Whirlpool Gold GD5SHAXNS00 Side by Side Refrigerator
Bought the Whirlpool Gold side-by-side in 2004. Until it started failing, it was a great refrigerator. It looks great, is very easy to clean, and has very usable interior space and shelving.
I replaced the main control board in 2009. Apparently it had a lousy board design where when an interior light bulb burns out, traces on the board get overloaded and it burns out in a specific area. "Fortunately" it was such a common problem that I was able to find discussions and solutions in various appliance forums by searching on the internet.
Just this week, the fridge failed again. This time the compressor ceased up and it is no longer worth repairing. This fridge was the best fridge I've owned, but the short 5.5 years life-span is not worth the price tag.
For reliability reasons, my replacement refrigerator will NOT be a Whirlpool or any other brands manufactured under the same parent company.