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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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2.0
Big, beautiful, and trouble
5/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Breakroom At Sears Store
Comment:
We liked the looks and interior space of this unit. For the first year the only problem that we experienced was that one drawer will shift and become difficult to open and close, especially for young children.<br /><br />Year 2 is a very different story.<br /><br />It started making a noise. Very quiet up until this point. We contacted Sears and 2 weeks later a repairman arrived. He said that the fan was freezing up, a known problem and that Sears had made an improvement and added a heater to the back plate to prevent this from happening. He ordered the part and said to call him when it arrived and he'd come back and install. The refrigerator stopped completely before the part arrived.<br />Last month it started again. We are still waiting for the repairman to arrive.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Does an excellent job!
5/4/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Waterair Filter Every 6 Mths
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Water & Air filters need to be changed every six months and can be costly so shop around. You can save as much as 50% or more from what Sears may charge.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Life expectancy 3 years
5/1/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Compressor went out two months ago. Still trying to get Sears to fix it!! Compressor still under warranty, but A&E Factory Services incompetent. Kenmore should drop Sears as a dealer.
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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