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Anonymous
Jul 31 , 2008
IT COOLS DOWN MY CALIFORNIA APARTMENT
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO IS ON A TIGHT BUDGET AND NEEDS AN AC UNIT. I WAS HAPPY TO FIND THIS PRODUCT, IT WORKS GREAT. IT GETS REALLY COLD. EASY TO INSTALL.
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Sweatingstill
Sep 5 , 2008
Don't bother or you'll be hot and bothered
If you want to throw away a hundred bucks, buy this unit! I purchased this unit in June of this year (2008). Got it home and installed it with no problems. The first 4 weeks it performed flawlessly. I have the unit in the window of a 12' by 15' room and, at first, it kept the room cool very nicely. Now it runs, the fan blows, I can hear the compressor come on and...barely cool air coming out of the unit! I cleaned the filter every week and when it died I vacuumed off the coils, made sure there were no bent or deformed fins...all to no avail. I figure I spent $25 a week to stay cool! Add it up and that's around $450.00 for a single cooling season. That's a big waste in my book. Don't buy!!!
 

bumbaby

Jersey City, NJ

Jul 6 , 2012
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HORRIBLE!!!!

Don't buy, yes its small and can cool a room but it Leaks Water, ruined my wood floors i sleep with heavy towels until i can get another, bought 2! can,t return it!!!! this was one of the worst air conditioners i have every bought!!


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BossladyStarr

Acton, MA

Jun 5 , 2012
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Kenmore AC

Loving this A/C, i got it to replace another one that was huge and barely cooling anymore. I was amazed to come home to find my apartment actually cool for the first time all summer. I am even thinking about replacing my bedroom unit with another one of these.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Flarenut

Pearl River, NY

Jun 1 , 2012
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Window air-conditioner

This unit is excellent, and very quiet.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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miseriehen

Huntington, NY

May 31 , 2012
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Amazing AC - great value - you'll love it.

This is the 5th summer I'm using this AC. It cools off a huge room easily. I put it on "HIGH" and leave it on - sometimes for 15-20 hours at at time and it delivers. I love this AC and can't say enough about it. I need to sleep in a cold room and this AC really cools the room. I have run it and run it and run it - and it works like a champ! I paid $99 for it 4/5 years ago and haven't had a problem yet. It even worked during hurricane Irene last year (until we lost electric!). For $99 I've slept comfortably for 5 summers - that is a bargain. I run it constantly from May - October and it has not let me down yet. I like to be cold - and this makes the room cold. It's light - easy to lift in the window by myself. It's quiet. Mostly it WORKS beautifully. Great value - don't miss!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shauntel

minot, North Dakota

Mar 20 , 2012
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It is good for a small apartment or a bedroom.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rixjaxon1765

valentine, Nebraska

Mar 19 , 2012
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works great ,, it cools two rooms easily

it actually cools more that i thought and the humidifier works very well

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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2Hot

Fishers, IN

Jun 10 , 2011
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Great at directional cooling while working out on the wife!

This has saved our marriage! My wife and I truly enjoy the direction cooling during our workouts! We need to buy another one for the kitchen.


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kpfand

Portland, OR

Apr 11 , 2011
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The Kenmore single room air conditioners are great!

I bought a similar model a few years ago and it is great. I can run it in my bedroom consistantly in the hot days of the summer and it barely changes our power bill at all. The one that I purchased also had a remote control which is a great feature if you get cold in the night. As always Kenmore makes resilient products for wonderful prices.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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borolo

North Plainfield, NJ

Mar 14 , 2011
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powerful air conditioner

This air conditioner fit perfect in my kids room, As a Mother of four kids, I like to take care of them and give them the best quality of life I can, Summer is comming soon and the high temperatures also, this air conditioner cool my kids room in seconds and i can see always the temperature on display in my kids room. I would recommend this unit toeverybody, some of family members are really interested too in buy this unit for next summer, the silence feature is amazing my kids also take naps in completly relax, and come on!.....only 5000 BTU i have no worries about my electrical bill, i will change my old air conditioner too for one of this....it is exellent......0hhhhhh under $ 100 the best.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ladyjaded

Hixson, TN

Oct 7 , 2010
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Not a bad little machine

Our main A/C went out in the house and we needed something fast but not too expensive. It was towards the end of the summer and other Home improvement stores were only selling the combo units of heating and air. This model was easy to install (this being our first we were very surprised). It cooled off the main bedroom and then we used fans in a relay form down the hallway to cool off the rest of the house.  Surprisingly it did work to make the rest of the house bearable without taking away much of the coolness from the main bedroom it was in.

