Earnings have been hurt by lower sales in Asia, rising material costs and higher spending on marketing and new products.
Whirlpool reported a profit of $230m (£142m), or $2.88 a share, up from $196m, or $2.42 a share, a year earlier.
Excluding restructuring costs and other items, earnings grew to $3.04 a share from $2.72 a year earlier.
Overall, sales rose three per cent to $4.82bn, lower than analysts’ forecast of $4.83bn.
Quarterly sales in North America rose seven per cent,while in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, there was a 1.2 per cent increase.
However, in Latin America, its sales were flat at $1.1bn and in Asia they declined about 22 per cent.