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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 03, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name WHIRLPOOL CORP /DE/    
Entity Central Index Key 0000106640    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q4    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (shares)   74,467,790  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 12,263,819,115