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Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXW[Q]
 
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$1,434.99
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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
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.
 
1.0
Do not buy this refrigerator!
9/18/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Not Energy Efficient
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Before I buy anything, I look to Consumer Reports. Unfortunately, this time around, the recommendation was highly inaccurate. This is the worst refrigerator I have ever owned. The common issue of water draining into the bottom and freezing into an ice sheet was just the beginning. That was fixed by a repairman. The refrigerator then stopped defrosting itself, causing it to stop cooling efficiently. Unfortunately, I had just gone shopping for company, and I had to throw away $175 worth of groceries. Also, my power bill went up by $100 that month, as the fridge wouldn't stop running. I thought maybe one of my kids just forgot to close the freezer drawer all the way (as it can be heavy), which caused the coils to freeze, so I left the refrigerator unplugged until it defrosted, and then I plugged it in. It was working! For awhile. Then it froze up AGAIN. More lost groceries. Another outrageous power bill. So, I defrosted it AGAIN. And it worked again. Until it stopped working. I had to call a repairman ($75 American Home Shield fee), and he had to replace several parts. Now waiting to see if everything is going to work.<br /><br />In short, this refrigerator has been quite costly, between the lost groceries, the high power bills, and the fees for repairs. <br /><br />I would never recommend this appliance to anyone, and I think CR should rescind their recommendation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Never AGAIN!
9/6/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The refrigerator doors don't close unless you push them shut! The right side door may or may not close on it's own. The left side door has a bar type seal, and unless you push the door closed, it hangs open. If I get busy, or interrupted, and forget to check the doors, there is a big chance that I will find one of the doors open. Sometimes visibly, sometimes just enough to not be closed and the inside turns into a icicle laden mess. I called the dealership repair man and he indicated that's what these are known for and nothing can be done. It's balanced correctly and even that is not helpful. Save yourself aggrevation and don't buy this model.
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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