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36-inch French Door Refrigerator with Flexible Capacity that Stores More - 27 cu. ft.

Model # WRF989SDAE

 3.3 out of 5 (23 Reviews)

Available in 2 Color(s)

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Features:

  • Most Door Bin Space in the Industry 2
  • MicroEdge® Shelves
  • Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry
  • Freezer Divider
  • Panoramic LED Lighting
  • Exterior Filtered Ice and Water Dispenser with Tap Touch Controls
  • Measured Fill
  • Fast Ice Option
  • FreshFlow Produce Preserver
  • Adaptive Defrost
  • FreshFlow Air Filter
  • Pizza Pocket
  • Fold-away shelf
  • PUR® Water Filtration System
Dimensions
Cabinet Width 35-11/16 in
Depth 35-11/16 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 33-3/16 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 35-11/16 in
Depth Excluding Doors 28-15/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 48.0 in
Freezer Volume 7.77 cu. ft.
Height 70-1/8 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 68-5/8 in
Height To Top Of Door Hinge 70-1/8 in
Refrigerator Volume 19.03 cu. ft.
Width 35-11/16 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Advance Foam Insulation 99.9% lower Global Warming Potential and Better Energy Performance
CEE Tier Not Rated
Counter Depth No
Appearance
Cabinet Finish Smooth
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Contour
Handle Color White
Handle Material Metal
Hidden Hinge Yes
Controls
Air Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Automatic Defrost Yes
Control Location Exterior Dispenser
Control Lockout Yes
Control Type Electronic
Door Ajar/Open Alarm Yes
Max Cool/Fast Cool Yes
Freezer Details
Door Bins 1 Fixed Full-Width
Freezer Drawer/Basket 1 Full Width Lower Plastic, 1 Full Width Upper Plastic
Freezer Number of Shelves 0
Shelves No
Refrigerator Details
Door Bins 3 Adjustable Gallon, 3 Adjustable Full-Width
Humidity-Controlled Drawers 3 Partial-Width
Lighting LED
Number of Interior Shelves 5
Filter Details
Fresh Flow Air Filter Yes
Produce Preserver Yes
Water Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Water Filter Location Interior
Dispenser Details
Dispenser Options Filtered Water, Measured/Metered Fill, Control/Child Lock
Dispenser Type Exterior Ice and Water
Types of Ice Crushed/Cubed
Icemaker Details
Icemaker Location Refrigerator Door
Electrical
Amps 15
Hz 60

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3.3

out of 5 (23 Reviews)

56% of reviewers recommend this product.

Awful experience

Submitted by LJ - 7/31/2017

Purchased August 2012 for a brand new kitchen. We've had several issues with the ice maker (been replaced twice), issues with the motherboard (replaced), issues with the sealing of the freezer (replaced), issues with the temperature in the freezer (seemed to fix itself after 2 weeks of weird noises) and now the freezer is out, the ice compartment can't maintain a temperature cold enough to keep ice frozen so water constantly runs out through the ice dispenser and into the floor. We are done - would love to drop this off on Whirlpool's front porch and leave it. Called and was told there were no "known" issues with the fridge - have they read the reviews?

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Highly disappointed

Submitted by Proud of my new fridge - 3/7/2016

My beautiful new refrigerator was barely two months old, and the strip that forms the seal between the two doors broke. It can't be replaced, because it is broken on the door side, rather than the strip. Our only option was to have a new door ordered for installation. That could take 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, we have to manually maneuver the left door. Although I am terribly disappointed over this type of breakage, I want to emphasize that our appliance dealer has gone above and beyond to get this issue taken care of. Now, if we can only avoid breaking the strip off completely.

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Problems with my refrigerator

Submitted by Kate - 1/10/2016

I bot this refrigerator 2 1/2 years ago. It has been the worst refrigerator I have ever owned. In the beginning I had many problems with the ice maker. Finally got that fixed. Now 2 years later the MAIN circuit breaker is out and the switch is out. My refrigerator will no longer work. I have been without a refrigerator for 3 weeks now trying to get some one to fix it or replace it.

