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

Item# 02641162000P | Model# 41162 | Added on September 28, 2014 |
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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

With a 4.3 cu. ft. capacity, this washer handles just about whatever you can throw at it with ease. No more trips to the laundromat for bulky bedspreads or other large items.

Faster Spin Speeds

The 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 University

Smart Motion Technology uses a variety of wash motions, like tumble, rolling and saturating, to give every load of laundry, from delicates to bulky towels, the TLC 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

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By bigfoot777
July 11th, 2016
It's been a year

I've had this washer for a year. I do think that many of negative reviews come from people who don't understand the new washers and how they operate. They use much less water and wash for much longer as a result. This washer doesn't just spray the clothes. It adds enough water to soak them plus some. I've had very good luck with cleaning my clothes. I do pretreat spots. I've had no leaking issues, no terrible noises and no out of balance problems. Geez, just use a little common sense folks. Most loads take 70-90 minutes. The annual electrical cost of this washer is $13. I use bleach on the whites, I leave the door open for an hour to let it dry and I clean the filter once a month. I can't answer why other users have had leaking issues. I have had some very heavy loads with no issues. No noise problems and no leaks. These new washers are very sophisticated. They measure the weight, then add just enough water. It does cycle the water on and off as it adds the water and this does make a small noise. It's no big deal. Once it's full then it's very quiet. If your washer leaks then I can understand a low review, but some of these reviews are a bit whiny. One other note. Anyone who writes a review and talks about their 18-20 year old washer is really living in the past. Those used at least 40 gallons of water! All washers are high efficiency now, so keep that in mind. That means that you won't see a bunch of excess water. It still gets it clean and I like this much better than the top loading models. If you want to use low water and get stuff clean then you need to tumble you wash. I'd buy this washer again.

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By ClayJon
July 19th, 2016
Designed to fail

Buyer beware. Our $1300 Sears Kenmore Elite HE3 side-loading super high efficiency washer after 10 years: The tub is stainless, but the spider frame is aluminum and constantly get's bombarded with detergent (CORROSIVE TO ALUMINUM). The cheesy seal leaks and eventually wrecks the inner bearings. The entire spindle, the water, the laundry(30+ lbs?) rests on ONE aluminum shaft and 2 small bearings in the very rear of the tub. As the weight pushes the front down, the spin basket shears the plastic outer front tub. This washer was actually DESIGNED to fail!!! New bearings and frame parts from Searspartsdirect you ask? A mere $231.69 + $504.98 + $330.34 in parts and 10 hours of labor for 2 people. Add shipping, whatever that may cost. After you are done repairing it, you can be assured that since it was designed to fail, you probably extended the life 3 to 5 years. Whirlpool Engineers should be ashamed of themselves. On top of that, we had to wash our clothes TWICE because of moldy stink mildew, even after we left the door open. Take that, efficiency!!

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molds in the rubber seal


this front washer has a real mold problem - the rubber seals for the front door has folds that grow mold - this make the washer smell and it needs to be cleaned after every wash - complete disaster

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Failed after exactly 3 years. No parts available


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Buyer's Remorse Big Time!


The biggest problem with this washer is that our clothes STINK!! They are not being washed and come out smelling musky and mildewy (is that a word?) I have tried EVERYTHING! Extra rinse, high dollar soap, vinegar. With the extra rinse, the cycles can take up to 2 HOURS!!! I NEVER close the wash door and clean the machine at least once a week. I NEVER leave wet clothes to sit in the drum once the wash is over. The fact is that this machine just doesn't use enough water to wash the clothes. I have stopped it mid wash before and the clothes are damp but not soaked with water like they should be. Secondly, the door leaks. It is a slow leak, but the pedestal drawer catches the water. That's a big problem! I haven't had a problem with the drum itself smelling because we do leave the door open when not in use but that doesn't stop the clothes from coming out smelling. However, the plastic gasket around the dryer gets filthy with mildew, gunk, hair, etc. This machine is also not quiet and shakes our upstairs when spinning. I could go on and on about this piece of ****. I have such buyer's remorse and can't wait to replace it. I will definitely be going back to a top loader. This was our first front loader and well obviously I am frustrated with it!!

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