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Kenmore Elite 79043 24.1 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator - Stainless Steel

Item# 04679043000P | Model# 79043 | Added on October 2, 2013 |
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Freshen Up Your LifeStash away fresh and frozen food and snacks without worrying inside the stainless steel Kenmore Elite 24.1 cu. ft. bottom-freezer fridge. This fridge is designed for easy organization with adjustable shelving and door storage, even if you come home with way more groceries than you anticipated. Features like multi air flow technology and humidity-controlled crisper drawers keep your everyday foods in great shape, so you'll always have what you need, right where you need it. 

Super Spacious CapacityThis stainless steel Kenmore Elite French door fridge has 24.1 cu. ft. of space, so you'll be able to comfortably fit in your household staples, snacks and even party trays.

Flexible Fridge StorageA full-width pantry drawer is perfect for pies, pizzas and party trays while the adjustable glass shelves let you customize how you use the interior capacity of the fridge.

Better In-Door StorageGallon storage bins and a Tilt-N-Store door bin accommodate wide and tall items with ease. No more puzzling out how to fit in milk, wine or juice next to the salad dressing and soda.

Fresh Air for Fresh FoodMulti Air Flow technology uses venting to help balance cool air throughout the whole fridge, even the door space. 2 Humidity-controlled crisper drawers keep delicate produce fresher longer. No more wasting food.

Faster Access to the FreezerKeep pre-made meals at–the-ready and treats close at hand in this 2-tier pull-out bottom freezer. No more digging through

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By ChelseyK
November 21st, 2013
Maximum Space

We went with this fridge because it gave us maximum cubic feet for our space restrictions. It is gigantic compared to our old fridge! There's so much room, even filled with food it doesn't look full or get cluttered. We chose single door vs French doors because it gave us more space and I'm happy we did. The freezer is large and spacious and everything seals shut nicely. My 2 year old cant open the freezer or fridge unlike our old one. When the fridge came, the door was squeaking every time we opened it, but it's broke in nicely and doesn't anymore. The freezer is the same way. This is a great fridge for the price and looks beautiful. Highly recommend it.

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By SaraMom3
April 17th, 2015
repairs too expensive

We bought this less than two years ago, and now have a refrigerant leak which contaminated the compressor. The compressor for this refrigerator is $700+ and the repair was going to be almost $1000. This was our first Sears appliance purchase and will be our last. Purchasers should be alerted to such high part costs. We can't believe we need to replace an appliance that is relatively new.

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Ron Zhang
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DO NOT BUY Kenmore Elite Refrigerator


Bought a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator 2 years ago. It recently failed. Called sears service and got transferred no less than 5 times. Was not help full. Finally got an appointment scheduled for a 4 hour block. Waited that time and called a couple times to check and make sure they would make it. The reassured me that the Tech would call an show up. I got a no show no call. They called a half hour after the end of my 4 hour appt window and said he didn't make it. I rescheduled again. Another day off from work. Once again I got a no call. Called a local service company and they came out. It was the compressor. The tech stated the had a lot of Kenmore Elite and LG Compressors failing. He said they fail with in 2 to 3 years. Tried to get warranty on the compressor as is stated in the manual, but I had no luck. Sears said it had to be a Sears tech, so they put me though the whole ears of call transfers again just to schedule another appointment that the tech will not show up for. The last representative from sears, Chris in Arizona was rude and not very help full. Sears you got me once, not again. Take my suggestion and stay away from Sears.

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Roomy and Organized


This is a great refrigerator. There are loads of room, nice storage, easy to see what's on the top shelves. Especially like the clear bottom compartments, you can see what's in them without opening. Freezer has lots of room also. Very happy with this purchase!

22 days ago
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Good, but door change had issues


It's a beautiful refrigerator. It's quiet. It's roomy. It has good compartments. Our only issue was when we went to change the door to opening from the right -- the kit required both metric and english sockets, but the last step, moving the handle -- we had failure. The bolts the handle was to mount onto were not aligned with the holes in the handle. We finally loosened the screws holding the metal pieces that had the holes, so they were able to wobble enough to put the handle on. While we were able to tighten the handle to the bolts, so the handle is not wobbly, we are unable to tighten the screws we loosened on the back of the handle.

March 20th
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I was looking for a refrigerator that had a lot of space and I wanted a bottom freezer. This Kenmore Elite surpassed all my expectations. I purchased online without even seeing it and I'm so glad I bought this one. The lighting in the refrigerator is so bright. The bottom freezer is huge as well.... So glad I made this purchase. I have absolutely no complaints ..... Great Product!!!!

March 9th
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