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Sorry Case

Submitted by The Old Man - 10/7/2015

Well, Whirlpool asked our opinion and we are going to be honest. We have had a lot of problems with this refrigerator which is the 29 inch French door model. The unit is poorly designed with the ice maker actually inside the refrigerator causing frost inside of the refrigerator. We have also had frost, heavy frost inside the freezer. The ice maker failed after 3 weeks of delivery and it took a month to get it repaired. The outside paint or finish is some special stuff and you can't use glass cleaner, auto wax or a whole list of other common items people would use for the doors and so forth. Further, this better idea is not. When you fill the freezer, you can find anything. We had a GE 27 in before this that was a side by side and it was much better. People need to realize that just because something comes out that is "new", doesn't mean it is better. Another annoying feature is the ice maker in that you have to run it on fast ice all of the time to keep up with demand (only two in our family) and the storage tray is way too small and thus does not hold much. We would NOT buy another Whirlpool in this design and in fact wish we had our old model GE back. IT was 22 years old and never had a problem of any kind. Whirlpool in our opinion is a poorly managed company. Do you hear us NOW Whirlpool?

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Great Refrigerator!

Submitted by Renee - 9/22/2015

While this is a nice refrigerator, I am more impressed with Whirlpool customer service and the company's willingness to stand behind their product. The refrigerator purchased had some issues with the ice maker. Had to call for repairs three times. On the third call, informed a new refrigerator would be delivered since the issue with the ice maker could not be pinpointed and it continued to fail. Did not have to ask to have the appliance replaced, Whirlpool just replaced it. Have not had issues with the new appliance and simply love it.

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terrible

Submitted by Brandi - 9/21/2015

awful fridge that breaks down every other month or so. Wasted a ton of $$ on it. Worked great until after the 1st year, so the warranty was gone, of course. Dont buy this fridge. It is beautiful, but a big hunk of trash.

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The Remodel Begining

Submitted by Tired DO It Yourselfer - 9/19/2015

I had bought this and they store ended up with it in their storaage. We finally got it home, and installed, now we can offically say that the Kitchen Remodel has Officially Begun!

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Worst purchase ever!

Submitted by JA the unhappy - 9/3/2015

I'm on my second version of this refrigerator, as my first, after having 9 repairs in less than 18 months was deemed unrepairable. Whirlpool took the 1st frig back, and sent a supposed better version to my home in January. I've already had two breakdowns, the second now requiring a 6 hour repair. I called Whirlpool to see if I could get a different model of frig, as it seems very obvious that this style is not reliable. They refused, saying, apparently, this frig has to break down as many times as the first so that they can deem it unrepairable. I am sick of this poor quality frig, and will not purchase a Whirlpool product in the future.

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Garbage

Submitted by Mona J - 8/5/2015

I purchased French door refrigerator WRF989SDAE00 3/2014 from BrandSmart to upgrade from a side by side Kenmore purchased in 2005 with my home (no mechanical issues with my Kenmore and thank goodness I kept it in the garage). Within 2 months the freezer would not stay cold enough to freeze ice cream and Whirlpool sent an authorized repair company (FLAMINGO APPLIANCE SERVICE) to replace the compressor. Well this became a reoccur theme every 2 - 2 months the refrigerator has an issue with maintaining temperatures cold enough to freeze ice (so puddles of water all over the floor from melted ice in the ice maker) and forget about buying ice cream. We have not purchased ice cream since the second time this piece of junk broke down. This is my FOURTH REPAIR (3 COMPRESSORS, 1 EVAPORATOR, AND, 1 CONTROL PANEL). All but the last repair occurred during the warranty period but Whirlpool refuses to replace the unit. Side note: I also purchased a Whirlpool dishwasher the same day as my refrigerator and it also stopped working within the same week of the first refrigerator repair. So far I have not had any issues with the dishwasher. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES... NEVER!!!

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Just OK

Submitted by Diane the canvas girl - 7/13/2015

It certainly does the job. Not sure I like the French doors.in the way to put things on counter next to frig. Really like the automotive finish on the front. Freeze shelf squeaks when pulling out or pushing shut. Freezer Doesn't seem to hold that much.

