Bring on the Bulky StuffThis Kenmore gas dryer has a huge 8.8 cu. ft. of capacity, perfect for drying loads of towels, heaping hampers of work and school clothes, and even bulky bedding. Use the Bulky/Bedding and Heavy Duty cycles for heavier laundry, like jeans and towels, without needing to babysit the dryer or trekking out to the laundromat to use a specialty dryer.
The Right Amount of DryThe Kenmore® top-load electric dryer features our best drying, thanks to SmartDry Ultra technology. Thisfour-point sensing system includes two moisture sensors that automatically adjust cycle time, as well asone temperature monitor. A Dual Heating Element fine tunes temperatures to prevent overdrying, help keep clothes looking newer and reduce shrinking. In addition, the Quad Baffles reduce balling and tangling. Plus, you can refresh a small load with Steam Refresh&trade...
I am very pleased with this medium priced dryer. Has the steam component I was looking for. Dries clothes in a minimum amount of time. Clothes are not wrinkled!
The sensing cycles don't work very well, so we just use the timed cycle option to ensure items are properly dried. 1 year and a few days past the warranty, the dryer no longer chimes when turning on or off, or when the settings are changed. Sears and Kenmore will not troubleshoot an item that is out of warranty, but suggest that it's probably an issue with the main electronics board (an expensive fix). Knock wood, the drying does not seem to be affected. I'm disappointed in the lack of longevity, and in failure of Sears and Kenmore to stand by their product.
Didn’t know you can only use steam refresh if you have it connected to a water source and you have to pay extra money for the connection. I would not have bought it if I knew this
The first week was terrific.
By week 2.5 the clothes only become fully dry on the Heavy Duty cycle, which makes it inefficient for the price of the dryer. Attempting to work with SEARS to resolve the issue.
So I’ve had this dryer for about a year now, and it’s been okay. Definetly not as successful as my trusty Maytag before it. Let me start with the fact that it’s not a terrible dryer, it’s just sorely lacking in one aspect, which is it’s main aspect: Actually drying clothes! Wow! What an idea- a dryer that dries clothes one time around with an added Touch Up cycle. It’s such a novelty for this dryer- it takes 2-3 cycles for a small load of garments to dry, so it’s not horrible. But it’s also not fun to sit and wait around all day for 4-5-6- and beyond cycles of bedding (just sheets and pillow cases!) to come out not sopping wet after they’ve supposedly sat on high heat all day. My recommendation: if you have all day to keep drying the same things over and over, this dryer is for you!
I bought both the washer and dryer 1 month ago from Sears. The dryer is not drying the clothes, I’ve tried every setting and now I’ve sat home for 4 hours (beyond my wait time) to get it looked at. I’m hugely disappointed and beyond aggravated. The machine was supposed to save me time, NOT take hours away from my life that I won’t get back!!! The technician arrived, can’t fix, it’s been days of trying to get a replacement. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM SEARS AGAIN. E V E R