Bring on the Bulky Stuff
This Kenmore dryer’s extra-large 7.0 cu. ft. capacity means it can tackle cumbersome loads, like towels and bedding, with ease. No more trekking to the laundromat for a specialty dryer.
No More Re-Drying
SmartDry Plus technology uses 2 moisture sensors and a temperature sensor to adjust the dry cycle, ensuring dry clothes each time without damaging fabrics.
Wrinkle Guard lets you do laundry on your terms by giving a load a quick toss to prevent set-in wrinkles for up to 40 minutes after the dry cycle so you can run errands or take a nap without needing to iron out the laundry.
No More Germs
The Sanitize Cycle removes up to 99.9% of germs using a high heat cycle, perfect for kids' clothes, soiled bedding and other dirty
Does not overheat clothes, energy efficient and takes less time than previous dryer.
I bought this dryer in Feb 2016. It has a large capacity which is nice, however drying just a few items is problematic. The 'steam' feature has really not been helpful. The check lint light is not actually tied to the amount of lint, it just lights up after every cycle, and stays lit even after you clean it until you start the next load.
Also today the door handle broke off completely. After 1 1/2 yrs of normal use. Only I use these machines-no kids/teens. I called Sears and they'd gladly sell me the replacement part, but not provide the part that should last well beyond this time period for free. And, there was no one they could send me to - no supervisor, no way to elevate the concern. I was told that they'd gladly take an email that maybe someone could read at a board meeting if they still have them. So I buy a fairly functional dryer, with a poorly made/fit handle that breaks in an unreasonable amount of time and they'll gladly sell me a replacement. Beyond frustrating.
It's a lot bigger than our older dryer, which is nice and I love the steam option. Lots of options to customize drying. It dries well. It isn't made as nicely as our older Kenmore Elite dryer was. Door seems flimsy and would be way better if it opened down instead of to the right since it is nice to have a "shelf" to plop the clothes on to sort through them. We have lots of things that I have to take out to air dry. It doesn't come with a drying rack for inside items you don't want tumbling around (shoes). Comes with a "Y" hose to split off the water for the washer so you can use the steam option, but it does not come with the extra hose to connect the "Y" to the dryer. Installers would not hook it up for us since we were missing that hose which was not part of the "required" hoses listed at checkout. They would not use our hose that they just disconnected from our old washer. That was a bummer. Also the installers were rude because I guess we are just supposed to know we need an extra hose even though we've never had a steam dyer before and it wasn't listed as a needed part on the website. There is an intermittent electrical sounding hum or buzz that drives my husband crazy. He thinks there is something wrong with it. I just think it's because it has a lot more electrical components than our old dryer. End of cycle signal is so low I have yet to notice it and it is set on high. I would prefer the top to be flat instead of an incline. Flat is better for setting the laundry basket on top and also when air drying things on top it is very easy for them to slip off. Overall, it's pretty quite and does a good job drying.
Size and speed are great, simple controls