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Kenmore 81182 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer w/ Sensor Dry - White

Item# 02681182000P | Model# 81182 | Added on December 19, 2013 | Seller:
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Ensure Your Fabrics are Handled with Care
The Kenmore 81182 7.3 cu. ft. white electric dryer with sensor dry is designed to care for a full range of household fabrics, from delicates to bulky bedding. The dual-sensor system monitors moisture levels to the express dry cycle for when you need those clothes on the double. This dryer works around your family's busy schedule.

Bring on the Bulky Stuff

An extra-large 7.3 cu. ft. of capacity can handle just about anything you toss into it. No more trekking out to the laundromat to dry out bulky bedding.

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 fabrics.

The Right Amount of Dry

This dryer uses a Dual Sensor System to monitor moisture content and adjust drying temperatures and time. No more tossing clothes back in for another tumble.

Dry Clothes Quickly

Whether you want to wear a favorite sweater to work or need to refresh an outfit for date night, Express Dry gets clothes ready in just 25 minutes.

Wrinkle-Free Laundry

Wrinkle Guard lets you do laundry on your terms by giving a load a quick toss to prevent set-in wrinkles for up to 150 minutes after the dry cycle. No more babysitting the dryer.

Chic, Sleek and Easy to Use

This Kenmore dryer has Capacitive Touch Controls that quickly respond to your touch and lend this dryer a nice modern look.

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By danchu8899
May 23rd, 2014
Awesome washer, it is absolutely huge for a front loading model.

Ok, nothing bad to say about this one. It is huge, the biggest I've seen for a front loading model for the home (of course there are commercial size ones in the laundromats I am NOT comparing it to those). Anyways clothes always come out dry in 50 minutes (which is very fast as I've tried some big loads).

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By Joann_Indiana
December 1st, 2014
Returning it

This will be going back to store. When using the moisture sensor to dry, there is no way to change the preset default temperature setting. Example: instructions say to dry jeans on heavy duty, but that is defaulted to high temperature and cannot be changed. The only way to modify the temperature setting for any load is to use "timed dry", which does not use the moisture sensor to determine when clothes are dry.

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Heating element broken after 3 yrs


The heating element on the dryer has failed after only 3 years. We called a Sears technician out and he claimed the power outlet was not sending enough voltage which a licensed electrician has verified to be untrue. The Sear technician also tore apart the dryer vent and left a hole in the attic ceiling. We will never purchase from Sears again.

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I have NEVER in my life taken the time to write a review. I have 4 small children and use this washer/dryer set as a secondary for children/ baby clothes. I have to always run on "sanitize" - the longest hottest cycle and even then have to re dry on normal in order to get clothes dry. I have repeatedly called costumer service. they do a "diagnostic" check through the PHONE where they literally have you put your phone up to the machine and push a couple of buttons. Then they ask you to run your machine for one minute - put your hand in the back of the machine and if you feel any warmth at all "the machine is working".If they are to send a tech to come out you will be charged and undetermined amount of money. My primary unit is a whirlpool that I purchased for the same amount of money - I had one minor issue - costumer service was great. As I said this is the first time I've EVER written a review. Do not waste your money - go with another brand. The machine - costumer service - warranty are all terrible!!! I would purchase from another store all together - Sears online/in-store are 2 separate entities - I have gone to the manager at my local store and he could do nothing

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worse dryer so far


I had this dryer for four months and I have been frustrated whit the bad function of the dryer and the worse customer service you can get, I'm not longer a sears costumer stay away from this people, after 4 months and 4 different technicians I regret I wasted my money on this units. washer ***** as well. STOP do not buy this set.

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Had it less than 4 months and it over heats and lose power

29 days ago via mobile
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Terrible customer service and the dryer does not dry.


The dryer never worked properly. It does not dry the clothes. It turns off before it is supposed to. Sears customer service is terrible. I called to have the dryer repaired and it took almost a month to get an appointment for a repair technician to come out to look at the dryer. On the day of the appointment, the technician never showed up. I called to find out what was going on and the representative said the repair person came but I was not home. I was home all day and never received a phone call. Now they want to reschedule my appointment for another month out. Totally unacceptable! I will never buy anything from Sears again.

March 22nd
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