Let me get the bad out of the way first. When the refrigerator was delivered Wednesday, the first thing I noticed was that the Whirlpool logo sticker on the door was crooked. As this would be staring me right in the face every time I opened the door, something needed to be done about it. I emailed Whirlpool and 2 days later I got a call from them. She said they wouldn't replace the whole door, of course. When I asked if I could just pull the sticker off without damaging the paint, she went to check on it. While I was on hold, I peeled the sticker off and replaced it straight. I thought it was cool that they called me about it. Good customer service goes a long way.
The next problem was that when I opened the door, I noticed that the top inside door rail was missing. I called Sear Parts and they said they'd send me one. Apparently they sent it overnight because I got it today.
Finally, when I open the refrigerator door, the freezer is so low that I have to bend down to see what is on the top shelf. My old refrigerator wasn't like that and I find it very annoying. Of course, the reason for that is because the freezer is bigger than my last one. I don't need that much freezer room, but that's how it is. I plan to build a platform of 2x4's to sit the refrigerator on to raise it up 3 1/2 inches. That should make enough of a difference so I don't have to lean over any more.
The refrigerator looks really nice, though the bisque color doesn't exactly match the bisque of my fairly new Kenmore stove. The textured steel should hide fingerprints between washings. I like all of the compartments inside and the layout works perfectly for me. Luckily, I saved the butter dish from my old refrigerator as this one didn't include one.
The 'normal' setting is supposed to be 3. I put a refrigerator thermometer inside and 3 just didn't get it. I like my fridge to be about 33 or 34 degrees. So I have it turned up almost all the way, which has me concerned. I would expect a little more leeway with the thermostat - like I should be able to get it to minus 20 degrees if I wanted to.
Overall, I like the looks, the layout, and the operation well enough that I would buy this same refrigerator again. The customer service I received from both Whirlpool and Sears was excellent. For a low-end refrigerator it provides a great owner experience.
We purchased this refrigerator in September, 2009. It had a manufacture date of April, 2009. After about a month our food was not getting cold enough. We repeatedly had to defrost it ourselves due to excessive ice build up. The air is supposed to circulate from freezer down to refrigerator to keep items cool. The air vents are placed in such a way that if you fill the freezer too much you can block the vents.
We made sure after reading the trouble shooting section of our manual that this wasn't the case. When the freezer would defrost on it's own, water would drip into the refrigerator section. We had to strategicly place containers in the refrigerator to catch the water that would eventually end up under the crisper bins.
Finally, we called Whirlpool. The technician came last week an installed a device to keep ice from building up so water would go into the drip pan in back and not in the fridge. He said it was not a problem with manufacturing. I totally disagree. Insead of replacing my food loss, maybe they will pay for my extended warranty. Avoid this headache, or at least purchase a warranty.
I have always used Whirlpool products which is why I purchased this refrigerator. Dependability means so much to my family. My reason for this purchase is to add to the space needed as the refrigerator the builder supplied with the new house does not meet the family needs. My next purchase will be a larger Whirlpool with all the new added features. Pat
We were in need of an efficient refrigerator...and the Whirlpool Refrigerator I purchased is so much more efficient than the Magic Chef I had for about 25 years..... It was my goal this year to replace the old refrig with this new one and I am very pleased with it.
I keep this refrigerator/freezer in my attached garage. I wanted a smaller size refrigerator for keeping extra food and drinks cool during the summer months and also for food storage overflow from the in-house refrigerator.
Prior to this refrigerator, I was using one of those dorm room refrigerators. It wouldn't hold much at all. Now with this one, I can even use the freezer. It's the small things that matter.
A good looking refrigerator for the price. excellent for rental units. Good size freezer.
This refrigerator is in my laundry room for extra stuff, and it serves the purpose well. The only drawback is the wire shelves...I use the fridge primarily for bottled water/drinks, and the bottles turn over on the wire shelves. Definitely not a deal-breaker, just slightly irritating. Overall, it's quiet, cold, and a great value for the price.
I bought this product for my son's condo. It had all the features he needed. It has plenty of space inside. What more could I want in a refrigerator.
This is a second fridge for us and located in our garage. It has performed well and we hope to get many years of good service from it.
I am very satisfied with my whirlpool refrigerators, as I purchased two of them. I would recommend whirlpool to my friends and family. They have great features and performance..
This is a nice little refrigerator. I can fit quite a bit in there despite it's size. Perfect for a smaller kitchen.