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Kenmore 41162 4.3 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer – White

Item# 02641162000P | Model# 41162 | Added on September 28, 2014 | Seller: Sears.com
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Kenmore 41162 Front-Load Washer - Efficiency Never Looked This Good
The Kenmore 41162 4.3 cu. ft. Front-Load Washing Machine gives you the customized cleaning power you need with Smart Motion® Technology. You'll always be connected to your washer with Kenmore Connect that helps you troubleshoot technical difficulties. This ENERGY STAR certified washer is perfect for families on the go who don't want to have to worry about their clothes not coming out clean enough. 

Pack More Laundry in Every Load This Kenmore 4.3 cu. ft front-load washer handles just about whatever you can throw at it with ease. This means no more laundromat coins.

Too Fast, Too FriendlyThe 1,300 RPM max spin speed expels water from laundry loads, making sure your fabrics are ready to dry on time.

Graduated with Honors from Kenmore UniversitySmart Motion Technology uses a variety of wash motions, like tumble, rolling and saturating, to give every load of laundry, from ultra delicates to bulky towels the T.L.C. it needs.

Your Family Is Our Priority With features like Delay Start and cycle status, we'll stay on your schedule. Don't worry about putting in a load of laundry after tucking the kids into bed. This washer comes with sound insulation and an anti-vibration system so we won't disrupt their bedtime or yours.

If This Washer Were Any Greener It'd Be a Tree Get a deep clean without wasting resources. This Energy Star certified washer conserves energy and water, even during an extra rinse

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Praise
By RMT481
November 14th, 2014
Great Washer

I am very pleased with this washer. Easy to use, extremely quiet, clothes come out clean and it's great for delicates as well as large comforters. I have three dogs so it really gets a work out. I really love this washer....along with the matching dryer. Great price and delivery was handled by professionals....on time and very courteous. Sales person explained everything thoroughly and there were no surprises or disappointments. Very pleasant buying experience.

45 found this review helpful
Criticism
By t-m-tx78621
May 6th, 2016
unhappy camper

I am very unhappy with this washer. First, it overthinks the task of washing clothes and takes too long to do so. Second, it doesn't dissolve a soap pod. I have found the soap pod casings several times after it has finished the washing cycle. Third, the bleach cup stays filled with water. I have to pull the entire drawer out of the machine and pour out the water to put bleach in a load. I called service out on this issue and they did not do anything. They told me it was working correctly. My machine leaks water in the front and it is the dirtiest machine. I know it has to have some sort of gasket to keep water in, but it sure does collect lint and dog hair. (I grew up with a front load washer and we never had this problem) It has to be cleaned about every 5-10 loads. The machine is also very big. It is much larger than my old top load machine, so it sticks out beyond my surrounding cabinets. I wish I could return this one!

33 found this review helpful
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Rhonda45801
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"Love this Machine"

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This washer is awesome love how clean it gets my clothes..Once a month I run the clean cycle thru and leave the door open between washes so it dries Worth the money

February 23rd via sears.com
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ErinMedfordMA
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Good Performance

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I am pleased with the washing machine. Sears delivery service was terrible, however, and cost me 2 days of lost work. Very disappointed in that.

February 13th via sears.com
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Rbart048
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Amazing washer!

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Bought this washer for my grandparents after seeing their increasing electric/water bills. This replaced their 15 year old top loading machine. So far they love it! They say the machine is so quiet that they can never tell it's running. It's energy star certified so they get a discount on the utility bill. Plus having a king sized bed, they no longer have to take their bedding to the laundry mat so that is a huge plus. The controls are very intuitive and easy to use. Even for older people, they have no problem operating it. The cleaning is very good clothing "looks brighter and feels softer" The one draw back is no allergen/sanitize cycle. The door also has a magnetic prop that helps the door stay ajar when not being used to prevent mold that older front loaders were prone to. Great washer

January 28th via mobile
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znod
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VERY disappointed!

