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Kenmore Elite 7103[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,999.99
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Summary: This 25.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 7103[2] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore Elite 7103[2]

The Kenmore Elite 7103[2] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 7103[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a number of lines, including Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Elite Trio. Kenmore will be offering more products with LED lights and integrated dispensers on its high-end models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Elite 7103[2]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 7103[2]
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1.0
Failure-prone product, poor repair svc
3/12/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Cons
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this Kenmore Elite new in late January 2013. We are a family of four, but with two toddlers. Meaning, we probably open the door less than an average family of four, as our two children are not able to open it yet.<br />During the first week of February, 2014, the freezer stopped working and the unit displayed an Er FF error display. The one year warranty expired about ten days before the unit failed. <br />We have attempted to have it fixed multiple times. The manufacturer has sent four different technicians and while confident, none of them have been able to fix it. They refuse to honor the warranty, even though it failed so close to the expiration. We now need to buy a new refrigerator. In essence, we paid more than $2,000 for a product that barely worked for one year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Will never buy Kenmore again
12/30/2013
Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
I am a long time customer of Kenmore appliances of all types, but never again. I spent more than $6,000 for a full suite of Kenmore Elite kitchen appliances when recently remodeling my kitchen and have been terribly disappointed. First, the coating on the microwave door handle delaminated within 8 or 9 months. My mistake, but I waited until after the warranty expired to contact customer service & they would do nothing to help (except sell me a new handle for $70). Second, the rubber 'feet' on the cast iron stove grates melt away (not a big deal, but certainly a nuisance) and now the ice maker and water dispenser on the refrigerator have stopped working at about 1 1/2 years...costing me $350 to repair.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Freezer is a disappointment!
10/22/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Quiet
Cons
Freezer burn
Shelving Slides Closed
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Freezer burn is a big problem in the upper two drawers of freezer. Plastic freezer drawers with few holes limit air circulation. Also, ajustable refridgerator shelves intended to allow for taller items do not lock tightly and can close up unitentionally if you are not careful; things tumble down.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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