I love this dryer! The Auto Moisture Sensing feature along with the Wrinkle Guard feature make it perfect. I looked at this dryer online when I was searching for a new dryer because of it's capacity (7.5 cu ft.), but was sold once I saw all the other features. I can fit anything in this dryer and when I have smaller loads, it's just more room and less chance of wrinkling. Speaking of which, the Wrinkle Guard feature is cool and so far nothing has wrinkled. I agree with one of the other reviewers, my heavier items, such as thick socks and jeans do come out a bit damp, but I just toss them back in and reset it. They are usually fully dry before it beeps. I've had this dryer a little under a year now and am very, very happy with it.
I would really like to meet the designer of this machine. Just to fire him! It works, it works quite well in fact... but... The top is sloped. Enough that anything you would normally put on the dryer (clean laundry, fabric sheets etc) will be shaken off and land on the floor. Horrible design flaw. The other problem have with this dryer is the venting location. It would seem logical that the elbow would not push the dryer another 5 inches from the wall. Add to that the 5 inches of the over-sized drum and you have lost 10 inches of floorspace and the ability to put anything (like those dryer sheets...) on the back. The listed dimensions are not "installed dimensions" be careful if you have limited space.
I received the dryer in November 2012 and had it for a little over a year. I started to have electrical problems with it. It turns on and off pretty quickly. It does not stay on more than 30 seconds. I got it to work again and now it smells like burning rubber. Not sure why a 1 year old dryer would start to give me problems already. Before buying, I checked the reviews and it seemed to have good reviews. As you can see it has a 4 star. Unfortunately, I did not get an extended warranty, so I will have to pay for it to get fixed.
We bought this dryer to have in our retirement years. It drys, but the moisture sensor doesn't work. The lint trap doesn't hold the lint well, can see a build up in the slot. We have had it about 18 months and do 3 to 4 loads a week. Kenmore quality is really gone. I have had this brand most of our 38 years of marriage and 3 kids, regret these last 3 purchases.
I bought this dryer on sale as a replacement for a 19+ year old Frigidaire dryer. This dryer has a very large drum that can more than handle any load we wash. The lint screen is conveniently located at the bottom of the drum opening. The auto moisture sensing keeps our clothes from coming out the dryer hot by shutting down the drying cycle when the clothes are dry. This is a good basic dryer that meets our needs and expectations.
This dryer does not fit flush to the wall (not that any dryer would be totally flush with the wall) but this one is probably out about 7 inches due to the way the back of it is made. The top is slightly sloped but I have not had an issue with anything sliding off the top. Although I am still adjusting to this dryer, I've only had it 2 days and done 4 loads of clothes, I do love the larger 7.5 cu ft size. My clothes are not wrinkled when you take them out. The dryer runs very quietly and appears to be working properly. It's very simple to use.