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Kenmore Elite 72093
 
Approximate retail price:
$2,699.99
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Summary: This 32.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 72093 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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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore Elite 72093

The Kenmore Elite 72093 is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 72093 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 72093
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 32.5
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 72093
User Reviews
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3.0
Only 2 yrs. old and the compressor died
3/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
After owning this refrigerator for 2 years the compressor died. Fortunately we bought the extended 5 year warranty. It worked fine until the compressor died. It took Sears a week to get the parts to fix it. If you buy this model make sure you have a back-up refrigerator.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Bad icemaker
3/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
Sears tries constantly to sell an extended warranty. This is one appliance that needs it. The icemaker dies easily and a new one is guaranteed for only 90 days.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Looks great, beware of design flaw
12/25/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Design
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Icemaker Fan Flaw
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
This is a beautiful refrigerator/freezer with a great design, tons of space, stylish lighting and solid features. The one major design flaw -- and it is major -- is that the icemaker fan is located in such a place that it freezes easily in humid climates, effectively shutting down the icemaker. Plus, once the error code for the icemaker fan is triggered, it shuts down any ability to use the front button panel features. In short, the fridge will continue to work just fine, but none of the other features will. The solution? Tell your repair person to stock plenty of replacement icemaker fans. You and he will need them.
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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