Tackles Large Loads with Ease
This 5.3 cu. ft. Kenmore washer can take on bulky towels, fluffy comforters, and a week’s worth of clothes without sacrificing cleaning quality. Get more laundry done with less work.
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 or Pretreating
A StainBoost option takes the tough work out of tough stains with an extended wash time and gentle care. The Timed Oxi Dispenser boosts cleaning power to help brighten those whites up with less effort.
Optimal Water Usage for Large Loads
The Deep Fill option automatically adjusts the water levels depending on load size, optimizing water usage and ensuring your clothes come out clean, clean, clean.
Sleek, Chic, and Quiet
I now understand how the negative reviews about poor cleaning are unjustified. The HE process with all brands leaves much more lint on the clothes than agitator machines which people have erroneously construed as dirt or poor rinsing. The lint removes quickly in the dryer and not only that but the clothes coming out of the dryer are even more lint free than clothes dryed from the agitator wash. I have seen no lint whatsoever on the dryed clothes and I have a cat with black & white fur so as weird as it seems, yes the clothes are very linty from the wash but it dissapears like magic in the dryer. And I haven't even used the liquid softener yet which should be even better than softener sheets. I checked other brands and it seems this is the nature of HE washes but it could be this model is worse with lint. If you like to hang your clothes instead of using a dryer, I can only assume that a front load washer would be better at this lint problem and probably stay away from HE top loaders period. I use the dryer for everything so the lint doesn't bother me and the amount of clothes I can do in one wash is fantastic so I am happy with this machine. Also, I think some people have put powder detergent in the liquid dispenser which is why they got residue as well.
DO NOT BUY this machine. This is the second machine we have tried and both have been faulty. The first Kenmore 28132 that we purchased from Searsoutlet.com in June 2016 did not fill with water at all. As we had already purchased the matching clothes dryer, we purchased a 2nd Kenmore 28132 from Sears.com. While this unit fills with some water, it does not fill enough to get all of the clothes wet. Clothes on the top can complete a full standard wash cycle and come out still dry. We have to run it on the "deep fill" and "bulky" items settings, along with 2 rinse cycles in order to attempt to clean the clothes. This eliminates any of the water saving features of the HE design. Even then, it still leaves soap residue on the clothes and does not do a good job of washing items. Once you are outside of the 30-day return window, Sears will not even take the item back on an exchange. They will insist that you have a repair technician come look at the machine. This machine is very overrated at a score of "69" from Consumer Reports.
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The washer does and excellent job cleaning and rinsing clothes. There is not an option to deep fill for ALL types of loads, only bedding and heavy loads. Would like that option for delicates. The only complaint I have is that the cover is very sensitive to scratches, and with teenagers in the household this should be more durable or scratch resistant.
My father worked for Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan, from shortly after WWII until his retirement in the 1980's. Every appliance we ever had was Whirlpool or Kenmore. My father and I had pride in the performance of every machine we bought. What a surprise this new set of washer and dryer was!!! There were times that a load of shirts often looked as thought a load of men's shirts did not even get wet. I washed them in another load thinking it was something I programmed in. No.. That was the low water usage's outcome. I then thought perhaps I should use another and higher water setting. Now I find I routinely have to use the deep fill for most loads. Even then, I have been disappointed that either the clothes don't seem to have been rinsed well or they just don't look right. When I do sheets, they often have to be rinsed even more than selecting two rinses. Both my husband and I got excema and were told to use less soap, rinse well, not buy detergent with perfume or coloring agents. Within 10 days of doing that, our skin cleared up and we stopped itching. The clothes don't seem to be circulated through the water enough to be rinsed well and when they come out, they don't look well washed. I am not on the bandwagon for using so little water, the clothes don't get clean. Using deep fill for every load negates the goal of conservation of water because not doing so causes skin problems. Why can't we get back to the old practice of using enough water for our clothes to be cleaned in one wash cycle? I have spoken with many of my friends here in Texas. Every wife and mother I know feels the very same way. We are all sick to death of how laundry has become a night mare. Bring back the old agitator and the cycling we used to experience. I would bet you'd sell a boatload of appliances to those people who are water conservation people and the regular purchasers of your products that used to be on the top of the list everywhere. Thank you.
When we purchased this machine we were informed that some customers had returned it because it didn't seem to clean well. However we have had no such problems. We were used to an old style machine that filled all the way up with water, so this more efficient model that uses much less water took some getting used to. But it really works great (and we have saved a significant amount on water usage). The customizable settings are great for washing a variety of things. Deep-fill and extra rinse cycles help for bulky bedding and dirty kid clothes. Speaking of kids, even my 6-year old loves washing his own clothes with this machine (especially since he gets to press all the buttons and watch it go through the window-like lid)! It's nice to have an energy efficient machine that cleans well, holds a lot of stuff, and does not have the odor issues that are common with similar front-loading machines with rubber seals.
I wash a lot of towels and sheets, so this is just what I needed