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4.1 | 32 Reviews

36-inch Wide Side-by-Side Counter Depth Refrigerator with StoreRight Dual Cooling System - 20 cu. ft.

Whirlpool WRS970CIDM

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Counter Depth Styling
  • Panoramic LED Interior Lighting
  • Measured Fill
  • MicroEdge® Glass Shelves

Quick Specs

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: Side By Side
  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 69"
  • Depth: 28 5/8"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Refrigerator Size: 19.85 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: Yes
  • Counter Depth: No

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StoreRight System With Dual Cooling

The StoreRight system keeps food fresh and helps reduce freezer burn, thanks to advanced dual cooling technology that senses conditions and automatically adapts humidity levels.

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In-Door-Ice® Storage

Have your icemaker and more shelf space too, with the icemaker and bin moved to the door freeing up an extra, full shelf in the refrigerator.

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Exterior Ice and Water With EveryDrop Water Filter

Enjoy great tasting water thanks to the EveryDrop water filter, which is certified to reduce the most contaminants. 1 Also, access water and ice without opening the refrigerator door.

Counter Depth Styling Counter depth styling gives you a premium, built-in look without the premium cost, by fitting virtually flush with your current counters and other kitchen fixtures.

Panoramic LED Interior Lighting Panoramic LED lighting is brighter and uses less energy than incandescent bulbs.

Measured Fill Measured Fill allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water in ounces, cups or liters. It does all the work for you, filling the container and automatically shutting off when complete.

Adjustable Gallon Door Bins Build your door storage to fit your needs. Adjustable gallon door bins easily move when and where you need to. The gallon-size bins can easily accommodate beverage jugs and other larger containers.

FreshFlow Air Filter The refrigerator circulates cold air through the air filter to help reduce odor.

Features

  • Counter Depth Styling
  • Panoramic LED Interior Lighting
  • Measured Fill
  • MicroEdge® Glass Shelves
  • Adaptive Defrost
  • Adjustable Gallon Door Bins
  • Tap Touch Dispenser Controls
  • FreshFlow Air Filter
  • #1 Selling Appliance Brand In The U.S.A.
Dimensions
Cabinet Width 35-1/2 in
Depth 29-3/4 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 28-5/8 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 6.98 cu. ft.
Height 69.0 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 68-7/8 in
Height To Top Of Door Hinge 69.0 in
Refrigerator Volume 12.87 cu. ft.
Width 36.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side 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
Humidity-Controlled Drawers 1 Full-Width
Lighting Strip and Tower LED Lighting
Number of Interior Shelves 4
Pantry Drawer No
Supplementary Containers Utility Compartment, Wine Rack
Freezer Details
Door Type Swing
Freezer Number of Shelves 4
Dispenser Details
Dispenser Options Filtered Water, Pad, Measured/Metered Fill, Control/Child Lock
Dispenser Type Exterior Ice and Water
Types of Ice Crushed/Cubed
Icemaker Details
Icemaker Factory Installed
Icemaker Location Freezer Door
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Compatibility
Connectivity No
Works With No

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 69"
  • Depth: 28 5/8"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 19.85 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: Yes
  • Counter Depth: No

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4.1 out of 5

78% of reviewers recommend this product.

Great looking fridge

Sway 9/11/2017

Haven't had a side by side in years, going to have to get used to the smaller shelves. But so far I like it alot. Fits much better in the space than my old one, and much better looking!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Refrigerator

Appliance 9/4/2017

Love this refrigerator but wish the stainless steel was all away around the outside & is not smudge proof which I thought it was. Even though it's only 20 cu. ft. it has lots of room.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good except for water dispenser.

Colleen 8/23/2017

Nice frig. But the water dispenser only dispenses room temp water. In my opinion it should be cold water. I read the manual to see if there is a way to adjust it and found nothing.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect size. Beautiful finishes. Not using ice maker.

Kim 7/4/2017

Ice maker ice freezes as a solid block. Turned it off. Buying ice.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful Fridge

Cessna 6/21/2017

There are many fridges to choose from. I chose this one because it's a Whirlpool which has been extremely dependable to me over the years. This fridge works perfectly for our lifestyle. It keeps all that is in the crisper..."crisp". The temp stays solid on, and the freezer is very nice. The ice maker is fabulous and all the computer amenities on the front door make this a breeze to measure and fill. Just a great fridge in my book!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ok

Apt one 4/20/2017

Bought for one of my long time tenants

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great fridge

Shan 4/19/2017

Really liking my fridge!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Deena 4/15/2017

This was the best purchase. I also purchased the Orr in the same line

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice

momcubed 4/12/2017

So far everything is cold and it seems to be working fine. My only complaint is that the ice maker is LOUD when dispensing ice.

Yes, I recommend this product

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High Pitched noise.

pam 4/12/2017

Our refrigerator has a high pitched irritating noise when it is running. It does not hold very much and it was way to expensive.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Nice Surprise

Dennis 3/20/2017

We bought this sight unseen, as we needed a particular size - and this model was a pleasant surprise, and it fit perfectly!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great refrigerator

Gio 12/26/2016

I love the refrigerator.very quite and keeps the food fresh!

Yes, I recommend this product

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great features

Twili 12/5/2016

As a retired GE employee, very pleased with my new refrigerator

Yes, I recommend this product

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Spacious and QUIET!!

