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21 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Water Dispenser

There's more than enough space for your favorite fresh and frozen foods with the 21 cu. ft. capacity side-by-side refrigerator. It features the In-Door-Ice® system that gives you more space on the top shelf for your favorite frozen foods, and frameless glass shelves that offer greater storage ability in the side-by-side refrigerator. You'll even be able to save energy and cool food quickly with the Accu-Chill™ temperature management system. Plus, this refrigerator with water dispenser also includes Adaptive Defrost that monitors compressor activity and defrosts only when necessary, saving you more energy1.

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21 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Water Dispenser

There's more than enough space for your favorite fresh and frozen foods with the 21 cu. ft. capacity side-by-side refrigerator. It features the In-Door-Ice® system that gives you more space on the top shelf for your favorite frozen foods, and frameless glass shelves that offer greater storage ability in the side-by-side refrigerator. You'll even be able to save energy and cool food quickly with the Accu-Chill™ temperature management system. Plus, this refrigerator with water dispenser also includes Adaptive Defrost that monitors compressor activity and defrosts only when necessary, saving you more energy1.

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In-Door-Ice® Ice Dispensing System

Moves the ice bin inside the freezer door, creating extra space on the top shelf for more of your favorite foods. It also features a removable ice bucket for easy access to ice.

Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System

Cool your food quickly with this model's temperature management system. This intuitive system senses and adapts using built-in sensors to measure the internal temperature and activates the compressor only when necessary, delivering efficient cooling performance.

Frameless Glass Shelves

Store more items on each shelf with wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves, which offer greater storage ability.

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Top Features

In-Door-Ice® Ice Dispensing System

Moves the ice bin inside the freezer door, creating extra space on the top shelf for more of your favorite foods. It also features a removable ice bucket for easy access to ice.

Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System

Cool your food quickly with this model's temperature management system. This intuitive system senses and adapts using built-in sensors to measure the internal temperature and activates the compressor only when necessary, delivering efficient cooling performance.

Frameless Glass Shelves

Store more items on each shelf with wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves, which offer greater storage ability.

Additional Features

Adaptive Defrost

Adaptive Defrost saves more energy by monitoring compressor activity and defrosting only when necessary, resulting in improved food preservation and energy savings.

Adjustable Gallon Door Bins

LED Interior Lighting

Flush Exterior Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser

PUR® Water and Ice Filtration System

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Type
Side-by-Side
Total Capacity
21.3 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity
14.51 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity
6.75 Cu. Ft.
Energy Star® Qualified
No
ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Operation Compliant

Dimensions

Depth
34 5/8
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
32 3/8
Width with Doors Closed
32 3/4
Height
65 7/8
Width
32 3/4
Cutout Depth
35 5/8
Cutout Height
66 3/8
Cutout Width
33 3/4
Height To Top Of Cabinet
65 7/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
49 7/8
Depth Excluding Doors
27 1/2

Refrigerator Features

Number of Interior Shelves
3
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 2 Adjustable Full-Width
Conventional Shelves
No
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
No
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Door Bins
1 Dairy, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width

Freezer Features

Number of Freezer Shelves
4
Interior Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width Plastic, 3 Fixed Full-Width Wire
Lower Freezer Drawer
No
Upper Freezer Drawer
No
Slide-Out Freezer Basket
Plastic
Door Bins
1 Fixed Partial, 3 Fixed Full-Width

Filtration and Dispensing

Dispenser Type
Exterior Ice and Water
Filtered Water
Yes
Custom Ice
Cubed/Crushed
Measured Fill
No

Style and Extras

Door Style
Flat
LCD Touch Screen
No

Product Dimensions

  • 34 5/8
  • 65 7/8
  • 32 3/4

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Accessories You'll Need

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: $49.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # P1FB6S1
Fruits & Vegetables naturally give off ethylene gas as they ripen. As they absorb the gas, it makes them over-ripen more quickly. ProducePreserver absorbs the ethylene instead, so your produce stays fresher up to 4 days longer! These fruits and vegetables produce high amounts of ethylene and should be stored away from other items Apples, Nectarinines, Apricots, Papayas, Avocados, Passion Fruit, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Cherimoyas, and Pears. These fruits and vegetables are sensitive to ethylene and should be kept away from ethylene-producing foods Unripe Bananas, Leeks, Green Beans, Lettuce, Broccoli, Mango, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Spinach, Chard, Watermelon and Cucumbers.
MSRP: $12.99
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

