Black Whirlpool GC5SHEXNB Side-by-Side dispensing Refrigerator 24.5 cu ft

Energy Star Counter Depth EZ-Tote Door Bins EZ-Touch Dispenser

Energy Star Counter Depth EZ-Tote Door Bins EZ-Touch Dispenser

Whirlpool GOLD GC5SHEXNB side-by-side refrigerator is styled in Black and has a capacity of 24.5 cu ft. It is an Energy Star compliant unit, which is energy efficient and will save on fuel bills and comes in Counter Depth Styling, which fits flush with other counter-top, equipment, giving up to 6" of extra kitchen space.

    Interior Features

  • This refrigerator is a test energy efficient refrigerator with the Energy StarĀ® label which ensure energy efficiency and reduced running costs.

  • In the interior of the REFRIGERATOR compartment there are Full-Width Adjustable SpillGuard Glass Shelves which are designed to contain spills on the shelf, preventing the spillage form dripping through to the lower shelves. The glass shelves make it much easier to clean up too.
  • The Adjustable Clear Gallon Door Bins free up a lot of space in the refrigerator interior.
  • The In-Door-Air Door Cooling System is a great feature that keeps the door-storage compartment in the door at a lower temperature, so that food does not spoil with regular opening and closing of the refrigerator door.
  • With the In-Door-IceĀ® Plus Ice Dispensing System the ice maker and bin has been moved into the door, to give an extra 30% more freezer space. The ice bucket tilts out or can easily be removed.
  • The Electronic Ice & Water Dispenser comes with good looking LCD Controls, and to keep your water properly filtered there is a useful Water Filter "Change" Indicator Light.
  • This dispensing system has PuR Water Filtration System, which reduces any impurities found in your drinking water and lasts for about 6 months, before needing to be replaced.
  • The FREEZER section comes with 3 Trivets in the door compartment; Full-Width Interior Shelves, of which 2 are adjustable and 1 is Fixed and 3 Wire Baskets.
  • The Pulse Defrost System is a very innovative defrost system, which switches the evaporator heater on and off on a regular cycle, in conjunction with the Adaptive Defrost System. This helps to minimize any swings of temperature which in turn prevent the formation of ice crystals, which means less freezer burn and more energy savings.
  • Other features include, EZ-Tote Door Bins, No Slip, Blue Door Bin Mats, which keep containers in an upright position, a Clear Meat Pan a Clear Adjustable Snack Pan, Drop-Down Interior Temperature Controls and Sylvania Daylight Interior Lighting, which illuminates the interior of your refrigerator so that you can see into the farthest corners clearly.

      Exterior Features

  • The Whirlpool Gold GC5SHEXN side-by-side refrigerator is offered in at least two colors, BLACK and WHITE (GC5SHEXQ)
  • The door is finished in a textured covering and the self-colored door handles are full-length.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 33 3/8 Inches
    Height: 66 15/16 Inches
    Width: 29 5/8 Inches
    Refrigerator Capacity: 14.9 cu. ft.
    Freezer Capacity: 9.6 cu. ft.
    Total Capacity: 24.5 cu. ft.<


  • Being a counter-top appliance is a big advantage for those that like to have a coordinated kitchen, keeping all their units and counters at the same depth.
  • The EZ-Touch Crushed/Cubed Ice and Water Dispenser is a good advantage as it easily accommodates oversized cups, and tumblers. There is even a useful on/off light, that serves as a convenient night light, and a lockout feature which is always useful with young children.


  • Some customers had some problems with some leakage from the dispenser which may have resulted from inferior installation, which is a consideration when purchasing any dispensing refrigerator.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • large counter depth
  • great refrigerator
  • great price
  • good looking
  • recommend this
  • some really good features

  • styling
  • shelving needs improving

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Reliable Refrigerator
    by: Anonymous

    I chose this side-by-side refrigerator from a limited selection of Whirlpool models offered by the (production) builder of my home in 2005. My main reason for the choice was that it is a "counter-depth" model.

    Thank goodness there are only two of us living in the house...or maybe I just keep too much stuff in the refrigerator and freezer...because I always seem to be struggling to find sufficient space to store things, especially in the freezer. In fact, I have a second, old refrigerator/freezer in my garage that stays full too.

    The refrigerator has functioned well for the entire three years.

    The freezer itself also functions well. The icemaker, on the other hand, has given me problems beginning two years ago. The Whirlpool repair person discussed the problem with me when I contacted him - informing me that there is some faulty mechanism in the icemaker in that particular model. It cannot really be repaired - a fact Whirlpool knows. Whirlpool no longer puts this icemaker in any of its models. Nevertheless, they don't offer any solution for owners of this model, nor do they admit to a defect in the icemaker.

    The owner is stuck having to replace the entire unit. The repairman was kind enough to give me some tips on how to "jiggle" the icemaker back into producing ice. Thank goodness the "jiggling" is still working out. I decided that the cost of replacing the icemaker would not be something I could currently afford, so I will keep my fingers crossed - hoping I can hold out until I am able to just replace the entire refrigerator.|

    Pros -
    It is conveniently "counter-depth" and it is relatively quiet.

    Cons>/b> -
    The icemaker is unreliable and the freezer space is limited.

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