The Best Way to Dry
Ideal for Limited Spaces
This is a nice compact dryer that can handle a full size wash load. It has a variety of settings that are simple but thorough. The settings are not digital and they are very intuitive with a large start button separate from the settings ****. Two minor issues, the completed cycle buzzer is loud (but short) and if it's able to be turned off I've yet to find a way to make that happen. Secondly and more important imo, the lint trap is unusual and a bit difficult to access for people that struggle to bend over. It's definitely not intuitive and nothing like I've seen before. It's large teardrop shaped in the inside, back of the machine, then needs to be pulled apart to empty. Difficult for elderly, etc. But it does hold a lot of lint and can go several loads without emptying. I'd buy it again!
This dryer has one dial and an off/on button. There are no heat options and it does not dry well.
It's smaller than most, it plugs into any outlet which is nice you don't need a dryer cord.
To all the One Star reviews, What did you expect? I've had this model for eleven years and the only issue is the buzzer got stuck on (so I cut the wire) Yes it takes twice as long to dry clothes, it uses half the electricity, geez! 5 stars!!!
I bought this dryer because my small older apt only had 110-120v compatible outlets. It worked okay - normally took 2 hours to dry 1 load of clothes. Towels and sheets took longer. But this is what I expected based on the reviews. However, my review today is for my recent problem, the motor died after only 1 yr & 2 months. I didn't buy the extended warranty, and the repair cost estimate was $450+, by a Sears repair tech. I declined to fix this, and will not be buying a Kenmore appliance again due to this experience. I will look for another brand at a much lower price from elsewhere.