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Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,699.99
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Summary: This 36-inch-wide Whirlpool French-door bottom-freezer has spillproof shelves and touchpad controls. It is available in stainless steel and is Energy Star qualified.
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q]

The Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Gold GX5FHTXV[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 GX5FHTXV[Q]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 24.8
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q]
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2.0
CR Rating Not Deserved:Annoying Problems
11/18/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Leaks
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
To quote CR, there are better choices. They didn't test these fridges long enough. I bought mine in 2012 and it was fine for the first year. Then it started to leak water. On-line research indicated the duck bill grommet gums up and blocks the defrost line. Fixed it myself, and that lasted a couple months. Now it's doing it again, & on-line research indicates this is a known problem and there is a fix-it kit available. Sure wish they recalled these things like cars! Also, in the last few months the fridge has started making very loud popping sounds (like dropping a breadboard on the tile floor). The internet says this is from freon flash. Luckily, I took the dealer's advice and bought the extended warranty; we'll see if it was worth it. To all those who wrote 5-star reviews, come back after a year & tell us how much you love this fridge :-)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Refrigerator
10/10/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Very nice to use, doesn't seem noisy as some has said.
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)
 
1.0
Whirlpool - WR5560SEYM00
10/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Power Off Wont't Restar
Best Uses
Garbage dump
Comment:
If the power goes off, it will not start up when power resumes unless someone is available to restart it. The water dispenser doesn't work. Whirlpool is without a doubt the worst company that I've had to deal with. They've known about the power restart problem for some time and have done nothing about it. Don't go on a holiday if you own this particular fridge.
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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