Whirlpool GD5NVAXS Side-by-Side Refrigerator (25.6 CU.ft)

SideWise Electronic Control System, Fast Fill Dispenser

SideWise Electronic Control System, Fast Fill Dispenser

This energy efficient Energy Star Side-by-Side refrigerator has a number of well thought- out features.

    Interior Features

  • With its Accu-Chill Temperature Management System the Whirlpool GD5NVAXS is designed to ensure that your refrigerator keeps all your fresh and frozen food-stuffs is top quality condition at the optimum temperature.
  • The EZ-Touch Water Dispenser produces both crushed and cubed ice and has a Rotating Faucet to make it even easier to dispense your filtered ice and water. It is also designed with Fast Fill Technology. It has a Filtration System with a Filter Indicator Light.
  • The REFRIGERATOR compartment has Extra-Wide Adjustable Slide-Out SpillGuard Glass Shelves, which ensure that any spillages are quickly and easily wiped away as well as giving greater visibility through the unit. There is also a Clear Humidity-Controlled Crisper, a Clear Temperature-Controlled Convertible Meat Pan and a Clear Snack Pan for your storage convenience.
  • There is even an In-Door-Air Door Cooling System to ensure that the produce in the door is kept extra cool, even when the door is frequently opened and shut.
  • In the FREEZER section there are equally good features including 4 spacious Freezer Shelves and 1 Tall Freezer Basket in which to store all your frozen produce. This model comes with a Factory Installed Automatic Ice Maker and the Ice Dispensing System is in the door
  • Other features include SideWise Electronic Controls with Pulse Defrost and Enhanced Interior Lighting.

      Exterior Features

  • The refrigerator doors is a smooth finish with a Radius Door Design and the handles are mid-length metal ones.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 33 ¼ Inches
    Height: 69 ¼ Inches
    Width: 35 ½ Inches
    Total Volume: 25.6 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Volume 15.5 Cu. Ft.
    Freezer Volume 10.1 cu. ft.

      Advantages

  • It is a well thought-out advantage to have the indoor ice bucket being located in the door as it creates more space in the freezer which is good.
  • Also the Fast Fill feature on the dispenser and the LED Electronic Controls are greatly liked.
  • There is a convenient Dispenser Lockout as well as an Auto LED Dispenser Night-Light, for those visits to the refrigerator in the dark.
  • The Energy Star qualification is an advantage as it means a much more energy efficient model and the Sylvania Daylight Interior Lighting means that your food is very well illuminated.
  • With the door being the place that is vulnerable to frequent use, the In-Door-Air Door Cooling System is a great asset.

      Disadvantages

  • Some customers have noted that the cotrols, which are located inside the refrigerator are not integrated with the dispenser, which some thought would be more successful.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

    Pros
  • stylish good looks
  • good ice and water dispenser
  • would recommend
  • plenty of space
  • easy to operate
  • energy efficient
  • well thought out features
  • reasonably priced
  • good-looking inside and out
  • GREAT features

    Cons
  • controls are in refrigerator

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    An excellent well featured model
    by: Anonymous

    This refrigerator is an excellent well featured model. It consists of a French door refrigerator on the top and a pull out drawer freezer on the bottom. In my opinion, this arrangement maximizes available storage space of the unit. I much prefer this arrangement to the side by side set up.

    The unit has a water/ice dispenser on the left door as well as several electronic controls for temperature, light, ?Fast Cool?, humidity and door alarm. The digital readouts are bright and easy to read. The door alarm is great at identifying situations where the doors aren?t completely closed. This feature has quickly alerted us to this issue several times, saving both electric usage and humidity buildup.

    The main negative is frequently the ice dispenser will have a cube or two stuck and then those cubes will fall to the floor after the glass is removed from the dispenser. The unit also has a built in water filter, eliminating the need for a special pitcher in the refrigerator or special unit connected to the tap for the sink. The adjustable glass shelves are solid and sturdy.

    The brackets inside are strong and unobtrusive. The movability of the shelves to maximize interior space is easy and shelves feel solid when attached to the brackets. The deli drawer feels solid and slides smoothly. On the other hand, the pull out crisper/vegetable drawers on the bottom feel cheep and don?t slide in and out smoothly or easily. In door adjustable shelves feel solid and sturdy and adjust easily, but walls of the door shelves aren?t tall enough and heavy objects can fall out while opening the doors.

    The freezer and drawers inside the freezer pull out smoothly and feel very sturdy. We can easily fit whole turkeys and frozen pizza inside the freezer. No more bent or toppings to one side frozen pizza! Overall, the 25 cubic feet of the refrigerator and 18+ cubic feet of the freezer provide us with more than enough space and the unit has exceeded our expectations.

    Pros
    - door alarm
    - French door up/down arrangement

    Cons
    - Door shelves aren?t tall enough
    - vegetable drawers feel poorly made.

    Sep 24, 2010
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    A REAL WINNER
    by: Anonymous

    THIS REFRIGERATOR IS A REAL WINNER. IT IS A SIDE BY SIDE MODEL. IT IS REALLY SIMPLE TO OPERATE AND IT IS VERY EFFICIENT ON ENERGY (ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL WHICH CAME WITH IT).

    THE LARGE BINS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DOORS ARE EXCELLENT FOR YOUR LARGE ITEMS (GALLONS) AND CAN HOLD PITCHERS FOR KOOLADE ETC. THE GLASS SHELVES OFFER AN IMMEDIATE VIEW SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO OPEN EACH TO FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. THIS REFRIGERATOR ALSO HAS BINS THAT CAN BE REMOVED SO THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY USING ALL THE SPACE AVAILABLE.

    I PAID 1700 FOR THE REFRIGERATOR AND COMPARED TO MY LAST ONE IT IS A REAL GEM. I HAVE HAD IT FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND I HAVEN'T HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH IT YET. ON THE OTHER SIDE IS THE FREEZER WHICH HAS FOUR SHELVES AND BINS ON THE DOOR.

    IT ALSO HAS AN ICE MAKER AND WATER DISPENSER ON THE FREEZER DOOR. MY PREVIOUS REFRIGERATOR DID NOT OFFER THIS FEATURE SO I COUNT THIS AS A MAJOR PLUS. THE FREEZER HAS ROOM FOR LARGE ITEMS LIKE THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY WHICH I CHOOSE TO BUY AHEAD OF TIME AND OFTEN CANT FIND A PLACE TO STORE IT.

    SO HAVING THIS LARGE AREA AVAILABLE IN THE FREEZER IS A BIG HELP. IN ADDITION TO THIS, THIS REFRIGERATOR FIT RIGHT INTO THE SPACE CREATED FOR IT IN MY HOME. PREVIOUSLY I HAD TO CUT BACK A COUNTER SPACE TO GET A LARGER REFRIGERATOR INTO IT. SINCE PURCHASING THIS REFRIGERATOR, I HAVE CHOSEN TO PURCHASE ONLY WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES.

    OVERALL I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR AND IT WOULD GET MY RECOMMENDATION WITHOUT FAIL. ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL, THE REFRIGERATOR HAS A CAPACITY OF 15.5 CUBIC FEET IN THE REFRIGERATED SECTION AND 10.1 CUBIC FEET IN THE FREEZER SECTION. THE SPACE IN EACH IS GREAT FOR ME.

    Pros
    - COST
    - FEATURES

    Cons
    - COLOR CHOICES
    - HARD TO REACH SETTING CONTROLS SCALE

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