Whirlpool ED5LHAXWB Side-by-Side Refrigerator BLACK 25.3 cu ft SpillGuard Glass Shelves

Energy Star® :  PuR® Water Filtration : Adaptive Defrost

Energy Star® : PuR® Water Filtration : Adaptive Defrost

The Whirlpool ED5LHAXWB Side-by-Side Refrigerator comes in a stylish black finish, and there are three other colors to choose from.

With its Energy Star® compliant label it is identified as an energy efficient model, which is not only environmentally friendly but will make significant savings on your energy costs.

There are many favorable features of this refrigerator such as the PuR water filtration system and the adaptive defrost system.

The interior of both the refrigerator and the freezer sections have a good range of clear and opaque containers and bins, including adjustable clear gallon door bins and humidity controlled crispers and meat pans.
With its electronic ice & water dispenser and a factory installed ice-maker this is a unit that has much to commend it.

    Interior Features

  • This refrigerator is a test energy efficient refrigerator with the Energy Star® label which ensure energy efficiency and reduced running costs.
  • In the REFRIGERATOR section there is an Electronic Ice & Water Dispenser with Standard Push Button Controls as well as a Dispenser Control Lockout which prevents any accidents or unwanted usage.
  • A Water Filter "Change" Indicator Light is a great reminder to change your filter at the right time to ensure that you never are without pure filtered fresh water.
  • 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.
  • In interior of the REFRIGERATOR there are Full-Width Adjustable SpillGuard Glass Shelves, which are designed to contain spills on the shelf, preventing any spillage from dripping through to the lower shelves. The glass shelves making much easier to clean up too.
  • There is a clear Humidity Controlled Crisper which will keep your fresh fruit and vegetables fresher and crisper for much longer which your meat is preserved better in the Clear Temperature-Controlled Meat Pan.
  • The Adjustable CLEAR Gallon Door Bins free up a lot of space in the refrigerator interior.
  • The FREEZER comes with its own Factory-Installed Automatic Ice Maker, which removes the need to make your own ice cubes.
  • The shelving in the freezer has Full-Width Adjustable Freezer Shelves together with Fixed Freezer Door Storage and Opaque Freezer Bins.
  • This model comes with an Adaptive Defrost System which effectively works out when your freezer needs to go through a defrost cycle .
  • Other feature of this refrigerator are Clear Snack Pan, Interior Lighting and Backlit Slide Interior Temperature Controls,

      Exterior Features

  • This Whirlpool refrigerator is available in FOUR great colors: Black (ED5LHAXWB) White-on-White (ED5LHAXWQ) Biscuit (ED5LHAXWT) and Stainless Steel (ED5LHAXW)
  • The whole unit is self-colored with not contrasting colors and the doors on this model are a smooth door finish with no textured areas.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 33 3/4 Inches
    Height: 69 3/4 Inches
    Width: 35 1/2 Inches
    Freezer Capacity: 9.9 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Capacity: 15.4 Cu. Ft.
    Total Capacity: 25.3 Cu. Ft.


  • Having an energy efficient model with the Energy Star® status is a great advantage as it saves on the fuel cost quite significantly. Spillguard glass shelves and clear food containers and bins are an advantage as you can see at a glance what you have in your unit without having to open every compartment.
  • Another advantage is the Adaptive Defrost System (ADS) which is a feature that monitors the time that the compressor and the evaporator heater have been running, which can mean not only fewer defrost cycles but also improved food preservation and cost savings as well.
  • The filter light is a great boon to ensure that you always have pure filtered water on tap.


  • It is a pity that some of the bins in the freezer compartment are opaque as it is so useful to be able to see what is inside at a glance.
  • There are some of the more innovative features missing on this model such as the the 6th sense or Accuchill temperature management systems.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • energy efficient good looking
  • storage for taller items
  • quiet
  • easy access
  • holds temperature well
  • customized shelving

  • some missing good features

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