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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 |
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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.

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dryer kit is a wast


I was told I needed to purchase a dryer kit for $54.98 for the installers to install, when they arrived they said the flex pipe was to small to work(only needed 8ft?) so they just handed me the elbow and flex pipe, only used the cord to plug the dryer in. went to my local sears store 30 mile drive and they wound not take it because they are not a sears store they are a privately owned sears store not connected to the main sears? So I called the sears customer service number and they said they could not help they are there just for on line purchases? So called the main store where I bought the dryer and they said call the delivery number, did that, they said I was given wrong info and to call the store back. Sears is not like the sears that I remember. what a run a round. I bought the washer and dryer on the 31 and was delivered on the 13th so I have till the end of the month to try and get a refund on items they would not use and I live 3 hr round trip, dont know if its worth the gas?

June 16th via
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Great dryer


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Technician said there was nothing to be done. The seal on the door collects lint,hair, sand and you cannot vacuum it all out. When you look in front of dryer you see all the filth! Wish I had gone with the Elite like I had before, but this was only one that fit stacked in my laundry area.

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Needs a little design improvement


It’s a stackable dryer so you know it goes on top of the washer... I think setting buttons should be in the lower part of the unit. It’s big and fits A LOT. One more downside was not with the dryer itself but the customer service experience.  That’s why I took off 1.5 stars( +half for design). It was supposed to be ************* as we bought the whole set with the attachments and the washer. They charged us the fee and we were on hold and in the phone for about two hours and they never resolved the issue. Their customer service is not in US, what do you expect?

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