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Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load High-Efficiency Washer - White
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Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load High-Efficiency Washer - White

Item# 02625102000P | Model# 25102 | Added on October 4, 2013 | Seller: Sears.com
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Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer - Efficient and Thorough
This Kenmore high-efficiency washer 2510 is a laundry essential, helping you to get your family's clothes clean and ready to wear. It gets the job done efficiently, using 65% less water and 75% less energy than other machines. The Kenmore high-efficiency washer also includes the StainBoost option, which provides extended washing to remove tough stains from clothing. It has the capacity to wash a large load of towels, or even bulky comforters and pillows.

  • Combining wash basket motion, impeller rotation and a burst of concentrated detergent, the Triple Action® impeller deep cleans fabrics while using less water.
  • Stainboost™ extends wash time for a deeper soak, better cleaning penetration and more powerful stain removal while remaining gentle on fabrics.
  • A small footprint makes this washer an easy fit for apartments, basements and starter homes, while powerful performance delivers the same clean you’d expect from larger machines.
  • Rapid spin speeds squeeze excess water from clothes, linens and more for faster, easier transfer to your dryer and shorter dry times.
  • Designed to help remove detergent build-up, cut down on odors and rinse away any left-over grime, the Clean Washer cycle provides essential maintenance for optimum performance.
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44 found this review helpful
by Seveice
April 6th, 2014
Read Directions and Be Amazed

I don't understand some of the negative reviews regarding this washer. I mean really people. Ok so when this spin cycle which is 800+ RPMs you might experience more wrinkles if you are not drying them in a dryer. But once I put my clothes in the dryer they come out the same as with my other washer plus since the spin cycle is so fast your clothes come out not as wet and dry faster in our dryer. Please just READ the instructions. Yes this washer is different because you need to add just a small amount of HE detergent first before loading. (I believe your choice of HE detergent and how much you use is key) And yes its recommended that you should load the washer (which has a huge stainless basket) around the edges trying to leave the center open so you can view the bottom after loading. Once you know these things its easy and the washer does a very fine job. It may not be for those people who dis-like change even if its for the better and just like to load it, close it, turn it on and forget it. But don't blame the washer because it performs as it should if directions are followed. So here are my Pros and Cons for the washer: Cons -No dispenser for laundry softener. It says get a Bounty Ball but I just put it in with the laundry detergent before loading. -Takes about 45 mins to wash a load Pros -Sounds different than other washers but overall is quiet - Washes clothes just fine -Dries faster since it spins so fast -Affordable

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by Disgudted2
May 16th, 2014
Wish I could return it.

Bought this washer last summer. My clothes come out with spots on them. They have gotten duller and my whites are no longer bright. Have stopped using the powder soap that was recommended to me. Went back to my Tide HE. The clothes have hardly Any water on them when they are washing. How can they possibly get clean. This is the worst wash I have had in 50 years. Not happy.

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zoescout

Beats My LG HE Front Loader Hands Down!

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About two months ago, I replaced the LG front load HE washing machine that came with my house. The LG was a high-end model with tons of features that I never used. I really disliked the front loader for many reasons, but mainly because I had to clean the door gasket after every load or risk my clothes smelling from mildew. I waited to write this review to see if the new machine started to smell of mildew, but it hasn't.

I love my new Kenmore HE! Yes, it is freakishly loud, but that is the only drawback and is the reason I reduced my top rating by one star.

Following the directions (pour in HE soap first, then load clothes around the impeller), my clothes come out much cleaner than with any other washing machine I've used. The clothes also finish relatively dry and, yes, somewhat wrinkled, but no more so than with other HE machines I have used. The cycle times are about the same as my old LG.

If noise is not a problem for you (it wasn't for me--I read these reviews before I made my purchase and knew that this washer was considered loud) then I highly recommend the Kenmore 25102.

