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  • Do not buy a Panasonic ref. We're having problems now with this brand. Grabe lang.  i bought a 15cuft Panasonic Inverter NR-BX468XSPH as a gift for my parents. Pinalitan ko ref nila kasi luma, hindi dahil sira pero sana di ko na lang ginawa.

    Sa first month we noticed mahina ang lamig but we thought sa umpisa lang kasi laging puno ang ref, tapos may econavi pa na nagreregulate daw ng temp (hinihinaan kung di need na sobrang lamig, para tipid kuryente).

    Sa pang 3rd month, hindi na logical for me na never naging malamig ang tubig (yung near ice cold na), laging lamig na parang 8oz glass with tap water at nilagyan ng 2 ice cubes lang. kahit overnight mo pa iwan ganyang lamig lang sya. Yung yelo sa freezer, overnight bago tumigas. Yung trays may water droplet sa ilalim, hindi sya basta moist na nagpawis lang, nagtubig na talaga. 

    Called Panasonic hotline, they sent an authorized repair shop, dumating ang technician na walang allen pambukas ng likod, walang baterya ang pangcheck ng kuryente, at tinatawag sa cellphone bawat observation. Ang diagnosis (nung kausap nya malamang) ay not cooling, low refrigerant, for system reprocess.

    Called hotline again, informed them na walang freon leak sa report at observation so paanong walang refrigerant/freon. Kulang ba noong inassemble ang unit? So manufacturer's defect? hindi ako pumayag na lagyan lang ng freon. So sabi wait daw ako 3-5 days. After a wk nagfollow up ako, wait for another 7 days. So after 2 weeks sabi ng hotline hindi pa nila naforward sa main ofc ang report from authorized service ctr.

    I insisted on calling the main office. Main office sent a technical engineer. Upon inspection first time daw nila makakita ng ganong klaseng moist. nagtanggal sila ng parts at wala daw problema. babalikan daw ako. the next day, may kinabit na device to check internal temp ng ref for 2 days. ang resulta from the device ay within the normal range daw lahat ng temp na narecord. in short wala daw problema pala ang unit.

    We own a Samsung 15cu ft inverter bottom freezer ref for 5 years na. walang problem. yung lamig nya umuusok pa sa top compartment sa sobrang lamig. yung tubig namin laging malamig, yung refreshing na malamig hindi lamig-lamigan. yung ice, solid na in 3 hours. yung kuryente namin bumaba (sure ako dahil aside sa ref na ito, walang nabago sa consumption namin). So yung samsung ref ko lahat ng features na binida nya, na-deliver nya. 

    Etong panasonic, sinayang yung oras at pera ko. you can take time to check their FB page and read comments sa posts with ref image, may reklamo same as mine.

  • Mommy Bee said:
    Don't buy Panasonic Inverter Refrigerator ECONAVI NR-BL268PSPH
    https://www.panasonic.com/ph/consumer/household-appliances/refrigerators/top-freezer/nr-bl268psph.html

    Kung gusto niyo pang mabuhay ng mahaba. Grabe umabot pa sa DTI ang case namin dito. Second replacement (brandnew) Sira pa din. I guess lemon unit itong mga ito eh. 
    Hi po. Sana mabasa niyo pa ito but just want to ask ano po yung exact problem niyo po sa unit na ito? Pero ito kaka search ko lang po then nakita ko detailed nung post niyo:

    https://www.femalenetwork.com/girltalk/index.php?topic=296661.0

    Nataon lang po kaya sa inyo? Pero parang worry ako sa aftersales ng Panasonic not to mention na na-off din ako nung pina service ko yung Panasonic GH5 ko sa Gain's. 

    @ All

    Hingi na din ng advise. Planning to get initially yung Panasonic NR-BL268PSPH though nabasa ko yung post ni Mommy Bee kaso not sure if isolated lang then bibilhin ko na sana yung Panasonic NR-BV288SQPH kaso nagdalawang isip ako due to space sa main door so ni re-consider ko ulit yung Panasonic NR-BL268PSPH since mas fit siya sa need ko minus nga lang yung Prime Fresh feature nung isa. Any advise or any alternative po na safe choice? Or should I consider din na non-inverter? Oks lang po sana ibang brand din though worry ko din sa Panasonic yung service but to be fair, baka pareparehas lang sila since... nasa Pinas. Hehe. Thanks! 
    Hi we bought this model NR-BV328GKPH sa Abenson, so far so good.. maayos naman ang temperature at buo lahat ng ice cream, fridge and prime fresh was great ! Hindi kaya may particular model ng Panasonic ang defective.. ?
  • lisolette said:
    Do not buy a Panasonic ref. We're having problems now with this brand. Grabe lang.  i bought a 15cuft Panasonic Inverter NR-BX468XSPH as a gift for my parents. Pinalitan ko ref nila kasi luma, hindi dahil sira pero sana di ko na lang ginawa.

