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Great side by side fridge
I needed something that would fit the smaller space in my 1968 home and wanted a side by side with water and ice dispenser. Though I was partial to Whirlpool since all my other...Read complete review
I needed something that would fit the smaller space in my 1968 home and wanted a side by side with water and ice dispenser. Though I was partial to Whirlpool since all my other appliances are the same brand including the 19 year old fridge I was replacing, I had researched several other brands to see what they offered. After comparing many, I wound up coming back to Whirlpool and almost bought the Whirlpool WRS322FDA. I went and saw one at my local Sears and found I didn't like the mechanical buttons for the control panel and how the upper portion of the freezer was used up by the icemaker which reduced the amount of storage space in the freezer. I looked some more and found this WRS342FIAB. I called Whirlpool to ask if the control panel was electronic or mechanical. They informed me it was indeed electronic. I began researching some more and noticed that compared to the WRS322FDA, this fridge had cold water that dispenses, and a bit more room in the freezer since it had the in the door removable ice bin. I decided to buy it sight unseen and give it a shot. Once I received the fridge, I was very pleased with it. So far it has done well and we enjoy it.The features I like most about this fridge are the electronic control panel, LED interior lighting that fades on, removable ice bin and the extra space in the freezer towards the top where most ice makers take up the room. Though the description or pictures don't show it, mine came with a handy can rack in the fridge door. This was a nice bonus and I use it for those 16.9 oz water bottles that the kids can grab on the go. They fit perfectly. I also like the light that illuminates the dispenser area. Initially I thought you would need to turn the light on each time you wanted to use it (in the dark) and then turn it back off. You can do that, but to my surprise, I found the light comes on automatically as soon as the paddle is depressed with your cup.Great fridge and well worth the extra money for the additional features you get over the WRS322FDA."
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We are disappointed with the Whirlpool refrigerator we purchased; however, we are not venting about it we are trying to be factual.We purchased our refrigerator/freezer model WRS342FIAM in May...Read complete review
We are disappointed with the Whirlpool refrigerator we purchased; however, we are not venting about it we are trying to be factual.We purchased our refrigerator/freezer model WRS342FIAM in May 2013, the factory promised the seller that delivery was for June 2013, finally delivered August 2013. It is now July 2015 and it died in June 2015, 22 months after install. Cause of death: The cooling closed cycle leaks and can't be repaired. If you perform the aritmetic calculations you will find that the cost to own this machine was over six (6+) times our expected cost using the MSRP published on the Whirlpool website. We did not get a good deal.We purchased this model because we have a limited space for a refrigerator, and it was the only model available at the time that fit the space with the features we want. At this writing it is one of many models available to fit the space and on one appliance rating website Whirlpool is still listed as the most reliable model, so we are still considering the Whirlpool brand.Whirlpool has what they call a "loyalty program" wherein they offer, people like us who have suffered a loss due to their product, a price break if we purchase a replacement unit from them. That includes all of the brands Whirlpool now manufactures. If we take the Whirlpool offer on this model from their "loyalty program" with the five year extended warranty it will be less than fifty dollars less than if we buy it from one of the big box retailers and the big box five year extended warranty program covers more issues. First, the machine has not lived up to our expectations (fact). Our previous experience with refrigerators has given us expectations of at least a decade of service and up to twenty-eight years from a new machine. 22 months does not come near meeting that expectation.Second, the Whirlpool loyalty program is nearly worthless (opinion).Third: if we decide to purchase one of these again, we would buy the five year warranty and buy from the big box retailer because the warranty will be needed and the big box protection program is better than Whirlpool's.
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By Darth Daddy
from Lafayette, LA
Comments about Whirlpool White Side-By-Side Refrigerator:
Only had a week but I love it, in door ice maker gives much more freezer space.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm happy that we got it. we always the top freezer but thought about getting the side by side. We are enjoying it.
Great fridge so far!
I have had this fridge for about 3 weeks and the lighting and ergonomics are awesome! Fits in the same spot that our old one door fridge was in too! Overall great product.
Nice but noisy
from Santa Rosa CA
Nice but noisy with strange sounds and clunks
Perfect for our limited space.
from Tavernier , Fl
We have a small kitchen and wanted a side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser in the door. This model fit our space perfectly and has great LED lighting and well designed storage space.
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FOR A LONG TIME
from St Augustine, Florida
Whirlpool has always been my choice of appliances since I have been responsible for buying my own appliances. My first was a washer that I purchase over 30 years ago. That has taken me from dryers, to refrigerators, to ranges both coil and glass tops. This journey has always been one of confidence and reliability. My recent purchase of yours was a side-by-side refrigerator and will be around a long time including when I get a new one and this one goes out into the garage where the other one sits now.
Adequate fridge, but...
By So so
Nice looking fridge that runs quietly. Overall it has a fairly cheap feel to it. The drawers feel rather flimsy and do not slide smoothly. The ice maker shoots ice out and typically puts ice on the floor unless you cup the glass with your hands to funnel the ice. Overall it is an okay fridge, but needs some design improvements.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Bradenton, FL
This refrigerator is perfect. It's quiet which is great since I have a second floor condo. It's spacious and attractive. Best of all, my electric bill went down considerably. Highly recommend this refrigerator.
Not very pleased
By Big mac
from Hamlet, nc 28345
We bought our first one in September sent it back after two repairmen came out it wasn't getting very cold. We had a thermometer in it and we still do. This one doesn't get very cold either and if we put a lot in it the thermometer moves into spoilage range. We have always had nothing but whirlpool appliances but this one has been a big disappointment.
from Dayton, OH
I have had my new refrigerator for about 10 days. So far it is working great. I really love the ice maker and LED light. The refrigerator keeps the food well and there is ample storage space. This is my first new refrigerator in about 40 years so what a treat! Thanks Whirlpool!
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