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Kenmore 7160[3] Refrigerator

 
Price range:
$2,694.00 - $3,219.70
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Summary: This 25.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore 7160[3] refrigerator has
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Community icon22 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Disappointed
2/1/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had IMO more than my fair share of issues with this unit. First the freezer filled with water and what didn't freeze ended up on the floor. Apparently the drain where the auto defrost drains got clogged, according to the service guy this is common. I get lots of condensation around where the doors meet especially in the summer when the windows in the house are open. Enough to pool water on the floor. Every few months the freezer drawer freezes shut, probably from the condensation getting on the sliders. Have to pry it open take a hair dryer to the tracks then I put special grease on the slides.<br /><br />Doors also don't close automatically you need to push them shut. NOT good if you have kids as the door will always be open. Tried using the levelers to lean it back slightly and it helped a little bit but still a problem.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
design is generally good except crisper
1/6/2015
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Cons
Crisper Frame Problem
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Comment:
Generally, I love this model however, The crisper frame doesn't have enough support and cracks down the middle. I've replaced 2 through the last 2 years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
You need to do more research
10/25/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Engineering flaw,as per Sears own repairman, allows for ice build up in the back of the freezer compartment. I have owned this product for 3 years and now rather than call a repairman, I remove all of the baskets from the freezer, and defrost the build up in the back at least 1-2 times a year. This is a real pain in the backside. The repairman said he has to do this all the time on this model. My friend bought one about a year after I did and she is experiencing the same thing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore 7160[3] is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore 7160[3] Refrigerators features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Stainless/SS-look option, Water dispenser, Cabinet-depth model, French-door style. In our lab tests, Refrigerators models like the Kenmore 7160[3] are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Energy cost/yr. ($), Temperature performance, Ease of use, Energy efficiency, Freezer usable capacity (cu. ft.), Exterior depth (in.), Exterior height (in.), Exterior width (in.), Total usable capacity (cu. ft.), Fridge usable capacity (cu. ft.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore 7160[3] based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore 7160[3] include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore 7160[3].
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