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Interesting Features, but Loud
The old side-by-side that was left by the previous home owner quit unexpectedly and I wanted to get a top-freezer model so I could keep large items in the freezer. Unfortunately, there were very...Read complete review
The old side-by-side that was left by the previous home owner quit unexpectedly and I wanted to get a top-freezer model so I could keep large items in the freezer. Unfortunately, there were very few Whirlpool models of any kind available in my area for immediate delivery, so I chose this model. I like the in-door storage for milk and soda cans, and love having a large, lighted freezer, but I'm disappointed in the arrangement of the shelves in the refrigerator. I had to remove the middle shelf in order to store 2-liter bottles upright on the bottom shelf, and had to lower the top shelf to make room for my water pitcher. Instead of having 3 shelves, I now have 2. Also, I have to bend down in order to see and pull items off the top shelf. (I'm 6'2" tall.) The freezer and refrigerator work well to keep food cold, but it is louder than the previous one. I can hear it turn on and off from my bedroom at the opposite end of the house. (1650 sq. ft. ranch.) I like the outside style except for one thing. The handles have sharp edges. Even a slight rounding would've been better. Mine does not have the built-in ice maker, so I can't comment on that.
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I thought this fridge would be great when I got it--energy efficient, roomy, good for the space. And then I tried to switch the side the door opened on. This should...Read complete review
I thought this fridge would be great when I got it--energy efficient, roomy, good for the space. And then I tried to switch the side the door opened on. This should be a simple process, but it wasn't with this thing--the screws were hard to reach, the plugs to cover holes were so flimsy they fell apart and couldn't be used on the other side, the freaking Whirlpool logo scratched the paint when it came off, etc.All of this wouldn't be more than a nuisance, except that the screws themselves were very soft. As a result, I radished out a screw head the very first time, using--get this--a hand tool. That's pretty bad. The screw couldn't be removed after that, so I cut off the head and replaced the door minus one screw, figuring it wouldn't matter.Of course it mattered--it mattered because the hinges are made with open holes for the screws. What, did they save $.0000002 on the cost of the metal by doing that? So, yes, the door fell off, the shelves broke--I've had this thing maybe two months, and it looks like it's been through a war. This was very disappointing, and I don't intend to buy Whirlpool again.
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Good energy conservation
By Peter Pots
from Manchester, CT
Comments about Whirlpool Black Top-Freezer Refrigerator:
I like the layout and the usefulness of this appliance. The only thing that I find lacking is a light for the freezer section, but it is not a big draw-back.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Rotterdam, NY, United States
Bought this for our in-law apartment. My mother-in-law has had only one problem with the self defrost leaking on the floor. I was able to probe the drain tube and the problem was solved.
Wanted a little more
from Frederick, MD, United States
The light seems to take up way too much space in both the freezer and the refrigerator. The butter drawer is to small and hard to open and close. I really like the glass shelves. The cheese drawer is to shallow as well.
By pida I
Needed new appliance with good perfomance history. The price was within my budget.
Everything I expected
from Bigelow, AR, United States
The storage on the door is very convenient, including two places for tall pitchers or soda bottles. Interior shelves are easily adjustable. The color looks like stainless steel, but without the problem of fingerprints. And, of course, it works perfectly!
Serves the purpose
from Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
I again got the fridge with my new modular home. Nothing wrong with it,except that once in awhile when the generator kick on its noisy (next to master bedroom door)
from Eaton, Ohio, United States
The refrigerator works great, and has some nice features for a smaller fridge. The adjustable humidity vents on the produce drawers are my favorite. My only complaint is that sometimes the shelf insert for milk falls out when removing the milk jug.
quiet and plenty of room
from Atlanta, GA, United States
I'm enjoying using my new whirlpool fridge. Its spacious and runs quietly. I love that its easy to clean with very adjustable shelves. I think my favorite part is the large drawer just under the top self. Just seems to be very convenient for cheeses, deli meats and such
from Toronto, ON, Canada
This came with my purchase of condo, not too crazy about stainless steel as it leaves lots of finger prints.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Below previous quality
My new refrigerator works fine, but the plastic bins and shelves are not the quality of the one that wore out, twenty years made a big difference. Other than that, I am satisfied and am sure other brands would be the same shelving.
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