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Kenmore Elite 7206[3]
 
Approximate retail price:
$2,519.99
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Summary: This 30.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 7206[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 7206[3]

The Kenmore Elite 7206[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 7206[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 7206[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 30.5
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 7206[3]
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4.0
pantry drawer difficult to reinstall
3/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Items Easily Seen Inside
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Pantry Drawer Design
Best Uses
Comment:
took 10 minutes to reinstall pantry drawer after having to remove it to clean under.Does not slide in easily. Ice maker small and frequently blocks up esp in summer. otherwise nice appliance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
1.0
real lemon
1/24/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Bad Mother Board
Better Buy The Ins
Frequent Fail After 4 Mon
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This frig was for our home. The look is great and the water/ice dispenser good. Buy 11/19/12.The first service call 01/24/13, then 02/16/13 .6 months without much used,(snowbird)then call for service 12/31/13, service on 01/17/14,last 4 hours. next service schedule 01/27/14.<br />so stay away from that frig
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
The First Year is good. But then...
11/12/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Big Pantry Drawer
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Grab N Go Door
Holds Temperature Well
Pull-out Drawers In Freez
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Noise
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Bought fridge July 2012. First year was good. Exactly 16 months to the day it began making a terrible loud vibrating noise emminating from the freezer compartment. I am now looking at a minimum of $150.00 for just service call & parts (service call in process). How can a freezer fan go bad so soon? And will I have to buy a new freezer fan every 16 months?
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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