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Kenmore  3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load High-Efficiency Washer - White  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02625102000 | Model#  25102
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Reg Price: $719.99
Savings: $290.00
$429.99
Reg Price: $719.99
Savings: $290.00
$429.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Shipping Depth (in.): 26.7
Shipping Height (in.): 45.3
Shipping Width (in.): 28.5
Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth (in.): 26.25
Height to Top of Cabinet: 43.5
Height with Lid Open (in.): 66.25
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 3.8 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: Less than 4 cu. ft. Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 121
Width (in.): 27.125
Color and Styling:
Color Family: White
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Quiet Package: No
Weight, Shipping: 136
Power:
Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps
Voltage: 110/120V
General Features:
Control Type: Electronic
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Fill Hoses Included: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Remote Diagnostics: No Remote Diagnostics
Water Factor: 4.0
Durability:
Top and Lid Material: Painted steel
Wash Basket Material: Stainless steel
Cleaning:
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 800
Number of Water Temperatures: 5
Wash Agitator (Motion): Wash Plate
Dispensers:
Dispensers: Bleach Dispenser, Fabric Softener Dispenser
Cycles:
Wash Cycles: Permanent Press Cycle, Heavy Duty Wash Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle, Rinse & Spin Cycle, Specialty Cycle
Cycle Options:
Color Cycle: No
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: No
End of Cycle Signal: No
Spin Speed Option: No
Efficiency:
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 135
Modified Energy Factor: 2.40
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Related Items:
Matching Electric Dryer: 02665102000, 02665202000
Matching Gas Dryer: 02675102000, 02675202000
Matching Elec Dryer Model: 65102, 65202
Matching Gas Dryer Model: 75102, 75202

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Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer - Efficient and Thorough

This Kenmore high-efficiency washer 2510 is a laundry essential, helping you to get your family's clothes clean and ready to wear. It gets the job done efficiently, using 65% less water and 75% less energy than other machines. The Kenmore high-efficiency washer also includes the StainBoost option, which provides extended washing to remove tough stains from clothing. It has the capacity to wash a large load of towels, or even bulky comforters and pillows.

  • Combining wash basket motion, impeller rotation and a burst of concentrated detergent, the Triple Action® impeller deep cleans fabrics while using less water.
  • Stainboost™ extends wash time for a deeper soak, better cleaning penetration and more powerful stain removal while remaining gentle on fabrics.
  • A small footprint makes this washer an easy fit for apartments, basements and starter homes, while powerful performance delivers the same clean you’d expect from larger machines.
  • Rapid spin speeds squeeze excess water from clothes, linens and more for faster, easier transfer to your dryer and shorter dry times.
  • Designed to help remove detergent build-up, cut down on odors and rinse away any left-over grime, the Clean Washer cycle provides essential maintenance for optimum performance.

Added on October 04, 2013

 