16 days ago via sears.com
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pwspinkmom67

great washer follow directions for clean clothes

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I purchased this after having a kenmore for over 11 yrs that stopped spinning out the excess water and my dryer quit working. I was skeptical because of the negative reviews but decided to purchase this HE top loader instead of a front loader and the issues friends have been having with their front loaders. Most even said they would go back to a top loader. I am impressed with how clean the clothes are coming out and not as wet which takes less drying time. Read and follow the directions and your clothes will come out clean. I have 3 boys, one of which has a disability and Im doing 2 to 3 loads a day. I did have to go out and purchase the ball for my fabric softener but it was just over $2 so no big deal. The noises and clicks at first were weird but got used to them. I dont notice the noise on the spin cycle as its in the garage.

17 days ago via sears.com
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nowhirlpoolagain

This is a great washing machine

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I've only used it for 3 loads so far but this is a fantastic washing machine - particularly compared to my much higher-priced Whirlpool which completely bit the dust after 7 years. I hope I continue to be happy with this unit and that I can buy more Kenmore products.

24 days ago via sears.com
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stewartgem

Really cleans!

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I don't know what all the bad reviews are about. I am glad I didn't let them change my mind about this washer. It is wonderful! I didn't know what to expect from an HE washer, but liked the lack of an agitator and the idea of saving water. We have had the machine and matching dryer about six weeks now and have no complaints. Clothes come out much cleaner than with our old washer and seem to smell fresh longer. Yes, clothes wrinkle during the spin cycle but that is because this machine spins like crazy, which saves dry time. The dryer takes any wrinkles out anyhow. Washer does take a bit longer than our old one, but I feel it is because it really cleans well and also because the spin cycle is longer. With the shortened dry time, you make up for it. None of the residue problems others speak of. We use Tide liquid he detergent and Downey drop ball in every load. This washer isn't loud like others say either. Just sounds different. If you're on the fence, go for it. You won't be disappointed if you follow the directions, use the right detergent, etc.

24 days ago via mobile
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A9z8M7

Noisy

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Machine washes clothes fine, but it makes a lot of noise while it is "sensing" the size of your load. Also, the cycle takes much longer to complete than my previous washer - not sure how that equals energy efficiency.
On the plus side, it does have a large capacity

December 18th, 2014 via sears.com
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barbpl

Piece of ****

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lasted less than 5 months, and Sears will not stand behind it

December 18th, 2014 via kenmore.com
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jasmine311

washer has ruined all my clothes

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This washer has ruined all my clothes. The old Maytag I had washed them beautifully. This washer has stretched out all my tops across the shoulders so that the shoulder seams are halfway down my arms. None of my clothes fit me and I look like a hobo even though they came from expensive stores.

I saw some review here that said if you put the clothes in the dryer they'll be fine. Well I don't put most of my clothes in the dryer. I hang them up or lay them out to dry, I never had to iron before--now everything needs to be ironed. I hate this washer. I don't even think I can sell it because who would want it?

December 12th, 2014 via sears.com
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bigjohn65

better than expected

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I bought this washer being a little scared of a new system I had never used. the washer works great. u can use about half the detergent that u usually use and clothes come out smelling better than ever.. also the washer spins clothes really dry so ur dryer also uses less energy. I would recommend this purchase. the washer makes different noises than a typical washer but u get use to the difference. the amount of clothes u can wash efficiently is awesome. the amount of money I will save on electric, water, and detergent should pay for the purchase in about 3 years

December 7th, 2014 via sears.com
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Cathy Haines

very dissatisfied and disappointed. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!

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I am VERY disappointed in this machine. I grew up with Kenmore products and they were always the best money could buy. Unfortunately I didn't read any reviews before buying this machine, my mistake. I've read everyone's reviews and they all say the the same thing,. This machine is terrible. The worst thing is I'm stuck with it until I can afford to buy another one. Until that time comes I'll just wearing clothes that aren't clean even though they go through the wash. I hope people read these reviews and don't buy this machine.
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December 6th, 2014
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ILSearsCustomer

Excellent Combo Buy

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I agree with the earlier post--read the washer instructions. I was a little concerned with all the negative comments. So I found the Whirlpool twin and the comments were considerably higher. We got the combo for my brother in law. We have a HE set already. Yes, HE machines behave differently, make noises during sensing, and use a lot less water. Pour the soap in the bottom..not on top of the clothes. And use liquid HE soap. OK, the Downy Softener ball is a bit hokey! And there is no buzzer when the load is finished. Expect the clothes with come out clean with a lot less water....which means they will dry quicker. And they are clean. No spindle means you can wash bigger loads with less soap and water. Seriously, the noises are minimal...part of HE normal behavior. Considering the cost and features, the value point on the model 25102 washer is excellent.

