Ours has died. We need now one but can't afford to pay the 600-odd we paid for the old one. Since frost-free seems to add a lot to the price, is the automatic defrost thing as good, any good or just rubbish.
last time we had a f/f die on us (2nd in as many years) the engineer said it was too expensive to repair, as the mechanism for frost free is a complicated circuit board. he recommended getting a normal one next timw.
I actually got another frost free one, and have my fingers crossed (plus took out insurance on it this time, for first time ever).
No idea about auto defrost. would be interesred to learn about them though... for next time (I seem to have bad luck with fridges and washing machines).
get frost free!! we have moved into a place with a non frost free one, and i hate it. we are going to replace it very soon, may even order it tonight. non frost free ones are a pain in the ass really would not recommend them, its worth the extra money. anyway i have seen them in argos not that expensive? never heard of the auto defrost one but would just go with frost free to be on the safe side as they seem much much better
I guess we could claim. TBH it's the sheer hassle factor atm. We have friends who would take some stuff for us but it's just more running around. But hey, tomorrow is another day and I shall feel more positive. Probably