So far most of the stuff we bought are working well. But a few regrets and one of them is the fridge.
This is the fridge that we got:
Features: S/S or silver, anti-mould door seals, net capacity = 475 (Freezer = 134, Refrigerator = 341), dimensions = W740 x H1,795 x D710
A few days ago the fridge started making the most awful noises, so hubby called the Hitachi servicing people to come and have a look. Imagine our surprise when the cause of the noise was found to be these two little cylindrical bits of rubber:
Umm, ya, seriously… Apparently the rubber bits dried out, started disintegrating and wasn’t able to support the vibration or whatever weird function they are supposed to do.
The ‘best’ part? Total cost of replacing these two small rubber parts is a staggering S$70++. That’s service charge of $50, plus $4 or 5 for each rubber piece plus GST. WTF??? Obviously it’s a bad design issue right? Why should we have to pay for this? Some more the fridge is only in use for a year-plus. Does that mean that we have to pay for the stupid rubber bits every year? WTF right? Think about it also feel angry.
So yeah, never another Hitachi. Lemon law or not, if you are in the market for a fridge, be warned. So much for thinking that Japanese engineering is reliable. Obviously not designed to last. Ok, still upset when I think about it obviously. =P