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4.2 | 26 Reviews

36-inch Wide Contemporary Handle Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - 21 cu. ft.

Whirlpool WRSA71CIHZ

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Counter Depth Design
  • Fingerprint Resistant
  • Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser with EveryDrop Filtration
  • Measured Fill

Quick Specs

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: Side By Side
  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 68.875"
  • Depth: 29.75"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Refrigerator Size: 20.59 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: Yes
  • Counter Depth: Yes
  • WiFi Connected: No

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In-Door-Ice® Storage

Get an extra full shelf in the freezer with an ice bin that's been moved to the door.

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Frameless Glass Shelves

Store more items on each shelf with wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves, which offer greater storage flexibility.

Counter Depth Design Add additional kitchen space with styling that fits virtually flush with the countertop.

Fingerprint Resistant Available in sunset bronze and stainless steel finishes, easy-to-clean steel resists fingerprints and smudges.

Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser with EveryDrop Filtration Access fresh filtered water and ice without ever opening the refrigerator door.

Measured Fill Select the exact amount of filtered water you need. The dispenser will fill your container in ounces, cups or liters, and automatically shut off when it's done.

Accu-Chill Temperature Management System Cool food quickly with technology that senses and adapts to create the ideal environment for food.

Adjustable Gallon Door Bins Move these adjustable bins anywhere in the door for increased loading flexibility when and where you need it.

Features

  • Counter Depth Design
  • Fingerprint Resistant
  • Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser with EveryDrop Filtration
  • Measured Fill
  • Accu-Chill Temperature Management System
  • Adjustable Gallon Door Bins
Dimensions
Cabinet Width 35-1/2 in
Capacity 20-59/100
Depth 29-3/4 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 27-1/2 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 29-3/4 in
Depth Excluding Doors 24-1/2 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 45-7/8 in
Freezer Volume 6.97 cu. ft.
Height 68-7/8 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 68-5/8 in
Height To Top Of Door Hinge 68-7/8 in
Refrigerator Volume 13.62 cu. ft.
Width 36.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
CEE Tier Not Rated
Counter Depth Yes
Number of Doors 2
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
UL UL
Appearance
Cabinet Finish Smooth
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Contour
Handle Color Stainless Steel
Handle Material Metal
Handle Type Reach-Through Handle
Hidden Hinge Yes
LCD Touch Screen No
Reversible Door No
Controls
Air Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Automatic Defrost Yes
Control Lockout Yes
Door Ajar/Open Alarm Yes
Filter Details
Fresh Flow Air Filter Yes
Produce Preserver No
Water Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Water Filter Location Interior
Refrigerator Details
Deli Drawer Yes
Door Bins 2 Adjustable Gallon
Humidity-Controlled Drawers 1 Full-Width
Lighting LED
Number of Interior Shelves 4
Pantry Drawer No
Supplementary Containers Utility Compartment
Freezer Details
Door Type Swing
Freezer Number of Shelves 4
Dispenser Details
Dispenser Options Filtered Water, Measured/Metered Fill, Night Light, Control/Child Lock
Dispenser Type Exterior Ice and Water
Types of Ice Crushed/Cubed
Icemaker Details
Icemaker Location Freezer Door
Certifications
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
Energy Star® Qualified No
Electrical
Hz 60
Exterior
Handle Color Stainless Steel
Compatibility
Connectivity No
Works With No
Description
Type of Refrigerator Side-by-Side
Configuration
Installation Configuration Freestanding

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: Side By Side

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 68.875"
  • Depth: 29.75"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 20.59 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: Yes
  • Counter Depth: Yes
  • WiFi Connected: No

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4.2 out of 5

88% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Love the look of this refrigerator.

JAA5109 8/1/2019

So far no problems. Only has a month. The counter depth is great and I still have plenty of room inside.
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5 Stars

Fits 69 inch space!

Karmin 7/22/2019

We love our new fridge! We initially bought it since it was the only model we could find that would fit in a space with a max height of 69 inches for a he 36 inch width fridges. It is a beautiful fridge and we love the counter depth feature too. Well configured, quiet, and functioning well.
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5 Stars

High Quality

JMBL 7/1/2019

So far, I am please with the Refrigerator. No problems
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5 Stars

Great size functionality and style

Nick77miller 6/4/2019

Great refrigerator counter depth is perfect matches the rest of my whirlpool appliances
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5 Stars

Great Features

NFish 5/31/2019

My old frig stopped working, and I looked at many refrigerators before choosing my Whirlpool. I love in a condo and it had to fit under a cupboard, and luckily the size was perfect. It is very spacious inside and has a clean look inside and out.
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5 Stars

Roomy Stylish Fridge

NanW 5/21/2019

Love this fridge we bought 6 months ago. Renovated our house to open concept, so fridge is visible. It's not only roomy and functional we love the stylish appearance.
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2 Stars

Very noisey operation!!

denny18/75 5/20/2019

We bought this refrigerator about a month ago and as soon as we plugged it in we realized we made a mistake...way too much compressor noise! We had hoped it would eventually be somewhat quieter, but NO if anything it is worse!! Will never buy a Whirlpool refrigerator again. Shame on Lowe's store for selling such a bum fridge!
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5 Stars

1st time appliance owner, and couldn't be happier

Melissa52 5/10/2019

I am 52 years old, and had NEVER picked out my own appliances. I always had hand-me-downs or appliances that came with the house. I researched like crazy before making this purchase, and couldn't be happier. This unit is amazing! Just enough bells and whistles.the stainless steel is beautiful and the "no fingerprints" is BONUS! I was missing 2 shelves from the unit, but I called Whirlpool and easy peasy, shelves arrived a few days later at no cost!! The customer service was awesome! I tell all my friends, Whirlpool is the way to go!
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5 Stars

Amazing features!

