Bring on the Bulky StuffThis Kenmore washer’s 5.3 cu. ft. capacity can handle the tough stuff, even that huge comforter or a giant load of towels, 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 PowerKenmore’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 HandwashingKenmore’s StainBoost option takes the tough work out of tough stains with an extended wash time and gentle care, no pre-treatment required.
So far the washer has been excellent. We can finally wash a king comforter at home, which saves us money from having to bring it somewhere to get washed. Also, the amount of clothing we can get into the washer at one time to wash makes it a lot more efficient than having to separate each type of clothing into 2 extra piles just to get through the colors or the towels.
Clothes come out very wrinkled and very poor job of cleaning clothes. The clothes on the top of the load never agitate to the bottom. They stay on top and do not move. There is not enough water in a normal cycle to possibly clean the clothes. On the initial installation by Sears, the hot and cold hoses were not hooked up correctly, which led to know cold water. Very bad experience all around.
I needed to update my washer and dryer after 12 years, so I chose the same brand, I thought Kenmore doesn't need to much to ask, it was the best for me. But I am sooo dissaponted, I like to be gererous using detergent or softener because I like my clothes smell good, but the load is way too big and the detergent tray is way to small, you cannot use extra, I think it is only 2 oz or so. The tray is right over the clothes, so, if you accidentally use a little extra softener it goes straight to the clothes what causes stains that are not easy to take off, especially on whites, the same with the detergent. I tryed using softener balls but they are way to expensive and some brands are not completely dissolved, the same happens with the detergent, never dissolves a tide pods or any other pods brand, if you use a detergent that is not liquid, it is not dissolved, it sticks to your clothes really bad. One more thing, in order to dispense the fabric softener, you need to press a button, if you forget to do it, because you assume is going to do the job, forget, your clothes will never smell good. Even pressing the button sometimes it doesn't dispense it. Ok, I understand this, if I don't want or need softener in your clothes or carpets, or whatever, you just don't put softener in the tray that's it, why do you need a button that you will always forget???. I get mad every time I do laundry, sometimes I need to do a second wash, this machine design is the worst, trust me. I wish I can return it but I guess I need to be patient and wait other 12 years. Not recommended at all.
bought 7/7/2016, 2 years later control board replacement, $200 part + $200 labor; customer service said I should have bought service contract, if a company can't stand behind their products they don't deserve you for a customer. Look at the reviews, don't buy this washing machine
We previously owned a front load Samsung with steam. It did an amazing job washing our dirtiest laundry. The problem with it was mildew and odor, and loud bearing failure. We often used its steam feature so that was a big reason why we chose this Kenmore model, as well as hoping that the top loader would not have the same mildew and odor issues. After washing a few loads of clothes there were parts of my laundry that never even got wet, so I was already concerned about the cleaning performance of this washer. But after washing my children’s car seat covers (dirty but not filthy) on the highest soil level with prewash, oxiclean, and steam - they came out with crumbs and stains untouched by the two hour wash cycle. Sears exchanged for a Kenmore front loader at no additional cost to us.
I spent over $1000 on a washing machine that is rusting, getting rust on my sheets & clothes. After the entire morning on the phone with Sears & Whirlpool, they are not going to do anything. I am NEVER DOING BUSINESS WITH SEARS AGAIN!