The Whirlpool ED5KVEXV[Q] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, side by side refrigerator
models like the ED5KVEXV[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 refrigerators 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.
Water dispenser The water dispenser is normally accessible from the outside as part of the ice and water dispenser.
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.
Energy cost/yr. ($) Estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.
This was our second W.P. fridge of this make. First one lasted 8 years and the compressor failed. It was not cost effective to repair so we bought a new one for around $1000. Second unit lasted only 18 months and the compressor failed. We received a $800 repair estimate. The repairman said stay away from this model it is not reliable. I concur! In addition, the drawers are poorly made and one of ours was in need of replacement.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from North Las Vegas
Great deal, for the first 9 years :-(
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Bad Ice Maker
Flawless performance for the first 9 years. Then the motor for the condenser fan started making noise due to bearings wearing out. Then before I could replace the fan motor, the ice maker just up and stopped working. Both of those can be found on eBay for cheap DIY repairs (fan motor: $30, ice makers: $40). But for 9 years it worked flawless.