I got this unit for a great deal along with its matching washer. It's simple but has moisture sensors that allow it to detect how dry the clothes are and not over-dry them. This saves energy, prevents damage, and still ensures that the load is dry when it stops. It's fairly quiet while doing it's job?about normal for a dryer. And no doubt in part because the companion washer spins so fast it leaves clothes barely damp, the dryer doesn't take nearly as long as the one it replaces. I've noticed less lint in the trap than my previous machine, indicating it and the washer are doing less damage to my clothes. And I've been thoroughly impressed with the fact that even large loads are not left bundled into a ball. My old dryer would wrap sheets up into a ball unless they were dried one sheet at a time. This dryer will handle a queen-size sheet set, two bath towels, and three throw blankets at the same time. All items get dry and nothing is balled together. The only two things I could ask for are (1) for it to dry a load in about the same time as the washer takes to wash a load?although it's actually pretty close, within 10 minutes?and (2) for a slightly more accurate estimate of how long the load will take to dry. The initial estimate is based on settings, but the actual drying time is based on moisture.
The control board tends to fail just past warranty. Very costly to repair and you will be out hundreds of dollars . First symptom is beeping and flashing buttons requiring reset and eventually nothing will work and your dryer is dead.
Bought this 2 years ago and its the worst dryer I used in the past 30 years. Super noisy and it shakes the town home. The clothes come out damp / moist even on high setting, and often times white towels come out with black streaks on them. Black residue is seeping up from the rubber insulation. Do your selves a favor and don't get kenmore brand. This will be our first and last kenmore purchase. Getting a new dryer after only 2 years of use because it's so horrible.
I have had this dryer for less than 3 years. It barely works and had to be serviced within the first year. As of tonight, it shuts off on its own and before the load is dry. I have mildewed towels in it right now. I dislike this dryer so much that I just sent my husband out to purchase me an LG.
Dryer is nice. I am not crazy about it dictating the time. I would like to be able to use increments instead of preset times. It does dry good.
A little difficult switching the door to the other side. Ended up having to widen the holes to get the screws to go in. The first couple of times I ran the dryer, it was very loud. Somehow it stopped and is very quiet. I can't even hear it 10 ft away now. Works very well and fast.
So far I have been very pleased with my Kenmore Dryer. I am able to dry all of my items at the same time which saves me a lot of time. I would definitely recommend this product.
I am very happy with the dryer the price and the service I received. Thank you
The design and function are solid as expected from Kenmore. My gripe is that it makes a loud high pitched noise when running.