Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 183
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kash Great value for price
Read reviews on so many refrigerators! This one turned out to be a great pick. I didn't find the review that there was an "odor" that couldn't be removed held up - per instructions I immediately washed with mild dish soap - gone for good. Also do not find it to be noisy at all. But it's in a basement rec room and we're not there as much, say , as in our kitchen. Didn't want the ice maker (basement - water risk) and instructions for removing it were a cinch. Like the choice of a rounded door (great feature) since we set ours up close to a wall. Overall what we expected and we are very happy with the purchase (we've had it about a month now.)
August 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mick Great product and good value
This is a nice looking stainless steel fridge/freezer with black side panels. It's the perfect size for a small family. We love having the fridge at eye level as we access the fridge a lot more than the freezer. The fridge is a good size and shelves etc are adjustable. The freezer is also an ok size . We do find that the ice maker takes up quite a large space but you can remove this if you need too. We also find the fridge is pretty quiet which is nice. As with all stainless steel appliances, you will get fingerprints on there. However you can pick up a stainless steel cleaner so it's not that much of a big deal. We're super happy with it so far !!!
February 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by salm Control Board Failed after 1.5 Years
The refrigerator's control board failed after just over 18 months of use. The repair person said it is a common failure (he has replaced 50+) in these types of refrigerators which are manufactured by Amana and sold under many brand names.
Symptoms of failure included: ineffectively cooling the refrigerator with ice buildup in the freezer compartment (control board fails to defrost the freezer and consequently the refrigerator cannot cool). The repair is simple, but the replacement control board is pricey. Two service calls and the board cost me $240.00 - about a quarter of the cost of the refrigerator. Fact: both control boards are Chinese made...
Rant of the day - modern appliances are becoming more of a replace rather than repair item. The quality of the parts are suspect and can be expensive to replace - sometimes driving the cost of the fix to be in the ballpark of a new appliance.
November 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jazzizded Don't buy this.
Don't buy this product. If being too loud wasn't bad enough, This refrigerator went out in 1 year and 4 months. Since it only has a 1 year warranty we were faced with spending $700 to fix it or buy a new one. I can say we will never be buying a Maytag/Whirlpool product ever again. Save yourself alot of trouble and get a different model, hopefully one with more than a 1 year warranty.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by romaha3951 Important-unplug the ice maker if water is not connected.
This is an update to my review "Avoid like the plague": I take back my 'thumbs down" rating and now recommend buying this refrigerator. What changed? Well, I solved the knocking noise problem shortly after I wrote the original review. I found that the annoying loud knocking was caused by the ice maker compressor coming on and trying to make ice. The problem was that I did not have the water connected to the refrigerator because the automatic ice making wasn't important to me. I wanted to use the fridge without turning on this feature. What I did not know was that I had to turn off the ice maker. So for the few people that will buy this refrigerator and won't connect water to it -they need to know that there's something they have to do-or they'll hear annoying knocking of the ice maker running dry. My solution was to reach behind the ice maker inside the freezer and unplug the connector supplying power to the ice maker. You could also put the wire shut off arm of the ice maker in the off position by turning it up, but items stored in the freezer may eventually press down on it and activate the ice maker again. Truth be told, there was a message inside the freezer on the ice maker to turn the ice maker off if the water supply is not connected immediately, but I didn't pay attention to it. In retrospect the problem seems obvious and I feel a little silly about it now, but it wasn't that obvious for two weeks of loud knocks. Also, it would have helped if the delivery team unplugged the ice maker right away seeing that there's no water connection. Or they could have alerted my wife to the importance of keeping the ice maker in the off position. Well, they didn't and I didn't know what I didn't know, so I suffered needlessly for two weeks. At any rate, you can't imagine how relieved I am to have this problem solved. Finally I can enjoy my new refrigerator the way it was meant to run. It' so quiet now.
September 5, 2012