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.
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.
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 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.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
We purchased this product less than a year ago and it has been horrible! We have had a service man come four times already and the refrigerator is only 9 months old. Our first problem was that the ice maker was creating ice with a metallic/chlorine taste despite the fact that the previous ice maker had never done this and we have never had a problem with any other water in the house. This problem was never resolved despite having the entire system replaced. Last week we called because the freezer had stopped working and all of our food was destroyed. It took the service company days to come out and tell us that the compressor had failed and would need to be replaced. To top that off, they explained that this has been a common problem with these models and they have already replaced multiple compressors!!! Apparently we have to wait 9 days for them to replace it and Whirlpool feels no responsibility for compensating us for over $300.00 worth of food that was lost. This company does not make a good product and does not stand behind their products at all. BE WARNED!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from sarasota fl
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
do not buy
Drain Clogs Constantly
Must Uplog To Thaw
bought this in may of 2011. worked great until june of 2012. since then I have been removing a sheet of ice from the bottom of the freezer at least once a day sometimes twice. I had to pay $225 to have the service people come out and thaw it for me<br />as this happened just as the warranty was expiring.<br />funny thing is that they keep offering me extended warranties on all my other whirlpool products.<br />washer dryer, stove dishwasher. I never got an offer for the refrigerator as this is a common issue with the whirlpool gold product