December 2nd, 2014 via sears.com
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Mick1977

Best HE Washer For The Money....Follow instructions!

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This washer cleans very well but you must load it like the instructions say. Do note pile the clothes in the middle of the , put the soap in first and do not overload. Use HE soap and you will get great results from this machine. Our drying times and temps are lower, it senses and switches from one cycle to another much faster than most HE washers and the sale price of $399.00 was a steal. No brainer!

December 2nd, 2014 via mobile
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Mick1977

Very Impressed!

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I bought a Whirlpool HE top loader for my wife. She immediately complained about the very long cycle time but I wanted to get a washer that used less water and power. We took the Whirlpool back to the store (not Sears) we bought it from and got a refund. We looked at Sears online and "decided" on a Kenmore with an agitator until at the last second I saw the 25102 model for just $50.00 more. I like the stainless tub, extra (but not too much) capacity, and it said "faster" on the sticker. I looked it up on CR and it had no superiors in it's price range and all the more expensive ones had 75 to 90 min cycle times (a non starter). Sears delivered and hooked it up with no issues. I leveled the machine per instructions, read the operating instructions (not long or complicated) and followed them. The washer exceeded our expectations completely. The cycle times were very short, the clothes came out perfectly clean and so dry I only had to set the dryer for about 65% of the time we had to with the old Roper washer. The price was great, the performance is great and this machine is so efficient it will literally pay for itself if you do not yet own an HE washer and if your HE washer costed you $700.00 or more it probably won't. Read the instructions and follow them. This machine is a steal for $400.00!

November 29th, 2014 via sears.com
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ElianaMcc

DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER - Worst Washing Machine EVER???

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DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER - Destroys my clothes - absolutely ruined my towels - and they are new. I need to buy all new towels. No matter which cycle I choose and amount of clothes I load..it wrings the heck out of them and frays them. Wish I went with Whirlpool...my previous washer which lasted 17 years!

November 21st, 2014 via kenmore.com
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ski55

Not even worth a one star

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This is the worst washing machine ever. Kenmore/Sears should be ashamed to sell a product so worthless. I have been satisfied with the numerous Kenmore appliances that I've owned over the years - definitely NOT this washer. Clothes come out looking dirtier than they did going into the wash. It's noisy but that's not an issue for me since it's downstairs in a laundry room. Already had service to check it out - nothing wrong - it's just a bad product. Saves water? Not so much when you have to wash a load three times to get the clothes clean. Wish I had read the reviews before I bought it. Don't waste your money. Time to try another brand. Done with Kenmore. So disappointed.

November 15th, 2014 via kenmore.com
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mdietrich

Do not buy this washer!

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I went to Sears on Monday. I returned it on Friday. The machine leaked, was extremely loud, and shook horribly. I exchanged it for the same model thinking a had a faulty machine. The machine didn't leak this time but was still extremely loud and still shook horribly. I took it back on Sunday the same week and exchanged it for a GE washer. Do not buy this Kenmore model.

November 10th, 2014 via sears.com
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HotSliceofPizza

Amazed and Pleased by cleaning ability just read the instructions!

