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Kenmore 18,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner
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Kenmore 18,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner

Item# 04270181000P | Model# 70181 | Added on June 20, 2012 | Source: Sears.com | Available At 3 Sellers
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Description Specifications
The large-capacity 18,5000 BTU Kenmore 70181 room air conditioner cools up to 1,170 square feet. It has 8-way air management tpoprovide comfort throughout the room and location sensing that maintains temperature based on the location of the remote.

  • 24 hour ON/OFF timer
  • Sleep mode
  • ENERGY STAR® rated
  • Earth-friendly - 410A Refrigerant
  • Auto Cool with one touch-controls
  • Filter check reminder
  • Large capacity
  • Electronic controls with full-function remote
  • Slide-out chassis
  • Tilt-out filter access
  • 8-way cooling
  • Location sensing technology
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4 found this review helpful
by lonestarbabs
July 2nd, 2012
RELIEF FROM HOUSTON HEAT & HUMIDITY

I purchased this unit to replace a 14-year old AirTemp unit in a 625 sq. foot addition on my home. The addition was built in '72 and has HUGE windows and is a huge energy monster. I had my personal handyman install it on 6/28/12. I am very pleased so far. The only cons I have at this time are 1) it is heavy and takes 2 people or a really strong guy to install 2) Controls are a little vague - make sure you read the instructions 3) Air flow vents don't seem to move around very much 4) I have a little rattle when it is on -I am sure this is just a little rattle due to our installation - I don't mind the general sound of an A/C. The pros 1) My addition is cool in this oppresive Houston heat and humidity 2) I LOVE the EnergySaver feature that cycles the unit on an off - I'll have to see what my electric bill is. All in all, this was much less expensive than my 1998 AirTemp A/C Heat unit (I dont' really need a heater down here) and I am very pleased with the available functions on this unit.

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4 found this review helpful
by ihatesears3
August 26th, 2010
Unit arrived defective - Sears is useless at resolving issues

The unit was reccevied defective. 

It took over 3 weeks and 15 hours of my personal time on the phone with inept Sears reps to arrange a return / refund - they have no ability to fix a problem - only go by the book even when someone's health is at risk. 

This unit was for my 80 yer old mother who suffered for a week in the middle of 100 degree heated summer time, and they absolutely would not budge to arrange an immediate exchange - within 10 business days was their response.

If you ever have a problem, calling the "executive complaint line" with a stated turn around time of 1 hour will result in a callback within a week.

Sears and Kmart is no longer a vendor anyone in my family or circle of friends will ever use again.

Great job Sears - at least you gave me the oppurtunity to voice my opinion publicly.

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rcclockman
RATED

7 years and running strong!

Have the 7 year old version of this unit and its been a great workhorse! never let me down!

November 15th, 2013 via sears.com
0 of 0 found this review helpful.
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Dragonfighter
RATED

Fails 2 Months out of Warranty

We have a small frame house so this A/C was installed in a 10'x10' room to also help with the adjoined kitchen. It is pretty heavy but not as much as others I have installed which is important because this thing's bottom edge is over 5' off the ground.

So we install it last spring it tools along until just this September and the compressor freezes. I call "Christine" somewhere in India and she blithely informs me the warranty went out in June. Figures. I am so tired of spending hundreds of dollars on disposable appliances (refrigerator went out in two years) and now this lasts just long enough to get out of its short warranty. We're done...no more Kenmore or any of its "camouflaged" brands. Facebook is going to hear about this as well. I figure at least some of my 300 friends will heed the warning.

September 12th, 2013 via kenmore.com
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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lalaanddidi
RATED

Great air conditioner

Quiet qnd efficient

August 11th, 2013 via sears.com
0 of 2 found this review helpful.
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terrygh1949
RATED

Does a Great job

Had the old one out and this one in and running in about 2hrs. Would have been faster but, the directions didn't specify exactly what screws went where, had to change a few of them around. Other than that fairly easy to install. Works Great, the house was cool in about 2hrs.

August 4th, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Lynsey
RATED

Very heavy... professional installers from Sears will do it for you!

I recommend, totally! Especially here in Texas!

July 31st, 2013 via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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ericspap
RATED

bought to cool a 1200 square foot garage

We bought this as a returned item, showing damage to the rear of the cabinet. It has worked well, with no problems. It cools the garage (which is well insulated) easily.

July 21st, 2013 via sears.com
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hwgntaylor
RATED

Great A/C

Very quiet and does a wonderful job of cooling the 3 car garage.

June 28th, 2013 via sears.com
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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matchone1
RATED

room air conditioner

not as powerful as the old one it replaced I guess because of the different refrigerant seems to run more to keep cool . also feel that the price could have been a little cheaper,or at least on a bigger sale.

