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Kenmore Elite 31553 5.2 cu. ft. Top Load Washer w/Accela Wash® & Steam - Metallic ENERGY STAR Certified

Item# 02631553000P | Model# 31553 | Added on September 23, 2016 |
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Kenmore Elite 31553 5.2 cu. ft. Top Load Washer w/Accela Wash® & Steam - Metallic ENERGY STAR Certified
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Steam Cycle Enhances Stain Removal The Kenmore Elite top-load washer provides powerful cleaning performance with energy and water-saving efficiency. The washer uses advanced motion technology and powerful water jets to penetrate deep stains, so clothes come out exceptionally clean and fresh. With the Accela Wash® option and up to a 5.2 cu. ft. capacity, you’ll save time by washing large loads.

Customized Cleaning

  • Steam Treat® virtually eliminates the need to pretreat stains by tackling tough
  • Accela Wash activates a fast and powerful wash motion sequence to get clothes clean in just 29 minutes
  • Smart Motion® technology blends up to 6 different wash motions, providing customized care
  • Cold Clean® Cycle uses a cold water wash to clean clothes as effectively as warm water cycles
  • Allergen Cycle uses the power of steam to remove over 95% of common household allergens

Designed for High Performance

  • 5.2 cu. ft. capacity allows you to wash more clothes in a single load, saving you time
  • 14 cycles and 14 options let you customize the settings for each load
  • The soft close hinges allow the glass lid to close gently and quietly
  • The tempered glass is durable and makes it easy to observe the laundry load
  • Powerful, direct drive motor for long-lasting dependability
  • Built-in heater automatically warms wash water to the right temperature to assist in cleaning performance
This product is:
Energy Guide Rated
This product comes with:
Owner's Manual (1)
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By BobinChesterland
November 2nd, 2016
Love this washer and companion Dryer

Have had this for a couple years now. No issues what-so-ever. Love the smartness of it. Drop in the cloths, add soap. Press Power. Press start and it takes care of everything. It's large enough to do a king size comforter and it does it well. Great machine.

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By kep444
April 30th, 2018

Bought Kenmore Elite top loader 4.5 cu ft 6 years ago for nearly $900 total. Replacing now but probably should have replaced a long time ago. Could not find the exact model I bought but this appears close. Many times washer would stop and display OE signal...I never looked this up...just thought it was an unbalance signal...would redistribute clothes and washer would continue. Finally got around to looking up the code, it means something is wrong with the outflow. Removed the back of the washer and can see where something...can not tell what exactly is leaking and water is collecting in one of the plastic wells at bottom of machine...where a switch happens to be. Could be a hose or the pump and only appears to be leaking during discharge. The hoses do not appear to remove easily so difficult to tell. I've never liked this machine...takes forever to wash not going to waste time or money having it repaired. Also, the area around the bleach port started to rust after a couple of years! Rust...really? Better off to buy a cheaper machine (with an agitator) and expect to replace it every 4 or 5 years. Sears should go back to their roots...provide dependable quality products. We, or at least I, do not need wi-fi enabled washing machines with 20 different useless wash cycles that are never used...but jack up the price.

33 found this review helpful
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Worst Washer


I had this washer machine for two weeks and it already stopped working after second use. The washer does not spin the water out of the machine. I had to scoop the water out myself!! Super dissatisfied! Don’t buy, what a piece of junk. If I could rate it a negative five I would! Switched this washer for a Samsung one lets see if it works.

12 days ago via mobile
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Don’t buy from Sears


Washing machine made a loud banging noise. Sears delivery picked it up and I told I would get a credit. Instead I have received two bills and one with late fees. I have been getting calls from bank who owns Sears card telling me I owe money. I have tried to call Sears and they keep on transferring me to collections after telling them they owe me a CREDIT!!! They took my washing machine! The drivers also knocked down our wooden fence in our driveway. I have a claim number for fence but once again when I call Sears I get transferred to collections! Terrible service. I am now getting a new washing machine from **********! I guess my next step is to get an attorney to speak to Sears. They owe me money and time!!! I also bought the washing machine with a Sears credit card

February 20th via mobile
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Very satisfied


The washer was delivered and installed exceptionally! They were efficient and thorough. I am impressed with the quality of this washer for the price. There is no movement or loud noise compared to my old machine. It does have a huge wash basket without an agitator, and I have used it for comforters and large puffy coats etc. There are alot of options to choose from including the speed of the spin. Because it does use steam there is always moisture on the inside of the glass door. I usually dry it off and leave open to air dry. Does an exceptional job with our laundry

February 3rd via
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Nice washer.


I like everything about this washer except the detergent dispenser. It's a mess. There is always detergent and water left in it. It's going to force me to use pods.

January 21st
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