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4.4 | 31 Reviews

36-inch Wide Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator with Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry - 20 cu. ft.

Whirlpool WRF540CWBW

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry
  • Counter Depth Styling
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Quick Specs

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: French Door Refrigerator
  • Width: 35.63"
  • Height: 70.13"
  • Depth: 35.44"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Refrigerator Size: 20 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No
  • Counter Depth: Yes

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Frameless Glass Shelves

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

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Adjustable Gallon Door Bins

Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry Store wide items like party platters and sheet cakes with the temperature-controlled full-width pantry.

Counter Depth Styling Counter depth styling creates a premium, built-in look without the price and fits virtually flush with your current counters and kitchen fixtures to provide extra space.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

Features

  • Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry
  • Counter Depth Styling
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Dimensions
Depth 29-3/8 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 28.0 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 29-3/8 in
Depth Excluding Doors 24-1/8 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 43-15/16 in
Freezer Volume 5.62 cu. ft.
Height 70-1/8 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 68-13/16 in
Height To Top Of Door Hinge 70-1/8 in
Refrigerator Volume 14.38 cu. ft.
Width 35-5/8 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Advance Foam Insulation 99.9% lower Global Warming Potential and Better Energy Performance
CEE Tier Tier I
Counter Depth Yes
Number of Doors 3
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Appearance
Cabinet Finish Textured
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Contour
Handle Color White
Handle Material Metal
Handle Type Reach-Through Handle
Hidden Hinge Yes
LCD Touch Screen No
Controls
Air Filter Indicator/Reset No
Automatic Defrost Yes
Control Lockout No
Door Ajar/Open Alarm No
Filter Details
Fresh Flow Air Filter No
Produce Preserver No
Water Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Water Filter Location Interior
Refrigerator Details
Humidity-Controlled Drawers 2 Half-Width
Lighting LED
Number of Interior Shelves 5
Pantry Drawer Yes
Freezer Details
Door Type Pull-Out
Freezer Number of Shelves 0
Dispenser Details
Dispenser Options Filtered Water
Dispenser Type Interior Water Only
Types of Ice No
Icemaker Details
Icemaker Factory Installed
Icemaker Location Freezer
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
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: French Door Refrigerator

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 35.63"
  • Height: 70.13"
  • Depth: 35.44"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 20 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No
  • Counter Depth: Yes

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4.4 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

Nice style, but mechanical problems.

John 3/27/2017

Our old Whirlpool refrigerator suddenly stopped cooling after about 16 years. We were told by the appliance store that it probably had died of old age. So, we decided to purchase an updated French-door style Whirlpool, rather than attempting a repair. We decided to have the professionals install the new unit in order to avoid potential damage to our new hardwood floors. Unfortunately, the floors were gouged by both rollers during installation. While the installers should have been more careful, the rollers on the Whirlpool could have been designed to carry the weight of the refrigerator without damaging hardwood floors. After two weeks of operation, the freezer suddenly began to warm, allowing partial thawing of the compartment, ice formation, and eventually water dripping onto the floors. The freezer regained function, but will be checked for potential problems. It is possible that the freezer compartment door was not closed completely. The freezer door glide action is sloppy, not precise, and could lead to closure problems. Vegetable bins have a similar problem. Finally, shelves do not extend completely to the back of the refrigerator compartment, allowing items to fall over or rattle when doors are closed. Whirlpool R&D should address these mechanical problems for a better quality product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Whirlpool Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

KitCat 3/15/2017

We've had this refrigerator for about a month. Very pleased with it so far. It's quiet and has plenty of room.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect size for my kitchen, great storage configurations

Pat 3/8/2017

I needed a counter depth and this one is great for my small kitchen. Love having the water dispenser inside door. Gives front a cleaner, uninterrupted front. Ice is made really quickly. Love my new fridge.

Yes, I recommend this product

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so many great features

Redjak 3/2/2017

After several service calls because of no ice or water, a bad filter was found in new refrigerator, after that everything worked and was great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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First appliance I've ever hugged!

