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Whirlpool Gold® 30 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Tap Touch Controls


It doesn't get any bigger than this! Get ready to pack in the meats, cheeses and party trays with the industry's largest capacity refrigerator in its class with the largest capacity freezer. With 30 cu. ft. of space and the most usable shelf space available, you'll be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store. This model's space-saving In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system also creates 20% more usable freezer space, while its Measured Fill feature also offers hands-free access to water and remembers your preset amount to repeat as needed to prevent overflow and spills. Among freestanding side-by-side refrigerators. Based on singleshelf area among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators. Compared to 26 cu. ft. Whirlpool® models with a conventional ice maker. Compared to the average freezer capacity of the largest freestanding side-by-side competitive models using the AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) measurement.

Installation Guide

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Warranty Information

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Use & Care Guide

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Energy Guide

Information about the efficiency of your appliance, including energy consumption and annual costs to operate.


Dimension Guide

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Accessories You'll Need

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 # 8212547RP
Refrigerator Water Supply Kit includes everything needed for easy installation and fits most refrigerators. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit contains one 5' pex tubing and fittings.
MSRP: $7.49
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 # 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 # 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

Industry's Largest Capacity Freezer Ever

It doesn't get bigger than this! Get ready to pack in all your frozen favorites with the industry's largest freezer ever. With 20% more freezer capacity, this model is pushing the boundaries of freezer storage. Among freestanding refrigerators. Compared to the average freezer capacity of the largest freestanding side-by-side competitive models using the Association of Home Appliances Manufacturer (AHAM) measurement (average = 10.16 cu. ft.)

Temperature Management Enabled by 6th Sense™ Technology

Built-in sensors automatically adjust cooling to return existing food to thedesired temperature in half the time. When selected, the Fast Cool feature immediately drops the refrigerator and freezer temperatures to accommodate new food additions. It runs for 24 hours unless deactivated by another selection.

MicroEtch™ Spill Control Shelves

Fill her up! Pack 12 additional soda cans per shelf with this model's industry-exclusive MicroEtch™ spill control shelves. They not only give you 25% more shelf space, they also prevent leaks. With the most usable shelf space and enough strength to hold over 75 lbs, your refrigerator will be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store. Compared to Whirlpool® side-by-side models without MicroEtch™ shelves. Based on single shelf area among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

Additional Features

Measured Fill

Allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water—in ounces, cups or liters— that you need. The dispenser will fill the container and automatically shut off when complete.

In-Door-Ice® Plus Ice Dispensing System

Get the most out of your freezer with the In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system. It creates 30% more usable space in the freezer1 and the bin tilts out or can be removed with one hand and placed on the counter to make filling glasses, pitchers and coolers easy.

Industry's Largest Crisper

The industry's largest crisper fits 85 medium size apples inside its extra-deep design and offers multiple levels of humidity control to help preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables, so you'll have plenty on hand for your next apple pie. Among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

More Gallon Door Storage

Stock up on milk with these models' gallon door bins! They feature up to five gallon door bins that each fit two 1 gallon jugs. With the most gallon door storage available, you can fill your refrigerator with up to 10 gallon jugs in the doors alone. Among leading brand side by-side refrigerators.

#1 Rated Brand for Side-by-Side Refrigerators

Buy from the best. Whirlpool brand is the #1 rated brand for side-by-side refrigerators. Based on rating of Whirlpool Gold® model GS5VHAXW by a leading consumer magazine.

Multipoint Ramp-Up White LED Lights

Illuminating from all angles, this model's white LED lights surround your food with light to reduce shadows. They also cast a more natural light on food and don't reflect the unnatural blue hues found in other lighting systems. Select models even feature an LED light in the crisper, for a better view of fresh produce.

FreshFlow™ Air Filter

Leave air freshness to your refrigerator. This model's FreshFlow™ air filter is 15 times more effective than baking soda at reducing common food odors by actively circulating air through our carbon based filter. Replace the filter every 6 months for optimal performance.

Tap Touch Controls

A sleek, high-tech interface gives your refrigerator a premium appearance and allows you to interact directly with your refrigerator and navigate through its features.


This model's dispenser pads illuminate when the dispenser light option is turned on, thanks to this model's night-light.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators exceed federal minimum standards to conserve natural resources and help save money on utility bills. These eco-friendly appliances are better for the environment and your wallet.

PUR® Water Filtration System

Kick the bottled water habit with the PUR® water filtration system. You'll help protect the environment by preventing the disposal of up to 3,000 plastic bottles a year and save over $600 for yourself.

Wide Open Doors

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

Dispenser Control Lock

Keep your refrigerator's ice and water where you need it with this model's dispenser control lock. It prevents your refrigerator from dispensing ice or water accidentally.

Dual Pad Ice and Water Dispenser

The industry's tallest dispenser features two pads, one for water and one for ice, on the outside of the refrigerator to make filling large pitchers with chilled, filtered water or ice easy for the entire family. Select models also feature pad lighting that illuminates when in use. Among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

Hidden Hinges

Adaptive Defrost

This model's Adaptive Defrost saves 6% more energy by monitoring when the compressor is running and defrosting only when necessary, resulting in improved food preservation and energy savings. As compared to previous Whirlpool® side-by-side models without Adaptive Defrost; based on 24-hour interval with refrigerator doors left unopened.

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.