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I bought this washer exactly 1 year ago today to replace another Kenmore (top loader old style agitator.).
I waited a whole year to write my review in order to provide the most detail and honest opinion possible without bias from other reviews.
First off, I selected this washer due to the relative simplicity of the controls. I did not want steam, nor a host of other wash and material selections. I wanted basic. Hot, warm, cold. Delicate, heavy duty, normal.
This machine is probably the most basic HE machine I could find and I wanted the no agitator design.
So, after a year of doing multiple loads every week, from sheets to throw rugs to delicate items (my wife's stuff) I have to say I am very pleased.
Few things to note. Read the instructions carefully. The detergent (must be HE) goes in first then the clothes arranged carefully around the center spinner, as that is where the sensors are located. Don't overload .
If using fabric softener, use the dispenser ball thingy. No, the machine does not have a separate softener dispenser, I did not care because most times when i use softener it winds up spotting my clothes.
I have mixed loads, jeans and shirts, towels and clothes and I must say that this machine has cleaned without fail.
Recommend using HE detergent and a boost pack. (I use Tide boost) with every load.
Some things wrinkle due to the high speed spins, but the wrinkles have always come out in the dryer.
I still have my old dryer and have found that with the new efficiency of the washer, dry times have decreased.
I will also say my wife noticed a difference in the cleanliness of our clothes and towels. Noticable improvement.
I am also pleased with the low water usage. Here in Southern California every drop counts and this washer has contributed a savings in water.
Finally, one minor complaint. This machine makes funny noises, much different than the old style machine. But once I got used to it, I no longer care.
All in all, exactly one year of service later, I am happy and pleased with my purchase and would recommend it, if you want simple, not too fancy, water savings, and don't mind a few odd noises.
ps, it also qualified for a water rebate here in SoCal.

November 7th, 2014 via sears.com
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Michelle--KY

Not what I expected

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I was under the impression that this washer had a fabric softener dispenser, because of the online description, but it did not. I had to return it for the next model, which I love! I did a couple of loads and missed the fabric softener cycle every time. It worked well and my clothes were clean, but it was not what I expected. Customer service was helpful with the return and re-order.

November 6th, 2014 via sears.com
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jetski99

Very Disappointed

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I bought this washer 15 days ago. I was skeptical about the type agitator it has. I did research on this type washer a couple of years ago and they all got poor/low ratings. They all still do regardless of any name brand. At least that what I'm seeing Well, because of Sears' return police I decided to go with it anyway and form my own opinion. I've done maybe six loads with it now. Tonight I did an average size load of towels and blue jeans combined. There was a pair of jeans in this load that I wore yesterday while mowing the lawn and sucking up leaves. They got covered with red dirt/dust. They came out of the washer with the same red dirt/dust caked all over them. That's what has made up my mind to return this washer to the store. I will replace it with one that has the old traditional style agitator along with a manual water level control. I do have faith in Sears though. My last washer was 25 Trouble Free years old when it bit the dust about 3 weeks. I actually hated to see it go. Was like part of the family !

November 3rd, 2014 via sears.com
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chapman12

Hope the hecklers are wrong

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I just got this machine today. I had been shopping around for 3 months. However, I purchased this machine before I read it's reviews. I usually don't do that but I was sick of going to the laundromat. I was scared that I may have made a mistake. Well, I've done 5 loads tonight and my clothes, towels, and blankets feel cleaner then ever. Not to mention that they are practically dry when they come out of the washer. I use to dry my loads between 50-60 minutes. Tonight my dry times have been set at 30-40 minutes and I think I could even reduce them. I will update after a few weeks. But so far, I am very happy!

October 31st, 2014 via sears.com
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DisappointedinIN

Garbage After Two Years

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We bought this washer because our house came with an old Kenmore that gave out at 20+ years. That's not today's Kenmore! At least not on the economical end. . . We wanted an He machine without the price tag and size of a front loading machine b/c we plan to sell our home in 3-5 years and wanted to save the fancy appliances for the next house. This seemed a reasonable compromise to have a few bells and whistles without throwing away money. Wrong. After just 2 years and 3 months, the main board and lid lock mechanism are faulty and will cost $400+ to repair, which is about what I paid for the machine. The appliance service I received the estimate from is trustworthy--I have used them before and they are BBB accredited. To be fair, we LOVED the washer during the two years that it actually worked, but appliances should not be disposable and should not need replacing after two years. I asked for recommendations, and the repair person said Electrolux or Whirlpool Duet for front loaders, or buy the absolute cheapest (no frills) top loader we can find. He said the really inexpensive top loaders last about 10 years.

October 30th, 2014 via sears.com
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