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Kenmore Elite 51823 21.9 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser - Stainless Steel

Item# 04651823000P | Model# 51823 | Added on October 22, 2014 |
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Stock Up & Stay Organized Keep your kitchen fully stocked for everyone in the family with the Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator with dispenser. Organize your meat, produce, leftovers and more with spill-proof shelves and crisper drawers in a vertical layout where everything stays visible. Everyone's favorites stay fresher in this fridge, thanks to a system that regulates temperature to help prevent warm and cold spots. Best of all, there's a handy in-door dispenser that lets you wash anything down with filtered water.

Fits More Food

  • 21.9 cu. ft. of capacity for groceries, snacks and leftovers for average-sized families
  • Spill-proof shelving gives you storage with easier cleanup
  • Clear crisper drawers offer designated space for fresh produce
  • Gallon-size adjustable door bins make room for taller and bulkier containers

Organized & Efficient

  • 4 glass refrigerator shelves offer spacious vertical space for stocking up
  • 6 freezer shelves and baskets so frozen foods stay organized and visible
  • This item is ENERGY STAR certified, helping you cut down on energy waste and costs

Optimal Freshness

  • 3 drawers help keep meats, fruits and vegetables tasting fresh
  • GeniusCool and Multi Air Flow technology maintain optimal temperature and humidity
  • CleanFlow charcoal filter circulates fresh air and keeps your fridge free of odors

Makes Life Easier

  • Ice and water dispenser with filter reduces contaminants for cleaner refreshment
  • Larger dispenser easily accommodates
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By JoeM25
November 22nd, 2018
Fits my small opening

Waited a year to write this after seeing so many bad reviews. This was the only machine that fit my opening so there was no choice. My experience has been all good. On the lighting that folks complain about i would say it is more than adequate. On the icemaker failures the unit has jammed a couple of times. Switching from cubes to crushed reverses the dispensor rotation and fixes the issue. On the repairs mine has worked fine. The shelves are not adjustable but we have not had any issue and it seems very roomy for the cubic foot size that it is. Extremely quiet. One downside is (and i have multiple homes with other brands and they are all the same) the water from the dispensor is not cold enough.

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By valbos
October 3rd, 2018

I purchased this refrigerator 3 years ago and it now has a leak, neither the freezer nor freezer gets cold and I'm told the repair will cost almost as much as the original cost. A refrigerator should last longer than 3 years. Other reviewers raise the same problem, i.e., leak. Why does Sears continue to sell this product if they know it's defective?

13 found this review helpful
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Many problems


The water comes out slower than any other fridge I have ever seen. it's terrible, also the ice doesn't keep up.

6 months later, it's making noise. I hope customer service helps.

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Garbage Products


Most people say  these should last between 10-15 years. I’ve had 2 Kenmore refrigerators and they have both given us grief. This current fridge I have doesn’t work - the ice maker never worked even after repeated repairs. The fridge and freezer now don’t cool and the warranty is up so...5 years and boom dead. Trash - all Kenmore products are trash.

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Looks good.


Smaller than my old refrigerator but larger inside. The old GE lasted over 30 years and was still working when I gave it away. Hope this one lasts more than 10 years. Made in Mexico.

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Defective and Sears won't help


This is our 3rd Kenmore Elite. After 9 months the refrigerator lights went out and when Sears Home Service came to repair them they found ice had built up behind the lights. This is obviously an insulation issue... moisture and electronics don't mix. They want to replace the bulbs so it'll happen again outside of the warranty. Plus trying to get anyone on the phone at Sears to address this defect has been impossible. Transfer after transfer and no one seems to care. Steer clear of Kenmore Elite Brand and Sears. I've been a loyal customer for 35 years. Not anymore.

November 5th via
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