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Kenmore 24 cu. ft.  Top-Freezer Refrigerator w/ Internal Water Dispenser - Black
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Kenmore 24 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator w/ Internal Water Dispenser - Black

Item# 04679439000P | Model# 79439 | Added on August 25, 2012
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Kenmore 24 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator - Balanced Refrigeration, Ample Storage
You can store more food and beverages in this Kenmore top-freezer refrigerator 7943. This refrigerator features an internal water dispenser and has ample room to accommodate all of your groceries and keep them organized, with the convenient Full Width Pantry Drawer, deep gallon-sized door bins, adjustable shelves and two humidity-controlled crisper drawers. Multi Air Flow technology keeps the temperature consistent throughout. Enjoy your fresh groceries longer with this convenient and efficient Kenmore refrigerator.

  • 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.
  • A full-width, gourmet pantry drawer stores party platters, pizzas, pies, trays and more while clearing shelf space for better organization and easier storage.
  • Gallon door bins easily hold jugs, bottles and gallon containers to help clear the shelves and give you space to stock up.
  • Multi Air Flow Technology uses strategically placed vents to balance cool air throughout the entire refrigerator, so even the items on the door stay cool.
  • An internal filtered water dispenser located above the top shelf quickly fills your glass, mug or carafe with clean, cool water.
  • A built-in icemaker automatically makes chilly ice cubes, so whether you're cooling a hot drink or mixing up a cocktail, the ice you need is always on hand.
  • Efficient recessed LED
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24 found this review helpful
by EllenKeeter
October 16th, 2012
Top freezer

I love this refrigerator. The side shelves offer so much space that you have so much more space on the shelves. The ice maker is great. Produces lots of ice and is easy to get to versus the bottom unit freezer. I like the bin with the tall side to catch the ice.The water dispenser is easy to access. The lights inside provide great visibility. I thought I was going to purchase a smaller model but am so glad I purchased this unit. Delivery was perfect.

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by kaczdaniel
March 14th, 2013

I am so disappointed! The refrigerator has many pluses - a 33" width, spacious interior, ice maker and filtered water dispenser. However the reason I purchased this unit was because it had such good reviews, some specifically indicating that it was quiet. Unfortunately, this refrigerator is anything but quiet. Whenever the compressor runs - and it runs a lot - there is a loud and very irritating buzzing that can even be heard in the next room. I can drown out the sound by running my dishwasher, exhaust fan or playing music but cannot enjoy peace and quiet for any extended time because of the fridge noise. The ice maker also is loud, but that noise is infrequent and tolerable. I have arranged for the return of this unit. Now comes the difficult job of finding a refrigerator that really is quiet.

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I love the lighting!


Great refrigerator! Icemaker. Water dispenser on inside left, which I will probably never use.Stainless steel on front of refrigerator, put your magnet collection on the sides of the refrigerator. Fingerprints show on front of refrigerator, get some stainless steel wipe cleaners. Lots of room on door. I miss the egg container, so I bought one. Love the very wide deli/meat drawer, which I put sandwich meat, bacon, cheese, and hotdogs. I put gallon containers on top shelf. Shelving placement is small, so I bought drink holders for the very bottom shelf. I also bought new storage containers for left-overs, which fit well in the small shelving areas. Freezer, lots of door storage. I bought plastic containers to organize frozen foods. Organize your food to keep your refrigerator neat and tidy.

October 18th via
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Kenmore top-freezer


I like the freezer up top,and able to place items in, without taking out of carton or fitting into the small compartments on side by side. Love the full width drawer in middle, great viewing of items. Love lights in different placements, also in freezer

October 7th via
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Great fridge, space galore!

September 10th via
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Good capacity refrigerator ruined by flaws


We purchased this refrigerator in February 2014. I'm writing this review in August 2014 from a consumer perspective. This fridge fits under those tiny cabinets in older homes meeting the standard 68" height restriction which was our reason for choosing this model. The cubic inch capacity is a bit deceiving, as we had Frigidaire two door side by side model with water dispenser and ice maker in our rental home. There is definitely a huge improvement with this style fridge as there is a larger capacity of space for food and juice items. Noise was not noticeable except once in a while when the ice dispenser worked. Now the bum deal. I had purchased the warranty on this fridge and had put in for service to come out after discovering this fridge repeatedly had an issue with water dripping from the filter area. In the interim I put a plastic cup under the filter to catch the drips. I had to check it frequently to make sure the cup did not run over onto the shelves. The technician came out today and took apart the filter assembly to investigate the issue. Turned out, it had absolutely nothing to do with the filtered water hose or the filter itself. It was condensation building up inside the interior of the filter assembling. I took a look and due to the condensation, there was corrosion happening on the part where the wires were connected, obviously not a good indication. The technician called to get guidance on this issue, and there were other complaints about similar findings. Attempts to seal the housing had failed, and apparently this is a defect due to either inadequate insulation between the cabinets in that area or some other defect. So a wonderful fridge with wonderful details is completely ruined by a defective insulation issue which allows condensation to form in the water dispenser/filter housing and then drip out the rear where the water filter is plugged in. So now, we're going to have to replace our 'perfect' find, which turns out to be defective. Sigh! Heart broken because this was a wonderful choice for our family and quite adequate. :(

August 28th via
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Good fridge


Just what we needed perfect for our space and the ice machine and the water in side are a nice extra touch the only complaint I have is it didn't come with a filter.

August 20th via
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Great upgrade!


We used the credit from our previous "lemon" Kenmore refrigerator and a "bit" of cash, to upgrade to this model. Great choice! We are very satisfied with the new unit!