Dixie 2/16/2017

I absolutely LOVE this refrigerator! Everything I wanted and more! The best thing that ever happened in our house was to have our 32 year old refrigerator die . . . Love the lighting; love not having to bend over to look in the fridge; love the clear bins to be able to see what's where; love the large door shelves that can hold larger items; love the freezer with the pull-out rack! We've had it for over two months and I still rave about it! My husband knew it was a hit when he caught me hugging it - never thought I would say appliances make me feel happy but this refrigerator truly does truly make me happy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like the new fridge

Carolyn 2/13/2017

I think it's a little hard to get the shelves adjusted to fit everything in it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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refrigerator has great layout.

none 2/13/2017

We built a new house and choose this refrigerator. I am so happy I chose. this style. It has great features and looks great in the new kitchen.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Djjscc 2/9/2017

So far I am enjoying my new fridge, nice space inside, plenty of options to reorganize. The freezer section is actually smaller than I thought. My first choice was a larger one and this one is smaller but I am adapting to it. Fits nicely in line with my cabinets and countertops. The food seems to last a lot longer than my old one. It is convenient height for reaching in and loading up.

Yes, I recommend this product

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White fridge

Dawn 2/8/2017

I love this refrigerator!

Yes, I recommend this product

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French door bottom freezer 20 cu, fridge, cabinet depth

Sue 2/2/2017

Love this fridge, it looks wonderful in my kitchen and I was really surprised on how much room I have in the upper level. The freezer works wonderful for me but I was able to keep my old fridge and use that for sodas and the freezer area for large items like whole turkeys etc.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Downsizing

Whirlpool fan 1/25/2017

We purposely looked for a refrigerator that would be counter depth and that would have a freezer on the bottom. We knew that the size would be smaller than the side by side we were replacing. I'm very pleased with my new refrigerator. It is very quiet when it is running, and I especially like that the temperatures are digitally shown. Having the water filter on the top right side blocks that shelf area, but I have found smaller items to put there. I'm still getting used to opening the left door to fill my glass with water, but it works! Once we downsize and have less freezer items I will try using the ice maker, but at this time I'm storing frozen bake goods in that area. We like our Whirlpool, this is our second Whirlpool refrigerator, and hope it lasts a long time (Just like the previous one we replaced).

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful finishing touch to a kitchen

Vavo 1/19/2017

I am so pleased with my new counter depth French door refrigerator. The bottom freezer is convenient with an ice maker and plenty of storage. The main refrigerator is bright and easy to see everything stored with plexiglass bins and good door storage.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good!

T Mazz 1/16/2017

So far, our fridge/freezer has been great. There is plenty of space for 2 people to shop weekly, and it has a good,sturdy design. I love the super easy and clear temp controls, the bright interior light, and the customizable shelves. The freezer might be a bit small if you typically put a lot in the freezer, but for us it works fine. the only thing that can be a little annoying sometimes, is that you have to open both french doors to pull out the wide bottom drawer, but that's really not a big issue.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Just what I wanted

Refrigerator 1/4/2017

So far, so good. I'll really have to wait a few years before I notice any problems (hopefully).

Yes, I recommend this product

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it fits

babyboomer 1/3/2017

I replaced my old amana with this new refrigerator and I especially like the pantry slide out and the spaciousness. I was concern about the height but fortunately my overhead cabinet door was able to clear it. I am only giving it 4 stars because I don't like the sleek modern white finish which is the current trend right now. I have white European cabinets that are more of a satin finished and my old amana matched it perfectly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the design

Anne 12/21/2016

Love this frig--so handy with freezer on bottom and double doors.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great product

bob 12/2/2016

counter depth, ice maker, water in side, 3 door freezer on bottom, in white. very quiet . did a lot of looking best bang for my buck. thank you

