Handles Huge Loads
Designed to handle loads of towels, hampers of laundry and huge comforters with ease, this metallic silver Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. front-load washer lets you bid a fond farewell to the laundromat.
Treat Your Laundry Right
Smart Motion Technology blends up to 6 different wash motions using a quiet Direct Drive motor for customized care for every type of fabric. You’ll always be able to give your clothes some customized love with 9 custom cycles, 5 soil levels, 5 water temperatures and 5 spin speed options.
Tackles Tough Stains with Ease
The Steam Treat option takes care of stubborn set-in stains with tough steam power. The Kids Wear Cycle scrubs out set-in stains and runs the load through a second rinse cycle to ensure clothes are clean and clear of dirt and detergents. No more pre-treating, scrubbing or soaking.
Safer Sanitizing Cycle
The NSF-certified sanitizing cycle uses high water temperatures to quickly kill 99.9% of certain types of bacteria without the need for harsh bleaches or other chemicals. Now you can wash your little one’s bib and know it’s absolutely clean.
Same Deep Clean Done in Less Time
I have owned this unit and the dryer for 10 months, as many others have posted there is no "dedicated" Spin Only" button. BUT you can do it very simply. After a cycle is done, and the machine is Off, 1. Hit the Power Button. 2. Hit the Spin Speed button to the desired spin level. (you will see that the Spin indicator light is light up BUT the Rinse Indicator is NOT lit up! So when you have bulky items, read the manual, use the appropriate setting, Bulky or Comforter, then the machines programming will complete the wash cycle and spin, probably at Medium. After this is done use the settings I laid out and you can reSpin Only at High or Extra High and get more water out! Sears PLEASE put this in future manuals!!! Your product rating will GO UP!!!!!
To start, this machine is incapable of spinning out comforters without developing a UE (unbalanced load) error. You will find yourself pulling out a sopping wet comforter, dripping all over your floor, to reposition and try again. The machine will only allow 3 attempts to complete the spin cycle, before powering off. Now it gets better! If you are unsuccessful, there is not option for just a spin cycle, but only "Rinse & Spin". Therefore, you are now taking your soaking wet comforter, and wetting it down even more, before the machine will perform the spin cycle. It is inevitable that this will occur, causing you to find yourself spending the day just trying to get the comforter ready for the dryer. Also, this machine will at random dump water, from the underside of the unit, on your floor. That's right, you will walk into your laundry area and find a nice size puddle by your washing machine. Unless you are placing this unit on a concrete floor, be prepared for the worst.
We had the Kenmore elite front loader for awhile now, never had an issue. Love it even more after we discovered the self cleaning cycle
This washer, and it's accompanying cavernous dryer, are highly efficient, quick, and quiet. The steam does make noise at times during in the cycle, but this is only for short periods of time. Clothes are much cleaner and brighter than any previous top loader and older, smaller front load machines. Have owned for five months.
Love the washer and dryer. Easy to use and has a lot of fees
This washer is the best! It took a dirty queen sized comforter and made it bright and new looking again. I also washed two different items that had blood stains soaked in the clothes, sprayed them with a stain remover, and after the load was finished, there wasn't a trace of the stains left behind. I can't say any washer I have ever owned has removed stains as well as this washer. It's also one of the quietest washers I've ever owned. the only time you ever hear anything is if the load becomes a little unbalanced. The only drawbacks I see to this washer are that there is only one pre-set water selection( small loads) and the alarm chime is not loud at all.
so far washer is OK had terrible custermor service when problems started