August 11th via
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Love the refrig and service


The delivery was a breeze. No hastle.

July 25th via
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Great Fridge!


We wanted a big fridge with built-in water dispenser and icemaker and found this Kenmore fit the bill. Very roomy interior and seems to run much more quietly than the monster supplied by the apartment, which was running all the time. It's working very nicely and should give us many years of service. My only gripes are that Sears was supposed to call us the evening before delivery, but no e-mail or call. The morning of delivery, the team called us with 20 minutes' notice to remove food from old fridge. When the team arrived, they got the fridge in just fine and got it running, but in the process of entry, they broke a light fixture at our front door. Not a big thing but I will send Sears a bill for it if the apartment bills me. That aside, the fridge is wonderful and I'd gladly recommend it to anyone that has the room for this big fridge!

July 24th via
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I love the space and the icemachine . It is easy to keep clean.


July 3rd via
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Great product poor delivery


I love this fridge, the water inside is great and plenty of space for storage, only complaint is the Sears delivery team was 3 hours late with not even a sorry, they obviously didn't care about my time I was waiting for them,

June 24th via
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Good Quick Bargain


My older fridge finally died that I use in the garage and I needed a quick replacement. I didn't want anything fancy and this fit perfectly for a decent price, and when it went on sale even further the next week Sears gave me the difference back as well.

June 20th via
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Not bad, but not great


I had this unit for 2 weeks now and here is what I found out.

This unit has a lot of space in the freezer and below on the shelves. I was actually surprised at how much space it has.
The ice maker is a bit on the slow side, but I guess for the money, you get what you pay for.
The steel finish get scratched kind of easy.

The real problem with this unit is, the water dispenser. Forget it! It is a really bad--I would even say dumb design. The water comes out slow, which means having to keep the door open a long time if you want to fill something like a bottle or a normal sized cup.

Also, the door is only about an inch over the floor, which means if you are standing in front of the door when opening it, you will wack your toes. I read other complaining about this, but it is not a problem after some adjustment to something new. If you're the kind of person that never learns from your mistakes, then don't bother getting this unit.

June 5th via
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The frig is real nice and I really Like the water dispencer in side .


June 1st via
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Delivered last week; this is potentially the best refrigerator i have ever owned. BUT: 1) when bottom door is closed the freezer door pops open then closes. First tech not able to fix, it has been elevated. 2) Drawers have already cracked; 1 week 3) lighting system is average; their is an easy fix that would cost no additional production cost. 4) icemaker has stopped working, yes 1week. the intake piece of plastic that dispenses water into the tray has frozen. I new how to fix from previous Whirpool Refrigerator that had same problem, but this fix takes approx. 15-30 minutes of my time. I have a tech appt. for next week for this issue. Most likely by then it will freeze up again. I am sure their will be more, but it is only 1 week old...did I already say that? I would recommend only to a "bad" friend. But the real problem is the overall quality for refrigerators at the $1000 price have quality issues. I guess the positive is i did not spend $2000.

June 1st via
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nice and cold


i replaced my old refrigerator because the old one after 12 years of service the shelves started to break but the cooling part was still working. This one has a lot of space specially at the door and the freezer part....has plenty lights (led) that iluminate the whole refrigerator has a water dispenser and ice maker but because a lot of people have complained that the filter can cause problems, we decided not to connect those items so we plugged it, and no ice maker no water dispenser and no problems so far.

May 28th via
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Good Starter Fridge


This fridge is not bad. The refrigerator section has lots of space and the included water dispenser is a good element. The freezer is okay, The icemaker is nice but takes up so much space in the freezer it seems really small.

May 21st via
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Owned this for a year & now are hoping yo sell it. Over the past year countless guests have run their foot over with the door, hit their head on the freezer handle or dispensed water accidentally trying to get something out of the fridge. If you don't keep milk or liter bottles on the door it will not clear the top shelf in the fridge unless it's against the right side wall (since h20 dispenser is on left). Yes, you can adjust the shelves but then you can't fit anything on the lower shelves really. The fridge has the controls at a low clearance in the center of the roof which limits the height of things you can put in it. There is no ground clearance for the door... My son opened the door while I was in front of it & it literally took my toenail off.

April 22nd via
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Delivery and set-up was outstanding bpyh in time and efficiency.


More than satisfied. Size and layout meet my expectations. I expect to obtain the years of satisfactory performance that I have received from my other Kenmore appliances.

April 19th via
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Awesome Freezer!!!


I wanted a TOP FREEZER, and this one is simply PERFECT for me. It's very chic in person. The size is perfect for me and my family of 3. The lights inside the frig and freezer both are super cool. It?s an updated modern version of a top freezer. I LOVE IT... It makes ice, supplies internal filtered water... and not one single problem yet! I had a Whirlpool side by side 25 cu. ft. before and super glad to replace it with this Kenmore top freezer. I read comments about a loud buzzing noise but I SWEAR there wasn't anything out of the ordinary. I am glad I decided to go by the majority of comments. The temperature controls works perfect for me for both frig/freezer. I LOVE IT!!! You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a cool top freezer at a good price. It's Awesome!!!

April 10th via
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Excellent Frig


We replaced a twenty year plus refrigerator with this new one. What a difference. We went from a side by side back to the traditional top freezer. We have so much useable room in both the freezer and refrigerator. The balance of temperature seems perfect. I like the LED lights in the interior of the freezer and frig. LED don't heat up when on like incandescent lamps in the old one.

April 8th via
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