    Sa first month we noticed mahina ang lamig but we thought sa umpisa lang kasi laging puno ang ref, tapos may econavi pa na nagreregulate daw ng temp (hinihinaan kung di need na sobrang lamig, para tipid kuryente).

    Sa pang 3rd month, hindi na logical for me na never naging malamig ang tubig (yung near ice cold na), laging lamig na parang 8oz glass with tap water at nilagyan ng 2 ice cubes lang. kahit overnight mo pa iwan ganyang lamig lang sya. Yung yelo sa freezer, overnight bago tumigas. Yung trays may water droplet sa ilalim, hindi sya basta moist na nagpawis lang, nagtubig na talaga. 

    Called Panasonic hotline, they sent an authorized repair shop, dumating ang technician na walang allen pambukas ng likod, walang baterya ang pangcheck ng kuryente, at tinatawag sa cellphone bawat observation. Ang diagnosis (nung kausap nya malamang) ay not cooling, low refrigerant, for system reprocess.

    Called hotline again, informed them na walang freon leak sa report at observation so paanong walang refrigerant/freon. Kulang ba noong inassemble ang unit? So manufacturer's defect? hindi ako pumayag na lagyan lang ng freon. So sabi wait daw ako 3-5 days. After a wk nagfollow up ako, wait for another 7 days. So after 2 weeks sabi ng hotline hindi pa nila naforward sa main ofc ang report from authorized service ctr.

    I insisted on calling the main office. Main office sent a technical engineer. Upon inspection first time daw nila makakita ng ganong klaseng moist. nagtanggal sila ng parts at wala daw problema. babalikan daw ako. the next day, may kinabit na device to check internal temp ng ref for 2 days. ang resulta from the device ay within the normal range daw lahat ng temp na narecord. in short wala daw problema pala ang unit.

    We own a Samsung 15cu ft inverter bottom freezer ref for 5 years na. walang problem. yung lamig nya umuusok pa sa top compartment sa sobrang lamig. yung tubig namin laging malamig, yung refreshing na malamig hindi lamig-lamigan. yung ice, solid na in 3 hours. yung kuryente namin bumaba (sure ako dahil aside sa ref na ito, walang nabago sa consumption namin). So yung samsung ref ko lahat ng features na binida nya, na-deliver nya. 

    Etong panasonic, sinayang yung oras at pera ko. you can take time to check their FB page and read comments sa posts with ref image, may reklamo same as mine.

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear na ganyan ang experienced ninyo sa Panasonic, I hope not all model are with same issue, baka may particular model lang na ganyan, and we just bought this NR-BV328GKPH, a week ago.. We are still observing the performance.. Hope ma resolve agad ang issue ninyo sa ref ninyo. God Bless.

  • lisolettelisolette PExer
    edited June 27
    g0ing1iv3 said:
    lisolette said:
    Do not buy a Panasonic ref. We're having problems now with this brand. Grabe lang.  i bought a 15cuft Panasonic Inverter NR-BX468XSPH as a gift for my parents. Pinalitan ko ref nila kasi luma, hindi dahil sira pero sana di ko na lang ginawa.
    ...

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear na ganyan ang experienced ninyo sa Panasonic, I hope not all model are with same issue, baka may particular model lang na ganyan, and we just bought this NR-BV328GKPH, a week ago.. We are still observing the performance.. Hope ma resolve agad ang issue ninyo sa ref ninyo. God Bless.

    Sana nga po sir walang maging problema ang unit ninyo. Panasonic left us ng walang solution or concern man lang. For them unit is okay, ganun daw talaga. Sa amin when we put ice cream ng morning sa freezer, soft pa sya by dinner. Bukas pa sya magiging frozen. Hindi naman kami nag-iimagine or gumagawa ng sariling problema. Nag-effort din naman kami to try na wag bubuksan palagi, wag pupunuin ng laman. All we wanted e ref na gumagana as it should, yung kayang magpalamig ng pagkain. Ref is positioned sa kitchen, hindi naman sing-init ng impyerno yung kusina. They checked the actual temperature ng room nung nagvisit sila, ok naman daw. 