Yes, I recommend this product

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I like this refrigerator

Newbie 11/22/2016

I've only been using this refrigerator for 1 week. I like the bottom freezer, as well as the capacity within the refrigerator itself. I'm just not sure if the freezer will accommodate when I need to put a cookie sheet in it to cool down candy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love our new refrigerator!

overthemoon 11/22/2016

We could not be happier with our new Whirlpool refrigerator. We went with a counter depth model with french doors and pull out freezer. The counter depth gives a cleaner look to our kitchen w/o the fridge jutting out next to the pantry on one side and the counter top on the other. We love the easy access both to the food on the shelves and in the pull out freezer. Being able to adjust the height of the shelves to so many different points enables it to accommodate more food than I'd have ever thought possible. The only down side is that we didn't do it a long time ago. We also expect to save money on energy use and that is just an added bonus.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great fridge

greg 11/21/2016

replaces a much larger fridge. good looking, very quiet, seems very energy efficient. have to get accustomed to low freezer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very well designed and space saving.

TechJax 11/15/2016

This is a counter depth model that is energy star and works well and we like the inside filtered water that stays clean. For French door models this closes tightly with a moving flap on the right side door that keeps the cold in. They did a good job finding the 20 cubic feet in this counter depth model and still keeping it small outside. We've only had it for a month so I would just give 4 stars but if it is durable it will get 5 stars and we expect it will and last a long time.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ok unit not impressed with quality

Sergio 11/10/2016

I bought over a month ago and had to replace the unit twice due to damage and craftsmanship. Repair service is very poor called to replace the damaged parts it's been over three weeks and still unable to ge The damage part replaced.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Size is just right

Maggie 11/10/2016

I am happy with this frig. Size is just right and it didn't have water and ice on the door. Only thing I would change would be to offer model without ice maker.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ease of use and easy to keep clean!

donitasnackqueen 11/10/2016

I have owned many refrigerators through the years and appreciate the quality of my new Whirlpool refrigerator.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Couldn't find in a store to look at but what I expected.

Phil 10/31/2016

Installed in a house we haven't moved into yet but everything seems to be operating normally except the door alarm doesn't seem to work and couldn't find info on it in the instruction manual. Haven't had time to check with Whirlpool technical support.

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Perfect fit for our kitchen

Jon 10/24/2016

Have had the refrigerator for about a month. Very happy with the counter depth design. Our kitchen is rather narrow and this feature makes it seem much wider. Still plenty of room for whatever you need inside for a family of 3. Ice maker is a little louder than expected when filling and dumping, but easy to tolerate. Looks Great!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love counter depth

Noni 10/24/2016

Love the refrigerator, perfect size, but wish the inside water dispenser was on the right side.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fits my space.

Barbie 10/22/2016

Really like this fridge!

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Quirky French Doors

Unhappy Camper 10/17/2016

My appliance dealer didn't have this model in stock and so I could not have opened it, seen the inside layout, etc. I needed a counter-depth refrigerator and this seemed like a good buy from the catalogs he had, but if I had been able to actually see it, I would not have bought it. The french doors do not open independently so if you want something from the left side of the refrigerated section you have to open both doors to get it and then you have to close the left door before closing the right door. It's a lot of extra movement and time wasted.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Love the counter depth and the french doors.

Sharooni 10/17/2016

The extra space this counter depth refrigerator gave me in my small kitchen made a huge difference. This was my first French door purchase as well. I like that food is right at eye level. It makes it easier to make good choices. Put the healthy food right in front. The only thing I missed was some freezer space and this may just be an organization matter. I do like the freezer on the bottom. I also really liked this in white. Not every design supports stainless and my country style kitchen really needed white. I have purchased Whirlpool appliances in the past and never had major problems.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love my Whirlpool refrigerator.

Karen 10/11/2016

I have only had it two weeks. It is quiet, and fits nicely in my space. I do wish the ice maker was a little smaller, thus giving a little more room in the freezer. The set up was wonderful. The delivery man taught me a lot of things. All went well.

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