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Kenmore Elite 7103[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$2600
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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4.0
So Far So Good ( 7105.3)
7/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Stainless-leaves Prints
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
LIKES: I purchased the 7105 in stainless steel out of the 7100 series which may be a slight upgrade or larger capacity. But looks the same inside and out. I think so far this refrigerator is very good. Doors close great, cools great in Oklahoma hot summers. I found you don't have moisture if you turn off the Energy-saver button. Love the freezer space and overall capacity after leaving an 9 year old side-by-side behind. It runs quietly. Great crisper sections. Good choice of temp. selections for the 3rd drawer tray. DISLIKES: Water in the door drips a little. Ice is kind of slow to fill even when on Ultra-Ice. Panel push buttons don't light up at night. Have to turn on the lights to make selections. Other than that I am enjoying it. Does leave prints but easily removed with dishwashing liquid, rinse, and buff dry.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Under observation
6/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
1. Delivery of this product was delayed 6 days from original date specified.<br />2. Ice dispenser door does not close automatically (did not realize this for a couple of day.)<br />3. Currently waiting for the part on ice dispenser did not work at arrival.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
frezzer door does not seal
5/3/2014
Pros
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
There is a design defect - the freezer door has a curved surface and the refrigerator box has a flat front. The gasket does not accomodate the issue. For 9 months, I have had frost falling out of the door every time I open the freezer. After 4 service repairs (including replacing the gasket and then one where the technician applied caulking behind the gasket) they finally declared it 'defective' and ordered a new unit. When the new unit arrived, it also had a curved door and a flat body. So does the one at the local Sears store. Sears offered me an upgrade - at my cost, but also wants to charge me $200 to do that. In other words, I can pay $200 plus an upgrade tost because of a known defect.
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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