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Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black

  • Model: WRT138TFYB
  • 29.5(w) X 65.5(h) X 30.5(d)
  • 18.5 Cubic Feet Total Capacity
  • 13.2 Cubic Feet Fresh Food Capacity
  • 5.3 Cubic Feet Frozen Food Capacity
  • Frost Free
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Refrigerator Type
Top Freezer
Total Capacity
18.5 Cubic Feet Total Capacity
Fresh Food Capacity
13.2 Cubic Feet Fresh Food Capacity
Freezer Capacity
5.3 Cubic Feet Frozen Food Capacity
Defrost Type
Frost Free
Interior Shelf Type
Spill Proof Glass Shelves
Deep Door Storage
Gallon Door Storage
Crisper Drawer Type
1 Humidity Controlled Crisper
Meat Storage Bin
Standard Deli Drawer
Ice Maker
Optional Ice Maker
Freezer Shelves
1 Wire Freezer Shelf
Freezer Door Shelves
2 Freezer Door Shelves
Door Swing
Right Hand Hinged Door - Reversible
Energy Star Tier Level
Energy Star Tier Level 1
Dimensions
29.5(w) X 65.5(h) X 30.5(d)
Shipping Weight
183 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

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Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black
 
4.1

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Energy savings (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Performance (24)
  • Style (23)
  • Convenient features (21)

Cons

  • Sound level (6)

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    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    1.0

    Very Unhappy New Owner

    By mwr15

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    Unfortunately, this refrigerator was unavailable to see at our local hardware and appliance stores, so we purchased it based on online descriptions. The biggest limitation to our shopping choices was that we had to get something to fit the space we have available. The refrigerator is just okay. The design is poor. Inside, there is a wide, deep track above the top shelf that blocks anything very tall from being stored on that shelf underneath the track. The freezer door is so big and the bottom edge so low that we have to bend down to see anything in the refrigerator, even the top shelf. Because the big freezer door is lower than normal, it's easy to end up bumping your head on it. You just don't expect a door edge down so far. We have the simplest model, no ice maker, so the freezer space is particularly large. On top of our major disappointment with the design of this refrigerator (which replaced an older Whirlpool model we really liked), we have had screeching sounds coming from it since the day it was delivered. Even though we purchased an extended warranty, the problem has not been fixed. We've been told it is a bad fan, and both fans in the refrigerator (one in the freezer, one towards the bottom of the refrigerator) have been replaced and yet we endure this screeching sound to this day. We are hoping it can be fixed, of course, but the service company is not being responsive right now. The screeching is metallic, and very, very loud, audible throughout the entire house. This screeching occurs at least once every hour, sometimes more, and it lasts anywhere from a minute to many minutes. It is the kind of sound that goes right through you. We expected a Whirlpool refrigerator that we would have for the next 15 or more years. This one is not only disappointing, but sounds like it's in its death throes every day. We have no idea if our food is being kept at the correct temperature with the fan not operating correctly. We have never experienced such difficulties with a major appliance and getting what should be a simple repair done. For that matter, we never expected a brand new refrigerator to need repairing from the very first day it was installed.

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Theresa71

    from Manitoba, Canada

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    When we purchased this refrigerator we thought that here was one more adjustable shelf after much confusion we found out there was not. We did not want a bottom mounted freezer and we found that we had very few choices available. Whirlpool is a good name but not overall pleased with the is product.

     
    2.0

    Came with new build

    By Issyobella

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    The fridge appears to be a good size, but after trying to put groceries away, I find that the functionality is lacking. The shelves don't configure well and I lose a lot of space. My last fridge (Another brand) was a base model also, and it had a much better design internally.

     
    4.0

    Great Refrigerator

    By monsieurguy

    from Laval, QC, Canada

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    I bought this a month ago and I'm so glad about this refrigarator

     
    5.0

    Compact_Convenient

    By likalanemm

    from Waterloo, Iowa

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    My purchase 7 weeks ago has been very satisfying: convenient size for a small bungalow, wonderfully quiet (unheard) motor, solid freezing, crisp vegetable/fruit bins.

     
    4.0

    Great on a Budget

    By DarrenDesigner

    from Newark, DE, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    This was purchased as a solution for flipping the house with "All New Warranty Appliances". Its cost effective & works great. The only minor hitch was that the manual illustrates one shelf in the door that does not exist. Customer support phone support cleared this up quickly.

     
    5.0

    Love our refrigerator!

    By TinyT

    from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

    We bought this refrigerator for our a spare in our garage and cannot be happier. It's perfect.

     
    5.0

    Excellent refrigerator storage design and spacious freezer.

    By dianthusgr6014

    from PA

    Pros

    • Convenient Features
    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Energy Savings
    • Performance
    • Sound level
    • Style

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

        I wanted a basic, no-nonsense or extra frills model that was energy efficient. I love the wide storage on the door and the glass shelves and the clear view of all contents. The temperature control is easy to adjust and is reliable-one dial does all and the drawers are automatically humidity controlled. Also, the sound level is excellent. No constant humming or gurgling. Consider this an excellent buy for the cost and the size. I also appreciated that there were two color choices available (black or white). Both inside and out wipes clean easily. I highly recommend this product to others who want a reliable, cost efficient, basic refrigerator/top-freezer.

         
        5.0

        This is a great product.

        By jc1708

        from Fort Plain, NY

        Pros

        • Convenient Features
        • Design
        • Easy to use
        • Energy Savings
        • Performance
        • Style

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

            This fridge is not an expensive model, but is so wonderful for the price. We are very happy with our choice, and have not had any problems with our purchase or our warranty.

             
            3.0

            Wish I could go out and by another Fridge

            By Whyowhy

            from Framingham, ma

            Pros

            • Energy Savings
            • Sound level
            • Style

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Whirlpool 18.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black:

                I had a 20 yr refridgerator that work much better than this one. I have thrown away more food out of this fridge than my old one. I do not like this fridge at all.

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