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Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q]
 
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$1,524.60 - $1,567.99
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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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1.0
Have an extra fridge standing by
5/21/2014
Pros
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Two service calls in 2+ years, and I'm still waiting for a part after 8 days into this service call. I am told the normal waiting period for Whirlpool parts is 5-7 days, a long time to go without a fridge. I have the 5-year warranty, but they will pay up to $250 for lost food, and I lost much more than that. It is a cheaply made product, and I will purchase no more Whirlpool appliances.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not reliable
5/18/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
In the past 3 years the computer went out. First time it was 2 months out of warrenty. Second time about 2 years later. Refrigerator is load. I would not recommend this product to any one.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Disappointed with whirlpool
5/14/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Easy to clean
Cons
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Very noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
We went top of the line so our kids could have clean water and ice all the time, and plenty of room for both cold and frozen food. Just shy of the year warranty, the ice maker and freezer died. 6 visits, and 2 of the 3 condensers replaced, whirlpool admitted that when this happens the fridge is un-fixable that is why I have had no refrigerator for a month. Company would not return my calls. Very disappointing.
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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