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Whirlpool Gold® 26 cu. ft. Resource Saver™ Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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You're careful to pick the best looking fruits and vegetables. Now you can see your handiwork thanks to the multipoint white LED lighting in the most efficient Resource Saver™ 26 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator ever. Using less energy than conventional bulbs, the system casts a more natural light from the front to reduce shadows. Plus the built-in sensors of the 6th Sense™ technology temperature management system automatically adjust cooling to return food to the desired temperature in half the time, while the Adaptive Defrost system defrosts the freezer only when necessary, which saves energy. Now that should shed some light on the subject of freshness.

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # W10311524
The air filter lets air actively pass through the filter, helping neutralize odor and bacteria. It reduces odors 15 times better than baking soda. Replace filter ever 6 months.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # 8003RP
This kit includes everything you need for easy installation. It fits most refrigerators and provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Packaging includes a 15 ft. Copper Water Supply Line, 1 Saddle Valve and Coupling Union, and Teflon® Tape
MSRP: $25.99
Part # W10267701RP
Easy connection. Includes one 25' PEX tubing and fittings for ice and water hook up.
MSRP: $24.99
Part # W10295370A
This Premium Push Button Refrigerator Water Filter is used in side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the interior. It is smaller and has a translucent cartridge. This NSF® Certified filter reduces cysts, asbestos, chlorine taste and odor, particulates (class I), and lead. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users' water. Replace every 6 months ensures clean, safe drinking water. Replaces FILTER1, FILTER 1, W10291030, W10295370.
MSRP: $39.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # 8009
Appliance Light Bulb is a 40 watt, 120 volt replacement bulb for ovens and ranges, refrigerators, and freezers.
MSRP: $2.99
Part # 31682
Use the powerful cleaning action of All Purpose Appliance cleaner to cut through the grease and grime on kitchen and laundry room appliances and countertops. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. All Purpose Appliance Cleaner is not recommended for stainless steel surfaces.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # 31625
The Microfiber Cloth is perfect for cleaning up grease, grime, and stubborn soils. Simply dampen the Microfiber Cloth and use on everyday liquid clean up, or keep the Microfiber Cloth dry in order to trap dust and dirt. The Microfiber Cloth is safe to use on all surfaces of your house. The 16" Microfiber Cloth can be used repeatedly, up to 300 times.
MSRP: $5.49
Part # 4210463RW
Use this maintenance brush to remove lint from your dryer where the lint screen is in the front or use it to clean your refrigerator coils. Cleaning refrigerator coils is part of regular maintenance for most refrigerators. Using the coil brush once a month to remove dust and other airborne particles on your refrigerator's condenser coils can save energy, ensure proper performance, and extend the life of your refrigerator. The coil brush's soft bristles will not harm the coils.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # 2179404KRA
This item serves as a convenient space for a two-liter bottle, a carton of eggs, or a bottle of wine for chilling. Rack fits refrigerators with adjustable, rear-mounted shelves by hanging from the shelf above. It is an excellent accessory for utilizing otherwise unused space in your refrigerator.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # W10393081A
Whirlpool Breathe Handle kit for refrigerator - Contains 2 stainless steel handles
MSRP: $79.99
Part # W10355016
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # 31462A
Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish keeps stainless steel surfaces shining like new. Its powerful, no-shake formula works great on all appliances by removing food spills, grime, and stains. Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish also works on grills and sinks.
MSRP: $6.99

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Top Features

Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money

This ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator is as efficient as you, with smart features designed to preserve food using less energy and save you money.

Spacious 26 cu. ft. interior lets you store more fresh and frozen food and up to eight frozen pizzas

A freezer that can hold up to eight frozen pizzas? Surprising becomes ordinary when you see how much you can keep fresh and frozen in this 26 cu. ft. refrigerator.

Built-in Sensors Inside Help Keep Conditions Cool and Your Food Fresh

Smart, built-in sensors enabled by 6th Sense™ technology do the thinking for you and adjust conditions inside helping keep your food fresh and cold.

Additional Features

Resource Saver™ Refrigerator

The industry's most energy-efficient side-by-side refrigerator* exceeds the federal minimum standards by over 30%, has a CEE Tier II rating and uses less energy each year than a 60-watt light bulb running continuously.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

MicroEtch™ Spill Control Shelves

#1 Rated Brand for Side-by-Side Refrigerators

#1 Rated brand for side-by-side refrigerators, based on rating of Whirlpool Gold® model GS5VHAXW by a leading consumer magazine.

