this punishment. But, let me start my story at the beginning.

I purchased the fridge in July of 2011. It is model # EW28BS71IS. This refrigerator has the same exact issues everyone is describing and complaining about. The ice maker has not been working from day one. Earlier in the summer, the panels (temperatures) went haywire. My fridge heated up including the freezer.

Unfortunately, I did not buy extended warranty and the one year warranty expired. I called Customer Service at Electrolux. The person I talked to made me buy extended warranty for $441 plus tax that would start in one month. Until my warranty would go in effect, she set up a concession so someone could come out and try to repair the fridge. She assured me that if the fridge cannot be repaired, the extended warranty will take care of it. They would give me a new fridge.

I had four repairs done on this fridge. After replacing seven (7) parts and final verdict came. The fridge cannot be fixed. It is a lemon. A big rotten lemon. Bad, faulty design. It is all over the Internet. Everyone knows about it. Certainly, Electrolux is aware of it. Up to this process, I cannot even count how many times I called Electrolux. I can tell you, however that I was treated so badly that I actually cried. They kept telling me that once the extended warranty would be in effect they would replace my fridge with a new one. In the meantime, my extended warranty arrived in the mail with an effective date of August 21st, 2013.

I called Electrolux again and asked them to replace my fridge under the extended warranty. They dared to tell me that my warranty (the one they mailed to me as a legal contract), would not be effective until September 22nd. When I told them that not what the document says they sent, they did not believe me. I had never been in a situation like this before. This was insane. Insane, I tell you.

So, I called the # on the extended warranty, where I talked to **. I asked her what she was showing in the system for the effective date of my warranty. She said September 21st. I told her that the original I received was showing 8/21. She said, the effective date was entered into the system incorrectly. She said, I could fax her the original and she would fix it. I faxed it to her and she fixed it. I called again to start the process of getting the fridge replace. ** took the information and said someone would be contacting me from Electrolux and the replacement process. Five days later, I received a call from ** that my claim for a replacement under the extended warranty was denied.

I was told that the problems started with my fridge before the extended warranty went into effect. I was offered 60% refund of my purchase price. First of all, Electrolux manufactured a faulty refrigerator. I had nothing to do with it. It broke because it was a bad design. Giving me a partial refund is ridiculous. Second of all, Electrolux is obviously does not have a trust in its own products if they believe that the fridge would depreciate 20% in a year. So, this is where I am at currently. The fridge will never work. Even if I were to take 60% (which I will not), I could not afford buying another fridge.

The warranty was a sham. They made me pay for something that they knew I would never be able to use. Does not it sound like a scam? This is the WORST, the WORST purchase I have ever made. Electrolux has the WORST, the WORST customer service I have ever encountered. EVER! I know there are many of us out there that have gone through this. Has any one of you have been able to positively resolve this issue?

I need your advice. What about the class action lawsuit? Has that gone anywhere? Are there any attorneys that took these cases on? I would like to hear from Mr **, the CEO of the North America Division, what he thinks about this widespread problem. If Mr. ** is a proud CEO of Electrolux and believes in the company and its products, he will do something about it.

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Defective Product
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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- We purchased this stainless steel, french door, counter depth Electrolux fridge with double icemakers in 2014. It was over $3600. Because of how expensive it was, we opted to purchase an extended warranty. Last Thursday we called for service because the circuit that the fridge was on kept tripping. When I researched this it said that when the auto defrost switch activated it would trip the breaker when it was shorting out and would occur about every eleven hours which is when this was happening.

We waited four days for service (if you can call it that) and after waiting all day, the technician shows up and tells us that WE have to pull out the fridge ourselves. Have you ever heard of such a thing?? Then he calls Tech Support (I could have done that myself), and says that we need to plug the fridge into another plug. He never even looked at the fridge itself in the back and said that he could not test the auto defrost switch. He was completely worthless and we told him to leave. He was not going to do anything. After he left, I went behind the fridge to vacuum and saw a 6" ring of rust with ice in the center that, judging from the amount of corrosion and drip marks, had been going on for a long time. No wonder why it was tripping the breaker!

When I called the Electrolux help center I was told that I would have to wait for the technicians report even though he didn't do anything. When I asked to speak to a supervisor and was finally connected he miraculously found the report which the technician said that he had "tested" the refrigerator! He never touched the appliance or even looked at it! When I described what I saw on the back of the fridge, he said that he would send out an Electrolux technician. Why wasn't one sent in the first place? Now I would have to wait until Thursday. Why didn't we see these horrible reviews before we bought this faulty appliance? I cannot believe that we have spent over $5000 including extended warranties. It is criminal.

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Let's Initiate Class Action Suit!
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Rating: 1/51

Here we go! After reading all of your complaints, I felt as if it is a page out of my book. We purchased a 4000$ "top of the line" french door Electrolux refrigerator in 2009. We were so happy! What a beautiful unit. Well, our happiness did not last but 24 hrs when we woke up to a puddle of water in the kitchen. The water was flowing out of the ice maker and the ice was already clumped up into a block. We thought how could this be? A $4000 fridge that doesn't work!