June 8th, 2013 via sears.com
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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userrun
RATED

ac works great until

I BOUGHT THIS IN JULY 2010 THIS ONE HAS NO DRAIN PLUG ODD I THOUGHT DID NOT KNOW THIS TILL AFTER A FEW WEEKS WONDERING WHERE THE WATER WAS GOING THEY SAID THIS WAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF AC WHERE THE WATER WOULD EVAPORATE BY THE WATER HITTING THE FAN TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I HAVE HAD THE REPAIRMAN HERE 4 TIMES FOR THE SAME THING TOMORROW WILL MAKE IT 5 THE ISSUE WITH THIS IS I HAVE A FOUL SMELL COMING INSIDE THE AIR FLOW ITS FOUL ENOUGH TO MAKE THE REPAIRMAN GAG SO I AM HOPING THAT THIS TIME WHEN HE COMES TOMORROW HE WILL TEAR IT APART TO SEE WHERE ITS COMING FROM THIS IS A HEALTH HAZZARD EITHER FROM THE BLACK MOLD SPOTS I C ON THE HARD FOAM OR ALGIE FROM THE WATER NOT EVAPORATING WHAT MAKES ME UPSET IS THEY KEEP SAYING ITS NOT A MECHANICAL PROBLEM HELLO SOMETHING IS MECHANICALLY WRONG WHEN YOU HAVE A FOWL ODER THAT USE TO BE ON THE OUTSIDE AND NOW IS ON THE INSIDE
WILL HOPEFULLY FIND OUT TOMORROW WHATS UP

May 13th, 2013 via kenmore.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
3 of 5 found this review helpful.
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liza
RATED

will recommend this air conditioner to a friend

April 17th, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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KATHY NICOL
RATED
November 14th, 2012
Laura Workman
RATED
October 28th, 2012
aflanders
RATED
October 28th, 2012
champhall1
RATED

Broken within several months

<p>The air conditioner broke within several months.  They replaced it, but how long will the new one last.  I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.</p>

August 15th, 2012 via sears.com
3 of 4 found this review helpful.
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LeroyM
RATED

Kenmore 18,500 A/C

<p>Naturally during one of the hottest days of one of the hottest summers on record in the midwest is the time for the A/C to fail.  Buying a Sears Product was the best solution for the situation. The tenant was anxious to have some relief.  Installation was somewhat confusing since the instructions covered 2 or 3 models but within an hour the failed unit was replaced with a quiet cooling machine. Very happy with the purchase and good folks to deal with.</p>

August 3rd, 2012 via sears.com
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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lonestarbabs
RATED

RELIEF FROM HOUSTON HEAT & HUMIDITY

I purchased this unit to replace a 14-year old AirTemp unit in a 625 sq. foot addition on my home. The addition was built in '72 and has HUGE windows and is a huge energy monster. I had my personal handyman install it on 6/28/12. I am very pleased so far. The only cons I have at this time are 1) it is heavy and takes 2 people or a really strong guy to install 2) Controls are a little vague - make sure you read the instructions 3) Air flow vents don't seem to move around very much
4) I have a little rattle when it is on -I am sure this is just a little rattle due to our installation - I don't mind the general sound of an A/C. The pros 1) My addition is cool in this oppresive Houston heat and humidity 2) I LOVE the EnergySaver feature that cycles the unit on an off - I'll have to see what my electric bill is. All in all, this was much less expensive than my 1998 AirTemp A/C Heat unit (I dont' really need a heater down here) and I am very pleased with the available functions on this unit.

July 2nd, 2012 via sears.com
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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BarryRG
RATED

Kenmore 18,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner

I recently purchased this item and am very pleased with it's performance. I use this unit to cool off multiple rooms on the first floor of my home and it has done quite a job. It is also very quiet compared to my old air conditioner. Everything from the sales person to the installation team went very well and professionally. Recommended. A++

June 27th, 2012 via sears.com
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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bevie1
RATED

The Kenmore18,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner is quite.

I think this air conditioner will cool not just one room but another one. It's quite ,durable,suffent, Ilikethis.

May 18th, 2012 via sears.com
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RachelB1428
RATED

Kenmore 18,500 BTU Air Conditioner saved us from a sweaty summer

Right before we left for vacation summer of 2011 our window unit quit on us and we took it in to be repaired. When we got back from vacation, the repair man still hadn't looked at our a/c so we purchased this and the Kenmore 10,000 unit to get us by while ours was in the shop. I am a stay-at-home mother of 2 at the time and it was the end of July in Kansas. (The hottest time of year) With 2 small children, we had to do something quick. This was a great investment and worked wonderfully for us for the rest of summer. This particular unit had a remote with a sensor in it that could sense the temperature across the room and therefore actually worked better at keeping the whole room cool. I would get a Kenmore again if needed.

April 27th, 2012 via sears.com
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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TekSat
RATED

gouged on installation, do not like unit

<p>I believe that I was gouged on the installation which cost almost as much as the unit; existing window and electrical all they had to do was cut a piece of plywood and caulk it.</p>
<p>The unit is only good on low, the energy save feature sucks, and the directional louvres suck.</p>
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<p>Not happy. Sorry I spent the money. Sears service was useless when it came to making me a happy customer. Never again!</p>

October 18th, 2011 via sears.com
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