I watched several videos on how to install a window air unit and took several ideas from each of them.  There was too much light coming in from the plastic/vinyl side panels so we went to Ace and found some foil tape and reflective foil insulation.  It helps keep the cold air in and the heat out. We were told in winter it would also be good to help keep the room warmer so we figured it was a win win situation. It may not look the prettiest but we were not going for fancy.

We live in TN and August is the worst month and my husband and I hate to be hot. Do not expect it to be as quiet as a mouse, it will have some noise but nothing a person can't live with.  After it has been going for awhile it does start to make a slight rattling but we just put our 5 lb.s hand weights on top of it and that stopped the rattling plus it now gets them off the bedroom floor and easier for me to find LOL

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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melliemel22936

Earlysville, VA

Jul 24 , 2010
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The Kenmore single room air conditioner is great for the price!

I got this air conditioner for my parents, because they needed a new one for their bedroom.  It works great so far.  They have also placed a fan near the unit to circulate some cool air into the hallway.  I think this is a great deal if you need something for a small room.  Mom says it's great!


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Kwisatz

Chicago, IL

Jul 22 , 2010
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Awesome for smaller rooms and -inexpensive-!


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jsdva1

Franklin, NC

Jun 30 , 2010
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Kenmore 5,000 BTU Single Room Air Conditioner works great!

As air conditioners go, this has to be one of the better ones I've bought...and I've bought several in the last few years. I definitely recommend it over other brands like Haier, since they've put in automatic settings that make the air conditioner not cool when it is below 50 outside. I hate that...just because it is cool outside doesn't mean it is cool inside. I am also a fan of Kenmore products. My parents always bought Kenmore from the time I was very young, and they still buy them now. They are durable, well made, and work excellently. I've not found another brand that is better. This air conditioner is in a standard sized bedroom and cools that room perfectly. I like cool all the time, and it does just that. It is also not louder than any other brands I've purchased either...in fact it is quieter than most other brands. Bottom line: It is a great price, works perfectly, gives me icy cool air when I want it, and has a name I've counted on for years that hasn't let me down.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ephemeral

Brighton, MI

Jun 20 , 2010
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Excellent value

In terms of BTU's for the buck you can't beat it. I've had mine for about a month and I'm going to get 3 more instead of a 15,000BTU unit for 5 times as much. As far as durability I don't know yet, but the compressor is made by LG (you can see their logo on the sticker if you look through the vents) and they are highly rated for quality/durability. Yes, it does make noise. I don't have a problem with it. It's not as loud as some other reviewers make it out to be (they make it seem like it's as loud as a jet engine). If you need a really quiet unit look elsewhere, otherwise I'd say go for it. Oh, and when I looked at in in the store, it was side-by-side with the other 5000BTU/99USD unit (the Frigidaire). The Frigidaire fan was noisier and moved less air.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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websoftware

Mill Valley, CA

Jun 15 , 2010
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Workhorse, makes 12-15 room COLD in 90+ weather

Great A/C.  Bought because our central A/C went on the fritz.  They're temporary, but have already run well to cool bedrooms (I bought 2 of these) the last several weeks.  I have storm windows and used a 2x4 plus 1/4" plywood as base.  My full 35" windows have maxed out the side panels, but they did cover!  Well packed, straightforward home installation.

The fan and compressor on high are noticeable, like white noise on the television with the volume set midway.  You can still hear and have conversations, even phone calls but its noticeable.  Not bad for sleeping though. 

The weather has already produced a week over 90 degrees and we're still staying cool.

**************** rated highly and I agree.


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queenma1

Hyde Park, MA

Jun 9 , 2010
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Kenmore Air Conditioner 5000 BTUs cools more than one room

Reviews were pretty accurate concerning this air conditioner.  It does rattle somewhat, but a little tape will take care of that.  I found this item to be very affordable, easy to install (it takes no time to put it in), and easy to operate.  I'm not a stickler about where the vents direct the air as long as it cools the room and this unit actually cools off a couple of rooms.  Between this unit and another larger unit, I am able to cool off my whole apartment and I don't have to wait forever to feel the cooler air.