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21 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Water Dispenser is rated 3.9685 out of 5 by 127.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs design help Although our refrigerator works well, there are some design flaws that make it inconvenient. First being that the tracking system to adjust the shelves is very very limited. You only have maybe two good options. The way it is set up also limits usable space. Other brands use a tracking system that allowed for almost unlimited shelf options that is much more efficient. Secondly for some reason if you are getting water from the freezer side, if you open the refrigerator door, the water shuts off. We have yet to figure out why this would be wanted. Other than that it seems to be a good refrigerator, and we gave it an overall rating of 4/5 stars.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Door dispenser style nice but it does not work efficiently I like the looks of the unit. But..the panel for the ice and water dispensers is difficult to see in the daytime; the water dispenses very slowly. The ice tends to drop a cube after you walk away. Frost continues to build up on the side of the bin for ice. The freezer door shelves hold very little. The fridge doors hold a lot of jars. The grooved shelf underneath the top shelf on the door, is pretty useless, as well as the very bottom shelf on the door. I like having the 3 drawers in the fridge. The outside doors are either not balanced correctly or just do not have a stop on the hinge so they stay wide open. I like the "signal" that alerts if the doors remain open too long.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New frig I like the depth and size of this frig...but the raised plastic edge on all the glass shelves means that you can't push something to the sides or back- 'cause it will fall over. This is super annoying. The ice machine and water dispenser take some time to get used to- sometimes they work well, sometimes they don't work at all. Because they work- often enough, I haven't complained.The panel at the bottom, housing some electrical stuff pops open all the time. Takes some effort to shut it...then it pops open again. The thing is haunted. I'll win no contests with this msg, but perhaps the manufacturer will take notes. LJ
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It fit into the niche that the old one came out of. Best Buy delivered the first unit and the doors were out of alignment and the ice dispenser was dripping water. The service rep from their geek squad came and fixed the doors but could not fix the water problem. Whirlpool said there was a fix, but the part was not available. After waiting weeks for the part that never came, they replaced the refrigerator. Problem solved. Except the dispenser needs a better catch system for errant ice that escapes the container, it always bounces out onto the floor. Because of this my wife will not use the dispenser she opens the door and removes ice by a handful from the basket.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality! Value! Dependability! I bought this refrigerator to replace a fairly new "general" brand in my condo that just kept breaking down! I had to have a smaller size to fit the space and this one is just perfect. I love the features like the in-door icemaker which gives me more room in the freezer, the humidity control crispers and the updated controls for water/ice in the door. The stainless steel models now have gray sides instead of black and I really like that. I have had Whirlpool appliances in my home and never have any problems with them. They are dependable, stylish and affordable.I am building a new home and no question that I plan to put ALL Whirlpool appliances in the new house.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Before purchasing I read reviews and went to see the refrigerators and am so happy that this was the choice. Even though we are looking at a 1500.00 dollar refrigerator it looks and feels like a one that costs twice as much. Very energy efficient in that we spent 18.00 dollars the first electric bill. The only noise you hear is the ice falling which is minimal. Lighting is wonderful subdued but bright, shelves are very adequate freezer compartment even with the ice on the door has plenty of room and easy to see what is in there as well as stack. Overall it is the best refrigerator that I have bought in my life.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great side by side fridge I needed something that would fit the smaller space in my 1968 home and wanted a side by side with water and ice dispenser. Though I was partial to Whirlpool since all my other appliances are the same brand including the 19 year old fridge I was replacing, I had researched several other brands to see what they offered. After comparing many, I wound up coming back to Whirlpool and almost bought the Whirlpool WRS322FDA. I went and saw one at my local Sears and found I didn't like the mechanical buttons for the control panel and how the upper portion of the freezer was used up by the icemaker which reduced the amount of storage space in the freezer. I looked some more and found this WRS342FIAB. I called Whirlpool to ask if the control panel was electronic or mechanical. They informed me it was indeed electronic. I began researching some more and noticed that compared to the WRS322FDA, this fridge had cold water that dispenses, and a bit more room in the freezer since it had the in the door removable ice bin. I decided to buy it sight unseen and give it a shot. Once I received the fridge, I was very pleased with it. So far it has done well and we enjoy it. The features I like most about this fridge are the electronic control panel, LED interior lighting that fades on, removable ice bin and the extra space in the freezer towards the top where most ice makers take up the room. Though the description or pictures don't show it, mine came with a handy can rack in the fridge door. This was a nice bonus and I use it for those 16.9 oz water bottles that the kids can grab on the go. They fit perfectly. I also like the light that illuminates the dispenser area. Initially I thought you would need to turn the light on each time you wanted to use it (in the dark) and then turn it back off. You can do that, but to my surprise, I found the light comes on automatically as soon as the paddle is depressed with your cup. Great fridge and well worth the extra money for the additional features you get over the WRS322FDA."
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Refrigerator For The Price We recently decided we needed a new refrigerator and started looking for a side by side with an ice maker on the door. Not all brands offered this option, but we found this Whirlpool side by side that had this feature and was priced within our means. When initially installed by Best Buy for us the ice maker and water dispenser did not seem to work, but after a couple days it worked fine. We think there might have been air in the water line. We like everything about this unit, size, design, feature and overall performance. The only thing is it is a little noisy. I would definitely recommend this model.
Date published: 2014-07-21