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Kenmore Elite  25 cu. ft. French-Door Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator - White  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  04672042000 | Model#  72042
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Reg Price: $3864.99
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$3066.11
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Standard or Counter Depth: Counter Depth Glossary
Depth w/ Handle (in.): 30.875
Depth w/o Handle (in.): 28.375
Depth without Door (in.): 24.0625
Height to Top of Case (in.): 68.75
Height to Top of Hinge (in.): 70.25 Glossary
Width w/ Door Closed (In.): 35.75
Width w/Door Open 90 Degrees (In.): 40
Color:
Color Family: White
Capacity:
Freezer Capacity (Cu Ft): 7.7
Overall Capacity (Cu Ft): 24.5
Refrigerator Capacity: 16.8
General Features:
Depth w/ Door Open 90 Degrees: 42.75
Humidity-Controlled Crisper: Yes Glossary
Internal Water Dispenser: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Storage:
Gallon Door Storage: Yes
Filtration & Dispensing:
Ice Maker: Yes
Ice Style: Crushed & Cubed
Thru Door Dispenser: Ice & Water Dispenser
Water Filter: Yes
Water Filter Replacement Part Number: 04609690000
Freezer Features:
Defrost System: Frost-free
Shelves & Storage:
Number of Freezer Door Bins: 0
Number of Freezer Shelves/Baskets: 0
Number of Refrigerator Door Bins: 6
Number of Refrigerator Drawers: 3
Number of Refrigerator Shelves: 5
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Others:
Next Day: No

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Kenmore Elite 25.0 cu. ft. French-Door Refrigerator - Cool Storage

Offering 25 cu. ft. of storage space, this Kenmore counter-depth refrigerator 7204 makes a statement with its unique mix of style and convenience. Its Full Width Pantry Drawer is perfect for storing cheeses, snacks and party platters, and the multi-level LED lighting throughout ensures you'll always be able to find what you're looking for. And for maximum freshness, the AirTight crisper drawer helps keep your produce crisp and delicious, while the CleanFlow filter ensures circulating air will keep your refrigerator odor-free. Add in a three-tier freezer drawer, and this Kenmore refrigerator promises to deliver an ideal mix of style and usefulness.

  • Built to store food, snacks and more, this Kenmore refrigerator delivers plenty of storage capacity so every item on your grocery list has a spot.
  • Air-tight humidity-controlled crisper drawers keep vegetables supple and moist longer than standard crisper bins, so flavor and freshness stays around longer.
  • A full-width, gourmet pantry drawer stores party platters, pizzas, pies, trays and more while clearing shelf space for better organization and easier storage.
  • The slim in-door icemaker makes fresh ice fast, while its reduced size increases storage space both on the shelves and in the door bins.
  • LEDs brighten corners and shelves, while offering a longer service life than their incandescent counterparts.
  • The CleanFlow Air Filter circulates air through a charcoal filter to keep the refrigerator smelling fresh and is 15 times more effective than baking soda in reducing odors.
  • Genius Cool™ features dual evaporators that cool your refrigerator and freezer separately to help eliminate wilted lettuce and freezer-burned ice cream.

Added on October 18, 2011

 

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60 Reviewers (69.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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boliviakid
Jun 29 , 2012
Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Counter Depth
We purchased this refrigerator about 8 months ago and I've been waiting to see how it would do. We bought it the week after it was introduced back in October, 2011, so it was without the benefit of any reviews! However, it was counter-depth, and had 25 cu ft capacity, and everything else we wanted. We looked at several stores, and while very few seem to have counter-depth display models, we knew we wanted to sacrifice a bit of interior space so it would fit better in our remodeled kitchen. Go take a look at some local brick-and-mortar stores to compare the interior size of counter-depth vs. regular if you're not sure. This is one of the largest counter-depth refrigerators on the market, or at least it was back in October, 2011. I have to say after 8 months it has been a super fridge! Pros: - Counter depth is perfect for a smaller space or kitchen. The fridge doesn't stick out into the kitchen, yet there is good space inside for our family of four. - Bottom freezer - a must have anymore if you're tired of bending over 12 times a day to get things in and out of your refrigerator. - French Doors - Nice to have and when both are open it's nice and wide. Once you know where things are you only open half the fridge to get something out (most of the time) so that saves on some energy. - Quiet - I know I shouldn't compare our old 25 year-old refrigerator with a new one but this one is like a whisper when it's running - barely audible. - Compact In-Door Ice Maker - Instead of taking up shelf space in the main fridge (which is a premium in counter-depth models) this has a nice compact ice maker in the door, which even has two three-inch-deep shelves on the front - great for storing smaller items like A-1 stake sauce bottles, etc. - Bottom freezer has two independent drawers above the main freezer compartment allowing you to get to things more easily than having to dig down into a single bin. - Doors adjust to align them with each other with an included wrench. I had to adjust the right door up to match the left, but it worked fine and the doors align great. - Plenty of vertical space under the water/ice dispenser Cons: - You have to open both doors to pull out the the bottom full-width crisper drawer. This is a small 'con' but a tradeoff when you go with french doors. - Smaller ice capacity - We wanted more space in the fridge so not having tons of ice isn't a big deal for us, and you can easily empty out the ice holder into a larger bucket in the bottom freezer if you want to stock up for a party. It's got plenty of ice to fill the glasses for a family of four. - Ice sometimes melts together. If you don't get ice very often the individual cubes can fuse together over time, perhaps because the ice maker is in the door, but if you just grab a little ice each day we've never had a problem. Overall this has been a really good fridge! I wouldn't trade it for any of the other counter-depth models we looked at. I believe it's made by LG and has many of the features of the LG models. I know ratings for all products are sometimes filled with those who've had nothing but trouble (I think people who've had a bad experience are more likely to want to tell others!), but that hasn't been our experience. We really like it! I would recommend it to anyone.
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annoyed100
Jun 1 , 2012
Shoddy Construction DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
I've owned this refridgerator for 18 months and its been serviced 4 times now. 3 were under warrantee. There is a bar connected to the right door that that becomes unhinged and breaks after a time and not too much time at that. When I called the last time they offered me an extended warranty for an additional year for $250 which is excessive on a new product, they must know its temperamental. This time with no coverage it cost $118 for someone to look at the refridgerator and to repair over $600. Needless to say if this broke 4 times in a little over 1 year I am not going to pay for the repair, I'm investing in a new one and never again a KENMORE product. Customer service is terrible. Finally the icemaker runs out of ice very quickly. Stay away from Sears!
 

