Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 157
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Great refrigerator for kitchens with shorter cabinets and an island
My home is older and wouldn't accommodate the more established taller french door luxury units. This model fit perfectly and the variable shelving allowed me to choose the position of milk, iced tea, left over pots and other items.
The freezer and ice maker work well and while the bin never fills up, it produces as much ice as a conventional freezer on top model. One caution: the ice-full lever sometimes gets stuck in the "up" position even when there is room for more ice. In an ordinary freezer on top refrigerator, you can see the lever. On this one, you need to look down to see the lever to notice it's locked in the up position.
Great buy. I'm pleased with my purchase.
December 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tbone Probably the WORST Appliance I've ever owned!
I purchased this fridge to replace a 20 yo traditional model that still worked but we re finished our kitchen floors and wanted something new. I was sold on the color combo and it does look nice. That is the only positive comment.
I worked out the kinks after the delivery since the french doors would not close. The difference in the alignment of the 2 doors was drastically off and apparently missing a washer/bushing. I found one myself and made the repair and felt good but as I worked on the fridge I was discouraged with the quality.
The drawers literally could not be mode more cheaply as they are a single molded clear plastic and flex and twist every time you use them. The drawer slides do not hold the drawers well. I've had the drawer "Drop" more than a dozen times since I've owned this. I finally shimmed one side of the drawer slide, but still need to be ever so careful if you are using it. It's like a game of Jenga trying to see if you will be able to open it without it falling.
I removed another drawer so I now have the bottom drawer which spans the width and one drawer above it with some space below. The layout/design is the absolute worst of it. After working out all the kinks in this fridge (which you should not have to do), I've now used it for close to a year. You simply cannot open one door at a time as the drawers inside are wider than the doors. You need to open both every time unless you are getting an olive (which you will go through a ton of since you will likely be drinking Martini's every night as you grumble about the junk fridge) out of the door or something.
The clear holders in the door almost seem to be designed to annoy you as a joke. The bottom of each bin is smaller than the top, like a funnel so all of your condiments are kind of angled in there. Just the worst.
The filter light comes on every 20-30 days like we need to change something - I don't have the model that has a water dispenser.
It also makes a grinding noise like a hammer drill every so often.
So, In Summary, I wish I had my old Fridge back and I will avoid Whirlpool like the plague. I should have returned it inside the 30 days and would recommend no one go through the anxiety of this poorly designed, cheaply built, made to break after the warranty is up, junk appliance.
I have another place with an LG of similar size and it is head and shoulders above Whirlpool.
March 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mayu water filter problem
There was a water filter leak from the 1st day itself. I re placed the fridge.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happycamper123 Perfect fridge for small spaces!
Love this fridge! It is beautifully designed inside and out with lots of drawers and bins which make for easy organization. Perfectly sized for our tiny kitchen and well priced too! Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
March 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by shrug Value is hard to find these days...
I purchased this refrigerator since it fit in the space I had in hopes that there would be some new and nice features to it as well. Not so much. Little did I know that this refrigerator does not come with a water dispenser. One scratches ones head when seeing that a water line attachment is required yet the refrigerator does not use said line to give water....only ice. Also, engineering at whirlpool has cut too many costs and corners apparently. The left door which has the "flap", when opened and closed causes the right door to pop open. Also, with all of that space inside, there is simply no room for tall containers to sit upright. I can put 1 milk, 1 lemonade, and 1 jar of water upright at a time on the left-hand side of the refrigerator. It is not configurable enough nor tall enough to hold more than that many open containers. Maybe not an engineering problem, but certainly reduces the usability of the product to less than that of my 35 year old refrigerator.
September 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brandon A Little Off
This layout of the Whirlpool combined with its smallish dimensions hinder the maintaining of an organized refrigerator. Any item taller than a gallon of milk (2 liter bottle of soda, large non-dairy coffee creamer, bottles of juice, etc.) must be stowed on its side. The refrigerator would be much more accommodating if the spacing was better calibrated. While the shelves are easy to clean, care must be taken not to overload them as they will buckle.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frances The product is good but the website a bit misleading.
The refrigerator is pretty much what we expected it to be. We were frustrated that the hose the website tells you needs to be purchased for the ice cube maker is not the correct hose for everyone. The website gives the impression that it is. If you need it or not will depend on how your current ice maker is receiving water. The delivery guys were great.
February 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1931Lyn Good small fridge for small family
I am very pleased with this model; everything handy to reach, especially the ice container, It is quiet and looks great with the rest of my black appliances., The price was within my budget. The only bad comment is that the instruction manuel was hard to follow on installing the air filters. I ordered at the store via internet as there was no model in the store so was very pleased all the features were as advertised.
October 7, 2014