- Features and benefits
- How to adjust
- The lineup
- Components and accessories
Nord has Ukrainian roots and is one of the largest manufacturers of household appliances in Eastern Europe.
The corporation has been leading its history since 1963. At this time, she produced only refrigerators called "Donbaswith. Only after 1990, the Nord brand began to be used in production.
At the moment, the company's products are in demand not only in Ukraine, but also in the CIS countries, in Asia and some European countries, such as Germany and France.
Features and benefits
In 1963, the plant, located in Donetsk, began to produce refrigerators, which became known to the Ukrainian people as Donbass. After a dozen years of work, the manufacturer has significantly improved the work of the plant and the volumes of equipment supplied to the market. In addition to the original model, single-chamber and two-chamber copies began to be produced. At this time, only one country has used this technique.
After 2000, a huge amount of money was invested in the modernization of production. All equipment was re-equipped in accordance with the latest world technologies. The quality of the goods that the company produces has made a rapid leap, thanks to which it has become so popular with consumers.
Already in 2003, the production of refrigeration equipment corresponding to energy class A. was launched. Thermal insulation of the hull has been significantly reworked and changed for the better, including polystyrene in the form of foam. Improved design of new models.
Today, the company's products in quality can argue with leading European brands. Designers are constantly developing new solutions, and new ideas and designs are being introduced into production. Therefore, Nord refrigerators enjoy considerable success with customers.
Among the advantages of this brand of equipment can be identified quite a lot of qualities:
Big choice different in size, size, configuration of models.
Good quality at an attractive price.
Modern original registration.
Interiors made of plastic, which boasts high strength and pure white color.
Antibacterial layer, applied to the inner coating prevents bacteria from multiplying and prevents unpleasant odors.
The equipment is equipped with protection from power surges and frequent power outages.
Energy class A +, corresponding to modern standards and providing significant savings in the operation of the device.
Products equipped with a system "No frost", allowing not to defrost the freezer, which prevents the formation of ice.
Original and high-quality lighting refrigerating chamber.
Refrigerated shelves protected from scratches and bumps, as they are either metal gratings with a protective coating or tempered glass.
Devices are equipped with an intelligent maintenance system. and temperature control and flexible parameter settings.
Presence of freshness zone from durable, impact-protected glass with a lid, it allows products to stay fresh longer, and it holds a large enough volume.
Door shelves also made of durable glass and have a large useful volume, nicely finished with chrome.
Compressor in most models, it works almost inaudibly, the noise level is only 38-40 dB.
The door can outweigh at any time. the buyer himself is from one side to the other, which allows you to organically fit the equipment into any design even of small premises.
There is a large selection of design models and nice extra features.
The range of Nord brand refrigeration equipment is quite rich. It presents refrigerators of various sizes and shapes. Let's consider their main characteristics in order to be able to make an informed choice when purchasing.
The first and main quality of the refrigerator is its volume. Refrigerator selection should be based primarily on the needs of the family. It is necessary to take into account the number of people and food that will be in the device at a time. Naturally, this parameter will directly affect the price.
Among the products of the company, presented on the websites of well-known companies selling household appliances, a prominent representative of small refrigeration devices is the model CX347. Its size is only 108x57x62, and the volume is 184 liters, of which only 17 liters are allocated to the freezer. This is a single-door type with a built-in freezer only for the most essential products. Perfect for summer cottage or a small family, not making large blanks.
The two-door model CX341 is already 260 liters in size and has a separate freezer. It is considered compact, but it has a fairly good capacity.
The company also has models with a volume of more than 300 liters, for example, NRT 274 and DRF 200.
The second most important feature of refrigeration equipment is the level of energy consumption. From this parameter depends on the efficiency of electricity consumption by the device and the cost of its operation. The generally accepted scale of energy efficiency are classes from A to F. At the moment, the produced equipment has class A, A +, A ++ or B. Classes below C are currently ineffective and too costly in content; they are not recommended for release and purchase.
All models of Nord refrigeration equipment have an A + efficiency class, which is a very good indicator. Two-chamber models consume up to 260 kWh of electricity per year. And the power consumption of the small model CX347 is only 228 kWh per year.
