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Kenmore 81383 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer w/ Steam - Metallic Silver

Item# 02681383000P | Model# 81383 | Added on July 18, 2014 |
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Steam Reduces Wrinkles & Refreshes Clothes The Kenmore 81383 7.4 cu. ft. metallic silver electric dryer with steam makes laundry day much more productive. The large dryer capacity paired with the Dual Sensor Dry technology means you can toss in larger loads, even towels and jeans, and walk away—no babysitting required. Quickly freshen up your favorite outfit or sanitize blankies and teddies with this sleek and chic electric dryer.

Bring on the Bulky Stuff

A generous 7.4 cu. ft. of capacity is perfect for drying loads of towels, heaping hampers of work and school clothes and even bulky bedding. Use the Bulky/Bedding and Heavy Duty cycles for heavier laundry, like jeans and towels, without needing to babysit the dryer or trekking out to the laundromat to use a specialty dryer.

The Right Amount of Dry

Choose from 5 different heat levels and 5 different dry times to get your clothes and fabrics the right amount of dry in the right amount of time. Dual Sensor Dry uses 2 moisture sensors to monitor dryness levels throughout the cycle, adjusting temperature and dry time for the best results.

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, so you can run errands or take a nap without needing to iron out the laundry. Use the Touch Up cycle to loosen up wrinkles or freshen up your favorite outfit.

Give Your Fabrics a Refresher

Toss in soiled bedding, well-loved

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By zfadinglifez
March 4th, 2015
Great Dryer with some great options!

This Dryer has digital controls and allows for customization of your cycle. Choose no heat, low, medium low, medium, medium high, or high. You can set it for a specific time or use the sensing function to dry for the exact right amount of time for your specific load. I did have to re-dry a small load once, i think it had trouble sensing the moisture with only 2 items inside (brand new clothes that are supposed to be washed separately). Use dryer sheets or a dryer bar for added convenience. This unit also have a handy steam function that can be used to quickly refresh or un-wrinkle some previously cleaned clothes which comes in handy! There is an optional storage stand you can mount the dryer on to raise it up to a more comfortable height and create some super convenient storage right where you need it.

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By amaemc22
September 16th, 2016
Like it but flawed

I like the dryer in general, love the features and steam option. One major thing that has been happening though is the clothes are getting caught on the vent and turning and ripping. I've had so many clothes in the past few months ruined. I don't even dry tank tops of fragile items anymore. It has even started grabbing belt loops on jeans and khakis and ripping them off. Thumbs down for all the ruined clothes.

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Beware! Kenmore/Whirlpool parts are always unvailable. They advertise that they are available but they ARE NOT! You have to wait forever to get parts for Kenmore dryer glass doors. They advertise they are available but they are not. They are always back ordered or don't exist. No one knows what's going on when it comes to ordering glass replacement doors. After 2 years, my dryer glass door shattered. Ordered July 2019, still waiting for part to arrive. THEY JERKED ME AROUND FOR 4 MONTHS, UNTIL PART ORDER CANCELLED! IT WAS SUCH AN EXPENSIVE DRYER TOO! AND WASTE OF TIME! HAD TO DRY MYSELF WITH STIFF TOWELS!

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Love this washer!


We recently upgraded from a 20 year-old top loader and what a difference. This washer is beautiful - sleek and with easy-to-operate controls. We actually watched a 30 minute cycle from start to finish and were fascinated by the way the sensors determine how much laundry is in the machine, varies the spin of the drum and adds water at intervals. The final spin cycle is unbelievably fast and smooth - clothes are almost dry when they come out. It wasn't perfectly level at first and the spin cycle shook the machine terribly, but with any easy adjustment it is now perfectly still and practically silent. Clothes come out smelling fresh. I wipe down the gasket to prevent mold and leave the door propped open a tiny bit so the machine can dry out - that door prop is a great feature! Getting this new washer and dryer has been more exciting than getting a new car. :)

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Repair Tech tells me that the 11 AutoDry Cycles don't really work and that I should only use one of the 4 Timed Cyles!!! WHAT!
Then he tells me that Steam Feature really isn't steam. It's hot water that evaporates in the drum! Perhaps he should watch the Sears video showing steam - not water coming out of the valve. So $1300 for dryer and another $450 for the Warranty and left holding the bag! Don't buy from Sears!

November 5th via
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Delivery experience was horrible


Delivery was canceled twice on day of scheduled delivery. After second time I canceled order.

May 28th via
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