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Whirlpool Gold GX2FHDXV[Q]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1450
Summary: This 21.7 cu.-ft. french-door bottom-freezer Whirlpool Gold GX2FHDXV[Q] refrigerator has
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Whirlpool Gold GX2FHDXV[Q]

The Whirlpool Gold GX2FHDXV[Q] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Gold GX2FHDXV[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.

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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 GX2FHDXV[Q]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 21.7
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold GX2FHDXV[Q]
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2.0
Faulty Drain Tube from Manufacturer
7/22/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Eye Level Is Helpful
Variety Of Storage Bins
Cons
Defect Drain Tube
Ice maker is noisy
Items On Doors Warmer
Lowr Doors Don't Shut Wel
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
I have always wanted a French Door and felt this was the best deal. Wrong! There is something wrong with the freezer door that keeps is from closing tightly. It takes more than a casual push to get it to close, and a casual push is all my husband has in him. Therefore, we get a crystal buildup in the freezer. We had ice collecting on the bottom, and we thought it was our fault, but we found out from an online tech assistant that there is a manufacturer defect in the drain pipe that has been redesigned by the manufacturer. They know about the defect, but no recall has been made. Woe to customers. At the top of that pipe is a small rubber part that opens and closes to allow water to drain through the pipe. That part becomes sticky and will not open and close properly. The water collects on the floor of the freezer and eventually flows out to the kitchen floor. The fix is to buy a part and replace it. Pretty aggravating after paying 1700 for the french door refrigerator to begin with---and only 16 months later. We have pictures if you want them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
failed after 2 1/2 years
7/4/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The refrigerator failed after 2 1/2 years. Freezer is still working. Fortunately I was able to move the contents to a dorm sized fridge downstairs. (GE still going strong after 21 years) Pros, cons and best uses don't mean anything when the fridge doesn't work. How can I trust Whirlpool for anything?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
so far so good
3/27/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This turned out to be the most reliable of the bottom freezers I researched. It is outrageous to me that reliability rating are not followed for these high priced appliances. The LG, which is given top ratings, has a terrible reputation as does the Samsung. I wish they were better as the designs are superlative but REALLY?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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