In-Door-Ice® Plus Ice Dispensing System with Fast Ice Feature

We moved the ice maker and bin to the door to give you 30% more freezer space versus previous models. The ice bucket tilts out or can be removed with one hand and placed on the counter.

Multipoint White LED Lights

These energy efficient lights enhance the appearance of your food by casting a more natural light and they illuminate from the front, reducing shadows.

FreshFlow™ Air Filter

Air actively circulates through our new carbon based filter. It is up to 15 times more effective than baking soda at reducing common food odors. Replace the filter every 6 months for optimal performance.

Largest Crisper

The largest side-by-side crisper fits 85 apples and is humidity controlled to help preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables.

PuR® 6-Month Water Filtration

Save up to $600 a year compared to the cost of bottled water1. The improved filter design is more compact, easier to replace and reduces 33% more contaminants than our previous filter.

Dual Pad Ice and Water Dispenser

Dual pads, one for water and one for ice, on the outside of the refrigerator make it easy for anyone in the family to get chilled, filtered water or ice in an instant.

Wide Open Doors

Doors open wider than ever before, giving you better access to all the items in your refrigerator.

Adjustable Gallon Door Bins

Free up interior storage space with these door bins. They can be adjusted to conveniently store food or milk, and the see-through design helps keep everything easy to find.

Dispenser Control Lock

Prevents the refrigerator from dispensing ice or water accidentally.

Hidden Hinges

Create a sleek, smooth appearance on the exterior of contoured door side-by-side refrigerators. These hinges also make for easier, cleaner installation below cabinetry.

Adaptive Defrost

This model's Adaptive Defrost saves more energy by monitoring when the compressor is running and defrosts only when necessary, resulting in improved food preservation and energy savings.

Convertible Meat and Vegetable Compartment

Customize the temperature of this compartment to prevent food from going bad prematurely. Open the slot and let cool air in from the freezer to preserve meats or close the opening to keep vegetables fresh.

Exterior Temperature Controls

Adjusts refrigerator and freezer temperatures and multiple other functions with a series of light touches.

Glass Freezer Shelves

Redesigned shelves hold various sized items and are easy to clean. Continuous glass surface prevents small items from slipping through the cracks like on wire shelves.

Factory-Installed Automatic Ice Maker

ADA Compliant

Maximum Possible Space for Frozen Food

Configuration and Overview

Total Capacity
26.4 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity
16.43 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Type
Side-by-Side
ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side Reach Compliant
Energy Star® Qualified
Yes
Freezer Capacity
9.93 Cu. Ft.

Dimensions

Height To Top Of Cabinet
68 5/8
Width of Cabinet Only
35 7/16
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
33 1/2
Width
35 7/16
Cutout Depth
29 13/16
Height
69 1/4
Width with Doors Closed
35 3/4
Depth Excluding Doors
29 3/8
Depth
36
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
50 7/8
Cutout Height
69 5/16
Cutout Width
36 1/16

Filtration and Dispensing

Ice
Crushed/Cubed
Filtered Water
Interior
Ice Maker
Factory Installed
Dispenser Type
Exterior Ice and Water
Measured Fill
Yes

Refrigerator Features

Temperature-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Door Bins
1 Adjustable Full-Width, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 2 Adjustable Full-Width Gallon
Standard Shelves
No
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 2 Adjustable Full-Width
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
2 Full-Width
Number of Interior Shelves
3
Non Climate-Control Drawers
No

Freezer Features

Slide-Out Freezer Basket
No
Door Bins
3 Fixed Full-Width
Upper Freezer Drawer
Full-Width
Interior Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width Glass, 3 Adjustable Full-Width Glass
Number of Freezer Shelfves
4
Lower Freezer Drawer
Full-Width

Style and Extras

LCD Touch Screen
No
Extra Containers
Utility Compartment
Number of Freezer Shelves
4
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
3

