Mix it Up
Gentle On Your Fabrics
Bring on the Bulky Stuff
I purchased this washer to replace a Kenmore that we had for over 22 years. We definitely got our money's worth out of it. This Kenmore has much greater capacity so we can now easily fit a queen-sized comfortable. The installation was professional and went well. It is fairly quiet when operating compared to our older Kenmore. I would definitely recommend this brand and model for anyone shopping for a washing machine.
My wonderful old washer needed a part that was unavailable from Sears. If only I'd known what the new "energy efficient" washers were like, I'd kept it and shopped used washer stores for the part. Big mistake to let it go. There is nothing energy efficient about this new washer. I have to wash more loads a week, since there are two water levels, despite the misleading "auto" selection that implies water level will fit the amount & kinds of clothing washed, (1) too little with "auto" or (2) full with the "deep fill" selection. So more power used, no savings in water really, just spread out over multiple loads, and LOTS more of your energy sorting clothes and deciding how many articles you can get clean in the 6" of water you get on the "auto" water fill option. I ultimately learned how to open the lid to see if it needed more soap and how long it could remain open; how to be very careful using "drain and spin" - if load is out of balance the washer goes into earthquake mode, shakes and clangs to beat the band. It takes FOREVER to wash a load on deep fill because the input water pumping feature is anemic so it takes 15 minutes to fill on wash and rinse cycles. The agitator is a prop only , there is no agitation in the real sense, the bottom plate of the machine turns gently so clothes swish slowly in the water, accompanied by an irritating creaking noise. Luckily, my clothes never are really dirty so no worries about that, but anyone who has dirty or greasy clothes will have to devise a strategy on how to get their clothes clean. The one thing it does do well is spin, but the spin cycle also takes forever. The clothes are very ,very spun , though often also very wrinkled, so there is less time in the dryer. I miss my old Lady Kenmore. She was true lady and friend - I miss her every time I have to wash a load of laundry.
Had a grinding noise right from the first wash sounded like the washer was going to fall apart. Had to have a repairman come and service it, I was very disappointed in Kenmore product. For the amount you charge I should be reimbursed at least $100.00. Time wasted in a laundromat besides money.
I have been very pleased with this newer model of washer. Since my previous Kenmore was 20 years old it has taken a few times to get used to the auto fill but I'm really loving it.
I personally think this is the worst washer I���ve ever had. I���m used to having enough water to wash my clothes. I don���t like being able to stop it when I want to. I don���t feel like my clothes are clean, but It���s better than a rub board.