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Kenmore Elite 2809[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$710
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Type: Self-defrost upright freezers
About - Kenmore Elite 2809[2]

The Kenmore Elite 2809[2] is part of the freezer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, freezer models like the Elite 2809[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
Temperature performance combines results of several tests that measured how closely the manufacturer's recommended settings matched the ideal temperature at 0 degrees Fahrenheit and how well a model kept optimum temperatures in all parts of the freezer despite constant changes in room temperature ranging from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Energy efficiency:
Energy efficiency reflects energy use for the usable volume (our measurement) based on average energy costs.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.

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About This Brand

This major brand offers a wide assortment of products in both chest and upright configurations. Kenmore offers a number of self-defrosting upright models in various sizes and also a pro-style product. Prices range from $350 to $1500. Kenmore is sold at Sears.

Features & Specs - Kenmore Elite 2809[2]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 20.5
info Consumer Reports measured (cu. ft.) 15.6
info Power on light Yes
info Interior light Yes
info HxWxD (in.) 72 x 32 x 30
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 2809[2]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor Customer Service for Repair
12/3/2014
Pros
Good size
Cons
Poor customer service
Best Uses
Family
Comment:
The poor customer service that is provided by Sear's Customer Care Team fails to support the sales team's efforts in the local stores. Our freezer was delivered with a defective electrical panel. A Sear's Representative sent out a remanufactured part that was dirty and scratched. We refused the part and demanded an original manufacturer's part for the repair of our brand new freezer. What a disappointing experience!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Lasted five 1/2 yrs with 2 repairs
7/23/2014
Pros
Alarms Nice If Working
Noise Tolerable
Shelving Very Good
Cons
Not Long Lfe Span As H
Best Uses
Comment:
The freezer was in a utility room so no temp extremes.<br />Alarms would sound when not justified then the external display died altogether. Now it has been diagnosed with a non-repairable leak in the sealed unit after five years as was it's predecessor(another brand) after five years as well. Expect more life span than that for the price. Have a 1954 American motors chest still running strong!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not built for the long run
1/10/2014
Pros
Attractive design
Digital Controls
Good Interior Storage
Cons
Entire Freezing Parts Die
Entire Freezing Seal Bad
Mechanical Parts Went Bad
Poor Internal Mechanics
Poor Mechanical Parts
Best Uses
Comment:
Freezer was in enclosed garage without for 2 years then the entire mechanicals died. The specs state: should be located not to exceed 110º, which never happened in my garage. Temps 32º will NOT affect operation, that never was an issue either. Basically cheaply made product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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