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

  Item#  04672049000 | Model#  72049
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Reg Price: $3864.99
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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: Black
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

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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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67 Reviewers (74.0%) 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!
 

C-D-L

Fenton, MI

Jun 2 , 2014
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Great product

Lots of storage, adjustable shelves, the indoor bins are large for milk & Juice. The ice maker is in the door so it frees up the upper shelf for food storage.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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smiley16.

Benton, LA

May 23 , 2014
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Great amount of space!

The lights go across the top and down the side, making everything visible. You can access everything.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 5 , 2014
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Kenmore Elite 25 cu.ft. French-door

We love our new Kenmore Refrigerator. We were worried because we had to replace a counter depth unit. The capacity of this refrigerator is sooooo much larger than our previous GE model side by side. There are so many places on the doors for varied sized food products. Great purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dwilliams5622

New Albany, MS

Apr 26 , 2014
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Great Refrigerator!

This counter depth model is the largest kenmore makes and you can really tell. Most counter depth refrigs are alot smaller but the inside of this one is layed out perfect, tons of space and refrig does stick out in the kitchen.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bacchiball

Fort Mill, SC

Apr 25 , 2014
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Beautiful fridge

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tomlinson

Orlando, FL

Apr 7 , 2014
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good refrigerator - good space for a countertop

Happy with the refrigerator with the exception that the water / ice dispenser dips water. Sears is exchanging the refrigerator giving us a new one. Hopefully, this will fix the problem.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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joenascar

Mays Landing, NJ

Apr 6 , 2014
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love refrigerator, ice maker is a little slow making ice

love refrigerator,came dented they replaced it and the second one was also dented up. then we received a credit.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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