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43 Reviews
34 Reviewers (90.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Positive Reviews Mon, Jun 3, 2013

DocJr.
Needs a better window kit
I was looking at the SG-PAC-08E4 but decided to spend the extra $30 on a better looking unit (in-case you are wondering whose unit Kenmore badged). Lots of cold air and the fan blows across the room. The remote control is really difficult to work and I wish you could adjust the fan speed from the unit itself. But the window kit needs to be re-thought out. Unless your windows are at least 48" wide, you will need a saw to cut one of the two pieces (not scissors). Then take a trip to ********** to buy weather stripping (why couldn't they include some in the kit?). The instructions to assemble the window kit for some reason aren't in the Kenmore user's guide, so, go to the Soleus website to see a nice color instruction page.

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Negative Reviews Tue, Jul 16, 2013

BestMonkey
Does okay for what I needed.
Bought this for my studio, which is partitioned into two small rooms. It does okay for the side where I work at my computer but does not cool both sides of the studio as well as I hoped. I am not trying for chilled - just around 78-80 degrees... The plus sides of this choice: 1. It was easy for one woman to get it into place and working - although some weather stripping is a must to seal around the window and venting parts, so put that on your shopping list. 2. When it is not too hot out, I can easily open the window and let in fresh air from outside - something a window unit does not allow. 3. It does do a good job on the side of the studio where it is running. On the negative side: 1. If you are trying to cool a space that is within the recommended area, but is partitioned, only the side where you put the unit is going to be cool - even if there is an open doorway between. 2. The unit needs to be at least 12" away from walls and other barriers, so its true foot print is bigger than you might expect if you are only looking at the dimensions. I see I am required to say whether I would recommend it to a friend, so here is a qualifier - Yes - BUT only if my friend knows the limitations of the cooling area, and can accurately visualize the amount of space it takes up in a room. In a small room with a lot of furniture It would be in the way. I am NO sorry I chose this item.
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Great value.
Jun 29, 2014

dpipiles
East Grand Forks, MN
Very Reliable Air Conditioner.
Mar 25, 2014

legendpbe62
Independence, MO
Excellent quality for the money paid!.
Oct 26, 2013

dwaren837
San Diego, CA
Just what I needed.
Oct 12, 2013

jzh
San Antonio, TX
Great Portable AC.
Oct 2, 2013

MiVilla001
Santa Ana, CA
Just what the doctor ordered.
Sep 19, 2013

rocknewman
Thousand Oaks, CA
Kenmore 8,000 btu portable a/c.
Sep 12, 2013

wvsher
Morgantown, WV
worth the buy.
Sep 8, 2013

nrskelly
Lakewood, CA
Life Saver for a Dorm Room!.
Sep 8, 2013

jvlach
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Good, not perfect.
Sep 7, 2013

Gregory222
Rockport, MA