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I purchased this washer in Oct of '15 and it worked fine for 14 months then it started making a roaring noise during the spin cycle. Guess what? Bad bearings. Estimated cost for repair $823.70. I don't think so. Don't buy Kenmore or LG!

January 21st via sears.com
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bugeater
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So Hope It Is Worth It

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Thus far after a week of ownership and a dozen loads we are pleased with our purchase of this 4.3 cu in front loader. It has gone through many cycles and seemed to do them all with proficiency. A small surprise that this washer did not come with samples of laundry detergent or cleaner, not a biggie but it is the very first time we never got that. Hook up was done by the installers and they did a pretty good job. I have watched the spin cycles that really do get a high speed going, but the washer remains pretty steady. We also purchased a stacking kit and have the dryer sitting on the washer and it all seems pretty stable. For my four star review, I am concerned that the big plastic ring around the door and the big control **** seem to be painted in kind of a silver, as such they may not wear too well. We had seen in other reviews about the inability to change some of the wash cycles setting. The machine pretty much picks the temps, loads and speeds and most are not subject to change. It may not be a biggie, but we would have liked a few more cool or cold water settings or options. The drawer for adding in bleach, detergent and softener is a bit flimsy and care should be taken to not pull it or push it at angles or with much force. My wife is happy with the cleaning ability and noise levels of this appliance. Our purchase and delivery of this washer worked out well, however, the rest of our order of the dryer and installation parts were just awful and took and entire week longer to get the proper merchandise, with well over a dozen hours worth of phone calls that apparently had to go overseas. A terrible experience, I hope no service problems arise that would necessitate going through that gamut ever again!

January 17th via sears.com
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rahn00s
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Nice washer

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Very nice washer from the price.  It's a lower end unit with a lot of functions.  Now,  it is a front loader there for you do have to make sure to clean the seal around the door.  It's rubber and gunk seems to  collect in there.  (pet hair) .  It gets my clothes very clean,  and not soaking wet when done.  Definitely a good purchase

January 6th via mobile
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Battfox1

Smelly, waste of $$, piece of garbage

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I replaced my Kenmore HE3 (2004-2015 RIP) with this Kenmore LG version. I know how a front loader works. This machine is so high maintenance. I never once cleaned the HE3, our clothing never smelled. NEVER. If you like running the clean cycle on your machine weekly, buy this product. Having to rewash your clothing over and over then giving up and throwing it away = total fail when you can't get the smell out. We NEVER close the door between washes and clothing as a general rule doesn't sit in the drum once it's been washed with the door closed. We are using the same softener salt and same detergent, the only thing that changed was this POS (non)washing machine. A 45-50 minute load in the HE3 is now 95+ minutes X 2 because it's two loads of towels whereas my beloved HE3 held and cleanly washed all of the towels in one load. I have owned this machine for 13 months and will be replacing it within the next year, hopefully 6 months. I will not be replacing it with an LG, I will never spend money on an LG product and will seriously consider not going with Sears after this fiasco. Buyer beware. The high ratings on this product is due to the default setting of 5 stars. Anyone who says you should know how a front loader works....I do know how a quality one works and this machine is very low quality. Why am I reviewing it now? Because I was trying to find another way to clean the d@mn machine as the previous remedies haven't done anything to help. I am trying the 2 cups vinegar in the drum and 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup baking soda in the dispenser "recipe" right now instead of washing any of the 9 loads that I should be washing and drying. I really love my new clothes and don't feel like replacing them. Again.

January 5th via sears.com
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jacks_n

Not the same as laundromat front loaders

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(This is the same washer as the Kenmore 41262, only difference being drum size.) Do not confuse these High Efficiency home front loaders with those at the laundromat (those are not HE). HE washers use a disturbingly low amount of water and detergent...and, therefore, aren't well suited to heavily soiled clothes ("heavy duty" setting doesn't help much). Even with households that have light to med soiled clothes, if you put too many in the drum (over 50% capacity), some may not even get wet. To get clothes acceptably clean in an HE washer, you must follow all manual instructions closely (sort by color/size, pre-treat, etc).

January 3rd via sears.com
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