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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
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Highly dissappointed in Whirlpool!
9/25/2014
Pros
Cons
Poor Design Of Drain Line
Best Uses
Comment:
On 07/24/2012, we purchased a Whirlpool refrigerator from a local store, freezer on the bottom type. It seemed to be working perfectly except for discovering the ice maker arm in the up/off position quite often when the ice bin had very little ice in it. Then in August 2014, we began discovering little pools of water on the floor in front of the refrigerator. We thought possibly someone had dropped some ice and not picked it up so it melted and left the pool of water. After we discovered the third pool of water, we started investigating to see where the water was coming from. We found underneath the baskets in the freezer, the entire bottom was a sheet of ice. Of course, the refrigerator was out of warranty so my husband started conducting research on the internet and YouTube to see if he could figure out what might be wrong. He found that this is a known issue with this brand and several others. Upon researching, he found a replacement for the duckbill type drain plug on the back was necessary as well as defrosting the frozen drain lines. Replacement part: Tube-Drain by Whirlpool, W10619951 (AP5780744) which cost $21.46 + $6.95 shipping for a total of $28.41. He spent approximately 2 hours working to replace the part and thaw the frozen lines and had it back in good working order. This also seemed to have alleviated the ice maker arm from staying in the up/off position also. We have not encountered any other issues. I contacted Whirlpool to ask for reimbursement for the $28.41 spent on repairing it ourselves but was denied. The really, really sad part is that we, my husband and I, could afford to call a repair man if need be but there are countless individuals who would not have the financial resources to have their brand new, yes, BRAND NEW/LESS THAN TWO YEARS OLD, refrigerator repaired nor would they have the knowledge or resources to do it themselves. This being said, I doubt that I would recommend this refrigerator to anyone!
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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