Carmen 10/17/2016

I was worried that 20 cu ft would be too small, but the space is so well designed it is more usable and feels more spacious than my old, bigger fridge. It is super quiet, which I love!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features, ice maker, size, easy controls, great finish

Bob 8/16/2016

Installed for 2 weeks

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ample space for a counter depth

Big Cheese 7/22/2016

We've only had this refrigerator for about a week. I thought it was going to be a lot smaller in size compared to our old Kenmore side by side. My wife and I have been pleasantly surprised with how spacious the unit is. I guess somebody really made the most of all the interior shelving and layout. The interior lighting is another great feature. My wife and I are really pleased at this point with our decision to purchase this unit.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy so far

Bill Kraus 7/12/2016

After going through 4 other new fridges in 2 years this one seems to be working

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice Design & Features

P2 6/24/2016

Searched for some time for a counter depth refrigerator that I like and would fit my space and this one fits the bill! At first I was worried about how small the ice bin seemed to be - but the refrigerator makes ice quickly and the really stores a lot of ice -- Happy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Noisy!!

Why 6/22/2016

This fridge makes more noises than my 22 year old one made!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Cool refrigerator

Musiclady 5/3/2016

This is an attractive and quiet refrigerator. The shelves in the doors provide lots of extra space for beverages, condiments,etc.. The digital display is easy to read and the ice and water dispensers work efficiently. The bins in the refrigerator side are not deep enough from front to back, therefore, the drawer does not open up far enough to place larger items, like a head of lettuce, into the drawer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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AWESOME LIGHTING PACKAGE

jch 5/2/2016

Flawless operation

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice refrigerator.

Oregon Mike 4/18/2016

This counter depth fridge holds plenty of food for my wife and I. It is nice to have a fridge that doesn't take up a large amount of floor space and it's easy to maneuver around. It does make some noise, but it's much better than a Frigidaire that we tried.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice size and excellent product

DMurph333 4/6/2016

I bought this for my kitchen remodel--I have an older 1937 Art Deco house, so I needed a certain size refrigerator. I LOVE that this came with a wine rack (saves space). My only comment was that I wish it came without the water feature in the door; I don't use them, so I would have liked the interior freezer space available. Other than that, this is an excellent looking and performing refrigerator.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the size and style

Michelle 3/28/2016

Recently purchased, very nice, only one problem........when the icemaker fills with water it squeeks.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not Happy At All

ptc109 1/6/2016

I work for a property management Co.I decided we were in need of upgrading the kitchens. So I replaced my fridge to test it.Bought in July of 2015 and received it in Sept 2015.Very small ice bin and it takes 5 days to fill and one day to empty.By Nov the panoramic leds make the interior a goldish brown color. When you open the fridge door it creeks which I found out today its really not the door. If you press on the side of the fridge it creeks. So the end result whirlpool was here today the led lighting he said no idea why.So now im faced with a refrigerator that looks like someone smoked a carton of cigarettes in.On to creaking noise He has never heard this before and said he cant fix. Ice maker he said he would order a new door control panel and also a new icemaker. One last problem the water freezes up randomly the fix is put a pan of hotwater on left top of fridge now that is convenience. But 15 minutes later you have water. Keep in mind that I didn't tell the repairman that I managed the building and that it was my fridge because I also live here.Also I didn't tell him I have my refrigeration license. So basically im stuck with an extremely poorly made fridge. Not all is bad the elite series dishwasher is fantastic the range is great and very large and the microwave also is nice.

No, I do not recommend this product

Whirlpool side by side refrigerator

Barb 11/2/2015

We love the appearance of the appliance but we are not impressed with the quality of the plastic for the drawers. They seem light weight and flimsy. We also needed more shelves for the freezer and the refrigerator and another bin for the refrigerator door. We were stacking our food with out the extra shelves

No, I do not recommend this product

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Wish I bought something else

E 10/30/2015

We needed a special size. This product fitted that. We ordered it without seeing it. I don't like the outside finish, it smudges easy. It also is very noisy. The draws do not come out far enough.

No, I do not recommend this product

Love it!

Jessica 10/25/2015

I ordered this fridge to replace a GE that had problems often during the past 10 years. Went with counter depth for first time, just a little worried that it wouldn't be large enough to accommodate groceries for family of 4. I've been really happy with it - the 3 bins and other organizers, plus great lighting, helps me see everything that's in the fridge. I think we had more junk in the old one - so this one is plenty big and I think will help us use our food more effectively.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very very loud

N6 10/23/2015

I recieved this refrigerator about a month ago. When it runs it is so loud. I may need to call the service people as it is loud enough that guests notice it.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Nice looking counter depth

JQ 10/12/2015

The silver handles add a lot to this frig - looks very nice. Haven't had for long so not sure of how it will perform. So far, so good. Only complaint is that the ice maker is incredibly LOUD. Filling up with water is loud, and dumping of the ice is loud. In my open kitchen/living floor plan, this is a negative. I would still recommend the product, as long as you don't mind the noisy ice maker.

Yes, I recommend this product

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enjoying my new refrigerator

Barb 10/9/2015

Excellent choice - very efficient. I really like the ice dispenser on the door - gives you more space in the freezer section.

Yes, I recommend this product

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LA 9/20/2015

I bought this 2 weeks ago and am not happy because the Freezer space and refrigerator space are smaller than my previous GE Profile. I believe it is the configuration of shelves and drawers

No, I do not recommend this product

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