Fer Bortolucci 4/29/2019

We bought it 2 months ago and since then is we are loving it more and more due to its robustness and usability.
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1 Stars

Shocking experience to say the very least

HCKflorida 4/23/2019

I bought this refrigerator for our new house 8 months ago but have NOT YET RECEIVED one that isn't defective. I'm beside myself with the shocking change in the lack of quality control come from Whirlpool (my go to company all these years for appliances). Why on earth I can't get a refrigerator delivered to me after paying for it, after 7 attempt and wasting my time is absoluting beyond me.what's worse is the fact that I shopped quite some time before my house was finished to come up with what we purchased. being that the builder left such a tight space, we were limtied to begin with. I was told however by a Whirlpool customer service employee to get a refund from my store and go somewhere else. But I can't thank my salesman enough for his help in this and hanging in there to help me figure this rediculous situation out, so no i'd rather stick with my store and find out what quality control issues can be resolved with Whirlpool before I look into the decision of terrible Samsung being my choices now. This counter depth contemporary CHIZ is nice looking and love the fingerprint resistant type stainless, not to forget the great measured fill feature as well... but gosh fire the first graders building them and send me one that looks like the pictures please. I gave this 1 star because I had to. And that is also towards the manufacturing quality mostly.
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3 Stars

Limited Freezer space

GilO 4/15/2019

I was disappointed with the limited amount of freezer space. The refrigerator door shelf containers are thin plastic. One cracked in the first month.
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4 Stars

Basic refrigerator at an entry level price

cmadden 3/12/2019

I have had this unit for approx. 2 months. Sleek design, low profile, counter depth, which I needed for my older home, had to customize upper cabinet. You will need to order 2 extra glass shelves for the freezer $$$ and ice maker is very noisy, so shut it off when you're not using it.
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3 Stars

Great smaller fridge

Pam54 3/4/2019

We previously had an expensive Samsung which lasted about 2 yrs. We wanted a side-by-side and like that part. It is on the smaller side though and it's noisy. Overall we like it - basis first fridge for new homeowners just starting out
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5 Stars

Great fridge

HeidiL444 2/16/2019

We have had our refrigerator for 3 weeks now and are so happy with this purchase. Plenty of room for everything. The water and ice maker are great!! Love all the features it has. Glad we went with whirlpool!
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5 Stars

It looks beautiful in our kitchen.

nell1989 1/11/2019

After a lot of research, this was our best choice. Glad we bought it. Much more spacious and easy on the eyes.
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4 Stars

I am Mostly happy with this fridge

Kirst542 1/4/2019

This fridge looks nice and works well. My only complaint is that the paddles to push for ice and water are hard to use if you do not push them in the perfect spot. However, it still works. Just beware, the freezer space is limited, don't try to fit a large frozen pizza in it!
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4 Stars

A lot of space.

Kirk Crawford 12/24/2018

We like it, but it makes some noise, it is slow to make ice, replacement shelves are very expensive. Otherwise, it's just fine.
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4 Stars

Sleek and stylish!

Nik8409 12/6/2018

We've had this refrigerator for a few weeks now. The only thing I can say I don't care for is the freezer is a little small.
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4 Stars

Perfect refrigerator for our small space

Maggies mom 11/19/2018

Love this refrigerator..it fits perfectly in our kitchen that has a narrow walk space between the cabinets and the island. I also have built in overhead cabinets and this refrigerator slipped right into place. Love the see throygh shelves - I do wish they were able to be moved but they are in good positions. The refrigerator space is excellent but freezer space is tight.
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5 Stars

Fantastic contemporary upgrade

DJRA 10/21/2018

I received this on August 29th after a factory delay in shipping. It is well worth the wait. My kitchen looks so much better with the new look. I bought it to replace a 15 years old fridge. I love it. I had to order more shelves for the fridge and freezer.
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4 Stars

Great Value

Nate2991 10/8/2018

Great features and a great price. No problems so far
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4 Stars

Would have been 5 stars

Lizzie2018 8/15/2018

I like everything about this refrigerator - appearance and performance - except that there are not enough freezer shelves! With space lost to the icemaker in the door and one-third of a shelf taken up by a light Whirlpool should have provided 5 shelves instead of 3.
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4 Stars

Great

Steve3333 8/7/2018

I purchased it a month ago. The only issue is that the back of the fridge freezes some items. Tough to get the temp right
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4 Stars

Good looking refrigerator!

DerekLisa 8/1/2018

I love the look of this refrigerator! The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is that we have only had it for 3 months and there is excessive condensation and freezing in the refrigerator portion.
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4 Stars

New Refrigertor

poptoo 7/23/2018

Replacement for a Defective 3 year old Frigidaire that did not work form the beginning.
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5 Stars

Love it

Sunflower73 6/6/2018

I like the size. It is not noisy at all. I would purchase again.
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