Bring on the Bulky Stuff
The metallic silver Kenmore Elite Smart 4.5 cu. ft. front-load washer boasts a huge capacity, meaning you can toss in almost any sized load, even that duvet or a hamper full of towels. No more costly trips to the laundromat.
Treat Your Laundry Right
Smart Motion Technology blends up to 6 different wash motions using a quiet Direct Drive motor in this front-load washer for customized care for each type of fabric. Steam Treat busts through tough stains and soil without needing pretreating.
Same Deep Clean Done in Less Time
The Accela Wash® feature reduces soak, wash and rinse times without sacrificing cleaning quality. Active Spray and Active Rise nozzles work together to speed up laundry time so you can get more done faster.
Spin It Right Round
An extra-high spin speed option wrings water out...
I was a little hesitant based on some of the negative reviews even after this washer was a clearer winner on paper (after weighing cost vs features vs reliability etc). I don't know if these individuals aren't clear on how a front loader differs from a top loader and are comparing apples to oranges... or if they just don't know how to load a washer, but this washer has exceeded MY expectations. Adjusting spin speed based on the load type is a smart thing to do and I'm sure part of why there are five speed options for spin. Love the Accela wash, always use! I've washed a king down comforter with amazing results (had to research how to appropriately to this in a washer vs dry clean, of course. Reading IS fundamental) and it gets my regular laundry cleaner than any other machine I've used.
Brought home the washer hooked it up and to my surprise it came up with an error code. I am so disappointed for an item that cost almost 1000 dollars. Not impressed! So now I have to wait for service on this product. If they resolve this issue and actually get to use the product I'll make change my mind but as of now I am total irritated.
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!
My washer and dryer were purchased at the local sears store 2 years ago. Sears is now out of business in our area. I chose to not purchase Sear's extended warranty because of this.
I have had nothing but problems with both the washer and dryer. Sears will not even talk to you to help you diagnose problems if you do not have an extended warranty. I now have to call my home warranty and spend $125 to find out what the problem is.
From day one I have had problems with the washer leaking and now the current problem is it will turn on but you cannot choose settings. The dryer problem is the vent that does not fit properly and snags clothes to the point of ripping them.
This washer and dryer are very expensive and not worth it. Take my advice and buy from anyone other than Sears.
I bought this same unit brand new 3 years ago and already replacing it. Only reason I bought it again was so it would match dryer, what a mistake. The replacement was bad, had to return it and get 3rd unit in. Sears was terrible to work with in whole process, so sad to see a retail legend erode to this cheap product and level of service. Will never deal with Kenmore or Sears again, just not worth it.
So far it's been a gem... Washer is very intuitive, get's cloths exceptionally clean, and no issues to report!