The number of compressors is important when choosing a device. Models equipped with a single compressor may not use resources efficiently. When you open the door of the refrigerator, naturally, the temperature inside it rises. Monitoring the temperature sensor readings, the system starts the compressor. Since he works alone in two chambers, the freezer also begins to cool further, but the door did not open there, therefore, the temperature is within the normal range. Thus, the separation of zones of influence between the two compressors is justified in terms of efficiency of use. However, being an important and large component of the device, an additional compressor will significantly increase the cost of the product for the consumer.
All Nord refrigerators are equipped with one standard Italian-made Bono Sistemi compressor. With its help the equipment successfully copes with its functions, while having an acceptable cost.
For the consumer, an important detail is the type of control of the refrigerator. This may be an electronic display or a mechanical control lever. Mechanical cold mode switch allows you to roughly adjust the temperature in the instrument chambers. The electronic display also displays all information about the state of the compartments, and also allows you to set the desired temperature to the nearest degree. The only thing that the electronic control loses to mechanical is the cost of repair and replacement of parts in the event of a malfunction.
All Nord models presented in well-known hypermarkets are equipped with mechanical temperature control levers. It is a reliable and simple control system, rarely failing, simple and cheap to operate.
Most housewives remember the long and tedious process of defrosting the refrigerator, which they had to carry out at regular intervals due to the formation of snow and ice on the walls and shelves of the freezer. Therefore, one of the most important questions that buyers ask when choosing a refrigerator is the presence of automatic defrost systems. The most popular in our time has become the system "No Frost". In its composition there is a special fan that does not allow condensation to form in the chamber and precipitate on the walls of water droplets, which further form an icing glaze. A freezer equipped with such a system, with its proper design, will not have to be defrosted at all.
For the refrigerating chamber, automatic defrosting is represented by a drip system that collects and removes condensate.
Although the manufacturer’s website contains a large number of models using the “No Frost” system not only in the freezer, but also in the refrigerator, the hypermarkets of these models are not provided to the buyer. Generally defrosting is manual, and only sometimes there is a drip in the refrigerator compartment.
Many foreign brands equip their products with convenient and interesting features.. It can be antibacterial filters, rapid cooling and freezing systems, economical use of energy with a long absence of owners, built-in systems against odor, sound signals when opening the door and increasing temperature in the compartments, protection from children.
Nord models from the series "Lux"and"Modern" equipped with such pleasant additions as LED lights, antibacterial coating of the internal parts of the refrigerator, convenient functionality of liquid crystal displays.
How to adjust
Often buyers need to change the position of the refrigerator door. This may be due to the nuances of the location of household appliances and design solutions, or simply at the request of the owner.
All models of Nord refrigeration equipment have the possibility of hanging the door from one side to the other.. To make it quite simple, a detailed procedure is described in the instruction manual. Do not forget to transfer the control wires to the other side as well. And also after the operation, close with plugs all holes that are unnecessary in the future. At the end of the required mandatory adjustment of the door. It should not fit too tight and hard to open, but it should also have little contact with the main part. For the implementation of such adjustment using the existing adjustment bolts, which either tighten more or release.
Technique brand Nord is of high reliability and durability. But, like any thing, it can sometimes break and require repair or replacement of parts.
Most often, users encounter the following problems:
the appearance of ice in the freezer due to problems with the heater evaporation system;
due to problems with the compressor or the start-up relay, the device may turn off immediately after starting;
if the device turns on, the backlight bulbs work, but it does not cool, it may be necessary to replace the thermostat;
due to freon leakage or damage to the circulation tubes, the device may operate continuously and not stop;
clogging of the drainage tube does not allow condensate to escape from the chamber;
the appearance of water in the refrigerating chamber indicates problems with the discharge of the evaporator system;
the failure of the temperature regulator does not allow changing the temperature in the chambers;
in the refrigerator or freezer, the temperature may rise due to clogged tubes.
Some of these faults can be easily fixed by yourself, for example, cleaning the drainage system or changing the thermostat. However, more serious cases require contacting the service center for the help of qualified professionals.
