Whirlpool WHITE ET8WTEXVQ Top-Freezer Refrigerator 18.3 cu ft Energy Star and ADA Compliant

Automatic Defrost System

Automatic Defrost System

With the rising cost of energy prices the ET8WTEXVQ Energy Star compliant refrigerator from Whirlpool has a cubic capacity of 18.3 cu ft and comes with two X half-width-crisper-bins, which give an increased option for cold storage variations. With the clear view shelves and bins you can find what you are looking for in your refrigerator more easily and quickly.

Being ADA compliant, this unit gives increased access for people with disabilities and people who have mobility problems.

    Interior Features

This REFRIGERATOR comes with 4 full width wire shelves and
  • The 2 Clear Crispers to help keep all your fresh fruit and salads fresher and crisper for longer, in a very attractive transparent plastic container and your meat is preserved better in the Clear Temperature-Controlled Meat Pan.
  • In the FREEZER compartment you will find you have Full-Width Fixed Refrigerator Door Storage with an Optional Automatic Ice Maker which is sold separately.
  • An Automatic Defrost System takes away the tedious task of defrosting the freezer unit and it has a timer, a limit switch and a heater that melts away any build up of frost, so you do not have to empty the freezer first.
  • The thermostatically controlled temperature controls are an easy to use manually maneuvered single knob.
  • This refrigerator is a test energy efficient refrigerator with the Energy StarĀ® label which ensure energy efficiency and reduced running costs.
  • Being Energy Star compliant this refrigerator will make you considerable savings on your running costs by up to about 15% as well as being a unit that is environmentally friendly and with ADA Compliant this is a model that is designed to enable those with disabilities greater access.

      Exterior Features

  • This ET8WTEXVQ only comes in one color ? White-on-White.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 31 3/8 Inches
    Height: 66 1/4 Inches
    Width: 29 1/2 Inches
    Freezer Capacity: 5.0 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Capacity: 13.2 Cu. Ft.
    Total Capacity: 18.3 Cu. Ft


  • It always an advantage having a refrigerator that comes with the Energy Star rating as it means that your appliance will be significantly more energy efficient. And the ADA compliant label, where the unit is designed to make access easier for older people and those with disabilities is a great asset.
  • It is a further advantage having the Clear Crisper pans and a meat, so that you keep all the same type of produce in one place and to ensure that your food remains fresher and crisper for longer.
  • Another advantage is the auto defrost system, which includes a timer switch, a limit switch as well as a heater that switches on at the appropriate time to melt away the build up of ice.


  • There is only one color in this design which limits choice.
  • Having wire shelves in both the refrigerator and the freezer compartments is a real disadvantage as it is harder to clean and it is never as easy to see what you have in your refrigerator when the shelves are not transparent.
  • It is a disadvantage not being able to alter the arrangement with fixed freezer bins and shelves.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

    Pros ADA compliance
  • Energy Star and energy efficient
  • clear crispers
  • up front temperature controls
  • automatic defrost system
  • meat pan as well as 2 crispers

  • wire shelves in both refrigerator and freezer
  • insufficient options to rearranged the interior
  • lack of color choice
  • ice-maker is optional extra and not installed

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    Feb 22, 2011
    GSH25JSXB ENERGY STARĀ® 25.3 Cu. Ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser
    by: Henry from Myrtle Beach, SC

    Food and liquids tend to freeze in several areas of the refrigerator, including the vegetable bin as well as the top shelf. Have both the freezer and refrige on lowest settings possible, and have moved different foods to different areas, but it doesn't seem to matter. Also ice bucket fills and overflows. Constantly finding sheets of ice on floor of freezer. These sheets of ice occassionally melt and cause puddles of water on kitchen floor. All in all, NOT A VERY HAPPY CAMPER.

    Feb 22, 2011
    by: Submitted Mon Feb 21 12:11:54 2011 EST

    this applianece was brand new when i bought my house I have lived here 2 years and the fridge has already had a problem the freezer was cold but the fridge was not i defrosted it this did not work. I called a repair man the cause was the motor locked up It cost 210 to repair it. this bfridge is only 2 years old if whirlpool is so good why would this happen I thing that whirlpool is very over rated next time i have a problem with this fridge i will just replace it whit a less expensive and more reliable brand. There are many conplaints aganist whirlpool and I would advise anyone not to get aq whirlpool applience.

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