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Kenmore 7.5 cu. ft. Electric Dryer - White
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Kenmore 7.5 cu. ft. Electric Dryer - White

Item# 02668002000P | Model# 68002 | Added on June 30, 2012
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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.
Get premium performance in an economical model with the 7.5 cu. ft.  Kenmore electric dryer 68002. This Kenmore dryer offers some of the most popular features in home laundry care, like an ultra-efficient heated drying rack that quickly dries items that can't be tumbled, and the sanitize cycle that destroys bacteria on clothes and bedding.
The high-capacity drum in the white Kenmore 6800 electric dryer is perfect for sheets, towels, bedding and blankets. Moisture sensors prevent fabric-damaging over-drying, and the wrinkle protection option tumbles a dried load for up to 150 minutes, making emptying the dryer less urgent.
Read what Consumer Reports says about this Kenmore dryer and other dryers.

  • The Kenmore 6800 electric dryer’s massive 7.5 cubic-foot-capacity drum handles big loads and bulky items
  • The exclusive heated dryer rack dries dry tumble-free items like shoes, hats or stuffed animals 3 times faster than other leading-brand dryers with dryer racks
  • EvenHeat® Technology delivers precise drying and protects clothes from overdrying by monitoring moisture, adjusting temperatures and ending the cycle when clothes are dry; it also delivers the fastest and gentlest drying combination (among leading brand dryers)
  • The NSF Certified Sanitize Cycle eliminates up to 99.9% of common household bacteria
  • Wrinkle Guard® helps prevent wrinkles from setting in by tumbling clothing
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12 found this review helpful
by Montanian
May 31st, 2012
A MUST BUY

The best thing I bought all year. Quiet, huge capacity, love the sanitizing mode and the rack for drying shoes or sweaters. So efficient I'm sure I am saving energy because it takes 1/4 of the time my old one did to dry thoroughly and my clothes smell fresh. If you are considering a dryer performance and price are both wonderful on this machine.

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by prcohen50
August 29th, 2011
Kenmore Electronic Dryer Model 6800

This is the most annoying dryer I have ever owned.  Because the door opens top down, there is a latch on the top of door which fits into a protrusion on the top of the dryer opening. When you are loading clothes in, they constantly get caught on the protrusion.

There is an opening in the back of the dryer drum covered with a metal grill with round holes.  I have had clothing hooks  caught in the holes, the dryer keeps spinning, and the clothes are a twisted mess.  I never had this problem with my old Maytag.

The worst thing is the "Auto Dry Cycle" feature.  The sales people do not tell you it really doesn't work for medium to small loads. There are sensors recessed in the front panel below the drum and if wet/damp clothes are not constantly hitting these sensors, the dryer assumes the clothes are dry and stops.  I have tried 5 large bath towels and a couple of hand towels that apparently are not a big enough load to hit the sensors.  I can't believe that the sensors could not be relocated to a spot in the dryer that would allow the clothes to actually make contact with them without stuffing in a giant load of clothes.

The dryer is level and the vent had been recently cleaned, so I thought the sensors were not working and called in for a repair because when I put in medium sized loads, the "Wet/Dry" cycle lights did not go on showing the moisture status of the load and the dryer would shut off after 10 minutes.

I later found buried in the manual that you should "Use time dry for very small loads."  They should amend this to read: Auto Dry Cycle only works for large loadsand put this in the AutoDry direction section.   Again I never had this problem with the auto-dry feature of my old Maytag.

I resent having paid for a feature that is so poorly designed it does not work unless you pack the dryer. And I am annoyed that the sales people do not explain this to you when talking up this feature.

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ontwayup

kenmore 7.5 ele. dryer

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very satisfied with this item.Wrinkle fee setting works great and drying time is very sufficient.

January 29th via sears.com
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2rsnohio

Great washer

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Doesn't use as much water and clothes come out extremely clean!

December 30th, 2013 via sears.com
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SylN

Poor Moisture sensing

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December 29th, 2013 via kenmore.com
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Dustin Mano
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December 28th, 2013
kelliejean

Kenmore 7.5 electric dryer

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I have only had this dryer 2 years and it is already shot. The pulley belt makes a horrible noise. The normal way to fix a dryer is from the back. This one comes from the front and had everything in the way when you replace the bearings and belt. The repairman takes twice as long...costing twice as much money.

November 29th, 2013 via sears.com
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kalubroga

Nice dryer

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I usually prefer non digital washer and dryers. But I got such a good deal on this one that I gave it a shot.
Dries faster than my old one. The different temps and moisture sensor results in soft dry items. They don't feel stiff and "overcooked".
Love the dryer rack!

November 24th, 2013 via sears.com
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relaxwithswann

love this dryer

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dries quickly. little wrinkles.

November 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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Love my Kenmore dryer!

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I purchased this dryer along with the matching he top load washer over a year ago, I was a little intimidated by the new way to wash clothes BUT after awhile got used to them and now......I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!

November 4th, 2013
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VIRGIL BRADBURY
November 2nd, 2013
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cheaply built

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I purchased this dryer as a pair to the matching washer. We were given a 30 day replacement if not satisfied and we will be taking advantage of it. The washer left the clothes too wet (compared to our old washer) which in turn makes this dryer take much longer to dry the clothes and use much more energy. The machine itself is cheaply built with flimsy metal. The top buckles and rattles when anything is placed on it. The door has a protrusion for a latch that catches the clothing and it also rattles when opened and shut.
We will be exchanging this for a more solidly built machine. It may work well if the washer is more efficient spinning the water out of the clothing. But I do not like the cheapness of the metal/build.

October 8th, 2013 via sears.com
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SCOTT BECK
September 24th, 2013
BobBettyBB

I dislike this dryer

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I just picked up this dryer today. After owning my previous Kenmore for 14 years, I'm very disappointed with this new one. It makes annoying arcade type sounds, which terrify my dog. It's ugly and doesn't match the Kenmore 800 washer I purchased only a couple of years ago. The drum extends out the back, so that the dryer can't be positioned level with the washer in my laundry room. I also dislike all of the electronics and would much prefer simple knobs like my previous dryer had. If it wouldn't be such a pain to take it back, that's exactly what I'd do.

August 5th, 2013 via sears.com
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azmomof1

Works Great!

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Love this dryer, owned for about 4 months, so far so good!

June 27th, 2013 via sears.com
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BRUCE LEACH

awesome dryer

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Great dryer takes care of the big loads and with the auto moisture sensor it never over dries and saves on my energy bill

March 30th, 2013
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Shanie Gardner
February 28th, 2013
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October 29th, 2012
Mangalakshmi Kaliyamurthy
October 24th, 2012
Roger May

good dryer

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Has been very reliable and does a good job of drying clothes without overdoing.

September 3rd, 2012
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Veana

Dryer needs louder buzzer

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<p>The dryer works extremely well - clothes come out wrinkle free.  My largest complaint is that the end-of-cycle buzzer is not loud enough!  You can barely hear it and I've turned it up as loud as it will go.  I really like the many options available for drying temps and &quot;load types&quot;.</p>

July 27th, 2012 via sears.com
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Dan Griffin
June 1st, 2012
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