    So hopefully yours is a non-defective unit nga.  And hopefully hindi mangyari ever na you'll need to have it repaired kasi walang kwenta yung after sales.
  • cpa_ladylsacpa_ladylsa Member PEx Rookie ⭐

    Hi, we are planning to replace our 1 door ref with 2-door Inverter Ref. Need bigger inverter ref soon. We are about to purchase na the Condura 8.5cuft inverter, then, may nabasa kong maraming negative comments on their newly purchased units this 2019, kaya naghahanap ako ng forum to check. Any feedback on the following options we are considering based on quality, price and energy efficiency:

    1.       Condura CTD800MNI 8.5cuft – 21k – 463 EEF (Wired, 3yrs parts &services)

    2.       Panasonic Econavi NR-BP230VS 8.0cuft – 20k – 388 EEF (Glass, 1yr Parts 12yrs compressor, w/ antibacterial filter)

    3.       Sharp SJ-FTS08AVS-SL 8.0cuft  – 22k – 376 EEF

    4.       Condura CNF-250I 8.8cuft No Frost  – 24k – 361 EEF (Glass, 1yr Parts & Services, 3yr inverter board, w/Double Cooling Tech)

    Hope to hear from you soon.... Bibili na sana kame tomorrow.


  • falin4ufalin4u DsweetestGuy PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Pa feedback naman ng ref users with no frost technology? 
    If the electricity cost is not so high as compared to older models?

    I'm kinda undecided to what particular type of ref to buy in the long term. 
    Electricity cost is no. 1 for me of course the ref should last for more than 5 years. 

    Thank you
  • Hi, we are planning to replace our 1 door ref with 2-door Inverter Ref. Need bigger inverter ref soon. We are about to purchase na the Condura 8.5cuft inverter, then, may nabasa kong maraming negative comments on their newly purchased units this 2019, kaya naghahanap ako ng forum to check. Any feedback on the following options we are considering based on quality, price and energy efficiency:

    1.       Condura CTD800MNI 8.5cuft – 21k – 463 EEF (Wired, 3yrs parts &services)

    2.       Panasonic Econavi NR-BP230VS 8.0cuft – 20k – 388 EEF (Glass, 1yr Parts 12yrs compressor, w/ antibacterial filter)

    3.       Sharp SJ-FTS08AVS-SL 8.0cuft  – 22k – 376 EEF

    4.       Condura CNF-250I 8.8cuft No Frost  – 24k – 361 EEF (Glass, 1yr Parts & Services, 3yr inverter board, w/Double Cooling Tech)

    Hope to hear from you soon.... Bibili na sana kame tomorrow.


    Syempre Panasonic kase yan po ang nabili namin bago ! heheh so far so good naman.. Ice and ice cream is hard as it is!
    I suggest be vigilant po sa mga reviews ng bawat brand.. by the end of the day you're still the one will decide and use it. Cheers! and God Bless.
  • falin4u said:
    Pa feedback naman ng ref users with no frost technology? 
    If the electricity cost is not so high as compared to older models?

    I'm kinda undecided to what particular type of ref to buy in the long term. 
    Electricity cost is no. 1 for me of course the ref should last for more than 5 years. 

    Thank you
    If you're keen to use no frost technology, I suggest, eye for an inverter one.
  • falin4ufalin4u DsweetestGuy PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I'm targetting to reduce my electricity cost (meralco cost VERY high)

    Definitely the ref would be inverter type po
    the dilemma is 

    1. No frost models (using a fan to circulate and have a heating mechanism)
    2. Direct cooling

    I've read a lot of articles and I learned that "No frost models" consume extra electricity due to the fans and the heating mechanism (the fan and the heating mechanism ) is covered from outside view (Basically a "no frost " ref once it senses that it has ice at a certain degree it kicks in and melts the ice. 

