Bring on the Bulky Stuff
This Kenmore washer's 4.8 cu. ft. capacity can handle the tough stuff, even that comforter, so you can get laundry done right at home. No more trips to the laundromat to use the jumbo washers.
Triple Action Impeller Revs Up Cleaning Power
Kenmore's Triple Action Impeller uses a 3-part wash motion to make easy work out of tough laundry. Wash basket motion, 9 powerful spray jets and a burst of concentrated detergent ensure a better overall clean for your laundry using less water.
No More Handwashing
SteamTreat and StainBoost options take the hard work out of tough stains with an extended wash time and gentle care, no pre-treatment required.
Optimized Cleaning Power for Any Sized Load
The Deep Fill feature adapts water levels to optimize washing for large, bulky loads in a single cycle, no more re-washing or wasting water.
ENERGY STAR Certified
This Kenmore Top Load Washer is ENERGY STAR certified so you can rest easy knowing you're...
I have been using this washer for about 9 months, and I find it to be fantastic. My clothes are very clean, and I love the large capacity. I did initially encounter the same problem that many others are mentioning (clothes coming out with white streaks), and actually considered returning this machine during the first 2 weeks. I am still not sure if the white streaks were caused by detergent or lint that did not get rinsed away, but my problem went away once I learned the best cycles to use for various loads. I find that for heavier fabrics or large loads of dark colors, using the "cold clean" cycle eliminates the problem of white streaks for loads where I use cold water (which is most of them). For extra large or heavy loads, or for loads where I want to use the delicate or casual cycles, I sometimes add vinegar to the final rinse (make sure to press the "fabric softener" button) or select the "2 rinses" option. I am wondering if some people received defective machines since quite a few seem to be very unhappy with this washer. I am not a fan of the long cycle times, but it spins out so much water that the dryer is able to do its thing very, very quickly, so I think my total time to do one load is about the same as before. As a few others have mentioned, the spin speed is so fast that clothes will come out of the washer wrinkled, but I haven't noticed the wrinkles to be any worse than with the two previous washers I have owned (one traditional agitator-style washer, and one front-loader). All of my clothes either go into the dryer, or are hung and later ironed, so this doesn't affect me enough to reduce the rating. We are a family of 5, so I do a lot of laundry. I have used all of the cycles, as well as various load cycles (including bedding), and I don't find the low water usage to negatively affect the cleaning at all. Laundry is still one of my most hated chores, but this machine does make it a bit less painful! I will never go back to a front-loader. No more mold!
We are a farm family and you can imagine how the every day clothes look some days. I can use a whole bottle of stain remover and add Oxi Clean to the washer and the clothes still are not clean. My boys have soooo many stained shirts and jeans that they have to continue wearing. I have tried all kinds of options on the washer and nothing is working. I am so frustrated. If I could do washer shopping over again, I would not have even gone to Sears to look for a washer. If I could afford it, I would be buying a different washer. I have gone back to the Sears where I bought the washer with a load of unclean laundry and they laughed at me. Absolutely no help or suggestions from them. They acted like I did not know how to do laundry. Don't buy this washer. I also hate that I have to pull out and empty the soap dispenser after every load because it is still filled with water :(
The delivery/install team called before arriving. They were very nice and professional.