For a simpler and faster identification of the causes of a malfunction, models equipped with an electronic control system have certain error codes. Having called the error code to the specialists from the service center, you can find out how to solve the problem.
The system may report the following problems with an error code and an audible signal:
problem with the temperature sensor of the refrigeration or freezing department - errors numbered F1-F3;
line voltage too low - F4;
there was a power surge - F5;
problems with the refrigeration or freezer compressor - F6 and F7.
Today, the range of Nord refrigeration equipment can be divided into three groups:
- "Cottage ". Single compartment refrigerators, representing the standard of a simple and convenient product. They have one refrigerator compartment with a small built-in freezer. Small dimensions allow you to place the device in any conditions, even a small apartment. They have a pretty good capacity. The series is represented by models of DH and DR.
- "Lux". Models with modern design and features. This class includes two-chamber refrigerators equipped with a defrosting drip system, an anti-bacterial coating of the refrigerating chamber and an electronic control system.
- "Modern". Refrigerators of this class are equipped with the most advanced and convenient features. Have overhead pens available, No Frost anti-icing system, LED backlight, anti-bacterial layer. Convenience adds a functional electronic control unit with a liquid crystal display, a large volume, including for the freezer over 70 liters.
It is worth noting two-chamber model from the series "DX Vita Nova". Convenient and spacious equipment is characterized by high resistance to voltage drops. Able to work clearly and reliably for many years.
The company also produces separate freezers. As an example, you can take the freezer "Inter-200". It has an electromechanical control system, energy efficiency class C. The volume of the freezer is 205 liters, which allows placing a huge number of meat, vegetable and fruit preparations in it.
Special attention is given to the Nord 186-7-320 three-chamber refrigerator.. The 3-chamber type of the refrigerator has a large size, a huge usable volume. Only the freezer holds 190 liters. To buy such a device for a small family or in a small room is simply inappropriate. The representative of the brand Nord has a nice design, ease of use, a large number of necessary containers. It has a lot of free space for drinks, baskets for fruits and vegetables. Able to rapidly freeze new products. It has separate compressors for the refrigerating and freezing chambers, respectively, the temperature in them can also be controlled separately. The noise level is 55 dB, which is a small amount for such a bulky instrument.
When disconnecting electricity for some time can work autonomously.
Components and accessories
Shelves, which are produced in two types depending on the model, are included in the refrigeration department package. This may be a metal grill, covered with a special protective layer or tempered shockproof glass. At the bottom of the chamber are covered boxes for storing vegetables and fruits. Closed space helps them stay fresh longer and retain their beneficial properties. On the door there are shelves. Also included a container for storing eggs, and in some models a bottle holder.
Depending on the model, the freezer can have one removable shelf, a shelf and several drawers or two pull-out trays. In addition there is a capacity for freezing ice.
As accessories for refrigeration, you can purchase odor absorbers, produced in various forms. However, in the presence of an antibacterial layer on internal surfaces, this acquisition may not be useful.
Since technology differs from Nord especially resistant to surges and surges, it is not necessary to purchase a voltage regulator or a surge protector specifically for it. But it will never be over.
Not all freezer compartments are equipped with the “No Frost” automatic defrost system, so it may be advisable to purchase chemicals for quick defrosting. And, of course, detergents for refrigerators are sold in stores in large quantities. In the absence of strong pollution, cleaning can be done with a clean cloth and warm soapy water.
Comments about reefers from the Nord brand were divided roughly in half.
Positive feedback is based on reliability and long-term use of the product. For many, he survived several journeys and burdens with his masters. Moreover, even small models have a decent capacity. And, of course, most buyers are attracted by its price. Indeed, the simple representatives of the model range do not have heaped features, but they are convenient, durable and unpretentious.
Some users encountered problems with operation such as a broken shelf due to a crack in the plastic, a large amount of ice in the freezer, and the fragility of paint outside the apparatus. Also caused resentment water leaks due to the small capacity for collecting condensate, rapid wear of the door seal. The device is not designed to work in a hot summer, which in our country is not uncommon.
It can be concluded that the simplest and cheapest models of refrigerators are best made. But, unfortunately, sometimes at a low price, the Nord equipment is expensive due to frequent breakdowns.