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Kenmore Elite  31.0 cu. ft. French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator - Stainless Steel  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  04672053000 | Model#  72053
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 Rating 4.0 | 583 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $3899.99
Savings: $1560.00
$2339.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Standard or Counter Depth: Standard Depth Glossary
Depth w/ Handle (in.): 36.25
Depth w/o Handle (in.): 33.75
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.): 44.25
Color:
Color Family: Stainless steel
Cabinet Color: Gray
Handle Color: Matches door
Materials & Finishes:
Handle Material: Aluminum
Capacity:
Freezer Capacity (Cu Ft): 10
Overall Capacity (Cu Ft): 31
Refrigerator Capacity: 20.7
General Features:
Depth w/ Door Open 90 Degrees: 48.125
Humidity-Controlled Crisper: Yes Glossary
Internal Water Dispenser: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Storage:
Gallon Door Storage: Yes
Styling:
Door Style: Contoured
Durability:
Door Finish: Smooth
Refrigerator Shelf Material: Glass
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
Refrigeration Conveniences:
Control Location: Exterior
Shelves & Storage:
Number of Freezer Door Bins: 1
Number of Freezer Shelves/Baskets: 3
Number of Refrigerator Door Bins: 6
Number of Refrigerator Drawers: 3
Number of Refrigerator Shelves: 5
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Others:
Next Day: Yes

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Kenmore Elite French Door Refrigerator – Impressive Large Capacity, Extreme Versatility

A performance leader in storage Large Capacity and versatility, this Kenmore Elite French door refrigerator 7205 combines a 31 cu. ft. interior with space-saving organization and durable, stylish construction. Equipped with features like adjustable shelves and wider door bins, it has plenty of room to adapt to your shopping list. Intelligent in its design, this French door fridge senses temperature changes and responds in an instant, so temperatures stay steady and every dish keeps fresh.

  • 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.
  • The Tilt-N-Take Freezer Drawer provides fast access to frozen foods for easy storage and meal prep with better organization.
  • A full-width, gourmet pantry drawer stores party platters, pizzas, pies, trays and more while clearing shelf space for better organization and easier storage.
  • Air-tight humidity-controlled crisper drawers keep vegetables supple and moist longer than standard crisper bins, so flavor and freshness stays around longer.
  • SlideAway Shelves create more vertical space for storing items like wine bottles, pitchers or the occasional flower bouquet, without rearranging the fridge.
  • Genius Cool™ features dual evaporators that cool your refrigerator and freezer separately to help eliminate wilted lettuce and freezer-burned ice cream.

Added on May 21, 2011

 

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395 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise16 found this helpful
ttt16
Aug 21 , 2013
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
We've had this fridge 8 months so far. The Good: It does a good job keeping food cold and veggies fresh. The various drawers/design features work as intended. We wanted a large capacity and indeed, this thing holds a ton. It's quiet and it looks nice. The Bad: As others have stated in their reviews, the ice machine doesn't hold much by itself - we use the extra bin to hold more ice in the freezer compartment. But the options for in-door ice + french door style don't leave many options. In both the machine and the bin, the cubes may freeze together after awhile. The crushed ice option has an awful distribution mechanism - despite keeping your cup/bin at the top of the spout, it still shoots crushed ice everywhere. The Ugly: The machine gave an error code about 7 weeks after we bought it. I called it in and Sears sent a new one the very next day, so that was good. (interesting fact: We had the purchase protection with food cost replacement, so I asked if that would cover any spoiled food - they said yes, but if I chose that option, then they would not immediately replace the machine. Instead, I'd have to wait for the mechanic to come out and look at it, which would take 10 days. Suffice it to say, I opted for immed. replacement) Bottom line: I rate the orig. fridge (before it failed) and the replacement fridge as good overall. But the failure after 7 wks is inexcusable and it doesn't inspire confidence about the future reliability. I admit that I didn't think it could happen to me, but it did. I thought we got a great price and would recommend if you can buy during a major sale (e.g. Labor Day, New Year's)
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AllenDj
Nov 9 , 2012
DO NOT BUY
Do not but this refrigerator. I purchased this refrigerator from Sears 1 year and 3 week ago. The refrigerator stopped cooling so I called Sears they said the warranty was over but they would send a technician over. The technician found the board inside the refrigerator was bad and low and behold he had a board from my refrigerator in his van. Seems these boards go bad more often than not. It cost me $464.57 to replace the board. That is not the only problem we had with the refrigerator 11 months in and still under warranty we found mold growing on the plastic lining between the refrigerator and the door. I was told by Sears that the Energy Saver feature of the refrigerator causes water to form on the outside that cause the mold. They cleaned the mold but I was told to prevent the mold form come back I would have to turn off the Energy Saver feature. So if you by this refrigerator you cannot use the feature you paid for because it cause mold. DO NOT BUY this feature it?s not worth the
 

Colorcrazed

Knoxville, TN

Apr 11 , 2014
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Fabulous interior

Only time will tell how wonderful this appliance actually is- but I LOVE the interior configuration of the refrigerator as well as the freezer. we have a 15 year old Kenmore in the garage, and although I don't know anyone who has had a " new" appliance last this long, I do hope it out performs the 7 troubled years I had with an LG French door. I'll repost after I've had this a while...( 3weeks, so far~so good!).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jewels1216

Ramona, CA

Apr 11 , 2014
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DONT BUY!!!!

