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Kenmore  8,000 BTU Room Air Conditioner

  Item#  04279081000 | Model#  79081
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Cabinet Depth (in.): 14
Cabinet Height (in.): 12.5
Cabinet Width (in.): 18.5
Maximum Window Dimensions: 36 inches wide
Minimum Window Dimensions: 23 inches wide and 14 inches tall
Weight (lbs.): 47
General Features:
24 Hour Timer: Yes
Air Direction: 8-Way: Multiple Adj. Horizontal and Vertical Louvers
Capability: Cooling
Color Family: White
Compressor Type: Rotary
Power Cord Included: Yes
Control Type: Electronic
Fan Type: Blower wheel
Filter Material: Polypropylene mesh
Filter Type: Replaceable Filter
General Warranty: 1 year limited/ 5 year sealed system limited
Installation Type: Window
No. of Cooling Speeds: 3
No. of Fan Only Speeds: 3
Remote Control: Yes
Sleep Mode/Timer: Yes
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
Cooling Amperage: 7
Cooling BTU: 8000
Cooling Wattage: 740
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Energy Efficiency Rating: 10.8
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 555
Maximum Air Flow (CFM): 217
Rated Amps (Receptacle): 15
Room Coverage in Sq. Ft.: 350
Total Connected Load: 0
Voltage: 110/120V
Others:
Sound Level (Decibels): 60.9 high/ 56.6 medium/ 52.5 low

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The Kenmore 79081  room air conditioner has 8,000 BTUs of power to cool a room up to 350 square feet in area. The  unit has electronic controls and a full-function remote, features 8-way air direction and has a tilt-out filter. This window air conditioner fits a window from 23 inches to 36 inches wide and at least 14 inches high.

  • 8,000 BTU
  • Cools up to 350 square feet
  • 24 Hour ON/OFF timer
  • Sleep mode 
  • Location sensing maintains temperature based on the location of the remote 
  • ENERGY STAR® rated
  • 10.8 energy-efficiency rating
  • Earth-friendly 410A refrigerant
  • One-touch controls 
  • Filter-cleaning reminder
  • Tilt-out filter
  • 8-way air-direction control
  • 3 cool speeds
  • 3 fan speeds

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Added on May 19, 2010

 

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178 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise13 found this helpful
LakelandFLcroom
Oct 2 , 2012
Great unit.
First off the noise everybody is complaining about is the fan blade picking up water to cool the evaporator coil fins. It's by design to use less energy. Don't like ? Another 8k will be bigger heaver and use more energy. This unit is about as small as a 5k unit of old. Comes with side panels. has plastic fan shroud which may break in the sun. For the money I like it. Cools good. I never have luck with dinky 6000 btu units.
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Sbenson534
Jul 10 , 2013
What Happened to Kenmore Quality?
We had two Kenmore air conditioners and that is why we decided to purchase another. The sales reps really pushed for us to buy this unit and we really did not take the time to inspect the display model. Wow what a disappointment. Installation was easy enough but the unit itself is really chintzy. The ventilation system has only baffles that don't direct the air flow well. The remote is not for older people...one can barely read it. The unit is not sealed well it looks like the styrofoam from the old time cooler chests, instead of plastic and it is pieced together and not sealed where the pieces meet. I do not think I would buy another Kenmore after this. We had a 5100 btu that did not cool the entire room (12 x17) so we wanted an a/c with higher btu and energy savings. That 5100 unit was made much better and the remote was more user friendly. Truly disappointed.
 

bigman2920

Manheim, PA

Jan 30 , 2014
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Very nice a/c unit

I liked this a/c unit so much that I bought 2 of the exact same unit with a smaller btu for 2 smaller rooms.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ukulelelady

Metairie, LA

Sep 22 , 2013
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good room a.c. with some problems

This is a good room air conditioner, not perfect, but a good value. The installation directions are not clear enough. I recommend 2 able bodied people for installation. I used a handyman,and it took an hour. The loudness when the fan is on high may pose a problem to some people. I use the machine at night only, so I keep the fan on low, which is a much quieter setting. My biggest complaint is the operations panel and the hand held remote are black and so that if you should change the setting you will have to turn on a light. A better design would be all L E D for the unit and some sort of low light in the remote, maybe a switch of some kind. Anyway, this unit cools beautifully and that is the main matter. The listed price, for 8000 BTU's is very reasonable. It is well packaged and is easy to put in a small car, so you won't have to pay for delivery. The box has durable straps for carrying it inside. I like it's power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 21 , 2013
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Works Great

My wife and I purchased this unit to replace a 5200BTU unit from GE. The unit is easy to lift and place in the window. It comes with a nice remote as well which has a good range on it. The controls are simple and easy to use too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 20 , 2013
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Window A/C

Does the job but a little too noisy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jwpant

Maumee, OH

Sep 1 , 2013
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nice and cool but fan very loud

It cools very well for being in a large area. The fan noise is very loud. We usually run it on low when we are in the same room. We would not recommend it for a bedroom as it is to loud to sleep. The remote control is great and works from quite a distance. We have the exact unit in a 6000 btu in our bedroom that is much quiter


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Tonrey11

East Meadow, NY

Aug 16 , 2013
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Pretty good A/C, definitely not whisper-quiet.

Very powerful and COLD for it's size. Cools quickly and efficiently. Only gave it 4 stars because it's pretty loud, even on low setting. For the size of the room I am cooling (13X16) , I don't really need to put it on a higher setting. If you are cooling a larger room and require silence to sleep, this one's not for you.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sweettexas

San Antonio, TX

Aug 15 , 2013
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Great A/C

We have a larger room a/c that's several years old and still is running great, bought another one for our storage unit that is a little smaller and has be working terrific

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 15 , 2013
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Very noise

This A/C unit makes a funny noise on low only. Sears told me that it was normal and not to worry about it. But it doesn't make the gurgaling sound on any other speed but low.


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BigTruck430

Redding, CA

Aug 14 , 2013
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Great AC for front room

This unit works great for a small to medium size room. Easy to install and easy to use, and priced right to what it does.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mrs.Rodgers

Saginaw, MI

Aug 7 , 2013
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cool breeze

workmanship is great; cools nicely; was nicely priced at the time of my purchase; an overall win win.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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