Product Dimensions

  • 36
  • 69 1/4
  • 35 7/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by way better than previous refridgerator my husband & i purchased this refrigerator in april 2011. we have made it 6 months without any issues with the performance of the fridge/freezer. this model has amazing storage capacity and definitely keeps our food at appropriate temperatures. we love the ice/water dispenser. we ALWAYS have ice...some times too much and we end up dumping some out. my only issue with the fridge is the door handles. they are not flush to the door and when cleaning the fridge my paper towel gets caught and i have to pry it out. it's the only issue we have had with the fridge thus far. the review before us was extremely negative, it may be that we were very lucky to receive a perfect appliance. i definitely would recommend this refrigerator to anyone. we are very happy with our purchase. October 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not Quiet, No Cold Water First half glass of dispensed water is not cold; second half glass is cold. Appears water line in refrigerator located in area where the line is not kept cold. Old GE we had did not have this problem. Refrigerator operation too noisy. Circulation fans make too much noise even after repairman replaced the freezer side fan. Ice maker in door has inadequate capacity even though it is making ice constantly. Crushed ice operation seems to be under-designed. Underpowered ice crusher gets stuck on ice cube and stops. Crushing discharge chute too large for most glasses. Crushed ice ends up on tray, front of refrigerator, and on floor. The old GE did not do this either. This refrigerator should not have been released for production until these shortcomings were corrected. Since have purchased new washer, not a Whirlpool. March 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Really research before purchasing, then go into the store and test I have the monochrome stainless steel, this is replacing a Kenmore stainless steel unit. This unit picks up fingerprints as well as any little contact with the flesh, i.e. your arm print may show if you lean against with a short sleeve shirt. normally this wouldn't be a problem except I am on my third cleaner to see what works best for this unit...so far no luck. I didn't have this problem w/my previous unit. Also my door inserts do not look like the ones in the photo and my top insert for the refrigerator portion keeps knocking against my light button each time it closes making an irritating noise. overall I do like the frig and for the price it was decent when comparison shopped. I am a little leery about all the computer mechanism for the water/ice-hope it last. January 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by In LOVE my new Whirpool Refrigerator! I still have my 20 year old Whirpool but all the shelves were breaking so we put it in the garage for extra storage. I have also researched and looked at new refrigerators for the past 6 months! This new one is fantastic I would recommend it to anyone. I had extra space to spare when doing holiday entertaining. Fast Ice was also amazing at this time of year too! Fruits and vegatables keep longer in this unit. I love the ice maker in the door it takes up less space in the large capacity freezer. Love the Led Lighting, very easy to see what you need to find in the Frig .Changing the flter is very easy too open door lift compartment slide out filter and pop new one back in. It is as easy as that! Wow another great product from Whirpool! February 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Capacity and lighting are great but avoid in-door ice maker I have owned the product one month and I regret the purchase. After having owned my previous side-by-side for nearly 13 yrs without a single issue I was convinced that Whirlpool was my only choice for a replacement when I remodeled the kitchen. I am convinced now that my old unit was the last reliable fridge I would own. In the month I have owned the unit it has only managed to produce three bins of ice. Now that I have done more research I realize I should have stayed with the basic ice and water dispenser with the analog controls for cooling. I even went to the extent to purchase an extended warranty because of my lack of faith in the the control center mounted in the door. My fear is that it will fail making the entire appliance useless and I am hazard to guess what a replacement would cost. Considering that I paid nearly twice the price for this fridge than my last one I would have expected better from the mfg. What sold me on the unit was the capacity and energy efficiency; my wife liked the lighting as well. Beyond this, there is not much that separates this model from the lower-end offerings. Other items of mention, the upper and lower shelves on the door are not interchangeable. I feel they should have provided one additional lower door shelf due to provide additional versatility. I purchased the stainless finish to match my other appliances. If you purchase this model be prepared to clean it constantly. My previous white unit did not show the fingerprints nearly as much as this one does. I have always been happy with my whirlpool appliances in the past and it is a shame this unit has tarnished my opinion. August 7, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by also way better than our previous refrigerator We really like this refrigerator. It is roomy and generally quiet. The internal layout works well. About the only complaint is that the ice maker is a little noisy when it ejects the ice. Other than that we are satisfied customers. October 23, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Potentially this unit looks promising, but we've had some issues. This is a great looking unit with all the features I was looking for. Unfortunately it hasn't quite lived up to my expectations for a product in the Whirlpool Gold line. When it runs it is loader than our old refrigerator. When delivered the doors didn't line up properly, the installer adjusted them but after some use it appears they are out of alignment again. I've check the interior temperature with a laser thermometer and they are consistently higher than what the compartment is set at by at least 5 degrees. The water and ice have a funny taste that wasn't an issue in our old unit hooked up to the same water source. I've even replaced the brand new water filter thinking perhaps something had happened to the original one. Lastly the ice maker has been problematic. We had it serviced a few days after delivery and they replaced the ice maker and installed a heating kit for the water line. This week it stopped working again for about a day and then started working again. I'm glad we bought the service plan from Best Buy but so far this hasn't been the best experience. Definitely not what I was hoping for from Whirlpool's Gold line. May 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by maximum satisf. Very dissatisfied. After 3 months shutting on and off. Not making ice. Loud noises. Need to be replaced. Should not have any issues with a new product of this make December 4, 2013
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