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Kenmore 7160[3] Refrigerator

 
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Summary: This 25.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore 7160[3] refrigerator has
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore 7160[3]

The Kenmore 7160[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the 7160[3] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

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.
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a number of lines, including Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Elite Trio. Kenmore will be offering more products with LED lights and integrated dispensers on its high-end models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 7160[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 7160[3]
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Disappointed
2/1/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had IMO more than my fair share of issues with this unit. First the freezer filled with water and what didn't freeze ended up on the floor. Apparently the drain where the auto defrost drains got clogged, according to the service guy this is common. I get lots of condensation around where the doors meet especially in the summer when the windows in the house are open. Enough to pool water on the floor. Every few months the freezer drawer freezes shut, probably from the condensation getting on the sliders. Have to pry it open take a hair dryer to the tracks then I put special grease on the slides.<br /><br />Doors also don't close automatically you need to push them shut. NOT good if you have kids as the door will always be open. Tried using the levelers to lean it back slightly and it helped a little bit but still a problem.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
design is generally good except crisper
1/6/2015
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Cons
Crisper Frame Problem
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Comment:
Generally, I love this model however, The crisper frame doesn't have enough support and cracks down the middle. I've replaced 2 through the last 2 years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
You need to do more research
10/25/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Engineering flaw,as per Sears own repairman, allows for ice build up in the back of the freezer compartment. I have owned this product for 3 years and now rather than call a repairman, I remove all of the baskets from the freezer, and defrost the build up in the back at least 1-2 times a year. This is a real pain in the backside. The repairman said he has to do this all the time on this model. My friend bought one about a year after I did and she is experiencing the same thing.
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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