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38 Reviewers (36.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise44 found this helpful
Seveice
Apr 6 , 2014
Read Directions and Be Amazed
I don't understand some of the negative reviews regarding this washer. I mean really people. Ok so when this spin cycle which is 800+ RPMs you might experience more wrinkles if you are not drying them in a dryer. But once I put my clothes in the dryer they come out the same as with my other washer plus since the spin cycle is so fast your clothes come out not as wet and dry faster in our dryer. Please just READ the instructions. Yes this washer is different because you need to add just a small amount of HE detergent first before loading. (I believe your choice of HE detergent and how much you use is key) And yes its recommended that you should load the washer (which has a huge stainless basket) around the edges trying to leave the center open so you can view the bottom after loading. Once you know these things its easy and the washer does a very fine job. It may not be for those people who dis-like change even if its for the better and just like to load it, close it, turn it on and forget it. But don't blame the washer because it performs as it should if directions are followed. So here are my Pros and Cons for the washer: Cons -No dispenser for laundry softener. It says get a Bounty Ball but I just put it in with the laundry detergent before loading. -Takes about 45 mins to wash a load Pros -Sounds different than other washers but overall is quiet - Washes clothes just fine -Dries faster since it spins so fast -Affordable
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Val_fam_4
May 15 , 2014
Not Worth the Savings!
Bought this washer after my GE Front Loader died after 7yrs. I didn't want to spend almost $1000 on another front loader; I just wanted something that cleaned my family's clothes. I didn't mind a top loader as I use my mom's often and think it works fine. I wanted an HE washer that would save on water, but this has been a horrible purchase! I just received it today and have already arranged to exchange it. I don't mind spending another $220 for a front loader that I know will get my clothes clean! The agitator is small and doesn't move my clothes around at all. I kept pausing the wash to see what was going on inside and everything stayed exactly the same way as it was put in until the very end; It basically soaked in water, nothing more! We are a very active family - triathlons, mountain biking, bmx racing, etc.. - and need a washer that does more than soak our clothes! I could have filled the tub with water, put detergent in it, dropped my clothes inside and it would have been the same thing! My husband's clothes still had funky/sweaty body oder (underwear, socks, even under shirt sleeves...eeeww!). The tub is also very loose, causing it to swing around during the wash or spin cycles, and the wash is noisy! Spend a little more and avoid this washer, PLEASE! The ONLY way this washer will get clothes anywhere close to clean is if you keep the loads VERY small (tiny!), like near the tiny agitator, which in that case would make the rest of the 3.8 cu. ft. tub useless! We are a busy family of 4 (includes 2 very dirty males) who don't have time for tiny loads or stinky clothes! HORRIBLE!
 

barbpl

Hampden, MA

Dec 18 , 2014
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Piece of ****

lasted less than 5 months, and Sears will not stand behind it


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bigjohn65

Colorado Springs, CO

Dec 7 , 2014
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better than expected

I bought this washer being a little scared of a new system I had never used. the washer works great. u can use about half the detergent that u usually use and clothes come out smelling better than ever.. also the washer spins clothes really dry so ur dryer also uses less energy. I would recommend this purchase. the washer makes different noises than a typical washer but u get use to the difference. the amount of clothes u can wash efficiently is awesome. the amount of money I will save on electric, water, and detergent should pay for the purchase in about 3 years

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ILSearsCustomer

Belleville, IL

Dec 2 , 2014
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Excellent Combo Buy

I agree with the earlier post--read the washer instructions. I was a little concerned with all the negative comments. So I found the Whirlpool twin and the comments were considerably higher. We got the combo for my brother in law. We have a HE set already. Yes, HE machines behave differently, make noises during sensing, and use a lot less water. Pour the soap in the bottom..not on top of the clothes. And use liquid HE soap. OK, the Downy Softener ball is a bit hokey! And there is no buzzer when the load is finished. Expect the clothes with come out clean with a lot less water....which means they will dry quicker. And they are clean. No spindle means you can wash bigger loads with less soap and water. Seriously, the noises are minimal...part of HE normal behavior. Considering the cost and features, the value point on the model 25102 washer is excellent.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mick1977

Prattville, AL

Dec 2 , 2014
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Best HE Washer For The Money....Follow instructions!

This washer cleans very well but you must load it like the instructions say. Do note pile the clothes in the middle of the , put the soap in first and do not overload. Use HE soap and you will get great results from this machine. Our drying times and temps are lower, it senses and switches from one cycle to another much faster than most HE washers and the sale price of $399.00 was a steal. No brainer!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mick1977

Prattville, AL

Nov 29 , 2014
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Very Impressed!

I bought a Whirlpool HE top loader for my wife. She immediately complained about the very long cycle time but I wanted to get a washer that used less water and power. We took the Whirlpool back to the store (not Sears) we bought it from and got a refund. We looked at Sears online and "decided" on a Kenmore with an agitator until at the last second I saw the 25102 model for just $50.00 more. I like the stainless tub, extra (but not too much) capacity, and it said "faster" on the sticker. I looked it up on CR and it had no superiors in it's price range and all the more expensive ones had 75 to 90 min cycle times (a non starter). Sears delivered and hooked it up with no issues. I leveled the machine per instructions, read the operating instructions (not long or complicated) and followed them. The washer exceeded our expectations completely. The cycle times were very short, the clothes came out perfectly clean and so dry I only had to set the dryer for about 65% of the time we had to with the old Roper washer. The price was great, the performance is great and this machine is so efficient it will literally pay for itself if you do not yet own an HE washer and if your HE washer costed you $700.00 or more it probably won't. Read the instructions and follow them. This machine is a steal for $400.00!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ElianaMcc

Coraopolis, PA

Nov 21 , 2014
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DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER - Worst Washing Machine EVER???

DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER - Destroys my clothes - absolutely ruined my towels - and they are new. I need to buy all new towels. No matter which cycle I choose and amount of clothes I load..it wrings the heck out of them and frays them. Wish I went with Whirlpool...my previous washer which lasted 17 years!


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ski55

Golden, CO

Nov 15 , 2014
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Not even worth a one star

This is the worst washing machine ever. Kenmore/Sears should be ashamed to sell a product so worthless. I have been satisfied with the numerous Kenmore appliances that I've owned over the years - definitely NOT this washer. Clothes come out looking dirtier than they did going into the wash. It's noisy but that's not an issue for me since it's downstairs in a laundry room. Already had service to check it out - nothing wrong - it's just a bad product. Saves water? Not so much when you have to wash a load three times to get the clothes clean. Wish I had read the reviews before I bought it. Don't waste your money. Time to try another brand. Done with Kenmore. So disappointed.


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mdietrich

Carnegie, OK

Nov 10 , 2014
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Do not buy this washer!

I went to Sears on Monday. I returned it on Friday. The machine leaked, was extremely loud, and shook horribly. I exchanged it for the same model thinking a had a faulty machine. The machine didn't leak this time but was still extremely loud and still shook horribly. I took it back on Sunday the same week and exchanged it for a GE washer. Do not buy this Kenmore model.


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HotSliceofPizza

Fullerton, CA

Nov 7 , 2014
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Amazed and Pleased by cleaning ability just read the instructions!

I bought this washer exactly 1 year ago today to replace another Kenmore (top loader old style agitator.). I waited a whole year to write my review in order to provide the most detail and honest opinion possible without bias from other reviews. First off, I selected this washer due to the relative simplicity of the controls. I did not want steam, nor a host of other wash and material selections. I wanted basic. Hot, warm, cold. Delicate, heavy duty, normal. This machine is probably the most basic HE machine I could find and I wanted the no agitator design. So, after a year of doing multiple loads every week, from sheets to throw rugs to delicate items (my wife's stuff) I have to say I am very pleased. Few things to note. Read the instructions carefully. The detergent (must be HE) goes in first then the clothes arranged carefully around the center spinner, as that is where the sensors are located. Don't overload . If using fabric softener, use the dispenser ball thingy. No, the machine does not have a separate softener dispenser, I did not care because most times when i use softener it winds up spotting my clothes. I have mixed loads, jeans and shirts, towels and clothes and I must say that this machine has cleaned without fail. Recommend using HE detergent and a boost pack. (I use Tide boost) with every load. Some things wrinkle due to the high speed spins, but the wrinkles have always come out in the dryer. I still have my old dryer and have found that with the new efficiency of the washer, dry times have decreased. I will also say my wife noticed a difference in the cleanliness of our clothes and towels. Noticable improvement. I am also pleased with the low water usage. Here in Southern California every drop counts and this washer has contributed a savings in water. Finally, one minor complaint. This machine makes funny noises, much different than the old style machine. But once I got used to it, I no longer care. All in all, exactly one year of service later, I am happy and pleased with my purchase and would recommend it, if you want simple, not too fancy, water savings, and don't mind a few odd noises. ps, it also qualified for a water rebate here in SoCal.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Michelle--KY

Covington, KY

Nov 6 , 2014
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Not what I expected

I was under the impression that this washer had a fabric softener dispenser, because of the online description, but it did not. I had to return it for the next model, which I love! I did a couple of loads and missed the fabric softener cycle every time. It worked well and my clothes were clean, but it was not what I expected. Customer service was helpful with the return and re-order.


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