Maximum Possible Space for Frozen Food

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Capacity
17.47 Cu. Ft.
Total Capacity
29.7 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Type
Freezer Capacity
12.23 Cu. Ft.
Energy Star® Qualified


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

Filtration and Dispensing

Ice Maker
Factory Installed
Filtered Water
Measured Fill

Refrigerator Features

Non Climate-Control Drawers
1 Full-Width
Standard Shelves
Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Door Bins
1 Dairy, 4 Adjustable Gallon

Freezer Features

Door Bins
3 Fixed Full-Width
Slide-Out Freezer Basket
Number of Freezer Shelfves
Upper Freezer Drawer
Interior Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width Glass, 3 Adjustable Full-Width Glass
Lower Freezer Drawer

Style and Extras

Door Style
Number of Freezer Shelves
Door Swing
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
Extra Containers
Reversible Door

Product Dimensions

  • 35 7/16
  • 69 1/4
  • 35 7/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 76 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bad Drawers Ruined it When I bought this fridge the drawers did not slide in and out correctly. So I ordered new parts - which were the same poor quality. And then after warranty ... 2 months ago, the front of the small drawer came off. Two days ago, the front of another drawer is starting to break off. The problem is that there is too much friction when you open and close the drawers-- this extra force is transferred to the front of the drawer(by the handle) which is attached by these plastic little nubs. I am so upset because I put my research into a product, spent a lot of money, and now have to spend more to replace them, since the service plan doesn't covered damage from "use." I thought I was getting a quality, long lasting product, but I should have bought the other brand that I saw - those drawers sounded like there were ball bearings in them. December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far, so good after 1 1/2 months!! Wanted another french door but did comparisons of 4 french doors & 4 side by sides. The whirlpool gold did receive the best rating from a consumer group so that was #1 in that category. Reading reviews, one person said to get the extra shelf for the freezer for the 26 cu ft, which I was prepared to do as I use a lot of freezer space. We were going back & forth for quite some time at the store then the salesman showed us the 30 cu ft with the same dimensions; we looked at all the specs and that immediately sold us. So far it's running great, not loud at all, makes enough ice for us, enough room in the fridge & freezer sides for everything. I love love love the measured fill. Once I calibrated it, my son & I use it all the time & say to each other quite often "what did we ever do without this?". I can set the water to whatever needed & go about doing something else at the same time. I have to multi-task too many times & this is a time-saver. The space allowed to set a cup or bottle is tall enough for a 16 oz bottle. Hope it keeps working great for us. April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOW! Not only does this refrigerator look great, but the room and the design are super! We owned a Samsung for about 3 months and turned it in because of problems and space, though it was supposed to be the same cubic foot. I am so happy with my new Whirlpool that it isn't funny! What a wonderful Christmas gift for me AND for the family!!! December 15, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great side by side! This was a replacement for a previous side by side. We selected this model because of reputation for quality, energy efficiency and capacity. Although it is nearly the same size externally as our previous one, it is several cubic feet larger in capacity. We like the configuration of both the refrigerator and freezer sides. The storage capacity of the door is especially nice. However, we ended up ordering an additional shelf for both the door and the freezer area. I think the standard model should come with these rather than having to order them separately. If these had been included I would have rated it a 5. I should note that although we selected this brand due to quality reputation, we had to call Sears to fix the ice maker after only about 2 months. Something was wrong with the laser used for measuring the level and it had to be replaced. Fortunately the repairman was able to diagnose and correct it quickly. October 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is probably the best refrigerator We have bought We went to every website to look at reviews on this 30 cubic feet refrigerator from whirlpool and as usual there were mixed reviews form best to worse and including delivery problems. Well the noise some have complained about was the normal sounds of running water and making ice. Others complained of water coming out slow, and we have a well and the water pressure is fine. Others talked about expense of filters, well that is the price of clean water and ice without smells. Some complained about door not sealing, but by following instructions the doors lined up correct and no leaks or closing problems. The warranty was brought up by some, so buying an on site warranty cured that. Over all this is an excellent product. Best buy delivered and set up on time. April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I L-O-V-E this fridge!!! I love cooking and being in my kitchen. However, I have one very bad habit. I leave all doors (cabinets and fridge) open while cooking. If I have not made use of any other feature, the "open door" alarm has definitely been used, pretty much on a daily basis. I love the auto fill feature as well.Every morning I drink a large 30oz cup of water. I have it set to the amount I need. All I have to do is tap dispense and I can walk away to gather my vitamins while the cup fills. I do not have children yet, but I like the touch screen locking feature. The gallon sized door shelves are very convenient for storing large containers in the door as well as the shelves. I only wish the water filter needed to be replaced every year instead of every 6 months. September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big & Roomy, Clean Look, Nice and Cold An affordable feature filled side-by-side. It's HUGE and DEEP, runs quietly and provides a steady supply of ice and cold water and has some cool settings for exact amounts of water. The door shelving is roomy for many gallon sized beverages, our 5 BBQ sauce, 3 mustard's and 2 mayo's etc... problem and easy adjustment spacing. When everything transferred from the old fridge it seemed bare and empty. The clear drawers for fridge(3) and freezer(2) are deep and roomy an the right size, open easy when full and balance well to needed open shelve space. The many L.E.D. lights are perfect and give bright even coverage. This is the fridge my mom deserved 20 years ago. Great price per cubic ft value. Really nice quality, fit and finish feel. I get many "man this is a nice fridge" complements. I wish one shelve in freezer was a drop in rack. March 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Do not buy! This refrigerator stopped working after being installed less than 90 days. We have been without a working refrigerator for weeks now. Not having a way to keep food cold is awful. Do not waste you money! I have never been so disappointed in a product. July 29, 2012
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