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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 Formywife
December 10th, 2014
High end look for small spaces

Like many quality homes over 30 years old, the kitchen only allowed for a refrigerator with a width under 33 inches. I have Kenmore Elite products throughout my home, so buying a Kenmore Elite product was my first choice. If you?re looking for a mid to high end look for a small space, this is worth considering when on sale! PROs: Appears to be quality stainless steel, convenient interior layout, nice touch panel controls on the outside. CONs: Not as well lit as my older Kenmore (not enough LEDs), no ?drip edge? on shelving, only the door shelves are adjustable.

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By SmithinMaine
December 31st, 2015
HATE, HATE, HATE this refrigerator

We spent over $1,500 for this new refrigerator and opted not to get extended warranty. Delivery guys installed (didn't put the bottom skirt on until we couldn't find it & called them back in before leaving). They also only took outside packaging - all inside packaging was left for us to untape/unpack & discard. Problems: * Water isn't cold (tap water is colder!) * Chicken was going bad & stinking up the fridge before the expiration date * Tiny ice maker bin was forming icebergs due to melting (being in the door vs inside the freezer) * There are NO adjustable shelves * Milk - barely fits the top shelf - seriously, almost scraping the top to fit in a gallon - if you read their manual, it says not to store milk on door bins (even though they design it to look like it should) After about 2 months, we got a thermometer for the fridge & though we had it set to 36, it was running about 40. Called Sears who said to call Kenmore since it was out of the 30 warranty. Kenmore came out, technician said it was the main board & ordered the part. He also said with the ice maker actually being on the door, you should empty your ice bucket every 3-5 days due to melting (when warm room air enters the dispenser while in use) & icing up - WTH?! When the technicians come out, they tell you all the details on "how much you saved" by being under warranty, blah, blah, blah. Um, no, we didn't save any money, we lost time & money by having to be available for a technician to come for a diagnosis visit then repair visit so WE should get a rebate or credit of some sort for our inconvenience. With new Main board that was replaced on 12/23/15 - The temperature readings seem to depend on the shelf. We have a 1/2 - 3/4 filled fridge & though temp is set to 36, it is about 38. Water still not as cold as last/old fridge. Oh, if you aren't happy with your purchase after 30 days, you have to have 3 separate repair visits (does not include any diagnosis visits - only when actually repairing something) in order to get a completely new product. I would NOT recommend this fridge to anyone. So disgusted with this whole experience.

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Purchased this from Sears in May 2016. Less than 3 years later, it requires $800 in repairs. I can't say anything good about Sears Home Services either. I paid $400 for warranty, but I'll be without a refrigerator for 3 weeks. I remember how excited I once was to be able to shop at Sears and buy a Kenmore appliance. Sad

January 21st via
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January 7th
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Beautiful high quality.. Second one for second house.


Fits 33 in width opening perfectly. Beautiful sleek designs. Its perfect. Only issue was it was dented out the box. Very disappointed. The delivery guy was not nice about it and said his boss will call but they didnt. So horrible. They didnt do anything. Like buying a new car with a dent.

December 9th via mobile
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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.

November 22nd via mobile
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The first fridge was not counted depth so I knew one was ordered The new counter depth came in and it did not work. The computer motherboard had to be re-ordered and replaced.
The icemaker is on the door which is the warmest place in the freezer and refrigerator so it makes ice cubes and then freezes in a mass and whenever you asked for ice cubes you get chopped cubes. The light strip only goes down two shelves in both the refrigerator and freezer I have to use a flashlight for the bottom three shelves of the freezer into the bottom two shelves of the refrigerator you should be ashamed of yourself designing So poorly

November 3rd
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