We spent over $2,000 on this fridge a little over 3 years ago. Its just my husband and I. We are not hard on things. It just stopped working. We called Sears, which they couldn't come out for a WEEK to even look at it. Then find out its the sealed unit inside the refrigerator that went bad (about $900 to replace). NOTHING is covered. Seriously $2,000 and it doesnt last even 4 years???? So DONE with Kenmore! If you didnt know, Kenmore doesnt make their products. They put their name on the lowest bidder that year. :((( They have lost a 20+ year loyal customer.


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Apr 2 , 2014
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Absolutely gorgeous. So easy to use, and incredibly elegant.

I checked consumer reports before heading to Sears for our new refrigerator. This one was ranked as one of the top. I can see why. With others, I have had trouble accessing items in the bottom freezer. However on the Kenmore Elite the door is so easy to open. The contemporary glass shelves of the fridge are adjustable for large cakes or tall wine bottles. Love it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lesliefab

Mauriceville, TX

Mar 31 , 2014
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New Refrigerator

I went to 2 other stores to purchase a refrigerator and was told I could not get it in white. When at Sears I was about to purchase one in stainless and ask the salesman if I could get it in white. He said oh yes ma'am you sure can. I was delighted. I love it. It holds so much, I really like the little door and the ice maker & water dispenser. Salesman was great as were the delivery guys. Thanks so much Sears.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kadaky

Lancaster, OH

Mar 25 , 2014
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Highly satisfied

We bought a whirlpool product, nothing but problems with pt relay switch and compressor. We previously had a kenmore, we never had a repairman in the house,still running 27years long. We started looking at lg and kenmore lines and found that kenmore was the one we wanted. Delivery and scheduling was a breeze. Delivery knew what they were doing and guys were in and out, 20minutes. We have know had this product for 4days and very pleased. Very quiet, don't even hear ice drop, temp perfect. Our sales person was excellent also. Even found product cheaper online after purchase, they corrected and refunded money. Thanks Sears!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 24 , 2014
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fredg.

our almost new l g refrigerator did not last but 2 years. what a lemon. we went to sears, even thought this is made by l g it is built to sears's satisfaction. and the sales person had no issue's on this product. I sure hope she is right. love it so far. but the finger prints driving my husband crazy... (love that)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 22 , 2014
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A must buy!

This fridge is a must have. Well designed, easy to get into and grab items quickly. Runs quiet and the pantry drawer and extra ice bin make this a 5 star fridge.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SamRip

Sachse, TX

Mar 19 , 2014
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Exceeds expectations. Has the Samsung beat hands down!

No problems. No noise. No water inside unit. Outstanding unit.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 19 , 2014
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Only had a few weeks. Like it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 13 , 2014
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Beautiful but has issues

We bought this refrigerator 2 weeks ago after shopping in a Sears store. We asked the salesman for recommendations for our situation (growing family, desire for a good solid appliance that did not have a history of failing since we live in a rural area, and lots of fridge space). This fridge was their top recommendation so we bought it without reading any reviews. Unfortunately, by the time we read the reviews and realized this fridge definitely has a history of failing we would have had to pay a 15% restocking fee to select a different fridge. So we decided to hope for the best. We were not told by the salesman that we needed a new water line (even after I asked) to have the delivery team hook up the water so be sure to purchase a new one if you want them to hook it up. However, the delivery team that delivered and installed our fridge were amazing! We have been using the fridge for about a week. It is beautiful, has amazing space, and all the features I wanted. However, the issues other reviewers reported about the ice maker are true. The ice is dispensed into a tray in the backside of the left fridge door. It has a very small reserve and so you must empty it into the ice tray in the bottom freezer if you want to have more than just 5 glasses worth of ice at a time. The other issue is that unless you are using ice frequently the ice melts just enough to form a solid mass. I just spent 10 minutes freeing the frozen mass and it has been only 2 days since we last dispensed ice. That compartment obviously doesn't stay cold enough. When dispensing water there are lots of drips after you are done. I have been sure to hold my glass in place for a few seconds after the water shuts off but I still have little puddles in the tray on the door each time we fill a glass of water. The other issue we are having is that the fridge rarely maintains a 33-40 degree temperature range. The readout on the door says the fridge is currently 33 degrees. But after moving two separate refrigerator thermometers all around (different shelves, forward and back, not in the door) the temperature is usually 42-45 degrees even on the lowest available setting and even after being unopened for 8 plus hours. This is extremely frustrating since anything over 40 degrees is not recommended. The freezer however is accurate and maintains -1 degree without a problem. I love the freezer pull out drawers and the space is much more usable than a side by side model. This fridge is also louder than our previous 13 year old Amana. When all is quiet in our house I can hear it throughout the front of our house. The noise isn't irritating, but louder than I expected. I will come back and update this review in a few months, but I honestly wish we had purchased something with a better review history. This is an expensive refrigerator and I do not feel it is worth such a high price.


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