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Whirlpool ED5KVEXV[Q]
 
Approximate retail price:
$900
Summary: This 25.1 cu.-ft. side-by-side Whirlpool ED5KVEXV[Q] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
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About - Whirlpool ED5KVEXV[Q]

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.


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 refrigerators 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 ED5KVEXV[Q]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.1
info Cabinet-depth model No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option No
info Energy cost/yr. ($) 75
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User Reviews - Whirlpool ED5KVEXV[Q]
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4.0
Great deal, for the first 9 years :-(
6/19/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
only lasts two years
3/28/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
Family of 4
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Like the newer model Toyota
7/9/2013
Pros
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Unreliable
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
I have this product for a year now and the draws are already cracked, based on the reports it should of lasted longer ;(
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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