We called Warehouse Discount Center where we purchased this boat anchor, and told them about it and they sent a service guy to look at it. Skip ahead three weeks and they replaced the unit. Approximately 6 weeks later, same problem so I decided to call Electrolux directly and the customer representative argued that she had never heard of such a problem. Only after I spoke with her supervisor was I told that it was a major problem with 80% of the units sold. I guess the other 20% were sold in Alaska!

So, here we are 4 years later and 3 refrigerators they now replaced the unit with a side by side (of lesser value), which we had no choice because that Electrolux would not refund our money but they were kind enough to offer us a discount on a purchase of another model of refrigerator. They delivered the unit and to our dismay, due to the design of the new model, the drawers would not open unless the door swung completely out of the way which is impossible in our kitchen.

So, now we have a $3000 unit that we cannot use and after speaking with ** (customer representative at Electrolux), we were told that they cannot do anything for us and that we would have to live with it. Is anybody reading this and if so, LET'S GET SOMETHING GOING HERE! How can we let this company take advantage of so many honest hard working people?

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Failure to Honor Extended Warranty
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FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA -- We are on our 2nd Electrolux refrigerator where the ice maker failed. After numerous service calls and phone calls to the appliance store and Electrolux, they finally replaced the non-repairable fridge after 6 service calls. We bought the extended warranty on the 2nd unit and now it has too quit making ice. The extended warranty offers to replace a unit if it is deemed non-repairable. Today was repair visit #8 - still no ice. Electrolux has offered to return a portion of the extended warranty but is refusing to replace the unit. The extended warranty is a scam - they will not live up to what they advertise.

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Refrigerator/Freezer Doesn't Work
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Rating: 1/51

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA -- Purchased Electrolux appliances as part of a kitchen remodel in summer of 2011. One week after installation Wave Touch french door refrigerator stops working. Call Electrolux, they send repairman who says problem is circuit boards, new ones need to be ordered. Electrolux says circuit boards back ordered, may take a month or longer to get new boards. Many phone calls, threats of law suits and they agree to replace unit. I don't want replacement, don't trust Electrolux, I want my money back. Electrolux refuses refund, assures me this is an updated model and says I will have extended service contract.

Eighteen months after replacement is installed the circuit boards go again. Call Electrolux and am told I don't have extended warranty. Try to speak to "supervisor" and am repeatedly told they are all busy, but will call me back. Needless to say, they never call. The only thing worse than an Electrolux refrigerator is Electrolux customer service. We are looking into the pending class actions or filing our own suit against Electrolux. DO NOT BUY this piece of junk.

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Terrible ICE Maker
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SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON -- My family has an Electrolux refrigerator which was bought in 2010/8, model EW28BS71IS5. Last winter I turned off the ice maker because we went out for a long vacation. But when I tried to turn on it this summer, it doesn't work at all. Did some research on the internet, seems like this is a very common issue for Electrolux and they keep changing the design/upgrade kits. So I called service to check whether they could provide a solution. I got upset about the answer. They told me this issue was fixed in my model because my model has "IS" in it. And of course, my refrigerator is out of warranty, so I have to call some service company and pay for all of that.....

What's a lie!!!! I found so many similar problem reviews on the internet with "IS". Electrolux should face the problem more frankly, product over $3000 should definitely last longer than 3 years!!!

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Refrigerator Ice Maker Problems
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Purchased Electrolux french door refrigerator, freezer on bottom, ice maker located in refrigerator. Eight service calls within the first 6 months to remedy constant problems with inconsistent ice making. Woke one morning to find kitchen hardwood floor flooded as ice melted overnight. After a lot of screaming Electrolux finally replaced refrigerator. We were reluctant to get the same model, but they said the problem had been fixed.

Second refridge worked for about 4 months and ice maker problem started. Numerous service calls over several months. Electrolux stated they would no longer cover problem under warranty unless we extended the warranty for a ridiculous fee. We argued to no success that their high end fridge has never worked as it should. They basically said "tough luck." Service tech said that from his experience the extended warranty would not cover the total cost of future service calls and probably not a wise use of the money. The tech stated that Electrolux doesn't want to admit it is very bad design engineering. We are purchasing bagged ice from the store.

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Bad Refrigerator That Electrolux Will Not Take Accountability For
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Our French door Electrolux refrigerator died after only 5 years. The ice maker froze and rusted out the back of the refrigerator. This is a common problem with this model. I spoke to Electrolux, and they told me the average life of an Electrolux refrigerator is only 7-10 years (imagine - they said this). They were only willing to give me a 25% rebate, but I expected something significantly larger - especially since hundreds of others have had the same problem with an Electrolux refrigerator. I wrote the CEO twice, but he hid behind a woman named Rita. I have a new slogan for Electrolux - “buy an Electrolux - they only last 1/2 as long as everyone else's”.

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