Anyone that may be looking for more than what this air conditioner does, should be willing to spend more than the $99 it costs; I feel that it is perfect for my child's room and worth much more than I spent on it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BraveLittleToaster

Beaverton, OR

May 31 , 2010
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Obnoxiously Too Loud, Subpar cooling

 

I purchased this unit to give my home two 5000 btu air conditioners.  This unit worked properly, but the cooling efficiency was definitely 25% less when compared to my now four year old $99 Hampton Bay unit.  Also, this unit is significantly louder.   The low fan setting is tolerable leave the room if you want it on high.  Even on low, if you are in the same room you will have to raise your voice when the compressor kicks on.  The fan is also not well balanced and creates significant vibration and some additional white noise.   I would not recommend this unit, at any speed, for your bedroom as it will disrupt your sleep.   You are better off finding a better constructed unit at the same price.


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Cloudman1

Malta, OH

May 31 , 2010
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This 5000 BTU AC Is Nice for the price.

I needed a small AC for a room in which my computer and a few peripherals are located. This was just the ticket, and a great bargain too. The only thing I found exasperating was the directions. They're sparse and need to be carefully read more than once. There are no explanations about the expandable side curtains. There's no explanation on how to put the evaporation drain pipe into the unit frame. It merely says be sure to insert it; not there is a rubber washer on part so you must exert a good deal of pressure on the drain pipe while screwing it into the base pan bottom. Otherwise, the unit is just right for my use. Too early to tell about motor or condenser noise, but since I don't sleep in the room, no problem. So far, I'm pleased. Even if it only lasts for the summer and fall, it's inexpensive enough to replace it, plus there's awlays the warranty (1 year). Meanwhile, I'm cool in my "computer room".

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mk-like-whoa

Chicago, IL

May 30 , 2010
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One sweet slab of AC

I'm happy with this sucker.

I bought the Kenmore 5000 BTU air-conditioner last week because it was affordable, and light enough that I could carry it home and install it myself (it's about 25ish pounds, but I only had to walk a couple blocks).

After a particularly miserably hot day in my apartment, I originally intended only to buy a better fan; after checking several stores though, most of the decent ones were coming up around $50-$75.  I just figured, if I was going to have to spend a chunk of change, why not get something that would actually cool the air instead of just wafting the gross hot soupiness of the summertime in my face?

It's not the coldest I've ever been, but I've been keeping that piece on its frostiest setting and I no longer sweat every time I think too hard. This one also doesn't seem to be as loud as some other reviewers' (especially compared to the radiators in my building during the winter), and I haven't experienced any weird superfluous sounds yet, so... bonus.  And it was really convenient and easy to do the store-pickup: I got the it's-ready-to-come-to-its-new-home-now email within an hour of purchasing, and I felt all fancy having a salesperson bring it right to me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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comicsfan

Kansas City, MO

May 30 , 2010
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Kenmore 5,000 single room air conditioner is not for wide window

I haven't had this long enough to figure out if this works well or not, but I will tell you if you have a window wider than 32 inches, you are in for a lot of trouble making it fit.

 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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aizha89

Dekalb, IL

May 25 , 2010
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Satisfactory

 

Bought this product after realizing my apartment doesn't have air conditioning. Was able to install by myself, never installed a unit before, in about 20min or so. Not nearly as noisy as I expected. Just a steady noise, can easily drown it out in less than 5 minutes. Says it's only really good for 100sqft. My room is 138sqft, cools within 20min, including the hallway and bathroom. Bought another for the living room after liking so much. It also reaches the kitchen. Incredibly easy to use, very lightweight, so I'm not worried about it falling or tilting. Definitely good for the money. I would recommend this to anyone, especially college students staying on campuses over the summer. Comes with everything you'll need to install, the cord is also very long, didn't need an extension cord. Only thing i would like differently is I wish the air pushed more ouward instead of angled up. But that's just because i have curtains and the Air gets trapped. (haven't done anything to keep the curtains back yet, although hair clips work wonders). It's 85 and stale ouside right now. I only know this because I looked it up, nice and cool in here!!! Been running all day, no problems, unit isn't freezing. Great unit!

