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Kenmore 81182 7.4 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 7.4 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 7.4 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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Destroys Your Clothes


This dryer keeps destroying my clothes. As others have reported there is a design flaw with the lint trap where it will not sit flush in its reservoir causing the clothes to catch on the corner of it. The clothes then proceed to wrap around themselves twisting into a tight ball, ripping a huge chunk of material out of the clothing. One load alone, 6 blouses and a pair of underwear were damaged !!! An AWFUL machine.

May 31st via mobile
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outstanding washer and dryer


this is one of the best front loader Kenmore washers you can own bought it brand new from day one I have loved best working front loaders on the market remove all the length and Dust from your clothes and both the washer and dryer recommended

May 17th via mobile
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not a lot to say i just got them look and sound nice install was fast and ez

May 8th
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Keeps Destroying my wife's clothes


We've had the dryer for around 9 months, there is a design defect where the corner of the lint trap sticks up and doesn't sit flush. It catches on all kinds of clothes like spaghetti strap tops and tank tops. We've lost lots of articles of clothing to this dryer. Looking online at message boards this is a common problem with no solution from Sears or Kenmore.

April 23rd via
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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.

April 15th via
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