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Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q] refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
Summary: This 21.9 cu.-ft. conventional bottom-freezer Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q] refrigerator has
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Type: Conventional bottom-freezers
About - Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q]

The Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Gold GB2FHDXW[Q] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Brands under the Whirlpool umbrella include Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, and Whirlpool, all of which offer French-door models in addition to other types. Whirlpool refrigerators are known for measured-fill dispense systems on their water dispensers.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 21.9
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q]
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1.0
Angery and disappointed
5/26/2015
Pros
Cons
Not Cold Enough
Poor Drain Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I owned this refrigerator just over a year when I started to see water puddles on the floor in front of the refrigerator at least once a day. The bottom of the freezer covered with a thick sheet of ice. First repairman visit (drain frozen). About 1 1/2 years later the refrigerator part of the refrigerator stopped cooling while the freezer part continued to work. 2nd repairman visit (said the defrost senor not working and pipes in the back had tons of ice all over them, took over an hour to remove ice)and replace senor.) Less than 1 month later a 3rd call to the repairman for the same problem of the refrigerator part not cooling. He is coming to take a look tomorrow. It will be 3 repair bills on a refrigerator that is not yet 3 years old. I paid around $900.00 plus taxes and fees for a worthless appliance. Don't buy this!!! Whirpool is taking no ownership of these many problems. I will personally never buy another WHIRPOOL ANYTHING!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
too many repairs
4/9/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I would NOT buy any Whirlpool refrigerators based on the repair history of this model. Unit purchased 2/28/2012. The 1st service call (within 2 months) was because the freezer door did not close correctly and thus allowed 1/4 inch of ice to form on the inside bottom of the freezer. The second service call, one year later, was because a drain (poorly designed) had to be flushed with warm water. The 3rd service call (3/2015-- very expensive) was because the digital temperature control module failed and all the food in the refrigerator froze.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Terrible reliability
12/10/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Have owned for 2 years 11 months. 4 failures in less than 3 years is inexcusable. It's currently dead again! Unless you like living out of an ice box do not buy a Whirlpool.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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