Some people complain about the front grid making noise... TAPE!!! One small piece of average scotch tape works. not even 2 inches long.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bev1027

Midland, TX

May 24 , 2010
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Kenmore 5,000 BTU Single Room Air Conditioner is worth the money

This air conditioner is exactly what I needed for my bedroom. My bedroom is on the west side of my old  ( meaning little to no insulation) apartment and it catches the sun from noon until sunset. I live in West Texas and we have very, very hot summers. I would go to bed some nights and my bedroom would be 80 degrees and I cannot sleep in heat. By putting this little unit in my bedroom, the temp is now around 70 degrees at night, without turning the big unit down to 60.

I do want to warn you that it is a little harder to install than it looks. It didn't quite fit my window, but a little duct tape and some heavy duty plastic fixed that.

It is not noisy and it only takes a short time to cool the room down, so I do not have to run it all day. I only use it at night and on days I am working in the room. It was well worth it for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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captainr

Oakdale, PA

May 17 , 2010
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Terrible for sleeping!!!

The big mistake that I made is that I completely overlooked that Kenmore does not claim this air conditioner is quiet. It claims that it is powerful which is true.

But its in a bad way when it comes to sleeping. When you have it set to fan only low speed this thing is louder than my table fan on high!!! It is impossible to sleep through. I'm talking about wearing earplugs and earmuffs at same time and I can barely do it. Without earplugs it is just absoulutely impossible to sleep through.

Yes most airconditioners make noise. But they usually make nice smoothing noise that you can sleep in. This one makes this awful hirling noise that is constant and never goes away even in the fan only mode. Then once you put it on cool and the compressor kicks in it is so loud and terrible I can't even beilieve there aloud to sell this. But yeah I'm guessing because they claim it to be Powerful not Quiet.

Like I was outside listening to my neihbors there was loud but it was nice and soothing. The Kenmore you go outside and listen to it makes this buzzing noise. Sounds like a ****** bug zapper.

Yes the cheap front grid is true. I put duck tape on both sides which fixes it. But it doesn't even matter because once this thing is on. You can forget about going to sleep.

Like if it was loud but made nice and soothing noise. It would be nice because it toons out outside noises and stuff. But this one is loud and makes very annoying irritating noises. That is constant! Does not go away for 1 second.

Now it seems like most people rate this airconditoner pretty good and thats how I got tricked into buying it. Huge mistake and complete waste of my time. The next one I'm going to try is Sharp AFS60NX.

They claim this one is Library quiet. And from customer reviews said it is quiet for sleeping.

Although I read some reviews on here that this one was quiet. Said sounds like a fan on low speed.

Well I'm for sure now that is complete BS. Becuase the Kenmore has 2 fan speeds. Low and HI. When you put it on low its so powerful its like my fan on High!

Then when you put it on Hi it would be like my fan hopped up on caffeine on Super High!!!

The Sharp one is suppose to have 3 fan speeds so I look forward to that.

The Kenmore if anything it cools quickly since it is so powerful but I can't sleep in it so it is just completely useless to me. And thats why I will be returning it. Which I'm very dissapointed that sears would carry such a terrible product..........

Because why would you want to buy an air conditoner if you can't sleep in it? I mean nighttime is pretty warm and you need it on

Kenmore should have kept this in mind. But they obviously didn't. Instead they made it cheap so people would buy it. I would gladly have spent $100 more if they would have made it nice and quiet for sleeping!!!

 


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Star-Blonde

Charleston, SC

Apr 20 , 2010
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Good for the money!

It was simple to install, doesn't seem - to me - to be noisy like some stated but it is definitely for really small rooms only.
I have a F.R.O.G. that originally had a AC/heating unit in one that went out and since I didn't have $2K to replace it, decided on this unit. It does cool the room but it's not ice cold like the bigger unit but that's to be expected. It keeps the room cool enough that the stifling southern heat and humidity is tolerable. For the money, it's worth it. If you have a room bigger than the average size bathroom, I'd spring for a larger unit cuz this one won't cool it properly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LoveGrandkids

Beecher City, IL

Apr 19 , 2010
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Great Value

We purchased this unit last summer for use in our horse trailer. We used it in the window as it was light weight and easy to install or remove in minutes. It ran easily with our generator and was a lot less expensive than the ceiling heat/air units for trailers. Kept us cool on hot days and nights for about 4 weekend trips.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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