Whirlpool WRS321CDBM
21.4 cu. ft. Side by Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator with Adjustable Gallon Door Bins, Pur Water Filtration System, Adaptive Defrost and Exterior Water and Ice Dispenser


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Whirlpool Refrigeration
When it comes to refrigerators, you want foolproof food preservation. While most brands can keep food fresh, Whirlpool brand takes it further by offering refrigerators that work with your lifestyle. You want ample and easily accessible storage space, including shelves and door bins that help you keep it all organized. You want a convenient dispenser that makes ice and water readily accessible. It's also essential that the refrigerator be designed to minimize energy use. Whether you choose a side-by-side, bottom-freezer or top-freezer - Whirlpool brand refrigerators deliver just what you need to help you get more done.
Energy Info
This refrigerator uses 649 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $71.97.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating costs is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances.
Total Capacity: 21.4 cu. ft.
Control Type: Gemini Flash
On Demand Pulsed Defrost System: Adaptive Defrost System (ADS)
Dispenser Lockout: Yes
Theater Lighting: Yes
Custom Ice: Cubed/Crushed
Accu-Chill Temperature Management System: Yes
Counter Depth Styling: Yes
Refrigerator Door Bin Quantity: 5
Total Shelves: 4
Freezer Basket: 1
Shelf Type: Glass
Meat Pan: Yes
Flush Exterior Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser: Yes
Gallon Door Bins: Adjustable
Door Style: Hidden End Cap
Dimensions and Weights
Overall Width: 35 1/2"
Overall Depth: 30"
Overall Depth without Handles: 27 1/2"
Overall Depth without Door: 24 3/16"
Overall Depth with Door 90°: 45 7/8"
Overall Height: 68 7/8"
Overall Height without Hinges: 68 1/2"
Cutout Width: 36"
Cutout Depth: 24 3/8"
Cutout Height: 69 5/16"
Gross Weight: 298.0 Lbs.
  • Accu-Chill Temperature Management System
  • Save energy and cool your food quickly with this model's temperature management system. This intuitive system senses and adapts using built-in sensors to measure the internal temperature and activates the compressor only when necessary.
  • Counter depth styling
  • Counter depth styling gives you an extra 5" of kitchen space, while fitting virtually flush with your current counters and other kitchen fixtures.
  • Flush Exterior Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser
  • Minimize the need for bottled water with an exterior dispensers that offers cold, filtered water and ice without opening the door, while electronic controls make accessing features easy.
  • PUR Water Filtration System
  • Kick the bottled water habit with the PUR water filtration system. You'll help protect the environment by preventing the disposal of up to 3,000 plastic bottles a year and save over $600 for yourself.
  • 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.
  • Adaptive Defrost
  • This model's Adaptive Defrost saves more energy by monitoring when the compressor is running and defrosts only when necessary, resulting in improved food preservation and energy savings.
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Product Reviews
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by stylish and functional This frig fits my smaller kitchen perfect has great looks and the ice and water dispensers are very functional, I read were some said the ice flew out not my experience. 1 thing to note it does make some noise but not terrible. Overall I'd buy again thru AJ happy customer 3/3/14
Rated 4 out of 5 by A Perfect Fit We needed a smaller counter depth refrigerator to fit the limited space in our kitchen and this one fit the bill perfectly. It's quiet and there are ample shelves in the fridge and freezer sections. The only thing we would add is a butter compartment inside the fridge door. Our only concern is about quality, as our previous refrigerator was the same brand that gave out after only four trouble-filled years. We went with another Whirlpool as our space requirements limited our choices and we're hoping their quality has improved. No problems so far after two months. 11/6/13
Rated 2 out of 5 by Makes lots of noise There are not enough shelves on the refrigerator door. When I went to purchase another shelf, there are NO parts available. We enjoyed our previous Whirlpool refrigerator but are very disappointed in this product. It is not what we expected from Whirlpool. How can we get an additional door shelf????? We are a dissatisfied customer. 12/13/13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product This has been a great refrigerator. It looks great and runs quiet. The Ice and water dispenser work great and it has a lot of room 11/6/13
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Freestanding
  • Style : Side-by-Side
  • Size : Full Size
  • French Door : No
  • Double Freezer Drawers : No
  • Counter-Depth : Yes
  • Glass Door : No
  • Freezer : Yes
  • Microfridge : No
  • Undercounter : No
  • Reversible Doors : No
  • Door Finish : Smooth
  • Accepts Custom Panels : No
  • Wine Racks (Category) : No
  • Door Color : Stainless Steel
  • Cabinet Color : Stainless Steel


  • Total Capacity : 21.4 Cu. Ft.


  • Width : 35 1/2 Inch
  • Depth : 30 Inch
  • Depth without Door and Handles : 24 3/16 Inch
  • Depth without Handles : 27 1/2 Inch
  • Depth with Door at 90° : 45 7/8 Inch
  • Height : 68 7/8 Inch
  • Height without Hinges : 68 1/2 Inch

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Glass Shelves : Yes
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Shelves : 4
  • Slide-out Shelves : Yes
  • Spill Safe Shelves : Yes
  • Split Shelves : No
  • No. of Door Bins : 5
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Gallon Door Storage : Yes

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : Yes
  • Ice Dispenser : Yes
  • Quick Freeze : No
  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Glass Shelves : Yes
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Shelves : 4
  • No. of Baskets : 1

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • Star-K Certified : No
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Medical Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts


  • Digital Temperature Control : No
  • Sabbath Mode : No
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