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Whirlpool® 20 cu. ft. Upright Freezer with Temperature Alarm


Don’t waste time worrying about whether or not you’ve left the freezer door open. A temperature alarm on this 20 cu. ft. Whirlpool® upright freezer notifies you if the freezer reaches temperatures above freezing. Plus, you can bring groceries back to their correct temperature when you get them home from the store with the Fast Freeze setting. When selected, it allows the freezer to cool faster so your items freeze quickly. Coming from the #1 rated brand for upright freezers1, this ENERGY STAR® qualified model with reversible doors will fit your home and your life.

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Top Features

Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money

Freezers run non-stop. So choose an ENERGY STAR® qualified model that will be cost-efficient to run and not waste resources.

Bring Groceries Back to Frozen Solid Fast

When activated, Fast Freeze drives the freezer temperature 10 degrees colder than the lowest setting, to freeze food quickly and efficiently.

Spacious Interior Lets You Store More Frozen Food

Load up the shelves, with a larger capacity, you have plenty of space to store more.

Additional Features

#1 Brand For Upright Freezers

#1 Rated Brand For Upright Freezers1

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® qualified freezers use less energy so you can help the environment while saving money.

Reversible Swing Door

Doors can be installed to open from the right or the left, depending on kitchen style and configuration.

Temperature Alarm

A temperature alarm notifies you when the freezer's temperature rises to help you monitor the ideal environment for your frozen foods.

Interior Light

Enjoy 40-watt interior lights that make it easy to find hidden items in dark places. That's the most watts available32 among comparable freezers.

Adjustable Door Bins

Increases door storage flexibility and organization. Moving bins adjust to fit your storage needs.

Adjustable Mid Baskets

Manage interior space with the adjustable mid wire baskets. They move to any of the interior shelf rails to fit your needs.

Adjustable Slide-Out Wire Shelves

Provides further interior customization. The slide-out wire shelves offer between 4 and 8 different shelf positions.

Frost-Free Defrost

Frost-free defrost automatically prevents frost build-up, so you'll never have to empty the freezer for a manual defrost again.

Smooth Contoured Door

These stylish rounded and beveled edges showcase a modern look that matches any kitchen.

Fast Freeze

Activate Fast Freeze to rapidly drop the freezer’s temperature to its lowest setting, so food freezes in a snap, helping lock in freshness and flavor.

Multi-air Baffle Port

Our unique design offers better air flow for more uniform cooling and freezing.

Foam in place door liners

Makes customizing door storage easy by offering up to 8 different shelf positions.

Configuration and Overview

Freezer Type
Energy Star® Qualified

Freezer Features

Door Ajar Alarm
Fast Freeze Setting
Power On Indicator Light
Defrost Drain
Door Lock
Defrost Type
Frost Free
Temperature Monitor Alarm
Basket Description
2 Slide-Out Wire Baskets
Door Bins
1 Fixed Full-Width, 6 Adjustable Half-Width
Interior Shelves
4 Adjustable Full-Width Wire
Number of Shelf(s)


31 1/4
67 1/4


Door Finish
Door Style
Door Swing
Reversible Door
Defrost Drain

Product Dimensions

  • 31 1/4
  • 67 1/4
  • 33

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
For complete information, visit service and support.

This product has been transitioned to WZF79R20DW, but there may be limited availability at your local retailer or on our Outlet Store.

Whirlpool® 20 cu. ft. Upright Freezer with Temperature Alarm is rated 4.5316 out of 5 by 79.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality and workmanship The door gasket leaks at the top. I first thought it was just the gasket, but I discovered the door has warped inside. Inside the door, there is a plastic liner. The liner has a grove for the gasket to fit in. The liner has warped down about 1 inch at the center at the top of the door. This allows an open gap when the door is closed. There is absolutely no reason for this to have happened! The only solution is to replace the door. The cost of the door with the service call will be more than half the cost of the new freezer. Whirlpool would only state the warranty period (one year) is over and “legally” they do not have to do anything about this defect. The freezer is less than two years old. Do not purchase a Whirlpool!
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did Not last We purchased this product 8-29-2011, from day one the seal on the door was not installed correctly and would not stay in place. this morning I went into my garage to get an item out of the freezer and found that everything in the top 2 shelves was completely thawed. the only thing that was still frozen was a few items in the bottom of the bottom basket. We picked whirlpool because is of the local factory in Findlay but it must have been a big mistake. not worth the money for 2 years and 2 months of use. very disapointed
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Freezer We bought this after reading a lot of reviews. It has everything we wanted and are very happy with it. The only problem we've had with it is pulling the door handle off. Seriously, after you close the door something happens and it's very hard to immediately reopen it. It sounds like there's a vacuum pump sucking the door in or something. Anyway, if you try to reopen it right away, it's very hard. A few times I've pulled hard on the door handle and it's come off. It goes right back on, but still. Maybe I'll call the service folks and see if they'll give me a new handle and see if it stays on better. The only feature it does not have is a door lock, which we never used on our old freezer.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be happier A lot of space is waisted because if you want the freezer to be efficient you can't block the vents in the center part of the back panel inside the freezer. I have also discovered since we bought it that the light inside the freezer does not light the inside of the freezer efficiently. It's located at the very top shelf off to the right (not in front) and does not disperse enough light to see, what is on the other shelves. Other than that it's ok. We bought it because we had to narrow freezers down and this one got a good review and we didn't have more space to go with another freezer.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST freezer we have ever owned We have had several different brands of freezers over the years but this Whirlpool is the best of all. It is large, energy efficient and was built with quality in mind. The inside storage area is well laid out and makes putting things in and taking them out very easy. We will definately buy Whirlpool in the future.
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great freezer. Built in alarm feature great idea. Setup and door reversal was easy. The only thing that happened was a small piece of the foam insulation was loose in the evaporator air duct and after a few days operation it got lodged in the fan blade and jammed the motor. The alarm worked as advertised and saved the contents. It was a simple mater of removing the evaporator cover and dislodging the small piece of foam.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Freezer!!! Got this to replace an old manual defrost freezer. I have had it for a few months now and it works great. I like that it has a door alarm, power indicator light, and a manual temperature setting dial rather than digital. It has a ton of space on the inside. One great feature that was not listed is when you shut the door there is a suction that happens to make sure the door is sealed all the way. You actually can't re-open the door for a few seconds during the suction. Our last freezer didn't quite shut one time and the small gap caused it to defrost to refrigerator temp. over a couple of days which ruined everything inside. All in all this is a great freezer.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good freezer among poor options Having replaced a 25 year old Kenmore freezer that was still working in order to improve efficiency and worry less about failure, I was surprised to learn that modern freezers are of much lower quality. This one is a good value for what is available today, but a part broke within weeks of operation that caused the air circulation vents to frost over. Service was fine and freezer working now, but I have low expectations for the lifespan of this device.
Date published: 2013-11-10
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