Kenmore Elite (51373) Side-By-Side Stainless Steel Dispensing-Refrigerator 23.3 cu ft

Energy Star®

Energy Star®

Energy Star®

The Kenmore Side-By-Side Elite Model 51373 is an ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerator that is part of the ELITE Series from Kenmore.

With a freezer section capacity of 8 cubic-feet and a refrigerator section of 15.3 cubic-feet, the overall capacity of the Kenmore Elite 51373 is a bit over 23 cubic-feet.
You also get useful features like ADJUSTABLE STORAGE OPTIONS, water and ice dispensers, and electronic controls with an LED display. If you are looking for a well-rounded refrigerator, this may be the perfect one for you.

    Main Key Features

  • The ENERGY STAR-qualified construction of the Kenmore Elite 51373 means that this unit doesn't consume copious amounts of energy. The result is a machine that doesn't waste natural resources and allows you to make savings over time because of lower electricity bill prices.
  • Another great function of the Elite 51373 is its MULTI-AIR FLOW SYSTEM. This air flow system means more advanced cooling to keep your produce fresh longer.
  • You can control the temperature inside the fridge directly from the exterior-mounted ELECTRONIC CONTROLS. The electronic controls even have a digital display to make it easy to use and understand.
  • You don't have to open the fridge just to change the temperature and this results in more energy savings and better temperature control.
  • On the inside of the refrigerator, you will find THREE ADJUSTABLE SHELVES, two humidity-controlled crispers, three gallon clear adjustable door bins, a slide-out shelf, a deli drawer, three plastic door bins in the freezer, and one wire slide-out basket.
  • The water and ice DISPENSER is located on the exterior of the freezer door for easy access.
  • On the inside an ICE-MAKER ensures that your dispenser is always ready with either cubed or crushed ice, plus you'll have extra ice for any other needs you may have.
  • The FILTER on the water dispenser can last up to six months and it is NSF-certified, meaning that it does its job well.
  • The FROST-FREE DESIGN ensures that you won't have to deal with the hassle of having to manually perform defrost cycles.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth 34-3/4 in.
    Height 66-1/2 in.
    Width 33 in.
    Capacity 23.3 cu. ft.


  • The biggest advantage of the Kenmore Side-by-Side Elite Model 51373 is that it is a full package. It has just about all of the features that you want in a fridge.
  • With its good capacity of 23.3 cubic-feet, it can fit a good amount of produce without getting too cramped or messy.
  • You also have adjustable shelves and bins to create your own custom configuration.
  • The frost-free design means hassle-free freezer and fridge maintenance.
    The ELECTRONIC CONTROLS with LED display ensure easy operation.
  • The ice maker as well as the ice and water dispensers mean that you can get water and ice without even opening your fridge.
  • Overall, it has a GOOD Design, SOLID Features, and ENERGY-EFFICIENT operation.


  • The disadvantage of the Kenmore Side-by-Side Elite 51373 is that you can't find much information on the product online.
  • Some of the other refrigerators in the market have better online resources, including manuals, installation instructions, consumer ratings and opinions, and well-documented product information.
  • This is not so with the Elite 51373. Make sure that you consider your purchase well before making the decision to buy it.
  • Another disadvantage of this product is its EXPENSIVE PRICE.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • great design
  • packed with features
  • energy-efficient
  • frost-free design
  • well-rounded unit

  • not much info about the product (such as manuals, instructions, etc.)
  • a bit expensive

  • Comments for Kenmore Elite (51373) Side-By-Side Stainless Steel Dispensing-Refrigerator 23.3 cu ft

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    Apr 10, 2016
    what's with the icemaker? NEW
    by: Anonymous

    We've had this fridge for 2 yrs now, and it has had no service issues (knock wood). My first time with a side-by-side unit; not sure i'd that again as i struggle mightily to fit our food containers in the narrow spaces. I could fit a frozen pizza box only by removing an entire shelf, which does not seem optimal. My biggest beef is that the icemaker continually jams up. Now, i've never had an in-door ice dispenser before, so maybe this is normal, but i find it annoying to unjam it on a regular basis.

    Feb 12, 2011
    AVOID this fridge and sears
    by: Anonymous

    I have had this fridge 5 months, have had 6 service calls already and 7th on its way.
    1. No water - could not fix so ordered new door.
    2. New door installation - cannot get door handle on, order new handle.
    3. New handle installation - also notice ice maker is not working. Tech was supposed to order a new part - i was to call when it came in. he never ordered it so
    i obviously never received it. I called sears.
    4. they sent another tech out to look at ice maker (that we already knew was broken) - he orders new ice maker.
    5. Ice maker comes, is installed, I'm told to wait 24-48 hours for ice. Ice never comes...
    6. Service tech comes again to evaluate ... determines there is something wrong with wiring in the door and orders ANOTHER door.
    7. New door will be installed in a week or 2.

    I tried to get sears to replace the fridge which is obviously a dud and they will not because it is still under mfg warranty. got passed around on the phone from dept to dept with no satisfactory resolution. The value of the time I've lost from work is worth more than the fridge and the stated value of the service and parts could have also bought the fridge new 2 more times... It is nice looking but do not be fooled. Unless you are retired and are looking for the company of a service technician, do not get this refrigerator.

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