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Whirlpool WRT771REY[W]
 
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$1,029.60 - $1,034.99
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Summary:

This 21.2 cu.-ft. top-freezer Whirlpool WRT771REY[W] refrigerator has

  • an external water dispenser
  • an air filter
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls on its front door
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About - Whirlpool WRT771REY[W]

The Whirlpool WRT771REY[W] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top freezer refrigerator models like the WRT771REY[W] 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 WRT771REY[W]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 21.2
info Energy cost/yr. ($) 54
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool WRT771REY[W]
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4.0
Refrigerator great design for my needs
10/19/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Tall Bottles
lots of space
Movable Shelves
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
For Medium Size Family
Comment:
We really like this refrigerator, water on outside is great. Shelves are great, middle shelve talked about, does not hold heavy weights,it does snap right back we learned. We use now for cheeses,lunchmeats and works great for trays of food for parties. It holds alot for it's size and adjustible shelves and sizes are great for my family. Ice maker broke, but all else is perfect and black/silver looks great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
temperature problem
9/7/2014
Pros
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this fridge in 2012. We had problems with this fridge right from the start. Since there is a freezer and a refrigerator, but only 1 temperature control, this is your choice: would you like your ice cream to get very soft and soupy, or would you like the contents in the fridge to freeze?<br /><br />We had a service call within the first 2 weeks of delivery, and the guy replaced the termocouple. That made the problem only slightly better. We were still left with a freezer that wasn't quite cold enough, or a fridge that was too cold.<br /><br />We ended up putting the ice cream in the basement freezer, but we were not very happy considering how much we spent on it.<br /><br />This weekend, the fridge stopped making cold all together. We are going to call a different company to attempt a repair again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bad design and won't hold temperature
3/6/2014
Pros
Outside Water Dispenser
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Limited Shelving Options
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Comment:
The most serious problem is that it is impossible to get the freezer below 10-15 degrees (too warm) without freezing produce and eggs in the refrigerator compartment, and even then the freezer is around five degrees, causing serious freezer burn. Whirlpool has been out ten times attempting to fix this without success - one of the telephone service reps told me that the warranty didn't guarantee me a working refrigeror, just that they would keep trying to fix it. The shelf layout is awkward and needs serious re-arranging to fit tall items anywhere but the door.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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