Sandy2530

Lombard, IL

Mar 25 , 2014
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I'd buy it again

This is the second time I have purchased this. I had one before I moved, and bought the same one for my new house. Love the look, the room and the style. The slim ice maker in the door saves a lot of room. Love it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shadowrider

Pompano Beach, FL

Mar 22 , 2014
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fits nicely


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chazcamp

Thousand Oaks, CA

Mar 13 , 2014
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Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Three Times, Shame on Me!

We liked the looks and layout of the Kenmore Elite, Counter-Depth, French Door, Bottom-Freezer Model 72043, and were eventually able to step up and buy one of these beauties for the hefty price of $2,999. Kenmore Elites usually get good reviews in the consumer mags, so we were confident that we had purchased a quality product. After using the unit for several weeks however, we soon discovered that beauty was only skin deep, and that our unit exhibited serious problems. The problems were as follows: freezer compartment was not completely frost free, and food packages and bags iced up after two to three days. Every time the bottom freezer drawer was closed, the unit wheezed like an old accordion. The unit also ran exceptionally noisy, and could be heard humming and making other odd noises at considerable distances. Another issue was the top double doors. No matter how hard the Sears technician tried to level them off, he was unsuccessful. Based on the technician's assessment that our unit was unfixable, we called Sears Customer Service who immediately sent out another unit. The second unit exhibited more of the same symptoms as the first, only worse. The technician's diagnosis this time was that the entire refrigerator box was twisted and not plumb. Sears sent out a third 72043 refrigerator which basically had the same problems as the first two. The technician this time said there was no fix for the bottom freezer not maintaining a frost free environment, and said he could do nothing further. To its credit, Sears customer service stood behind its products and reputation. As much as we liked the cubic footage, layout, ice maker, and stylish appearance of the Kenmore Elite 72043, we decided three was enough and exchanged the last one for a GE Cafe French Door model. A world of difference, with not a single complaint. We are now very satisfied, and will continue to be Sears customers in the future.


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sweetdemun

Lithonia, GA

Mar 7 , 2014
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I love my new refrigerator

Okay- for as far as refrigerators go, what's not to love with this one. The reason i love it is simply because it fits. Most of the refrigerators are great, but oversized and will not fit a small space. This fit the bill for our size needs. The downside is that I actually paid more for a smaller refrigerator, which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. Features. dings if the door is open too long. Great for children and husbands that stand in front of the refrigerator. ;o)


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fairfaxcity

Fairfax, VA

Mar 6 , 2014
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great fridge!

Love this Fridge! I think the layout definitely makes great use of space. 3 drawer freezer is awesome. I was concerned that the ice capacity would pose a problem because we use alot of ice. But it hasn't been an issue. Hope this fridge lasts a along time! If I could change anything, it would be that on only one side the shelf pushed back for tall items, not both. I don't think I will be using that feature much and its inconvenient to have that lip which creates uneven shelves (bothersome).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KnownDefects

San Antonio, TX

Feb 27 , 2014
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Freezer Stops Working due to Faulty Grilll Design

I am very disappointed in my 9.5 month old refrigerator. My last refrigerator from Sears was over 20 years old and still running strong; yet I wanted to upgrade my kitchen to stainless and had researched various options for over a year before buying this model. I came home to a very loud noise which was related to the "ice maker" fan motor's positioning on the "grill" which results in the fan freezing up; in turn impacting the freezer's ability to work. Sears came out the same day; however, what was shocking is that they identified this as a "known defect" and told me I was just lucky it had broken before my 12 month warranty was expired. For such an expensive refrigerator, I would expect Sears to proactively stand behind their products; however, the repairman told me I should complain to LG (not Sears) as it's manufactured by LG and it's their fault. Talk about passing the buck. Very disappointed and concerned with how long it will work before something else breaks. Repair person tried to sell me a $500+ annual mtce agreement as he advised there were plenty more parts that might break. After investing over $3K on a refrigerator, I'm very disappointed in the quality of the product. Looks are great.


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PunkinHedd

Kingwood, TX

Feb 17 , 2014
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Fantastic

I have had this since approx. Dec. 30, 2013. It's not quite as large inside as I thought but I LOVE THIS FRIDGE.......so far. I can find anything at a glance. No more moving things around and playing hide and seek to find a jar of pickles. I love to open the fridge and just look at this beautiful machine. Everything is at my fingertips. The freezer is adequate but I have a large freezer so this is perfect for the kitchen. No problems with the icemaker. I checked reviews prior to purchase and was satisfied enough to make this the fridge I bought. I'll see how things are in on year.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 12 , 2014
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French door fridge the size is great considering this is counter depth

the interior is big and bright, great space!!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 28 , 2014
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Refrigerator purchase

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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heiio

Punta Gorda, FL

Jan 27 , 2014
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water and ice maker go on blinck month after 1 year warranty

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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