Haier America - Haier nucool c-rnu281vs

Dec 14, 2010
review #211572

14 months after we bought the refrigerator it stop working, parts and labor cost as much as new refrigerator and parts take weeks to get here, there is nothing in stock and parts will not be expedited so you feel stuck, customer service doesn't help the phone technician just forwards you to someone else waiting on the line.I guess that's what happens when you buy something on sale and you know it's to good to be true.

Never again will we buy a Haier product it was just a waste of money.So don't do it..

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Jan

Apr 10, 2013

I bought this same mini refrigerator about 3 years ago for a classroom for water and lunches. Recently the interior temperature has not been as cool as it had in the past. I blew all the dust out of the side and back vents hoping it would help. No such luck. I turned down the temperature, but have this ugly feeling it's only going to overheat and die anyway. I think I could fix it, but not so sure I want to put more time and money into it. Reading your comments here make me realize I should have chosen a different mini-frig. Can you suggest a decent mini-frig that is reliable and lasts?? Thanks!

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dan  frisard

Aug 20, 2012

worked for 15 months then stopped completely. customer service can't even acknowledge this terrible product. you would have to be insane to purchase a Haier product from a company with poor service department.

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T7

Oct 09, 2011

The main problem i have seen with these units is the failure of either of the two DC fan units that mount onto the cooling fins behind the back panel/access cover. Many are completely shot and will not turn while some need a little coaxing after a shot of grease into the housing of the fan motor. If you turn it up when it starts dropping off in cooling temp you run the very high risk of burning up one of the cooling units. Proper ventilation, cleaning the exhaust vents on the sides and the back, and not keeping it turned to max cooling are the best ways to keep this little, efficient little fridge working for years.

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Steven Walters

Sep 12, 2011

Mine did the same thing, I soldered in a fuse and every one I put in there just pops...so it is something else not the fuse that went...3 weeks ago it stopped getting cold and one week ago the power went out...Yep they are Junk, oh yeah made in china...we should have bought american guys...thx for listening...

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Ted

Aug 29, 2011

My fuse blow out as well and I'm trying to find a fuse for it. The fuse is a 250V 3A that is soldered in there but finding one has been the actually problem. You have to find one with wires already attached to it because standard store fuses (say from radioshack) won't bind to solder. Or you'd have to find a fuse holder. So yeah, if I can find a replacement part then it will won't fine but finding one is too much of a pain so I might just forget it.

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Terry

Aug 20, 2011

We bought one of these for our daughter's dorm room last summer. It quit working for her in April/May. I took the back panel off to see if it was something easy/obvious to fix. There's a fuse right next to where the power comes on to the circuit board on the right side. Fuse was blown, so I thought 'cool, quick fix. Not so much. First, they soldered the *** thing to the PCB. WTF? I unsoldered it and pulled it out, but it was so badly fried -and the amperage rating was unreadable- that I couldn't figure out what kind it was. Hoping it was just a power surge that blew it, I just soldered a wire in its place. Plugged it back in and *pop* fried the next component down line. POS.

There are a few nice box fans in the unit, but everything else (I was googling to see if I could buy a new board when I found this site) is going in the trash.

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Jim

Aug 10, 2011

:( My brother bought this same model on sale. The power went out and it wouldn't come back on. We didn't even have it for a year. The parts are not in stock. It's being used for a nightstand. Now that I read other people having the same problem, I think I will throw it out and forget about trying to fix it.

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Toby

Aug 04, 2011

We bought one of these for our little sales office fridge. Less than a year and it is broken as well. Garbage.

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Jack

Jul 27, 2011

I bought one that did not last a year. It was running fine until the power went out and it would not come back on. These are not supposed to be disposable items. They should be made to last a couple of years anyway.

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Scott

Jun 19, 2011

Mine just stopped working after one year. Obviously we all bought a piece of junk from a company that wont's stand behind their product. And this is an American Company? Sad

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Kimberly

Jun 15, 2011

Mine is a piece of *** too. I bought it for my school classroom to keep water cold and lunch cool. I had it for one year--but, mind you three of those months were summer and it was unplugged. I am bummed---it was on sale for $80--I should have known better. It was a unfamiliar brand--so, buyer beware! I cannot even find that model for sale any longer--guess the gig was up!

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Rose

Apr 04, 2011

Another example of planned obsolescence. These items are often bought as dorm refrigerators, with the hope that they last at least 4 years. Ours lasted 18 months, just long enough to be out of warranty. The manufacturer won't stand behind it. It would have been cheaper to rent one for the 4 years!! Very disappointed and will not buy another Haier product.

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Charlie

Dec 20, 2010

Mine just broke as well. I'm looking for information online about how to fix it. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything but articles like this.

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