    I wonder if this extra heater and fan at the end result will have a higher consumption of electricity to the counter part of a direct cooling ref (inverter)   with the same volume (cubic feet)  (both ref considered are inverter type) 
  • WAG PO KAYONG BIBILI NG SAMSUNG INVERTER REFRIGERATOR. MGA MANLOLOKONG HAYOP!! FOR SURE PINAKA MATAGAL NA 4 YEARS MONG MAGAGAMIT. FREE 10 YEARS DAW FOR COMPRESSOR PEO AFTER 3 YEARS SIRA NA COMPRESSOR MO AT SISINGILIN KARIN NILA NG ALMOST 6 TO 7 K FOR REPAIR (PARTS LANG DAW ANG LIBRE) WHAT THE *****!!! WHAT KIND OF REPAIR IS THAT...ETO NAMAN PINAREPAIR NAMAN NAMIN SA AWA NG DIYOS AFTER A YEAR SIRA NA NANAMAN. NI REPORT KO DIN ITO SA DTI MALOLOS FOR HAVING ABENSON SELLING AN ITEM NA LEMON.....SANA HULI NA KAMING BIKTIMA NG SAMSUNG INVERTER REF.....
  • bacci18bacci18 Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    we got a 2 door, side by side Whirpool inverter ref. It broke after a little over 2 years. Nabulok yung cord sa likod cos it was submerged in water. Faulty yung engineering design nila, like the one mentioned here sa Samsung. Mabagal din ang after sales nila, yung service center nila. Now, we are looking to have it replace na ksi after a little over a week na binalik samin ng service center, sira ulit yung ref. Di na sya lumalamig. :(
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  • PANASONIC NO! NO! Bumili ako ng panasonic ref na inverter. After 2 days on ko. Ang ingay at nagmomoist! as in tutmutulo sa loob.. basa mga food ko. Nun pinacheck ko normal lang daw yun. Observe ko lang muna daw. After a week mas nagworst! Sabi ko papalitan ko na ng iba. Ibang brand. Sabi ng abenson kailangan na naman nila ipacheck sa technician at ng report ganito ganyan! Wala sila update kaya tumawag ako sa panasonic... ang binigay na report okay daw ako for repair which is hindi yun ang report na pinirmahan ko.. Nag ask pa nga sila ng letter na kailangan ko ng replacement at mga pictures at videos. Tapos mali ang ibibigay na report ng technician nila. Mali na nga unang check nila sa ref tapos yung pang second mali ipapasa na report. Magulo abenson at panasonic! Nakakabwisit! Mas ok pa ref ko na luma na 13 years.
  • PANASONIC NO! NO! Bumili ako ng panasonic ref na inverter. After 2 days on ko. Ang ingay at nagmomoist! as in tutmutulo sa loob.. basa mga food ko. Nun pinacheck ko normal lang daw yun. Observe ko lang muna daw. After a week mas nagworst! Sabi ko papalitan ko na ng iba. Ibang brand. Sabi ng abenson kailangan na naman nila ipacheck sa technician at ng report ganito ganyan! Wala sila update kaya tumawag ako sa panasonic... ang binigay na report okay daw ako for repair which is hindi yun ang report na pinirmahan ko.. Nag ask pa nga sila ng letter na kailangan ko ng replacement at mga pictures at videos. Tapos mali ang ibibigay na report ng technician nila. Mali na nga unang check nila sa ref tapos yung pang second mali ipapasa na report. Magulo abenson at panasonic! Nakakabwisit! Mas ok pa ref ko na luma na 13 years.
    Na-resolve po ba ang issue? Yung conmplaint ko a month ago present pa rin. Hindi nga sya moist na slightly damp, as in wet tray talaga with water droplets. Sabi din sa amin ng technician ganyan talaga. Dinerecho ko nga na pangit ang standard ni technician for a refrigerator dahil happy na sya sa ref na basa ang loob. Sagot sakin, ganun daw talaga. I offered nga exchange kami ng ref sa bahay nila, ayaw nya pumayag. 
  • nagupgrade na kmi ng inverter ref which is panasonic nr-bl268 2months na siya samin. Pinagawayan pa nmin ng wife ko wala pa kc isang month eh may dent na sa door ung mga kids kasi then may scratches and dents nadin sa gilid dahil sa nagdeliver ng gas pilit pinasok sa gilid ng ref d rin napansin ng wife ko kc dun nman pwesto ng gas kaya lang ngupgrade na kmi ng mas malaki na ref. Now wala nman kmi nging problem sa panasonic mas matagal mabulok ung mga vegetables in mid settings tapos ung fridge nia natuwa kami dahil sa ice cream khit ilang araw na talagang ice cream padin siya. Bill namin sa meralco from 3,200php month of july naging 2,700php  for the month of august 😀😁 pros auto defrost na and ung sa amoy khit halo2 na walang bad smell sbrang tipid at tahimik cons lage na pinupuno ni misis ung ref and ung case ng ref ngayon di na ganun katigas unlike before. unang choice ko is LG kc lahat ng appliances nmin like tv and automatic washing machine ay LG pero base sa mga reviews and sa mga SA mas na convince kami sa panasonic which is totoo nga lahat ng cnbi lalo na sa inverter technology and ung routine sa pggamit ng ref
  • Hi any feedback on Hitachi refs? Looking to buy a side by side ref..tia
  • bbojbboj PExer
    lisolette said:
    Do not buy a Panasonic ref. We're having problems now with this brand. Grabe lang.  i bought a 15cuft Panasonic Inverter NR-BX468XSPH as a gift for my parents. Pinalitan ko ref nila kasi luma, hindi dahil sira pero sana di ko na lang ginawa.

