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Refrigerators

Kenmore Elite 7205[3]
 
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
Total Lemon - Stay Away!
11/11/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm generally not one to complain about appliances, but I have to admit this refrigerator line from Sears is a total lemon and should've been recalled. Sears has lost this loyal Kenmore consumer forever. Within the first year we got the Freezer Fan error code like everyone else. Just spent $600 to have a more powerful fan installed which required a different motherboard. We'll see if this fixes the issue, but I'm skeptical based on other stories here. Door trays are also cracked and coming apart. No mechanical issues with the icemaker yet, but it is small and you need to keep the freezer tray full if you expect guests. <br /><br />Meanwhile, the 25 year old Whirlpool which this pile of junk replaced is operating perfectly in the garage.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Unreliable
11/6/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Space
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Really Big Paper Weight
Comment:
I've had this fridge for 2 years and it just died on me. Kenmore couldn't send someone out for 3 days which was supposed to be by 5pm today. Just got a call he can't make it out until 7 at the earliest. Also estimates the fix to be at least $800. I'll never buy a Kenmore again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Kenmore Elite Model 795-72093-310 useles
10/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
2nd Refrigerator
Comment:
First I bought this Kenmore Elite model 79572093310 13 months ago. I was convince by sale person told that Sears is the best services and their product is liable. This is my mistake I should learn from my terrible experience. I should do the homework before deciding of buying any products from Sears. After 13 months my fridge not working and not cold all my freeze was melting down inside. I started calling Sears tech and explained to them about my issues. It is no manufacturing warranty. Soon they found out I don't have service agreement with the Sears they don't want spend time to talk to me unless I have to cough up $250.00 for getting new service agreement with them for one year. When I decided to get their service agreement, he told me no one there to help me out so he expected me to call back later. Next time I called back they put me on hold for at least 30min. I fed up with their service. It sound like they give me the run around. After a terrible experience I asked myself nerved and ever buy any products from Sears and not recommend others as well
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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