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Kenmore Elite 61553 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Dual-Opening Door - Metallic Silver

Item# 02661553000P | Model# 61553 | Added on September 26, 2016 |
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Steam Reduces Wrinkles & Refreshes ClothesTake on weekly laundry without breaking a sweat with the spacious metallic silver Kenmore Elite 7.3 cu. ft. electric dryer. This dryer with dual-opening door tilts or swings open for easy access when loading or unloading. Worried about the big event? With Steam Refresh, this gas dryer ensures your clothes will come out ready-to-wear every time.

Lots of Room for Large Loads

  • This 7.3 cu. ft. capacity perfect for family-sized laundry, from bedding and towels to jeans and school clothes
  • Handle bulkier items, like rugs and puffy comforters, with ease

The Power of Steam

  • Accela Steam™ technology reduces wrinkles, odors and static cling
  • Steam Refresh™ reduces odors and relaxes wrinkles for less ironing
  • Steam Sanitize cycle eliminates 99.9% of certain bacteria, so you can sanitize items like pillows, garments and bedding
  • Static Shield™ uses steam to virtually eliminate static cling and the need for dryer sheets

Easy Access

  • A dual opening dryer door can tilt open for quick and easy loading or swing open for easy access when unloading

Care for Your Clothes

  • Sensor Dry Technology automatically senses and adapts the temperature and time to prevent over-drying
  • Wrinkle Guard® option tumbles clothes after the cycle is over to help prevent wrinkles from setting in
  • 5 temperature settings give your laundry the care it needs

Convenient by Design

  • The end-of-cycle signal lets you know when your cycle is over
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By Mooseport1116
November 23rd, 2016
New washer and dryer are great so far enjoying them and really cleaning the

Love that you can see the clothes being washed with out an agitator in the machine!

10 found this review helpful
By Gee925
May 9th, 2018
I would not buy this product again

It does not dry my clothes completely ever. I have to dry a second time, and my sheets come out wrinkle all the time.

2 found this review helpful
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January 11th
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Beware of Having Door Swing Reversed


I purchased this Kenmore Elite washer (31553) and dryer (61553) set. I am satisfied thus far with the washer but have had issues with the dryer. We needed the dryer door to swing from right to left which is the reverse of the standard product configuration. The first dryer (yes, I said first dryer) came with door reversed as requested; however, after opening and closing in hamper mode the dryer door wouldn't open in the swing mode. I finally got it to work after multiple attempts of opening and closing the dryer in hamper mode. In addition, there was a small bulge protruding through the front wall of the door. It looked like it was possibly caused by a screw from the inside of the door. There was no paint on the bulge, so I am assuming it occurred during the swap over of the door post-production and pre-delivery. I contacted Sears and they tried to bargain with me to get me to keep the dryer as-is. They offered me $100, then $150, and finally $200 to keep it. Since I was worried that I might experience additional problems from the door I had a replacement dryer sent (they said they could not replace just the door). The second dryer arrived today. The door was again reversed as requested. However, this one has problems also. The door has been scratched/rubbed such that the paint has been damaged along the bottom edge. This must have happened during the switchover. But that that’s not the worst of it. When the dryer door is opened in the swing mode a button that moves in and out catches on the front of the dryer. This button then presses on the dryer front pushing the metal in until the button retracts resulting in a loud pop. I am now trying to decide whether to have them send a new dryer with the door reversed, send a new dryer without the door reversed, or have them come take both the washer and dryer and refund my money. I’ll try to update this when everything gets resolved.

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We love it!

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Fantastic Product


Fantastic addition to our line of Kenmore products in our home. Cost and energy efficient...highly recommended this product to any of my friends and family...

July 27th
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Love this dryer


This dryer has a large capacity for bedspreads, comforters, dog beds. I like the dual opening door, although at first I didn't because I had to put the washer on the opposite side and couldn't use the side opening. Then I realized that the door can be switched to open on the other side. Now I'm really happy.

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