    Sa first month we noticed mahina ang lamig but we thought sa umpisa lang kasi laging puno ang ref, tapos may econavi pa na nagreregulate daw ng temp (hinihinaan kung di need na sobrang lamig, para tipid kuryente).

    Sa pang 3rd month, hindi na logical for me na never naging malamig ang tubig (yung near ice cold na), laging lamig na parang 8oz glass with tap water at nilagyan ng 2 ice cubes lang. kahit overnight mo pa iwan ganyang lamig lang sya. Yung yelo sa freezer, overnight bago tumigas. Yung trays may water droplet sa ilalim, hindi sya basta moist na nagpawis lang, nagtubig na talaga. 

    Called Panasonic hotline, they sent an authorized repair shop, dumating ang technician na walang allen pambukas ng likod, walang baterya ang pangcheck ng kuryente, at tinatawag sa cellphone bawat observation. Ang diagnosis (nung kausap nya malamang) ay not cooling, low refrigerant, for system reprocess.

    Called hotline again, informed them na walang freon leak sa report at observation so paanong walang refrigerant/freon. Kulang ba noong inassemble ang unit? So manufacturer's defect? hindi ako pumayag na lagyan lang ng freon. So sabi wait daw ako 3-5 days. After a wk nagfollow up ako, wait for another 7 days. So after 2 weeks sabi ng hotline hindi pa nila naforward sa main ofc ang report from authorized service ctr.

    I insisted on calling the main office. Main office sent a technical engineer. Upon inspection first time daw nila makakita ng ganong klaseng moist. nagtanggal sila ng parts at wala daw problema. babalikan daw ako. the next day, may kinabit na device to check internal temp ng ref for 2 days. ang resulta from the device ay within the normal range daw lahat ng temp na narecord. in short wala daw problema pala ang unit.

    We own a Samsung 15cu ft inverter bottom freezer ref for 5 years na. walang problem. yung lamig nya umuusok pa sa top compartment sa sobrang lamig. yung tubig namin laging malamig, yung refreshing na malamig hindi lamig-lamigan. yung ice, solid na in 3 hours. yung kuryente namin bumaba (sure ako dahil aside sa ref na ito, walang nabago sa consumption namin). So yung samsung ref ko lahat ng features na binida nya, na-deliver nya. 

    Etong panasonic, sinayang yung oras at pera ko. you can take time to check their FB page and read comments sa posts with ref image, may reklamo same as mine.


    Hello just bought this particular model and brand 2 weeks ago, so far ok naman sya, mablis naman lumamig, fridge, prime fresh and freezer, currently naka set sa med lagi kasing puno, according to our kasambahay eh saglit lang matigas na yung ice, how's your ref, naayos na ba ni Panasonic, hope its isolated case,
  • @Simonlewis: kumusta po yung NR-AP8717DX niyo? Yan po kasi yung binili ko ngayon and so far okay naman. Mejo nahuhuluhan lang po ako. Kasi kapag gabi, parang di gumagana or dahil econavi po yung ref.? 
  • I won my Vestfrost refrigerator at the casino this page ! I will never forget this, my wife and I decided to try our luck on our birthday. The next day we hope for a car!
  • g0ing1iv3 said:
    lisolette said:
    Do not buy a Panasonic ref. We're having problems now with this brand. Grabe lang.  i bought a 15cuft Panasonic Inverter NR-BX468XSPH as a gift for my parents. Pinalitan ko ref nila kasi luma, hindi dahil sira pero sana di ko na lang ginawa.
    ...
    Hi,
    Sorry to hear na ganyan ang experienced ninyo sa Panasonic, I hope not all model are with same issue, baka may particular model lang na ganyan, and we just bought this NR-BV328GKPH, a week ago.. We are still observing the performance.. Hope ma resolve agad ang issue ninyo sa ref ninyo. God Bless.

    Hi! ours is still not working as expected. Give up na ako sa panasonic. What we do now is hindi na lang pinupuno. so kami yung nag-aadjust kasi ayaw ni panasonic ihonor yung complaint. Sana yours will work as it should. 

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