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Kenmore  8,000 BTU Room Air Conditioner  ENERGY STAR®

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Reg Price: $219.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Cabinet Depth (in.): 15.7
Cabinet Height (in.): 12.5
Cabinet Width (in.): 18.5
Maximum Window Dimensions: 36
Minimum Window Dimensions: 23
Weight (lbs.): 46.3
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
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: Yes
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

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Kenmore 8,000-BTU Room Air Conditioner - Powerful and Efficient Cooling

The Kenmore Room Air Conditioner 7908 has 8,000 BTUs of power to cool a room up to 350 square feet in area. The unit boasts electronic controls and a full-function remote, features 8-way air direction and has a tilt-out filter. It fits a window from 23 inches to 36 inches wide and at least 14 inches high.

  • 8,000 BTU
  • Cools up to 350 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • 1-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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289 Reviews Write a review
209 Reviewers (72.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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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.
 

PharmTeki

Mc Donald, PA

Aug 12 , 2014
via sears.com
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Excellent Room Air Conditioner

Bought as a gift for my daughter who was preparing to have surgery in the heat of the summer. Went into the window quickly and easily and has been working like a charm. Not very noisy. Cools the room quickly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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monge608

New York, NY

Aug 12 , 2014
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exellent

I bought this product for my granddaughter, she and I are very happy with the product. it keeps the room cool and comfortable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bolandc

Damascus, OR

Aug 8 , 2014
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Easy to use, easy to install

Not too loud, easy to install and does the job! Really happy with our purchase so far!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 6 , 2014
via sears.com
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Not Energy Star!!!

We bought this item in MD for two reasons: 1) hoping that Kenmore quality would prove this unit to be better than the other brands we've bought that only last 2-3 years and 2) because it was energy star rated and therefore would save money and qualify for a rebate from our local utility company. The quality is mediocre. It's not bad, but not truly better than other brands we've bought for less. Definitely noisy. BUT, we were turned down for our utility's rebate program because this unit is no longer Energy Star certified. It once was but it no longer qualifies. Still, the item is advertised that it is. The logo is on the box and on the unit itself. There was even a display of our utility's rebate program brochures sitting on top of the display model. Our call to Sears Customer Service was unhelpful. The person my husband talked to was not helpful (not a surprise as this is an issue that is not commonly addressed) BUT the promised call from a supervisor never materialized. Energy Star's website and customer service were stellar. If you want a certified Energy Star unit go to energystar.gov for a list.


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Aug 4 , 2014
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robbed blind

well first off when me and my husband took it out of the box we noticed the side and top was dented and gouged, then we noticed the air fins in back were also dented and pushed in, during install we discovered that we were missing alot of pieces and screws that should have came with it, so after going to get the proper hardware(which was an additional cost to us) we were able to install it., if our old one did not break and it was not so hot and humid it would have gotten returned for sure, but other than these overlooked items they never packaged and the overall beat up condition of the unit it performs 100%


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LMMills

Columbus, OH

Aug 4 , 2014
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Great a/c for bedroom

Love it keep the room a chilly 65

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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telli

Sackets Harbor, NY

Aug 1 , 2014
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air conditioner review

This air conditioner has worked alright to fit my needs. It isn't too big so it is easy to install and store. The only problem I have is it's difficult to read the choices for mode and fan speed. Other than that it has worked fine for me so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Veepermat

Philadelphia, PA

Aug 1 , 2014
via mobile
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Great a/c at a great price.

I bought this a/c for my bedroom and I think it was well worth the money spent. It's easy to use to comes with a remote that's very small so it doesn't take up much space. The unit is quiet and has great power to it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JAY1623

Cerritos, CA

Aug 1 , 2014
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Good unit

Unit is not too loud, and cools well. Not happy with energy saver mode.. Unit shuts off at set temp, but does not come back on till room temp is 6 to 8 degrees above set temp. {saves a lot of energy, but not very comfortable} Kenmore offered to exchange unit, which I might do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DeborahSligar

Hunters, WA

Jul 31 , 2014
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Really Nice Unit

This A/C Unit is working beautiful. Clean looks and styling. Easy operation on the face of the unit, but the remote control face could use some back-lighting or larger print. Installation was super easy with all the supplied padding and hardware. The front vent fins are a little fragile and stiff, but sufficient. Just be careful learning their behavior and breaking them in. Fairly low operation noise even on high. The power cord is a good heavy gauge of wire w/ built in protection testing and reset buttons. The side covers were heavier built than some I've had, and easy to install. The instructions were simple, complete and to the point. The unit is lighter than most in this BTU range. The performance has been outstanding, even in the hottest part of the day. Very happy I decided on this model. It's hard to find products that do as advertised, this sure does! Brrrr...teeth chattering.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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