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Kenmore Elite 7205[3] Refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$3200
Summary: This 31.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 7205[3] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • an air filter
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore Elite 7205[3]

The Kenmore Elite 7205[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 7205[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 Elite 7205[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 31.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 7205[3]
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1.0
Problem from day one
1/23/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Beautiful Inside And Out
Bright Led Lights Inside
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
lots of space
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Coolant Leak
Fans Keep Freezing
Not Cold Enough
Not enough ice
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had repairmen out so often--since the very first month when the freezer started making loud noises due to the fans freezing up. It has quit making ice numerous times, and now it has been diagnosed with a coolant leak. After 6 repair visits in the past 6 weeks, Sears has finally agreed to replace due to the Protection Agreement. However, we're not sure we want another one. Too bad because it's a beautiful fridge. The ice maker, while trim and in the door, also does not make enough ice for our family with teens--we are constantly running out.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Stay away from this Frig
12/23/2014
Pros
Roomy With Lots Of Bins
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
This 1.5 year old Frig decided to fail two days before Christmas! Bad compressor and circuit board and it will take at least one week to fix it! Anyone that has this Frig better have a backup frig available! Compressor covered by a 10 year warranty but the circuit board is not!<br /><br />I'm done with Kenmore Elite!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
flimsy door bins!!!
11/25/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Quiet
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
After a side by side refrigerator I thought I had died and gone to heaven when we got the Sears Elite. I bought it due to past good experiences with the quality of Sears products. I have had no issues with anything EXCEPT that the door bins break, and crack. So far I have lost four bins to this problem. One small shelf on the top left that only held four ice cream sauce and was hardly ever even touched (my teens have all gone to college and marriage) literally fell from the door one day. I have contacted Sears parts and they are currently researching my bin issues. After reading some of these reports I see that I am not the only one having issues. The parts department's initial response has been appropriate and polite. So far I have not heard of any suggestion for an equable resolution. (such as free or reduced price replacement bins...I mean FOUR bins in THREE years? sheesh! A fridge without door bins is pretty sad!
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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