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Kenmore 79081
 
Approximate retail price:
$219.99
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Summary: This 8,000-btu Kenmore model features a digital display, built-in timer, auto-fan speed, energy saver mode, and a remote control. This model also has up/down louver control and a dirty filter indicator.
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Community icon7 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Midsized air conditioners
User Reviews
User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Sorry
8/5/2012
Pros
Cons
Loud
Noisy rattling noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced my 13 year old ageing kenmore window ac that ran much quieter than this new model 79081 wich I instaled today. I'm very disappointed
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
3.0
Incessantly noisy swishing sounds
7/8/2012
Pros
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Bedroom
Comment:
I bought it a couple of days ago. I normally like hearing those pinging or swishing sounds created by those droplets of water hitting the condenser. With this Kenmore A/C these sounds are surprisingly and annoyingly loud to me. I learned to live with noisy air conditioners over the years. Getting used to a particular sound is one thing, tolerating loud noise is quite another. The unit seems to work fine otherwise.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Working really well must buy
6/30/2012
Pros
Accurate Temperature Controls
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
Energy Efficient
Even Air Distribution
Cons
Best Uses
Bedroom
Small Room
Comment:
It has been working really well for our bedroom therefore we brought the second for our living room. Must have
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore 79081 is part of the Air conditioners test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore 79081 Air conditioners features and specs include Remote control, Btu/hr., EER, Weight (lbs.), Max window width (in.), Min window width (in.). In our lab tests, Air conditioners models like the Kenmore 79081 are reviewed on Overall score, Airflow left, Airflow right, Brownout, Ease of use, Indoor noise high, Indoor noise low, Comfort. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore 79081 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore 79081 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore 79081.
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