WSR57R18DM Whirlpool 30" Built-in 18 cu. ft. SideKicks All-Refrigerator with LED Lighting - Monochromatic Stainless Steel - Reviews

Whirlpool - wsr57r18dm - Refrigerators > All Refrigerator Description WSR57R18DM Whirlpool 30" Built-in 18 cu. ft. SideKicks All-Refrigerator with LED Lighting - Monochromatic Stainless Steel more

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$1,389.10

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By Liz in MN

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Sturdy and Good-looking

 
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This Sidekicks pair looks great in stainless and definitely gives a lot of room for storage. The interior light isn't quite bright enough, but that's my only complaint.


By Jenny

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Space

 
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Lots if space


By Orrnery1

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Great Product

 
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Get the look of a huge built in refrigerator for half the cost. This is our second home with these.


By 2nd Refrigerator in 6 months

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Damaged Door

 
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Delivered to home, setup, butter lid will not open due to damage to top left of door.


By matt

very bad product

 
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Bought new refrigerator and freezer in 2011. Fridge died after 6 months and was replaced. Freezer had a frost problem because a wire in it was not connected. 2 years after, fridge stopped working and had to force whirlpool to repair it. Was always freezing if set too low after that. Then fridge died recently, after not even 6 years of usage. DO NOT BUY!!|!


By Gerry P

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Extremely Poor Quality

 
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Bought my original Sidekick pair in Fall 2008. The fridge failed after 18 months of use because the refrigerant had all leaked out. The design at the time was with the condenser coils in the skin of the cabinet. When I looked to replace the fridge, the design had changed to a forced air over the condenser coils above the defrost evaporator tray. Also, the door style had changed and did not match the 2008 model, going from the curved top to the straight. Also, the cabinet went from being black (stainless doors) to a gray painted box. So, to maintain a matched set, I bought a new pair of Sidekicks in 2010, putting the freezer in the basement and using the new fridge in the kitchen with the old freezer and swapping doors. After about 4 years, in 2014 the 2010 model freezer failed taking a load of frozen meat with it, estimated loss of product alone was about $750. Today, May 2017, the 2014 fridge has given up and runs constantly without cooling. Loss of refrigerant again. The 2008 freezer is still working though. The 2010 fridge had cold controller issues in that it would not control to a cold enough temperature when set on the coldest setting. The fridge would cycle about a setpoint of 45-50°F. The warranty replaced the original with two new cold controllers but they did the same thing. I had to adjust the factory course setting on the controller to get the controller working in the required range, but Whirlpool could not figure this out. So here I sit shopping the internet for a replacement, trying to figure out what to do with a custom built cabinet opening that is not wide enough for the Frigidaire matched set, and not really thrilled about giving Whirlpool another $3k. I think I'll go with a pair of over/unders @ 30" wide each, and not Whirlpool branded. I recommend to stay away from the Sidekicks.


By Tom

Issues with Refridgerator

 
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We completed a full kitchen remodel and were so excited to purchase the Sidekicks...built the space for the two units. Shortly after the warranty ran out (I should have purchased an extended :( the fridge would not cool. The service cost was the compressor....now we are facing another issue. Again it will not cool and the repairman said it is the coils $700.00. Okay now we need to make a decision to pay 50% of the cost to fix or re-purchase new units as the style has changed. At this point I'm very disappointed.


By Ronw

Not cooling

 
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Purchased in 2015, two years later the unit is not cooling. We have had to place blocks of ice in the refrigerator to keep food items cool until service arrives.


By Whirlpool Lover

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Looks are deceiving

 
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We moved into a house that had Sidekicks that were 2005 models, we loved them, we didn't have ANY problems. We purchased a new set and put them to use on July 14, 2014 for a new house purchase/redesign of a kitchen. On May 5, 2017, less than three years later had a service call because it wasn't cooling. We found out it needed the following: 1. new compressor 2. evaporator coil 3. suction line My long time trusted appliance man said it was probably better getting a new one. I called Whirlpool and they stopped making the line. Since we purchased, they have redesigned the units and the handles will not match. So, we're unfortunately replacing both! I am very, very disappointed in the "lemon" of a fridge that we bought. It always had a rattling kind of noise and before it went completely out it was freezing up behind the middle/lower wall. The drip tray had a few strange green spots, which was probably the freon. The only reason we're buying a new set is because we designed our cabinets around having this set.


By Run Don't Walk

Sweep Stakes entry reviews?

 
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Any half way decent reviews on this model are Sweep Stakes entries. Tell you anything..Run, Run from this model


By Unhappy Whirlpool customer

RUN FROM THIS MODEL!!!!

 
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Purchased this unit and the matching freezer in December of 2014. In February of 2017 the unit stop cooling. In reading many reviews for this unit this is a regular occurrence of this product. Whirlpool says there not any engineering problems with this unit as its not on recall. Well Whirlpool you better look at all the reviews on this model and address the issues you have with your unit as there is THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM. Run from Whirlpool!!!


By Jess

sidekick all refrigerator

 
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I purchased the refrigerator (not the freezer) in 2003. Within 4 years the compressor broke and had to be replaced - luckily then it was covered by a 5 yr warranty and the compressor was replaced. Now whirlpool only offers a 1 yr warranty. I've had other minor problems with the cooling in the last couple of years -- new door seal and 2 new thermostats. Now it's time to purchase a new refrigerator. I want to buy a new sidekick, but I'm too worried because of the poor reviews and the lack of a 5 year warranty. I've actually had pretty good luck with it -- it's 14 yrs old, but don't want to spend big money for repairs the first 5 years. Don't want to take the chance.


By PMD

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Broken fridge and nothing to replace it

 
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Not happy with this fridge. It was built into our cabinets along with the freezer. First, the ice maker in the freezer only works intermittingly. Atleast they are able to fix the ice maker. However despite paying for a 3 year warranty I was told today that my fridge is no longer able to be repaired because the part is no longer available. I therefore will need to purchase a brand new fridge that likely will not match the freezer perfectly. Very disappointing especially since we have been a long time Whirlpool customer.


By Grace

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Worst Refrigator Ever!!

 
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We bought a whirlpool side kick and it was installed December 15, 2014. On February 13,2017, we woke to find it not cooling. We purchased it from Lowe's in New Braunfels, Texas. We did not purchase an extended warranty. I called Whirlpool who arranged to have a service man come out. He came out within a day or so but the part would be on back order. He installed the part on February 23, 2017 in the afternoon. By evening refrigerator still not cooling!! living out of ice chests for 11 days with a family of five. Lowe's assistant manager said she had never heard of problems with this unit. Check out many websites, including Lowes and Whirlpool and see the problems!. Lowe's has offered a replacement until we get our unit serviced. I have a baby shower in 8 days at my home--will I have an empty sidekick standing awfuly looking in the way while another cheaper fridge is in the place for the sidekick??? 22 months of service--what a joke!! I told the Lowe's representatives that they should make good on it. I don't care about warranty--stand behind the product you sell regardless!!! I will never buy whirlpool again!!!


By Family of chefs

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Chef's home Kitchen Refrigerator

 
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The previous whirlpool refrigerator leaked constantly and no one could repair it. This was the only one that fit my kitchen that was designed around the previous whirlpool specifications. The new layout is NOT useful I lost condiment shelves on the door. The pizza rack is of no use for a chef or home cook who does not use prepared pizza. The large shelf on the door is too tall. We do not drink soda. We need space for milk and cream and then the smaller shelf for condiments. The extra veggie keepers took away shelf space. I am constantly moving things to find something. Unfortunately this is the only one that fits my kitchen. It keeps things cold looks nice but the configuration is terrible!!


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