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Another unhappy consumer

Submitted by Orracle - 6/12/2015

Bought this fridge in April 2013. It sat at the store until the end of May when we got our house. Worked good until recently and is now not freezing and barely cooling. I bought a 4 year extended warranty at purchase luckily. Tech will be out in a couple days but I already did some troubleshooting at his request and most likely the fridge is shot. Tech said this model has a major problem with the "sealed" cooling system leaking Freon which is why I have a 2" circle of ice on the back wall of the freezer. Odds are I will have to fight with the store and/or Whirlpool to get a new one. I can honestly say I don't want another whirlpool at this point and should have bought another brand originally. I have owned Whirlpool appliances for many years and up until now they have been great. This one is only 2 years old and has had a catastrophic failure. Not what I expected when paying well over $2,000 for it.

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Love it!

Submitted by DP - 5/29/2015

The interior space is huge! Going from a side by side to this has been nothing short of happy. It's so open and bright, more LED lights than I've ever seen. I also really like the ice maker in the door which gives more space inside. Great design and features. If there was a downside it takes a little while to get used to all the different small noises it makes (warned about in the manual) but easily gotten used to. Nice for the price too.

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36-inch French Door Refrigerator

Submitted by SANDY - 5/20/2015

I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT 16 MONTHS AGO, ICE MAKER QUIT , FREEZER QUIT COOLING, LOST FOOD. THE REPAIR MAN TOLD ME THE ORFICE THAT DISTRUBUTES FREON IS CLOGGED WHICH IS A KNOW PROBLEM AND THE NEW PART WILL MOST LIKLEY FAIL AGAIN DUE TO DESIGN ISSUE THAT WHIRLPOOL IS AWARE OF. READ ALOT OF REVIEWS AFTER THE FACT AND I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THE LG INSTEAD. THE SAD PART OF THIS IS, ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM BUT IT STRAIGHTENED OUT SO I NEVER CALLED.

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Good, until warranty expires

Submitted by JS - 5/11/2015

Sealed system leak after 15 months. 3 months after the warranty expired. Whirlpool will not fix it even though I found literature stating the sealed system is covered for 5 years. I would not buy Whirlpool again since they seem to want my money for repairs and not as a future customer.

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Amazing value for the price

Submitted by lil_zed - 4/21/2015

My wife wanted to update the appliance color in our kitchen so we replaced our full French door with this model. It has greatly increased both the fridge and freezer storage space. We struggled to get boxes in either side of our previous unit but with model we can put anything from pizza boxes to fruit platters in it and can even customize the temperature in the pull outs. With the convenience of the lock button we can make sure our small children aren't making a mess of water and ice when we aren't looking.

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Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator

Submitted by Bill G - 3/22/2015

We took delivery 10 days ago. This product replaced the same model under warranty. We had problems with condensation in the old model, but this one appears to have the problem fixed so far.

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wonderful fridge, ice maker needs some work.

Submitted by Van Zante - 3/18/2015

I bought this a month ago, and satisfied with the fridge, but the ice dispenser need some more work. It misses the glass quite a bit.

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Great features

Submitted by Esmeralda - 2/21/2015

I bought this 2 months ago and we love it, my litte boy can rich ice cream whenever he want it

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I love it!

Submitted by Flybabs - 2/18/2015

I love the color, the size and the lighting! I'd swear that every time I open the door a choir of angels sing as it lights up! :)

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Wonderful

Submitted by azbirdie - 2/8/2015

Bought all new whirlpool appliances at the beginning of December. Purchased the Whirlpool French Door Gold Series in Black Ice. Absolutely love it. Plenty of room in the refrigerator and freezer.

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the best ever

Submitted by calliope - 2/8/2015

this is the greatest frig we have ever had.The freezer is huge and the frig is fantastic! We Love iy!

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Nice size

Submitted by kellyc77 - 1/22/2015

I love the flexibility of this fridge, move this shelf, make that a half shelf, change the door shelf heights. The ice in the door is also a super space saving feature. The only thing I wish was the non-ice door to the fridge could be opened while you were filling your water glass. Overall I'd highly recommend it so far.

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Wonderful appliance

Submitted by DelightDee - 12/28/2014

I have really enjoyed my refrigerator except one thing. The spout releases water too close to the front of the unit. I think it should be centered. If you use a small glass, the water misses It Other than that, it is a wonderful appliance.

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