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WHIRLPOOL CORP /DE/

Form 10-K filed on 2/22/2012 for WHIRLPOOL CORP /DE/

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1 2408402 - Disclosure - Commitments and Contingencies (Schedule of Product Warranty and Recall Reserves) (Details) [Network]

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2 Product Warranties Disclosures [Abstract] [Abstract]

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3 Product Warranty and Recall Rollforward [Table] [Table]

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4 Product Warranty and Recall [Axis] [Axis]

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5 Total Warranty and Recall [Domain] [Domain]

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6 Product Recall [Member] [Member]

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7 Product Warranty [Member] [Member]

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8 Product Warranty and Recall [Line Items] [Line Items]

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9 Movement in Standard and Extended Product Warranty, Increase (Decrease) [Roll Forward] [Abstract]

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10 Balance at January 1 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
11 Issuances/accruals during the period [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualWarrantiesIssued
12 Settlements made during the period [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPayments
13 Other changes [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPreexistingIncreaseDecrease
14 Balance at December 31 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
15 Current portion [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualClassifiedCurrent
16 Non-current portion [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualNoncurrent
17 Total [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual