Above noted refrigerator, purchased in 2007, had a total failure of the refrigerant system in October of 2011. The repairman informed me that to replace the system would be a minimum of $600.00 and maybe more.
There would also not be any guarantee that it would not fail again. The system was not covered by the warranty and the cost would be my problem.
After doing some research I decided there would not be anymore Whrilpool appliances in this house. I purchased a new refrigerator rather then spending more money on the repair of a money loser made by Whrilpool.
Review about: Whirlpool Refrigerator.